WebinarSocial media and related issues in the workplace can be a headache for employers. There is no denying that social media has transformed the way that companies conduct business. In light of the rapid evolution of social media, companies today face significant legal challenges on a variety of issues ranging from employee privacy and protected activity to data practices, identity theft, cybersecurity, and protection of intellectual property.

On Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Central, Robert B. Milligan, Daniel P. Hart and Joshua Salinas will present the eighth installment in its series of Trade Secrets Webinars. They will discuss their recently released Social Media Privacy Legislation Desktop Reference and address the relationship between trade secrets, social media, and privacy legislation.

The Seyfarth panel will specifically address the following topics:

  • ​​Discussing recent and proposed employee privacy legislation, and how it may impact policies dictating mandatory turnover of social networking passwords and employee privacy concerns.
  • Discussing the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) treatment of employer social media policies, whether it applies to you, and what steps should be taken to avoid potential penalties for violating NLRB rulings.
  • Discussing the interplay between social medial privacy laws and workplace investigations, and how developing internal company policy and/or contracts can protect companies’ assets.
  • Defining, understanding, and protecting trade secrets in social media.
  • How courts are interpreting ownership of social media accounts and whether social media sites constitute property and preventing trade secret misappropriation or distribution through social media channels.
  • Discussing the interplay between protection of company information and ownership of company accounts in the social media age.


There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.

*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.

If you have any questions, please contact events@seyfarth.com.