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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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The Complexities and Challenges of Social Media in the Workplace


September 16, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Michael Moschel will present "The Complexities and Challenges of Social Media in the Workplace" to attendees at the HRA-NCA Chapter meeting. The presentation will include:

  • How to create a clear social media policy for the employer's handbook when social media itself is constantly evolving.
  • Different internal policies for the employee's personal social media accounts and the company's social media accounts.
  • What is the best way for an employer to enforce its social media policies?
  • What is an employer prohibited from doing in relation to social media accounts? Discussion of NLRB guidance.
  • What kind of employee conduct is protected? Provide examples of lawsuits and outcomes.
  • What should an employer should do if it Googles an employee and finds out an employee is engaged in off duty conduct that is unacceptable.
  • What employers need to be wary of when using social media to investigate potential candidates and/or in the hiring process
  • Recommendations for a successful social media strategy.

The meeting is September 16, 2015 in Washington, D.C. For more information and registration, visit the HRA-NCA website.

*1.0 General HRCI and/or SHRM credit hours awarded.

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