MySpace is Not Your Space: What Employers Need to Know about Employee Social Networking

Date(s) of Presentation
May 26, 2010

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 With the advent of more and more social networking tools, it is becoming increasingly easier - and often more common - for employees to connect outside of work to talk about work.   Regardless, an employer that accesses an employee's social networking site without permission or under threat of termination may be liable for a claim of invasion of privacy and violation of Federal law.  Using as a case study an actual lawsuit where this occurred - Pietrylo et. al. v. Hillstone Restaurants - this webinar will focus on the following:

  • The significance of the Pietrylo case to employers
  • Overview of social media tools and how employees use them
  • Applicable laws and legal pitfalls
  • Lessons learned: policies and best practices

Speakers include:

  • Jeffrey Walker, Moderator, Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens and Cannada, PLLC, Jackson. MS
  • Ian P. Cooper, Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C., Saint Louis, MO
  • Todd Photopulos, Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens and Cannada, PLLC, Memphis, TN
  • Ginger D. Schröder, Schröder, Joseph & Associates, Buffalo, NY
  • Susan T. Spradley, Gray-Robinson, P.A., Orlando, FL