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Social Media and Fair Labor Standards Act

May 3, 2012

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Du Pont Country Club

Lauren Kornsey

Two of the Hottest Employment Issues Today: 
Social Media and Fair Labor Standards Act
You are invited to a discussion on these and other key issues confronting HR professionals.

Thursday, May 3, 2012
DuPont Country Club
1001 Rockland Road
Wilmington, Delaware

7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m Discussion


  • Social Media
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • On The Horizon

Social Media
Social media has become an integral part of the employment environment. Discussions about social media began with uncertainty over how to use (or not use) social media in employment searches and what policies to establish with respect to allowing employees access during business hours. Now, headlines stirred controversy as some employers demanded that prospective and current employees provide their Facebook password. At the same time, a ruling from the NLRB restricted employers from limiting what employees can say about their employer on social media platforms. Changes in social media occur as rapidly as technology advances – learn how to manage this slippery slope.

Fair Labor Standards Act/Independent Contractor Status
FLSA claims are on the rise, particularly in the class action arena. Claims are being filed not just by employees but by governmental agencies as well. Recent court actions have drawn considerable attention. This session will not be an FLSA refresher but will focus on what employers must do to stay within the narrowing lines of compliance, including how the DOL and IRS have teamed up on controlling the use of independent contractors and what actions employers should take to remain within the boundaries set by these agencies.

On The Horizon
We will identify topics that are important for HR professionals to monitor as the issues develop. The list will cover the most current developments as gleaned from court filings, news stories, proposed legislation, and questions we are frequently asked. Attendees will get an overview of "hot topics" to monitor over the next six months and be apprised of the latest legal developments, beyond social media and FLSA.

Potter Anderson & Corroon Speakers

  • Jennifer Gimler Brady, Esq.
  • Kathleen Furey McDonough, Esq.
  • Michael B. Rush, Esq.
  • Wendy K. Voss, Esq.
  • Jennifer C. Wasson, Esq

Please reserve your space by contacting Lauren Kornsey at 302-984-6221 or by April 26, 2012.  There is no fee to attend this program.

HRCI credits are pending.