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The Wired Workforce: Legal Issues With Social Media on the Job

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Produced on January 15, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Labor & Employment Science & Technology

Course Description

Electronic data permeates the workplace. This data can lead to disputes between employers and employees arising from, among other things, discipline imposed on employees for social media use. In this program we will examine the nature of various disputes arising from the use of social media in or related to the workplace, and the role of the National Labor Relations Act in addressing those disputes. The webinar will also suggest practical policies that might guide the employer-employee relationship with regard to social media.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss how the National Labor Relations Act and the National Labor Relations Board impacts the use of social media by employees
  2. Recognize the tension between the rights of employers and employees with regard to social media use
  3. Explain the test used by the NLRB to determine the validity of employer actions affecting employee use of social media
  4. Suggest social media-related employer policies to vindicate interests of both employees and employers

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Ronald Hedges


Ronald is a member of Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. He has an extensive experience in e-discovery and in management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on management and discovery of electronically stored information ("ESI"). 

Ron Hedges was a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. While a magistrate judge, he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member of, and reporter for, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges. 

Ron was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School, where he taught mediation skills. He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and remains an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law— Newark. He taught courses on electronic discovery and evidence at both these schools. Ron was a Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University for 2010-11 and 2011-12. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.


Jacqueline B.

Always a pleasure to listen to this speaker. He is clear and concise.

Lisa L.

Good information on a timely subject

nancy d.

Interesting Interesting Interesting

Robert G.

Good topic


Excellent talk

Carole V.

Thank you! I learned a lot about social media on the job.


Good solid course

Frank M.

Outstanding content.

Teige W.

Very good content, speaker was clear and concise

Lisabeth R.

the Boeing rule should have been in writing in the materials


The presenter brought up some really interesting points about the overlap of your "title" when posting- ie: are you posting as an attorney? as a private individual? as a representative of a corporation?

Catherine M.

Excellent program - excellent examples throughout.

David T.

Will provide you with some things to think about in this area.

Ana M. M.

Very Informative. Excellent!

Andrew B.

Very good speaker and interesting subject matter.

Regina H.

Good CLE

Thom G.

Excellent presentation!

ken b.

good one

Steven K.

Instructor is great!

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