Debunking (Even More) Urban Legends of Employment Law

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
This session will separate employment law myths from reality and give you the tools you need to address common workplace misunderstandings.

Frequently, employees (and sometimes even HR professionals) rely on lore rather than the law in concluding what their "rights" are in the workplace. This session will examine the most common employment law myths, half-truths, legends, and stories-and how you can deal with these misunderstandings in the workplace. Beachboard will cover topics such as: - The issues surrounding at-will employment, including the viability of wrongful termination claims and whether an employee is really in a protected category. - Your obligations to employees in terms of wages, benefits, and termination. - The limit to which you should be concerned with employees' off-duty conduct, including their use of social media.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:15am

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.



Westgate Ballroom A
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
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