Social Media in the Workplace: Risks and Opportunities for HR Professionals

Social media has empowered employees and customers with the ability to virally and broadly spread their message across the world. As a result, careers and brands have been ruined with a single mouse-click. Not surprisingly, social media use by employees has rapidly developed into one of the hottest issues facing HR professionals and employers. From wasting time, to poor judgment, to outright public disclosure of trade secrets, social media has exposed employers to substantial liability and risks. Those risks include lawsuits for copyright or trademark infringement, defamation, employment discrimination, and violations of labor laws.

This free webinar, held on August 22 at 1pm ET, leads attendees through a discussion of the current issues that HR professionals face when dealing with social media. The session aims to provide tips and best practices that those professionals can employ. As an attendee you will learn how to avoid or minimize various legal risks associated with using social media to screen or terminate employees. View now to gain a better understanding of how to apply traditional HR principles in the digital context.

Brian J. Lamoureux - Partner Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC in Providence

Brian J. Lamoureux

Brian J. Lamoureux is a partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC in Providence, RI. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Law at Providence College in Providence, RI.

Mr. Lamoureux has a diverse practice focusing primarily on employment law, complex commercial litigation and creditors' rights.

He is also a leading authority and frequent presenter, published author and broadcast commentator on the cutting-edge legal issues of social media in the workplace.

Mr. Lamoureux practices in state and federal courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and is admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court.

Mr. Lamoureux earned his JD, magna cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law, where he was a member of the Syracuse Law Review and Moot Court Honor Society.

At the same time, he received a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Mr. Lamoureux also holds an MA in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island, and a BA in Political Science, cum laude, from Providence College.

View this free webinar to:

  • Gain an understanding of the legal issues and risks facing employers due to their employees' social media use. They will learn ways to avoid or mitigate those risks.
  • Learn tips and best practices to keep in mind when using social media or supervising employees who use social media.
  • Gain a better understanding of the evolving social media platforms and how their employees are using those technologies in ways that are not necessarily in their employers' best interests.