The 24-hour news cycle combined with the multitude of social-media sites, internet blogs, and similar non-traditional media outlets creates concerns for employers that go well beyond acute, crisis-management concerns. The internet media can exploit issues in what employers would beforehand consider routine employee disputes that they would handle internally and confidentially. And to complicate matters, traditional media such as newspapers and local television stations peruse these sites for content they can re-purpose and sensationalize for even larger audiences.
In my recent article, Privilege Protections for Media Strategies in Employee-Related Claims, published by Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Labor Report, I examine whether and how the attorney-client privilege can protect a lawyer’s PR-related communications with her client. For additional information, see this post, and this one, on related public-relations/privilege topics.
My thanks to Bloomberg BNA for publishing this article and allowing its reprint here.