Monitoring Employees’ Off-Duty Conduct on the Internet: Facebook, Blogs and Social Networking Media

Monitoring Employees' Off-Duty Conduct on the Internet

Monitoring Employees' Off-Duty Conduct on the Internet

Blogging, twittering, and use of other social networking media, such as Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, etc., are all becoming more popular each day, as is posting videos on YouTube, and otherwise posting information and images on the Internet. As such, employers are increasingly becoming interested in monitoring employees’ off-duty Internet activity. But what are the risks and rationales involved of doing so?

The faculty of this 90-minute audio seminar will examine recent examples of how employees’ off-duty but work-related Internet activity has severely damaged the companies they worked for (example: the infamous YouTube food-handling posting by two Domino’s Pizza employees); how employers are using Facebook and other sites to screen applicants; and how companies are trying to safeguard confidential information, deal with cyber-slander, and improve worker productivity by tapping into their employees’ use of this burgeoning technology. The panel includes an in-house counsel from a tech-savvy company, an expert on social networking media, an outside counsel who has advised companies about monitoring employees’ off-duty Internet usage, and an employee-side attorney who has litigated cases arising out of after-hours social networking.

The Live Webcast
Thursday February 25, 2010
12:oopm – 1:30pm Central

Paul Starkman, Chair of Arnstein & Lehr’s Labor & Employment Law Practice Group, is the Planning Chair for this ALI-ABA webcast. 

Click here to learn more about the program and to register.

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