Social Media

Modern Work Arrangements and Social Media in the Workplace


With the advancement of technology, comes an ever changing workplace environment, not just where we work, but how we work.  The presenters of this course take on some very timely subjects, including recent developments in workplace structures and social media policies, and how these effect the work force and what you and your clients need to be aware of to navigate any legal issues that may present themselves.

*Mobile Compatible


I. Modern Work Arrangements: A Gift or a Curse?
    A. Introductions
    B. History and Recent Developments
    C. Open-Plan Offices
         1. Impact on Employees and Making Accommodations
         2. Addressing Concerns
    D. Telecommuting
         1. On the Rise
         2. Mosby-Meachem Case
         3. Takeaways on Telecommuting
    E. Assignments to Other Offices
    F. Best Practices
    G. Questions Answered
II. Social Media in the Workplace
   A. An Interesting Scenario
   B. Posting Photos from Work
   C. Legal Framework of Social Media
         1. Stored Communications Act
         2. National Labor Relations Act
         3. The Boeing Case
         3. The Miklin Enterprises Case
   D. Intrusion Upon Seclusion and State Laws on Social Media Account Access
   E. Policies and Best Practices
   F. Additional Discussion Scenarios
         1. Facebook "Friends"
         2. Twitter and Real-World Scenarios

Content Provided

With influence and presence on both U.S. coasts and abroad, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP enjoys an expansive international platform. The firm has 14 offices in global centers for capital markets, energy and technology and provides its clients with the strength of this reach and a commitment to cross-border service and responsiveness. Pillsbury is a leader in its core areas of focus: capital markets and finance, energy, global sourcing, litigation, real estate, technology, life sciences, and communications.

Speakers / Authors:

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Jean Kuei

Jean Kuei is a partner with the law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. She is a bi-coastal labor and employment attorney who partners with employers to craft creative solutions to workplace disputes.

Ms. Kuei advises clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies across a wide array of industries, with an emphasis on the financial services, retail and automobile industries. She is not only a tenacious litigator, but a highly-skilled negotiator, who has earned the respect of her clients and opponents alike. Her work covers a broad range of labor and employment cases from single-plaintiff retaliation, discrimination and harassment matters to multi-plaintiff wage and hour class actions. Ms. Kuei also regularly advises employers on breach of contract, trade secrets, unfair competition and ADA accessibility issues.

She was a 2016 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, and a recipient of the Greater Washington Urban League’s President’s Award for exemplary legal, community and pro bono service in 2016.

Ms. Kuei received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2003, where she was Staff Editor, Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy and a Gourley Mock Trial Team Member. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000.

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Rebecca Carr Rizzo

Rebecca Carr Rizzo is Special Counsel in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s Employment Law practice in their Washington, D.C. office.  Ms. Rizzo counsels clients to ensure compliance and avoid litigation and investigates and defends clients against discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblower claims. Rebecca also counsels clients on and litigates employment contracts, including non-competition agreements.

Ms. Rizzo’s clients include large corporations, startups, nonprofits, government contractors, restaurants, hotels and universities. Frequent areas of counseling include internal investigations, disability accommodation, protected leave, FLSA compliance, noncompetition agreements, restructurings and reductions in force, difficult terminations, and employment policies and procedures. Frequent areas of litigation include claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful discharge under discrimination and protected leave laws; whistleblower claims in various industries including nuclear and restaurant; wage and hour claims; and employment contracts.

Ms. Rizzo received her J.D. in 2005 from Georgetown University Law Center, and her A.B., magna cum laude, in 2002 from Duke University.

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Timothy Walsh

Timothy Walsh is Special Counsel in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s Energy practice in their Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Walsh works on a variety of nuclear energy issues, involving litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters. Those matters have included litigation and other legal matters under the Atomic Energy Act and implementing regulations; the Nuclear Waste Policy Act; the National Environmental Policy Act; and whistleblower litigation under the Energy Reorganization Act before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Department of Energy.

Mr. Walsh also presents frequently to nuclear energy companies on Safety Conscious Work Environment issues. His speaking engagements also include Continuing Legal Education seminars to firm clients, including on issues such as “Social Media in the Workplace.”

Mr. Walsh received his J.D., cum laude, in 2004 from Georgetown Law Center, and his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1998 from The George Washington University.

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Meghan Hammond

Meghan Hammond is an Associate in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s Energy practice in their Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Hammond’s practice focuses on representation of energy industry clients on a variety of regulatory, litigation and transactional matters. Her experience includes advising clients on legal matters and proceedings before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Ms. Hammond also provides guidance on environmental and nuclear power treaties, and she conducts in-depth administrative law analyses of the Congressional Review Act for clients and media. She also presents Continuing Legal Education seminars to clients on issues such as social media in the workplace.

Ms. Hammond received her J.D., cum laude, in 2016 from Northwestern University School of Law, and her B.S. in 2006 from the University of Tennessee.


Price (USD)

Standard: $99.00
Subscribers: FREE
Pillsbury U Online: FREE
Metro State Univ: $99.00


Course Code : 775578

Release Date : 01/13/2020

Length : 1hr 2min
Recorded Date : 9/26/2019

Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible

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