Creating Mobile Device Use Policies: Apps, Social Media & More

Smartphones and tablets are everywhere now in the work place, and employers are open to costly and damaging legal issues and risks.

Without a strong policy to address employees’ ability to “go viral” from anywhere, you’re at risk for a host of liability concerns. With the right strategies, you can draft policies that keep pace with new technologies, while balancing worker privacy rights. Join us for this 90-minute webinar to discover:

  • Keys to draft and communicate an effective mobile device policy
  • Essential policy language that works in and outside the office
  • Employee privacy vs. office policy: Know where to draw the line
  • Legal termination and disciplinary procedures and practices

Program Highlights

Workplace Protection vs. Employee Privacy: How to Strike a Proper Balance

  • What employers can do to protect data generated on mobile devices
  • Monitoring employee app use: What’s fair game to follow & inspect
  • Are employers liable for employee posts outside the office?
  • Managing the use of company owned devices: What’s legal, what’s not

Keys to Drafting Effective Tablet & Smartphone Policies at Work

  • Addressing app use among employees: Facebook, Snapchat & more
  • Be FLSA compliant: How to update your policy & be protected
  • Guidelines to implement & enforce your mobile device policy

Disciplining Online Misuse & Abuse: Policies for Social Media Use

  • When, where & how employers can legally monitor social media use
  • Defining inappropriate online behavior of employees at work & at home
  • Firing without fear: Proper action when firing for off-duty behavior
  • Avoid legal action: Best practices to dodge post-termination lawsuits

Live Question & Answer Session – Have your questions answered by the expert!

Program Benefits

Join us to learn what should go into your employee mobile device policies now. Whether you’re updating your old policy or creating a new one, we provide the information you need to ensure compliance.

About the Speaker

Marcia Nelson Jackson is a partner in the Labor and Employment Group of Wick Phillips. She has practiced labor and employment law for over 20 years and is a frequent speaker on issues related to social networking as it relates to the employer-employee relationship.

  • Ms. Jackson’s practice includes all aspects of employment and labor law, strategic client counseling, preventative training, and internal investigations.
  • In addition to representing employers in single and multi-plaintiff employment lawsuits, she regularly represents clients in wage and hour collective actions filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as disputes involving non-competition covenants and employee benefits litigation.
  • Ms. Jackson has appeared in state and federal courts throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, and California, as well as administrative agencies in various states. Her clients range in size from local to global companies. Ms. Jackson is admitted to practice in California and Texas as well as all federal courts in both states.

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