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November 2023 Meeting
Nov 2 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Taking care of business Legally harnessing the power of social media
As business owners and employees we need to be in the know when it comes to negotiating the minefield that is social media. Verlie Oosthuizen is a fourth-generation attorney in her family but the first to take on the murky world of social media law. When she noticed how innately nice people turned into trolls behind their screens on social media, she decided to tackle this issue and put an end to it. Today she runs a busy and successful one-woman social media show as part of her responsibility as a partner in the company’s Employment Law team.
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Guest Speaker: Verlie Oosthuizen
Partner in Employment Law and Social Media Law at Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys. Verlie is an experienced Attorney and Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Trials, Appeals, and Arbitrations. Employment law and social media law attorney with a Master of Laws (LLM) in Information and Communications Law from the University of Witwatersrand, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Law, English & Psychology from University of Natal.
Verlie specialises in all aspects of employment law, as well as social media law and heads up the social media law team and Protection of Personal Information (POPIA) compliance. She specialises in Disciplinary hearings , Employment equity, Bargaining and collective rights, Conciliations and arbitrations in the CCMA, Labour Court proceedings, Training Executives and business owners on the implications of their employees being active on social media, Devising social media policies and procedures for employers, Advice on and implementation of successful social media strategies, Social media advice and training in schools, universities and for the general public and Social media litigation.
Verlie develops bespoke planning strategies for companies relating to their data protection requirements and POPIA compliance and provides training to multinational companies regarding this new legislation.