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    April Member Meeting - "Use of Social Media in the Workplace" with Heather Lake, JD

    Date: April 17, 2012, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art
    2818 Frederick Ave.
    St. Joseph, MO
    Event Type:
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    HR Recertification Credit:

    This program has been approved for 1.0 hour of general HR recertification credit through the Human Resource Certification Institute (

    Presentation Description
    We will discuss the issues that employers and human resource professionals need to know regarding use of social media during the hiring process, throughout employment and post-employment, and during litigation.

    The seminar will include:

    • Case Law Update
    • Disciplining Employees for Improper Use of Social Media
    • Drafting Policies Concerning Use of Social Media
    • Defining Employee Expectations for Use of Social Media
    • Benefits of Use of Social Media at Work
    • Potential Risks for Encouraging Use of Social Media

    About our Presenter
    Heather Lake's practice is devoted to employment litigation and counseling. She represents employers in a broad spectrum of federal and state court litigation and in administrative proceedings, including class actions, wage and hour disputes, claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation and violations of other employment-related laws. Ms. Lake also counsels employers on strategies for minimizing potential litigation and is regularly involved in providing advice on the practical and legal implications of everyday employment decisions. Ms. Lake assists employers in developing workplace policies and procedures, training their employees, investigating employee complaints, discipline and terminating employees, determining exempt and non-exempt status, and reductions-in-force prior to their occurrence to help ensure legal compliance.