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How to Stop Complaints in Social Media by Your Employees

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Deirdre Kamber Todd



Webinar Description

Social media use has become the norm for over 90% of the US workforce.  The statistics relating to employee use of social media are staggering:  (1) over 80% of employees use social media on a daily basis to complain about work and share gossip; (2) 70% of employees deem themselves disengaged from their workplaces and nearly 20% call themselves "actively disengaged" meaning that they would seek to harm their workplaces; (3) on average, employees have more than 300 "friends" online; and (4) the average post is reposted 3 times by others, also with an average of 300 friends.


What does this mean?  In the US, most employees are complaining about their employers almost every day, and those complaints are being shared with 27,000,000 other people.  So, complaints about your business could be circulating to huge numbers of people at any given time. 


The law regarding how employers can police their employees’ use of social media to prevent attacks online by those workers has evolved to meet new technologies and trends.  Join employment lawyer Deirdre Kamber Todd as she reviews applicable laws regulating an employer’s ability to find out what its workers are saying about it in social media and what the employer can legally do to prevent this disparagement.






Continuing HRCI Credit Information

This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 hours of General recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. Use of the seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Continuing Legal Education Credit Information

This webinar has been approved in the following states for continuing legal education credit by  The Marino Legal Academy:

California: 1.5 credit hours

The Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 credit hours of participatory CLE credit.

New Jersey: 1.5 credit hours

This webinar has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.5 CLE credit hours.

New York: 1.5 areas of professional practice credit hours

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for veteran attorneys for 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours may be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice.

Pennsylvania: 1.5 credit hours

This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.


To receive CLE credit for this webinar in those states, please request such credit by writing  Your request will be forwarded to The Marino Legal Academy for processing.


CLE credit for this webinar may also be awarded in a number of other jurisdictions. For more information, please contact a Marino Legal Academy legal education consultant at (212) 249-3779,x104.



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