June 15, 2023
When is it OK to Regulate Employee Speech?
Most employers want to support their employees’ right to speak out on issues that are important to them. But some employee speech can reflect adversely on a company, create embarrassment, reveal company secrets, or violate laws. Creating an effective policy is particularly difficult when you’re trying to cover speech at work and speech on employees’ own time. Or when you’re addressing sensitive topics like political and social justice issues; disclosure of sensitive information; and defamatory speech. Recent legal changes have made it even harder to strike the proper balance.
In this webinar, Frankfurt Kurnit Employment Group Co-Chair Wendy Stryker will focus on the laws that impact an employer’s ability to regulate employee speech at work or online, as well as recent legal changes that provide employees with greater protections including:
-State recreational activity laws;
-Applicability of anti-discrimination laws - including how to recognize when discrimination issues are present;
-Recent changes in the National Labor Relations Act impacting employers' ability to create and enforce effective workplace policies, impose confidentiality and non-disparagement agreements, and regulate employee outbursts.
This presentation will provide valuable information to help employers draft or update existing employee speech policies.
1.0 California General Participatory Credit
1.0 New York Professional Practice Credit
Presenter: Wendy Stryker of our Employment Compliance, Training & Litigation Group
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
*This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the California MCLE Board for a maximum of 1.0 General Participatory Credit. (Note: The content of this course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys (non-transitional and transitional)).
**This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hours in Areas of Professional Practice. (Note: The content of this course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys (non-transitional and transitional)).