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  • October 31
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Utilizing Emojis in Law to Your Advantage

October 31

As emoji’s become more common in our everyday lives it is important to understand how emoji’s can be discovered, decoded, and used in law.

As symbols infiltrate communications in the workplace, sexual harassment and discrimination claims from co-workers who receive suggestive or ambiguous emojis proliferate. Emojis have the potential to disrupt the workforce, trigger lawsuits and cost employers time and money. This topic will provide an overview of the use of emojis, including their different functions and emoji discrepancies across operating platforms. The material will include case studies of the misunderstandings caused by emojis, how courts have interpreted emojis, as well as an overview of the challenges related to the discovery of emojis and utilizing emojis as evidence. The material will also include best practices for employers to avoid liability, including revising workplace policies and guidelines to include rules governing emojis in office communications, and an overview of protecting emojis under trademark law.

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Agenda

Overview- What Are Emojis and How Are They Used
  • Emojis Are Now Part of Life- Even at Work
  • Smart Phones and Social Media Platforms Allow the Use of Emojis (Small Picture Characters or Pictographs or Pictoral Symbols) in the Same Way as Letters or Words
  • There Are More Than 3,000 Emojis and Research Shows That More Than 90 Percent of People Online Use Emojis and One-Third of Them Use Them Daily
  • Unicode vs. Non-Unicode Emojis; Distinguishing Emojis From Emoticons; GIFs; and Memes
  • The Different Functions of Emojis (Substitution, Reinforcement, Mixed Message, Complement, Emphasis, Discourse Management)
  • Emojis Have No Universal Definition and Are Highly Subjective, Different Cultural Interpretation of Emojis
How Emojis Create Liability in the Workplace
  • 5 Emoji Mistakes to Avoid in the Workplace
  • How to Address Harassment Allegations Involving Emojis - Discussion of Recent Case Law as Well as Sample Case Studies
  • Challenges in Discovery, Use of Emojis in the Courtroom and Utilizing Emojis as Evidence
  • Best Practices for Employers
Trademarks in Emojis
  • How Emojis Are Trademarked and How That Restricts Their Use
  • How and Who Can Use Emojis
  • Emoji Discrepancies Based on Different Devices, Operating Platforms, and Operating Systems
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  • IA CLE 1.5
     
  • Utilizing Emojis in Law to Your Advantage is accredited under the regulations of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. It is planned that this program will provide up to a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit toward the mandatory continuing legal education requirements under the Iowa rule.
     
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Walter M. Foster, Esq.

Walter M. Foster, Esq.

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  • Partner in the office of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot, LLC in Boston, MA
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of employment law, business litigation, municipal law, and pension law
  • Media coverage includes “Improved Equal Pay Law Bans Employers from Asking about Wage History,” WBUR Radio Boston (NPR), July 2018; “Lawmakers Help Ex-Logan Manager Revive 9/11 Disability Claim,” State House News Service, Boston, MA September 2018; “SJC Rules Ex-teacher Guilty in Child Porn Case Can Keep Pension,” The Boston Herald, August 2014
  • Speaking Engagements include: “Dartmouth College’s Future of Work Symposium: Design your Life” moderator, January 2019; “What Can I Ask During the Interview? Do’s and Don’t’s Under the Massachusettes Equal Pay Act,” Boston, May 2, 2018; Business Forum Practical HR Solutions, presented by the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, May 31, 2017; “Employment Law Updates: Joint Employer, Non-Competes and the Rising Toll of Harassment Claims,” 2016 Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyer Association, May 2016; “Conducting Workplace Investigations,” co-presented with Jean Heartl of Safety and Respect at Work, October 2015, October 2016, October 2017 and October 2018
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops to assist business clients in designing policies that promote a professional work environment compliant with state and federal laws, as well as helping to reduce or prevent the incidence of disruptive employment-related claims including three-day seminar on how to conduct workplace investigations
  • Presented workshops for national based organizations on proper internal investigation claims
  • J.D. degree, Columbia University School of Law; B.A. degree, cum laude, Dartmouth College
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 617-342-6853
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Product ID: 406438
Published 2019
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