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Crafting a Legal and Effective Social Media Policy

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 19, 2016

Course Description:

Employee social media use impacts all employers, including the urgent care industry. Courts and government agencies have increasingly focused on the legality of employer social media policies. Urgent care centers need a social media policy that provides protection from the misuse of social media, but also preserves the legal rights of employees.

Learning Objectives: 

    •Recognize legally protected employee activity on social media, including privacy rights and rights under federal labor law.
    •Prepare a legally complaint social media policy, including provisions that every policy should include and omit.
    •Describe the type of social media monitoring that employers can legally conduct.
    •Implement a training program for managers and employees on social media, including how to protect patient confidentiality and comply with HIPPA.
    •Respond in situations involving a breach of an employee’s social media policy.

Faculty Bio:  Spencer Hamer, Esq.

Spencer Hamer represents employers in state and federal court, and before administrative bodies, on labor and employment matters including discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, family medical leave, disability, wage and hour, retaliation, unfair competition, trade secrets, wrongful termination and privacy rights. He conducts training on general employment law risk issues and routinely counsels on a variety of matters including leaves of absence, employment agreements, accommodations, employment policies and procedures, wage and hour audits, workplace investigations and anti-harassment training. Mr. Hamer has represented a variety of health care industry employers, including hospitals, medical practice groups, urgent care centers, ambulance operators and emergency medical providers. In the health care industry, he has defended employers against a variety of claims including sexual harassment, retaliation, pregnancy discrimination, failure to pay overtime, failure to provide meal and rest breaks, “off the clock” cases, and disability discrimination claims. He has conducted numerous wage and hour audits for health care industry clients. Mr. Hamer sits on the UCAOA’s Health & Public Policy Committee.

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.

Urgent Care Management Certificate 

Earn 1 UCMC credit in Legal & Regulatory by listening to this recorded session.

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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