Social Media and Your Workplace: What Every Employer Should Know

(466 Ratings)

Produced on: June 28, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 64 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

The use of social media has expanded exponentially in the last few years and is likely to continue unabated. Employers must take a fresh look at the impact of social media use by their employees on their workplaces. Understanding the ramifications of social media use, and how to legally manage it, reduces risk and makes good business sense. This course, taught by the Directors of Labor & Employment Law at Gibbons P.C., Susan Nardone and Kelly Ann Bird, will explain what you need to know to effectively handle social media in the workplace.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Assess social media’s impact on the workplace
  2. Understand the employment laws that govern social media workplace issues and policies, including limits on restricting employees’ social networking activities, and social media privacy laws
  3. Identify and implement best practices
  4. Evaluate the risks of using social media in employment decisions


Susan L. Nardone

Gibbons PC

Ms. Nardone is an experienced litigator who has represented employers in defense of a wide variety of employment-related claims brought in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. In addition, Ms. Nardone has experience bringing and defending restrictive covenant litigation involving non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality provisions. As a complement to her litigation practice, Ms. Nardone provides strategic, preventive, and compliance advice to employers on virtually every aspect of the employment relationship, including workplace investigations, employee hiring, discipline and termination, and accommodations and leave.


Honors and Awards

  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, Employment Litigation
  • Top 50 Female Attorney in New Jersey, 2012-2013 
  • Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Employment Litigation, 2006-2008
  • Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment

Kelly Ann Bird

Gibbons PC

Ms. Bird counsels employers on employment and human resources issues, and litigates as necessary in these areas. Her clients range from small, family-owned businesses to regional based companies with thousands of employees. Her experience involves proceedings in federal and state courts, and state and federal civil rights agencies, as well as arbitrations and mediations.


In the past year, Ms. Bird has worked with clients ranging from small start-up businesses to well-established medical device companies, to craft and implement policies that comply with federal and state laws, including the NLRB's recent decisions concerning protected activity. She has conducted multiple investigations into allegations of improper and unlawful workplace conduct.


Ms. Bird's experience is enhanced by her work on the State of New Jersey Committee on Character, in which she evaluates candidates for the New Jersey State Bar and was recently appointed a Statewide Part Chair. She actively works to support the growth of women in the legal profession, by serving as co-chair of the Gibbons Women's Initiative Events Committee and in her work for two terms as Chair of committees for New Jersey Women Lawyers Association. 



  • Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment
  • Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, Employment & Labor
  • Top 50 Female Attorney in New Jersey
  • Chair, Part VI of the State of New Jersey, Committee on Character, Appointment by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, July 2014
  • State of New Jersey, Committee on Character, Appointment by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, July 2006-July 2014
  • Tribute to Women and Industry, "TWIN" Award, April 2004



Iris G.

Very interesting


well done

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Michael W.

Interesting presentation and good supplementary written materials.

Kristin T.

Excellent information

Matthew D.

interesting lecture

Josephine K.

Presentation was well done and provided current and important information.

Laurie L.

Excellent presentation.

Lisa O.

This was an excellent presentation that I would highly recommend. Presenters were wonderful.

Lynnann K.

excellent presentation. great faculty and team format

Gregory D.

Very relevant, up-to-date, and helpful.

Kristen G.

Helpful examples and slides

David S.

I have been in attendance at MANY seminars meeting, training, ....and on and on.... This one of the best presentations. Sorry to see it end.

Steven K.

Excellent presentation about the NLRA implications of social media policies! Learned allot!

Thaddeus A.

I thought it was very, very good. Thank you.

Christopher L.

She was good. It went a little over but thats ok

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