PRIVACY AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE WORKPLACE (MAY 29, 2014, SPEAKERS – KARIN MCGINNIS, BEN FRYER, BRANDON GASKINS): Privacy of employee information recently has become the subject of increased attention in the U.S. The rise in popularity of social media adds another layer of complexity to this already complex issue. As an employer, what exactly are your obligations and limitations with respect to privacy laws and your employees’ social media use? How can you best align with the law in a way that will promote business success and employee satisfaction? This seminar reviewed relevant U.S. privacy laws that arise during the employment relationship, navigate the impact of social media password protection statutes and NRLB rulings regarding employee use of social media, and offer relevant strategies for employers who are charting their course to proactively manage these issues.