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One in seven people in the world use Facebook, many of them now on their smart phones and tablets. Despite this statistic, there are some who believe that social media is, more often than not, a colossal waste of time fraught with too much uncertainty. Text messages have sometimes been discounted as nothing more than teen chatter. But, like attitudes toward e-mail before it, that view overlooks how social networking tools and text messaging are changing the way we communicate as a business with our customers and our employees. And too often the compliance issues and legal concerns are used as an excuse to disengage from social media. Firewalls are put up, but are they hurting your business (if they even work in the first place)?
In this keynote address, attorney Daniel Schwartz -- an ABA Journal “Legal Rebel” and
award-winning blog author -- will try to put compliance issues and legal risks in context while discussing the ways social media tools can be used in the workplace and the implications for businesses. After all, if you don’t consider using these tools, what advantages are you giving to your competitors who will?
Presented by: Daniel A. Schwartz, Member of the Firm, Pullman & Comley
A member of Pullman & Comley’s Labor & Employment practice, Dan has extensive trial and litigation experience in both the federal and state courts in a variety of areas, and represents employers in various employment law matters. Since 2007, he has been publishing the Connecticut Employment Law Blog to cover new and noteworthy developments in employment law in Connecticut and provide a forum for further debate and exploration of these issues. Since the blog’s inception, it has received nearly two million views.
Dan is listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers to Businesses in the area of labor and employment and was named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list in 2011/2012 and listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013. He was a recipient of the “40 under 40” Award from the Hartford Business Journal in 2010 and in 2009, was named by the ABA Journal as one of only 50 “Legal Rebels” nationwide - attorneys who are bringing innovation and new ideas to the legal profession. Dan is a frequent presenter on a wide range of employment law and commercial litigation topics.