Chambers Talks

Chambers Talks are an opportunity to listen to leaders within the community give their thoughts on the most important factors impacting the market.

This talk will focus on how Social Media can be seen as both a blessing and a curse to employers. On the positive side, it can provide information that is otherwise unobtainable for litigation, hiring, and investigations. On the negative side, however, it can lead to losses in productivity, breaches of company confidentiality, and can be used against a company in litigation—particularly since it tends to live forever. This talk will provide a brief outline of the laws implicated by social media, such as: (i) Discrimination & Harassment; (ii) Intellectual Property; (iii) Workplace leave laws; (iv) National Labor Relations Act; and (v) the First Amendment.

Julienne Bramesco will provide some examples of how monitoring social media can be a benefit as well as some examples of how social media has led to employer liability. She will then provide her opinion that companies should have social media policies and talk about what should be in it. Julienne will conclude with questions and comments from the group.

Time: 17:00 - 18:00

Speakers

Julienne Bramesco
Employment Law Counsel

Julienne Bramesco joined the Employment and Labor Law Section of the Postal Service Law Department in June, 2013. A 1986 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, she has practiced management-side labor law, and state and Federal employment law in the law departments of Marriott International, Kaiser Permanente, and at the Clearspire Law Firm. From 2007-2011 she was the Vice President and General Counsel of Colonial Parking, Inc. where in addition to drafting the company’s agreements, she was responsible for formulating and implementing the company’s employee relations policies. She is an experienced educator and facilitator and is a frequent speaker for the District of Columbia Bar’s CLE program and Georgetown’s Corporate Counsel Institute.  Ms. Bramesco holds a B.S. from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. In her spare time, she is an Adult Educator for the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, and has served on a number of non-profit Boards.