“Social Media Issues for Employers” Idaho Department of Labor Employer Workshop to be led by Moffatt Thomas attorney, Benjamin C. Ritchie

Moffatt Thomas attorney, Benjamin C. Ritchie, will present an employer seminar titled, “Social Media Issues for Employers” at the Idaho Department of Labor Workshop for Employers in Idaho Falls from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 19, 2015.

“Social Media Issues for Employers” will include discussions on the following topics:

  • Employer Policies on Social Media
  • Using Social Media for Background Checks
  • National Labor Relations Board and Social Media
  • The Electronic Privacy Communications Act

The Idaho Department of Labor offers this workshop at no cost to attendees, and is sponsored by the Employer-Labor Partnership Committee (ELP).  More information is available from Idaho Department of Labor informational poster:     Social Media 3-19-15

ritchie_ben_Web Ben Ritchie represents a variety of clients in the areas of commercial law, insurance defense, workers’ compensation, employment law, construction law and transportation law. Ben has led several IDOL Employer Workshops, most recently on topics such as Workers’ Compensation, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and Employee Terminations.  He lately presented throughout Idaho on “Legal Issues in Transportation” for several chapters of the Idaho Trucking Association.  He is a member of the inaugural class of the Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, 2011-2012.

Idaho Department of Labor schedules workshops tailored to address business and workforce challenges while offering an opportunity for employers to network with other professionals.  These workshops allow employers to:

  • Gain access to labor market, employment and training information.
  • Keep up with new employment laws and legislation affecting workers and employers.
  • Learn how to minimize unemployment insurance costs.
  • Explore human resource issues.
  • Network with other Idaho employers.

Moffatt Thomas has been providing legal services to the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West since 1954, serving clients in the full-spectrum of business, litigation, and regulatory areas. With Idaho offices in Boise, Idaho Falls and Pocatello, the firm is strategically situated for direct contact with the governor’s office, the legislature, federal and state administrative agencies, area businesses, and international and national corporations engaged in business throughout the region. Since its inception over 60 years ago, its current and former lawyers have achieved the highest leadership positions in national, state and local legal and civic organizations.

Leading Idaho Law. Moffatt Thomas leads the field in litigation, business, banking, insurance, agriculture, employment law and more by bringing together some of the top legal minds across Idaho. More information is available from the firm’s website: