State Employment Law Trends Part I — Addressing Employees’ Off Duty Conduct: Political Activity, Social Media and Criminal Activity

Presenters:

Latoya Asia E*TRADE Financial Corporation, Assistant GC

Shanda Botts AARP, VP, Associate GC --Employment Law

Barbara Johnson BLJohnsonLaw, Founder

Categories:

Employment

Program Level: Intermediate

Duration: 61 minutes

Recorded On: July 6, 2018

Program Description

This program is the first in a series of presentations focused on employment issues where state laws have a major impact.  Historically, employment law was very federal law-centric.  If an employer followed federal employment laws such as Title VII or the Fair Labor Standards Act, an employer would be in compliance with most significant employment laws.  Over the last few years, state and local governments have enacted a myriad of employment laws, creating major challenges for multi-state employers.  Our objective is to help the audience understand trends.

In this session, we start with a very state law focused topic–off duty conduct of employees.  First we’ll talk about state laws that govern employers’ ability to take action based on an employee’s off-duty conduct.  Then, we discuss appropriate actions when an employee is accused or convicted of criminal conduct.  We will wrap up by focusing on taking action against an employee because of off duty political activity and social media posts.

 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session/webinar, participants will be able to take appropriate employment action when an employee engages in off-duty conduct that affects the workplace.

 

Agenda

– Minutes 1 -5: Introduction

  • – Minutes 5 – 15:  Topic 1 – State laws affecting an employer’s ability to take action because of off-duty conduct
  • – Minutes 15 -35:  Topic 2 – How should employers address an employee’s alleged criminal conduct
  • – Minutes 35 – 55:  Topic 3 – How should employers address an employee’s political statements and social media
  • – Minutes  55 – 60:  Closing Statements
CLE Info

This program is also currently available for 1.0 general credit in the following states:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Georgia
Hawaii*
Illinois
Indiana
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey*
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Washington
West Virginia

*In Hawaii and New Jersey, we rely on their reciprocity policies pursuant to which our programs are deemed accredited once they are approved in the various reciprocity states where we apply such as California, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Presenters:

Latoya Asia
Assistant GC, E*TRADE Financial Corporation

Shanda Botts
VP, Associate GC --Employment Law, AARP

Barbara Johnson
Founder, BLJohnsonLaw

Categories:

Employment

Program Level: Intermediate

Duration: 61 minutes

Recorded On: July 6, 2018