Social media in the workplace


As new technologies continue to enter the workplace, and employees are connected to coworkers, clients and prospects through social media on their personal devices, privacy legislation and case law become increasingly more complex and create challenges for employers.

With a view on keeping employers current on important developments in workplace privacy law, Ilan Burkes and Jessica Fairbairn will lead an interactive discussion on a number of key topics in the area of social media usage by employees (both inside and outside of the workplace), including:

  • The interaction between employees’ misuse of social media and the Workers Compensation Act and Human Rights Code obligations
  • Employers’ rights and guidelines for conducting social media background checks
  • Developing and managing appropriate social media and internet usage policies
  • Privacy rights in connection with an employee’s use of workplace computers and other electronic devices

This session is suitable for new professionals or those looking for a refresher in this area of law.

Payment is required to confirm your registration. A $50 cancellation fee per person will be charged if you cancel your registration less than 5 business days before the event. A refund will not be issued if you do not advise us of your cancellation before the event, or if you do not show up to the event.

The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR) has pre-approved this seminar for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.



  • Type Seminar
  • Date April 26, 2019
  • Time 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location Bentall 5 Conference Centre, Ground Floor, 550 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
  • Cost $380 + GST per person
  • Includes Continental breakfast, refreshments and printed materials