Internet & Social Software

Social Media: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You (Straight Talk)

Course Overview
As postings on social media have routinely replaced conversations over lunch or around the water cooler, workers have filed almost 100 social media-related complaints against employers with the National Labor Relations Board. Mich'l Schmidt, a partner at Cozen O'Connor P.C., counsels you on what policies should be in place to protect your company's interests and its reputation.

Track: Straight Talk
Straightforward explanations of key technologies and their business value

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Determine how social media is changing the workplace;
  • Identify why companies need to have a social media policy;
  • Distinguish between "concerted" and "protected" activities;
  • Explain why companies cannot uniformly rely on information from social media in making hiring decisions or in taking employment actions.

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Speaker / Author:

Photo of Michael Schmidt

Michael C. Schmidt is the office managing partner vice chair of the firm's New York office where he is a member of Cozen O'Connor and practices in the Labor & Employment Group.

Michael concentrates his practice on representing management in all facets of employment law, such as: (i) defending companies in litigation involving discrimination, harassment, wage and hour (overtime and unpaid compensation), non-competes and trade secrets, and disability and other leave-related issues; (ii) drafting employment agreements, termination/severance agreements, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, employee manuals, and individual corporate policies; and (iii) counseling and corporate training on day-to-day issues from hiring through firing. A substantial portion of Mike’s practice is devoted to counseling large and small businesses on how to avoid litigation and minimize potential exposure for claims that are made. He has tried cases and argued appeals in federal and state courts in New York.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Brandeis University in 1990. He earned his J.D., with distinction, from Hofstra University School of Law in 1993, where he was a notes and comments editor of the Hofstra Law Review.


Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Sound card with speakers/headphones
  • Windows or Mac OS

Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $29.00
Subscribers: $29.00
Pillsbury U Online: $29.00
Metro State Univ: FREE


Course Code : WIT-1846

Course Level : Update

Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning

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