Social media can be used very effectively for marketing and promotion, but there is also the need to use caution while considering potential legal and ethical issues. Whether your company is already well-established on social, or just beginning to build its presence online, all organizations should have a social media policy.Social media continues to be an evolving area of employment law. The rules regarding how an employer responds to an employee’s use of social media are often counterintuitive and policies must be crafted to meet the needs of individual companies. Staying up to date is crucial.In this workshop, we will discuss proper and improper employer responses, how to craft a policy to meet your company’s needs and best practices for employees sharing company content on social as well as commenting on online. Employees and owners of businesses large and small will benefit from attending this session.
Amie Remington is General Counsel for Landrum Human Resource Companies, Inc., which consists of Landrum Professional Employer Services, Inc., Landrum Consulting, and Landrum Staffing Services. Combined, these companies serve over 700 clients and 14,000 employees. Amie graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Arts from the Honors Program of Florida State University in 1991 and with honors from Florida State University College of Law (J.D. 1997).EmphasisAs General Counsel, Amie advises the LandrumHR companies on all business and employment-related legal issues. She is also a regular speaker at national and state-wide events, discussing all aspects of employment law that affect all employers, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the state counterparts to these laws.ExperienceBefore joining LandrumHR, Amie was a partner in the law firm of Bozeman, Jenkins & Matthews, P.A., where she represented employers, management and the State of Florida in all types of employment-related matters. At the firm, Amie focused on policy creation, prevention of discrimination and harassment and management education and training, as well as all aspects of employment litigation, including trial and appeal work.Professional AffiliationsAmie serves on the National Association of Professional Employer Organization’s Legal Advisory Committee and on the Florida Association of Professional Employer Organization’s Board of Directors. She has published articles in the PEO Insider magazine and in NAPEO’s Legal Updates and Legal Insights. Amie is a faculty member of the Studer Community Institute and was recently also appointed to serve on the Sacred Heart Health System board in Pensacola, Florida.Finally, for more than ten years, Amie has served as the Chancellor of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church and regularly provides pro bono legal services to churches, schools and childcare centers throughout the Dioceses of the Central Gulf Coast.