“The NLRB’s efforts to protect social media communications by employees has been picking up steam for several years, dating back at least to 2012. Since that time, numerous NLRB actions, including the Chipotle case, have made it clear that polices containing broad restrictions on employee social media use or vague or undefined definitions of restricted behavior will likely be problematic.”
In this personal injury case, the court ordered Plaintiff to produce a “Download Your Info” report from Facebook, spanning from the date of the at-issue incident (June 2, 2014) through the present.
With seemingly every employee having access to a smart-phone or other recording device, employers without strong social media policies may be placing themselves at greater risk of creating workplace incidents that could be avoided.
The use of social media by jurors continues to disrupt trials, forcing courts, lawmakers and jurists to attempt to find new and more effective ways to curb this type of conduct.
The Law Student Blogger/Social Media Invitational pre-conference seminar brings together global blogging and social participants from the eDiscovery and Legal Technology community with law students forward thinking enough to create and share their knowledge via online media while still in school. While our hosts Ari Kaplan, Doug Austin, Rob Robinson and Robin Thompson are prolific and accomplished online professionals, we expect to learn just as much from our law student attendees as our hosts. Expect a lively discussion, with tips on tools, methodologies and sources to contribute to justice, build a brand, maximize networks and to attract followers and potential employers.
While not a new concept, counter-marketing with social media does provide companies a unique way to increase mindshare and money share while at the same time attempting to neutralize the impact of competitor social media marketing.
“Trial judges have such respect for juries – reverential respect would not be too strong to say – that it must pain them to contemplate that, in addition to the sacrifice jurors make for our country, they must suffer trial lawyers and jury consultants scouring over their Facebook and other profiles to dissect their politics, religion, relationships, preferences, friends, photographs, and other personal information.”
A year ago, we thought social media couldn’t get any hotter as the marketing mode of choice for lawyers. Comparing results from the recent “Attorney at Work 2016 Social Media Marketing Survey” to last year’s shows we may have been right.
As professional speakers and writers, attorneys’ desire for precision and clarity urges us to find the single most accurate way to express a thought. And while clients may not have this compulsion, no expense has been spared when it comes to proving what the client meant when he or she said something. The need to ascribe definitive meaning has now reached the realm of emojis.
Email isn’t dead yet, but that appears to be its ultimate destiny because young people have abandoned it, initially in favour of social media, and now messaging apps. Your business, organisation or agency needs to plan ahead for this change, particularly as older generations are likely to also progressively embrace messaging apps, just like they have become enthusiastic users of social media.