Social Media & Technology

Catch ’em all!  Pokémon Go is a mobile game that uses “augmented” reality to create a virtual scavenger hunt.  In the quest to catch ’em all, over 15 million people have downloaded the Pokémon Go game since its recent release.  Employers have grappled with employees’ personal use of electronic devices during work hours since gaming fads such as Candy Crush and Draw Something were released.  However, beyond creating a simple distraction in the workplace, the explosion of Pokémon Go subjects employers to potentially costly risks, including worker safety issues, lost productivity, data breach possibilities, and misuse of company resources.
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Food & Agribusiness Labour Issues in 2015 & Beyond

Date: March 18, 2015 |  Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

Labour, employment and immigration topics continue to be hot button issues for companies operating in the food and agribusiness space. To help navigate recent changes, Baker & McKenzie’s top employment lawyers will discuss the following topics during our webinar on Wednesday, March 18, 2015:

  • New NLRB election rules
  • Managing the new era of social media and email
  • Union organizing of fast food workers
  • International Framework Agreements
  • Immigration regulations

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(Canadian businesses with U.S. & international operations should consider this webinar, hosted by our colleagues in Palo Alto, California and Munich, Germany.)

More and more employers are adopting Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs as a cost-effective way to provide their workforces with the most up-to-date smartphones, tablets and laptops. As recent headlines show, these programs can open the doors to substantial data privacy risks and security breaches, as the use of personal devices for business further blurs the lines between work and private activities. What measures should employers take now to minimize these risks?
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