Features & Descriptions
Your Social Network 11:15 am Episode: Social Media/Telecommuting Presenter: Diane Geller
This session will discuss Social Media and the employer’s challenge to determine when disciplinary action is permissible in response to employee posts. In particular, when employee posts are protected under the NLRB and when they are not. We will also explore who owns all those connections that your employee has made on Linkedln and Facebook and other cutting-edge issues related to social media. We’ll learn about trends and best practices and look at some of the issues raised in flexible workplace arrangements including the challenges of dealing with flexible working hours, telecommuting, job sharing and annualized hours and how to manage those arrangements in an environment of laws that were not created with that type of work arrangement in mind.
The “No Spin” Zone: NLRB Activism 11:45 am Episode: Employer Alert: Obama’s NLRB Advances Pro-Union Initiatives Presenter: Todd Leeson
The Obama NLRB has published several controversial decisions and rules that will make it easier for unions to organize. Unfortunately, there is more to come. The NLRB Chair recently announced his plans to implement additional rules including a substantial reduction in the time period for setting union elections that would favor unions and disadvantage employers and employees. These changes will impact all businesses. We will discuss the changes and the steps employers should take to avoid liability and to remain union-free.
Futurama: It’s here and it’s scary (Roanoke symposium only) 2:40 pm
Episode: Open Source Intelligence — The Frightening Frontier of the Internet Speaker: Michele Stuart
Gentry Locke is pleased to present one of the nation’s leading experts on understanding the sources and types of information that can be found on the Internet. This two-part section will provide an invaluable opportunity to understand what information can be obtained on the Internet and when it is appropriate for a company to do so. It also will point out the risks for companies that don’t tightly monitor activities. Michele Stuart is an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia, an instructor at the FBI Academy, is contributing author to two books regarding Internet investigations, and is the President of JAG Investigations. These sessions alone are worth the price of admission.
Private Practices: How and Why of Working with Investigators 3:40 pm
Episode: Picking Up the Pieces and Dotting Your “I’s” & Crossing Your “T’s” Presenter: Panel discussion
This last session will be a panel discussion that covers the different laws that regulate when, how and why companies might use the services of someone like JAG Investigations without violating legal restrictions. We will discuss the EEOC’s recent aggressive attack on the use of background checks in the hiring process, as well as the legal protocols that must be followed when engaging a third party to conduct an investigation into the activities of an existing employee.
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