Claims Relating to Employee Use of Social Media/ Social Networking, and the Recent Trend of Using Social Media for Class Action Notices and Class Member Recruitment

January 30, 2015 1:20pm

Jeffrey D. Patton

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Jessica Golden Cortes

Davis & Gilbert LLP

  • Assessing the types of claims arising from employer and employee use of social media: Managing and defending against such claims
  • Assessing and defending against an employee’s claim that he or she was not paid for time spent engaged in social media on behalf of the company
  • How federal and state agencies view the use of social media by both employers and employees in the context of employment law: Employee background checks
  • How plaintiffs’ counsel are using social media to recruit class members – what trends are being seen with regard to this? What are the benefits? What are the challenges?
  • Communication with class members in the age of social media