Social Media and Its Impact on Employment Law

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016

5:00pm – 8:30pm

John-Edward C. Hyde B.A., M.A., LL.B., J.D.
John-Edward C. Hyde is a Partner at Levitt LLP. He advises management on all aspects of employment and labour law, including representation before administrative tribunals, collective agreement negotiation, arbitrations, wrongful dismissal defense and human rights. He also assists clients in providing strategic legal and human resources advice on labour and employment matters arising out of complex mergers, acquisitions and the sale of businesses.
John-Edward’s pre-law background is in operations and human resources management in the transportation industry. This experience provides him with the unique opportunity to assist clients in the formulation of practical legal solutions, specifically tailored to their needs. He is one of only 24 lawyers in Ontario certified as a Specialist in Labour Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
John-Edward represents private, public and institutional clients in a wide variety of labour and employment matters across Canada. His clients include international transportation interests, construction companies, manufacturers, health care providers, universities and major breweries. He has developed widely recognized legal sub-practices in the specialized areas of Transportation and Construction Labour Relations.
He is the author of a number of articles in various labour and employment publications, and has presented numerous seminars on labour and employment law matters.
PRACTICE AREAS: • Management Side Labour and Employment Law • Collective Agreements • Wrongful Dismissal • Human Rights • Human Resources Management
MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS: • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada • Canadian Bar Association (Ontario) • Member, Transportation Lawyers Association of America and the Canadian Transport Lawyers’ Association • Member, and past Director of the North American Transportation Employee Relations Association • Member, and past Director of the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario • Member, The Royal Canadian Military Institute and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club

Social Media and Its Impact on Employment Law
As the oldest millennial reach 35 and the youngest are now driving how does social media with its on line instant publication impact the world of employment law.
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube have become a common denominator in the world of employment. With employees who have countless on line friends, who in turn have 100’s of their own on line friends the negative impact and potential damage to an employer can be staggering if a social media strategy or terms of employment are not in place,
Can employers face claims from other employees, contractors or third parties? What proactive steps should employers take to minimize the risk posed by employees’ use of social media?
As employers conduct social media back ground checks as part of the interview process what are the risks and potential liability. What if an employer finds out information through social media that it cannot ask in an interview?
Are there intellectual property rights to social media applications? Can an employer “own” a LinkedIn account?
John will walk attendees through the complex maze of social media, and its impact on employment law.
John will also provide his perspective on recent employment events such as the Jian Ghomeshi case that took place in Toronto earlier this year.
The presentation will provide employers, and senior management with a high level approach on how to work effectively with their HR department to protect the companies interests and reputation.

Time:

  • Cocktails at 5:00pm
  • Dinner at 6:00pm

Event Location

Marriott Yorkville (check hotel display for the room)
Toronto, ON, M4W 1A7

Event Fees

Non-Members
CAD 130.00
Members
CAD 95.00