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    September Dinner Meeting - Social Media in The Workplace, Every Step Counts

    Date: September 8, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Princeton Hyatt Regency
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    HRMA Dinner Meeting


     Social Media in The Workplace,

    Every Step Counts from Liability to Litigation


    Presented by

    Nicholas Fortuna and Paula Lopez

    From Allyn & Fortuna LLP

    September 8, 2014

    Princeton Hyatt Regency

    5:30pm to 8:00pm


    REGISTER & PAY:   Online registration opens up approximately two weeks prior to the event and closes the Thursday before the meeting at midnight.  Walk-ins are always welcome after that time!

    For registration please go to the appropriate registration link on the left hand side of this page.

     **The meeting is approved for 1 general recertification credit hour

    by the HR Certification Institute**

    For registration please go to

    Every single step you take as an employer to minimize liability of your employees’ use of Social Media in the workplace counts! As an employer you have a business interest in protecting confidential information, brand/image and employee morale and productivity, as well as insulating yourself from legal liability resulting from your employees’ social media activities. Key in meeting these goals is not to skip a single step in the process of creating, implementing and enforcing a comprehensive social media policy in your organization.

    In this presentation we will review recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board regarding its stance on employers’ social media policies, the appropriate prohibitions that a social media policy can include, as well as the scope of a policy and how to implement it. This presentation will also discuss the use of Social Media as evidence in Employment Litigation.

    Our Speakers:

    Nicholas Fortuna is founder and managing partner of the law firm Allyn & Fortuna LLP. He specializes in complex employment, commercial and corporate litigation, and his diverse practice encompasses a broad range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, nationwide retailers, biotech firms, banks, non-profits, etc. With more than 25 years of practice, Mr. Fortuna has successfully advised employers on a wide range of employment law issues and has litigated cases before juries and judges in federal and state courts, argued cases before federal and state appellate courts, and handled matters before administrative tribunals and federal, state and municipal regulatory agencies. He is highly respected in the legal community and he writes extensively on various topics regarding employment law developments and emerging legal issues on the firm’s blog at as well as book reviews and articles.

    Paula Lopez is a partner of the law firm Allyn & Fortuna LLP. She specializes in employment law, complex civil litigation matters and administrative regulatory law. Ms. Lopez has represented a broad range of organizations, and she litigates and advises clients on a wide range of employment issues with the intent to prevent claims by employees. But when the inevitable claim is brought to court or before a state, Ms. Lopez has the experience, skills and judgment needed to successfully defend such claims on behalf of the firm’s clients. With her extensive experience and expertise in researching, writing and analyzing intricate legal issues, she has successfully defeated claims and avoided the delays and expense of lengthy trials through the submission of motions and briefs. She is a contributing writer to the firm’s blog and is often a source for journalists writing about employment law.

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    Our In-Transition Group:

    Our in-transition group, open to all, meets at 4:30. The group provides professionals in transition with networking opportunities and support as they seek employment opportunities within their profession.

    Our Menu:

    Market Apple & Arugula Salad with Almonds, Served with Buck Wheat Vinaigrette Dressing

                  ~Seared Chicken with Caponata

                   ~Pork Piccata al Limone

    ~ Vegetarian Option:  Orange Cous Cous with Mediterranean Vegetables, Chick Peas, Cilantro and Lemon Oil

                  Served with Chef’s Selection of Seasonal Vegetable and Starch

                  Rolls and Butter

                  Apple Tart with Caramel Sauce