Managing the Social Workforce:
Addressing the Challenges (and Opportunities) of Employee Social Media Use

10/20/2011 11:30 a.m. - 01:30 p.m.

Employment + Labor and Technology Transactions

Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel
4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Christine E. Lyon

Christine E. Lyon

(650) 813-5746

This seminar will also be held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Northern Virginia.

As courts and government agencies explore the boundaries of employee rights to self-expression and privacy in their use of social media, employers are seeking practical guidance in managing employees' social media use.

This seminar will focus on common questions on the minds of employers:

  • Can employers consider social media postings when making hiring decisions?
  • To what extent should employers regulate and monitor employee social media use?
  • What types of legal claims can arise from an employer's attempts to regulate employees' social media postings?
  • What are the components of an effective social media policy?
  • How can employers guide their workforce to a productive use of social media?


  • Christine Lyon, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
  • Teresa Burlison, Associate, Morrison & Foerster
  • Anna Ferrari, Associate, Morrison & Foerster
  • Susy Hassan, Associate, Morrison & FoersterMorrison & Foerster LLP has been certified by the New York State

Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. This continuing legal education program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 credit hours can be applied toward the Professional Practice requirement.

Morrison & Foerster LLP (Provider #2183) certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.5 hours.

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