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  • January 25
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

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Employee Discipline for Conduct Outside of Work

January 25

Learn how to properly handle the difficult issue of disciplining employees for conduct outside of the workplace. Don't make costly mistakes.

Learn the legal rights and responsibilities of employers in disciplining employees for conduct outside of work. Learn about recent legislation and court cases involving some of the hottest topics in employment law, including employee discipline for blogging, web-based employer trashing, workplace dating and extramarital affairs, and physical appearance such as weight, tattoos and body piercing. Our experienced professionals will discuss permissible discipline for employees violating conflict of interest policies, including engaging in unfair competition with the employer. Understand how a growing number of states are protecting employee off-duty conduct by providing an overview of state employee lifestyle statutes. For union employers, these topics will be discussed in the context of defending against employee grievances.

Learning Objectives

- You will be able to review state lifestyle statutes.

- You will be able to discuss discipline based on speech.

- You will be able to explain discipline based on lifestyle choices.

- You will be able to review discipline of union employees.

It’s easy to monitor the conduct of your employees while on the job, but what happens when they leave at the end of the day? In some cases, employee conduct outside of work could adversely impact their job performance or even project an unfavorable image of your organization. Disciplining employees for conduct outside of work is possible, but you must ensure you are following the letter of the law.

Lorman Education Services Can Provide Training to Help You Navigate This Delicate Legal Area

Lorman offers comprehensive, relevant training that can teach you how to handle employee discipline for conduct outside of work without violating your employees’ rights — or the law. Learn the legal rights and responsibilities of employers in disciplining employees for conduct outside of work. Learn about recent legislation and court cases involving some of the hottest topics in employment law, including employee discipline for blogging, web-based employer trashing, workplace dating and extramarital affairs, and physical appearance such as weight, tattoos and body piercing.

Our experienced professionals will discuss permissible discipline for employees violating conflict of interest policies, including engaging in unfair competition with the employer. Understand how a growing number of states are protecting employee off-duty conduct by providing an overview of state employee lifestyle statutes. For union employers, these topics will be discussed in the context of defending against employee grievances.

Training Available in Multiple Online Formats

Lorman enables you to get the training you need for disciplining employees for conduct outside of work. This program is available as an archived on-demand presentation, MP3 download and audio & reference manual.

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Learn more about how to handle employee discipline outside of work effectively — and legally. Register for our training program today!

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Agenda

Discipline for Conduct Outside Workplace Generally
  • Required Connection to the Workplace
  • Overview of State Lifestyle Statutes
Discipline Based on Speech
  • Blogging and Web-Based Employer Trashing
Discipline Based on Lifestyle Choices
  • Political Activity
  • Dating and Extramarital Affairs
  • Criminal, Financial and Litigation History
  • Use of Drugs and Alcohol
  • Activities Related to Sexual Orientation
  • Physical Appearance (Weight, Tattoos, Piercings, Dress, etc.)
  • Pornography
  • Smoking
  • Other Lifestyle Choices
Discipline Based on Conflicts of Interest
  • Unfair Competition With Employer
  • Disclosure of Trade Secret, Confidential or Proprietary Information
Discipline of Union Employees
  • Off-Duty Misconduct Away From Workplace and on Company Premises
  • Off-Duty Misconduct Prior to Employment
  • Criminal Proceedings Against Employee
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  • AL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CO CLE 2.0
     
  • This program may qualify for 2.0 credit hours through the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education through reciprocity. This course is accredited in other jurisdictions such as New Jersey. To receive CLE credit for this program, a home study affidavit must be submitted to the Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • GA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MS CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 90 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     
  • HR Certification Institute 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours toward general recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
     
  • SHRM 1.5
     
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
     

This program format does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

Audio & Reference Manual

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Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for human resource managers, personnel managers, business owners and managers, and attorneys.

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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Timothy A. Palmer

Timothy A. Palmer

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

  • Shareholder with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. in both its Nashville, Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama offices
  • Practice focuses on the defense of employment litigation including discrimination claims, defense of personnel actions, and defense of employee benefit disputes
  • Experienced litigator concentrating in both employment litigation and general civil litigation in state and federal courts
  • Frequent speaker lecturing on jury selection procedures and employment litigation
  • Has been selected as one of America’s leading business lawyers in labor and employment by Chambers USA
  • Member of the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Best Lawyers of America and is a Super Lawyer
  • J.D. degree, Vanderbilt University School of Law; B.A. degree, summa cum laude, Lipscomb University
  • Can be contacted at 615-254-1900, 205-328-1900 or timothy.palmer@ogletreedeakins.com
James A. (Jay) Patton, Jr., Esq.

James A. (Jay) Patton, Jr., Esq.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

  • Attorney in the national employment law firm of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. in the Birmingham, Alabama, office
  • Exclusively represents management in employment law related matters and related litigation
  • Experience representing employers in employment-related litigation on federal, state, and local levels before court and administrative agencies regarding claims concerning discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour violations, including collective actions
  • Frequent lecturer in the areas of employment discrimination and noncompete agreements
  • Member of the Defense Research Institute and one of the writers of the Defense Research Institute’s Jury Charge E-Desk Reference
  • Served as an officer in the U.S. Army and worked in manufacturing and sales roles
  • Alabama Super Lawyer
  • J.D. degree, The University of Alabama School of Law; B.S. degree, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  • Can be contacted at 205-986-1021 or jay.patton@ogletreedeakins.com
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Product ID: 401289
Published 2016, 2018
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