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Regulating Social Media in the Workplace

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This presentation will examine workplace issues concerning social media including use of social media in the hiring process and employee’s use of social media during work and off work. Employee’s use of social media to discuss workplace conditions is protected by labor law. Public sector employees have additional first amendment rights to engage in off-duty speech that may take place through social media. There are limitations to these protections, however, and ways that employers can address social media issues in the workplace, even if the speech is protected. We will evaluate specific case examples of these rights, advise employers on how to navigate this fine line of labor law, and how to address problems created by off-duty speech.

Class Details

1 Sessions

NICC Town Clock Business Center

Ann Smisek Ahlers Cooney Attorneys 



Please read:  This class is offered to you at a discounted rate due to the Partnership with ECI/IowaWORKS/DALMC/NICC. Iowa Workforce Development is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®), pre-approved this program for X HR(General) credit hour towards a PHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification. Iowa Workforce Development is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 10 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/14/2018 Thu 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Dubuque, NICC Town Clock Business Center  Map Ann Smisek Ahlers Cooney Attorneys