Workshop addresses social media and law

(Sevierville Business Journal) Local businesses interested in finding out about how social media may affect employment practices should attend the April 25, 2012 workshop presented by Knoxville law firm Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen, and Carpenter. 

Attorney Chad Hatmaker will be making the presentation at the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn event at the Sevierville Civic Center on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at noon. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. RSVP Chelsie at the Sevierville Chamber: 865-453-6411 or

Woolf McClane is a full service law firm, with 30 lawyers and 40 support staff, including four paralegals.  The firm has both a Knoxville office and a Sevierville office. The Sevierville office is located at 248 Bruce Street; telephone 865-908-8320.  The firm represents clients all across the Southeast and throughout the rest of the United States.

“Last check showed Facebook has over 900 million users,” Chad Hatmaker told The Sevierville Business Journal on Tuesday. “That number can be deceiving since some are profiles are for people’s pets, fake profiles, deceased persons, etc. Even so, it does have a wide audience.  On Wednesday we will be talking about Internet employment law issues. For example, should you use the Internet for background checks? What can businesses do when an employee makes negative comments about the business in social media? We will discuss this and more.”

Lunch for the event is by THE DINER restaurant in Sevierville. Menu for the luncheon is mixed garden salad with variety of toppings and dressings, THE DINER's grilled balsamic chicken breast, brown/wild five rice pilaf, green beans, quinoa salad (quinoa plus sliced almonds, diced carrots, green onions, tossed w/dressing, currants, spices), banana pudding, and beverage.

Businesses unable to attend Wednesday’s informative social media employment law session who have concerns about how the Internet and social media may affect them may call Hatmaker for a free consultation at 865-215-1000.




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