Regulating Individual Expression On & Off the Job:
"I Just Want to Be Me!"
From tattoos to Twitter, from smartphones to at-home marijuana use, your organization is being forced these days to balance employees' individual expression against your organization's business interests.
Individuality can lead to a unique workplace, but restrictions on an employee's expression can lead to discrimination and retaliation lawsuits… lower morale… and unwanted government attention.
As a result, employers are confused about where — and when — they can draw the line. That's why we've developed this new, fast-paced and entertaining webinar, which will help attendees guard against these claims while maintaining sanity in their
Join us Wednesday, June 10, to learn exactly what you CAN and CAN'T do to regulate employees' conduct — and how to satisfy the often-conflicting demands of the law.
You'll learn practical, concrete answers to questions such as:
- When can you legally monitor employees' email, blogging and Facebook posts — both at work and at home?
- When MUST you monitor an employee's Internet use?
- Can you refuse to hire people who smoke?
- What impact do the new laws on medical and recreational marijuana use have on your drug testing policies?
- Can you tell employees to cover up tattoos or piercings?
- Can long hair on a man be considered "religious expression”?
- How should you regulate employees' use of smartphones during work?
- Can you prevent employees from talking about their pay or benefits?
- When do dress and grooming restrictions go too far? (Use our model policy)
- How can you say 'Yes' to Girl Scout cookie sales but 'No' to other solicitations — including unions?
- What type of political speech must you tolerate inside and outside the office?
- Does a boss's favoritism toward an employee he's dating count as sex discrimination? You may be surprised. (See our model fraternization policy)
Get your own problems solved! Pose your conduct questions to our expert speaker, attorney James Paul, during the Q&A session.
Remember, you ARE the boss of your employees. So it's important to know your rights when it comes to managing and regulating their behavior — both in and out of the workplace.
Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
P.S. Early Registration Bonus. If you're one of the first 50 to register, we'll send you our Special Report You're Not the Boss of Me. The 26-page report gives you practical advice on how to legally address the five most troubling categories of at-work and off-premises conduct.
P.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also get one month of members-only access to HR Specialist: Premium Plus. This unique service allows you to conduct self-assessments of your HR needs … ask a top attorney your employment-law questions … and gain access to our archive of HR articles.
P.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Regulating Individual Expression On & Off the Job fails to meet your needs, we will instantly refund 100% of your tuition. Your early registration bonus, website access and course materials will still be yours to keep. No hassles, no questions asked.
Multimedia CD & Download: $197
Webinar, Multimedia CD & Download: $297
Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.
About Your Speaker:
Jim Paul is a shareholder in the St. Louis office of Ogletree Deakins. He regularly advises and trains employers on all aspects of HR management issues, and he has extensive experience handling employment law litigation in federal courts and various government agencies, including the EEOC, Department of Justice and NLRB. Jim is a frequent speaker and trainer on employment law issues. He previously served as assistant attorney general in Missouri and has taught trial advocacy at Saint Louis University.
Early Registration Bonus:
If you're one of the first 50 to register, we'll send you our Special Report You're Not the Boss of Me. The 26-page report gives you practical advice on how to legally address the five most troubling categories of at-work and off-premises conduct: verbal expression (from pay to politics); appearance & grooming; drugs & alcohol; office romance; and email/Internet monitoring.
Extra Added Bonus:
You'll receive one month of members-only access to Premium Plus Online — our comprehensive
electronic information service at TheHRSpecialist.com. Premium Plus Online features online compliance self-audits, over 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" — your choice.
This event has been approved for 1.25 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). "The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria
to be pre-approved for recertification credit."