Social Media in the Workplace: Emerging Issues

PLI’s Social Media 2016: Addressing Corporate Risks
New York Presentation

02/24/2016 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Technology Transactions, Social Media, and Employment + Labor

PLI New York Center
1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036

Christine E. Lyon

Speaking Engagement

Why You Should Attend

Facebook, Foursquare, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and other social media sites are transforming not only the daily lives of consumers, but also how companies interact with consumers. Indeed, even the largest, most conservative blue-chip corporations have embraced social media; one study revealed that, of the Fortune Global 500, 97% were on LinkedIn; 83% had Twitter accounts; 80% had a presence on Facebook; and 67% had a YouTube channel; these numbers will only increase over time.

However, along with the exciting new marketing opportunities presented by social media comes challenging new legal issues. In seeking to capitalize on the social media gold rush, is your company taking the time to identify and address the attendant legal risks? The good news is that, merely by undertaking simple, low-cost precautions, companies seeking to use social media can significantly reduce their potential liability exposure.

Social Media in the Workplace: Emerging Issues

Morrison & Foerster Partner Christine E. Lyon will present on “Social Media in the Workplace: Emerging Issues” at PLI’s Social Media 2016: Addressing Corporate Risks Seminar. The session will address:

  • Expanding labor and employment law restrictions on social media policies
  • Limits on restricting—or encouraging--employees’ social networking activities
  • Social media risks in recruiting, hiring and firing
  • Social media risks in internal investigations
  • Key legislative and case law developments


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