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[Rescheduled] Social Media Legal Considerations in 2020

Date 2020-05-15
Venue Webcast
Time 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Language English
Speaker Helen Colquhoun, Partner, Head of Employment, Hong Kong, DLA Piper
David Smail, Senior Associate, DLA Piper
Organiser HKIHRM
Contact Person Ms Coco Lee
Contact Number 28373880 / 22
Contact Email
Member Fee $680
Non Member Fee $880
Special Offer HKIHRM HK$100/$150 coupon can be used, only one coupon can be used for each participant.
Outline Key Takeaways:
-What steps you can take to proactively minimise the risk of harm
-Whether your social media policy is fit for purpose
-How to draw the line between personal and professional postings
-How to handle disciplinary issues
-Practical case studies
Program Details Click here for flyer
Status Active
Tags 1. Topical Seminars / Workshops


Social media has become an incredibly powerful tool in helping businesses promote their brand and attract the best talent. However, it also has the power to seriously damage an employer’s reputation and to place employees at the centre of disciplinary proceedings.
In a world where identifying an individual (and who they work for) is now a matter of a few clicks on Google/LinkedIn, the line between public and private has become increasingly blurred. This problem has been exacerbated in Hong Kong due to the recent government protests and the increased use of flexible working in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19).
Employment and HR issues can arise in a variety of ways including: recruitment, inappropriate or politically controversial postings during employment, breach of confidentiality; and post-termination.
As we move into 2020, it is essential to have in place a robust social media social policy and to be able to navigate these difficult issues.

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