Regulating Employee Conduct On & Off the Job: Where to Draw the Line

Regulating Employee Conduct

Social media … marijuana … texting… alcohol use … wasting time … online bullying

As an employer, when can you put your foot down?

The line between what's considered on-the-job versus off-duty conduct has always been blurred. But the new work-from-home explosion has made it more challenging to know where (and when) to set limits on employee conduct outside the workplace.

To help you make these important legal decisions with confidence, we've developed this helpful and entertaining webinar, Regulating Employee Conduct On & Off the Job: Where to Draw the Line.

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On Friday, May 22, you will 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:

  • How far can you legally go in monitoring employee work at home?
  • How do you track worktime vs. non-work time at home (and should you)?
  • How does an employee's ability to work from home affect his potential right to a leave of absence these days?
  • What are the legal dangers of employee smartphone use – at work and at home – and how can you minimize the risk? (You get a sample policy.)
  • When can you legally monitor employees' email and social media posts – both at work and at home? When can you take action?
  • It's a big election year – what type of employee political speech must you allow at work and in a WFH setting?
  • Where can you draw the line these days on employees' at-home marijuana and alcohol usage? (We give you another sample company policy.)
  • What should your Bring Your Own Device policy say – and how does it work when employees work from home? (Use our sample.)
  • If employees are rude, abusive or harassing from their home computers, can your company still be liable?

In the blink of an eye, the lines between work and life have blurred. But, remember, you ARE still the boss of your employees, and it's your job to monitor conduct that impacts their performance. On May 22, discover your rights when it comes to managing and regulating their behavior – both in and outside of the workplace.


Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
HR Specialist

book coverP.S. Early Registration Bonus. The first 50 people to sign up for Regulating Employee Conduct On & Off the Job will receive a copy of You're Not the Boss of Me! This 26-page report gives you practical advice on how to legally address the five most troubling categories of at-work and off-premises conduct.

HR Specialist websiteP.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also receive one month of Premium Plus Online – our comprehensive electronic information service. Premium Plus Online features more than 10,000 HR articles, 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.

100% GuaranteeP.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Regulating Employee Conduct On & Off the Job fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition – every penny you paid – but your course materials, early registration bonus and members-only website access will be yours to keep. No hassles, no questions asked.

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About Your Speaker:


Andrew Metcalf is an employment law attorney in the St. Louis office of Ogletree Deakins, an international labor and employment firm. He represents businesses and public organizations in all aspects of employment law – including both litigation and HR counseling – on issues such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and the FMLA and FLSA. He is a popular speaker to business groups on workplace best practices, and this "Regulating Conduct" webinar has been one of the most popular sessions at Ogletree Deakins' national employment law conference.

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  • Friday, May 22nd
  • 1 - 2:15 p.m. ET
  • 10 - 11:15 a.m. PT

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.