“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.

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 (“Joe”) Beachboard is a nationally recognized employment lawyer who also closely tracks the most important developments at the U.S. Supreme Court impacting the business community. He has more than 30 years of experience representing management in a wide variety of employment and labor matters in perhaps the most challenging state in the nation for employers – California.  Mr. Beachboard speaks regularly before human resource and employer groups on cutting edge employment law topics.  He is a member of SHRM and has been an annual presenter at both the SHRM Annual Conference and the Employment Law and Compliance Conference for two decades.  Mr. Beachboard is frequently quoted in such leading publications as HR Magazine, National Law Journal, Los Angeles Times, NY Times, HR Executive and Workforce, and has been published in dozens of legal and business journals. Throughout his career in Los Angeles, Mr. Beachboard has represented dozens of studios and entertainment properties.  He cites his most interesting project as working with the cast and crew of the television show The Office, from its pilot through the final season.



Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
HR Expertise
Intended Audience: 
Hide from On Demand: