(Still) Not the Boss of Me: Regulating Employees Off-Duty Conduct

“You’re (Still) Not the Boss of Me”: Regulating Employees’ Off-Duty Conduct

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session will identify the legal pitfalls in attempting to control off-duty conduct and will provide practical solutions to address such conduct and balance the often conflicting laws.
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Facebook, blogging, texting and talking while driving, political and social activism, unhealthy behavior, tattoos and body piercings, dating the boss…and much more. Long gone are the days when an employer stops caring what its employees say, write, or do when they leave work at the end of the day. The question is: What can you control? This session will discuss recent developments that may force you to reevaluate your existing dress codes and appearance policies. Beachboard will show you how to draft effective policies on employees’ use of personal tech devices, email, and social media. This session will also address workplace romance and the many pitfalls that such relationships can cause down the road. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Joseph L. Beachboard

Joseph L.

Joseph L. Beachboard is a nationally recognized expert on employment law issues. He serves as managing director of Ogletree Deakins, an employment law specialty firm with more than 850 attorneys in 52 offices. In addition to representing management in a wide variety of employment and labor matters, Mr. Beachboard speaks regularly before HR and employer groups on cutting edge employment law topics. He is a member of SHRM and for the past two decades has been a presenter at this program and the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. Mr. Beachboard also has developed an expertise in providing informative and engaging training programs—and has worked with dozens of companies around the country, including the cast and crew of dozens of NBC television shows (such as The Office and The Tonight Show) and the contestants, judges, and crew of several competition shows (such as So You Think You Can Dance and Master Chef).


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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
HR Expertise
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