The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media Policy for Employers – Part 2 by Eric M. Brown, Esquire

The First Amendment and Governmental Entities   The First Amendment poses a special concern to governmental entities seeking to regulate comments and messages made by both the general public as well as public employees on social media platforms. These entities should identify the governmental interest(s) in support of any limitations the policy imposes on the…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Policies for Employers – Part 1 by Eric M. Brown, Esquire

Every employer should adopt a social media policy to govern employee use of both business and personal social media platforms. The importance of such policies has been highlighted by recent stories in news concerning the conduct of employees on social media, which show that even good employees sometimes post unprofessional or offensive comments. Prompt action…

Police Risk Management – Training Opportunity

On September 21, 2017, Siana Bellwoar attorney, Christopher Gerber, presented a police risk management training course entitled, Bullet Proof Defense on behalf of the Chester County Department of Emergency Services. The course covered the fundamentals of civil rights lawsuits filed against municipalities, their chiefs of police and other command staff involving claims arising under the…

Siana Bellwoar Attorneys Offer Training Opportunity to Local Law Enforcement

On October 13, 2016, Christopher P. Gerber and Sheryl L. Brown, partners of Siana Bellwoar, together with Robert Tanenbaum, Ph.D, of the Institute of Forensic Psychology, presented a training session to the Police Chiefs Association of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania entitled “CODE BLUE: Legal and Medical Implications of Mental Fitness Examinations.” The program offered chiefs of…