Social Media and the Employer - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Legal Area:        Labor Employment Ethics Professional Responsibility
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.25
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        01/31/2023
Information:        ONLY $10

** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **

This in-depth CLE program will cover the benefits and pitfalls of using social media to investigate employees / candidates. It will provide ways to determine when to discipline employees for statements made on social media platforms, as well as when to use social media posts as evidence in employment litigation. Notable recent cases involving social media in the employment context will also be reviewed. This course features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a live CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on October 12, 2018.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • Benefits and Pitfalls Of Using Social Media Information In Hiring & Discipline

  • Recommendations Re: Use Of Social Media Information In Hiring Process

  • Employer Liability: Direct Evidence Of Discrimination

  • Employer Liability: Co-Worker and Supervisor Harassment

  • Disciplining Employees For Social Media Statements

  • Limits On Employer Discipline For Social Media Activity (Pre- and Post- Boeing)

  • California Lawful Activities Law

  • Colorado Lawful Activities Law

  • New York Lawful Activities Law

  • North Dakota Lawful Activities Law

  • Ethical Considerations For Counsel In Obtaining Social Media Evidence

  • Speakers:

    Hollie Reiminger, who is an attorney with the firm of Reed Smith LLP.  More information may be found on her firm's website.

    Laurence Stuart, who is an attorney with the firm of Stuart PC.  More information may be found on his firm's website.


    This course is approved for CLE credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238).  Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation requirements.

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