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Politics in the Workplace

Maintain a conflict friendly workplace and abide by laws that may be implicated during the political season.

The 2020 presidential election promises to be one for the history books as President Trump looks to serve four more years and presumptive Democratic-nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, tries to gain the necessary momentum to make Trump a one-term president. A presidential election is never dull but throw in COVID-19 and its impact on our economy and you have one exciting election season. Given the state of our union, employers across the country can expect a lot of political discussions and political actions in the workplace. This information will help you learn how to describe the rights that employees may have to discuss or engage in political activity in the workplace; identify any obligations that employers may have when political discussions implicate employees' protected classes; recognize when political discussions may qualify as protected concerted activity under the NLRA; and explain best practices for lessening the likelihood of employee conflict on polarizing political topics. Learn about other risks and best practices associated with this issue. This information is critical for employers interested in maintaining a conflict friendly workplace and abiding by laws that may be implicated during the political season.

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Agenda

Political Beliefs and Protected Classes Under Anti-Discrimination Laws

  • This Year's Presidential Race May Present Unique Challenges
  • How Protected Classes May Be Implicated in a Political Campaign Year
  • Associational Issues Under Title VII

Can You Limit Political Speech in the Workplace?

  • No Federal Law Protecting Political Speech for Private Employers
  • State Laws May Provide Some Protection or Impose Obligations on Private Employers
  • Could Political Speech Be Protected Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)?
  • Applying the Rules in a Nondiscriminatory Fashion

Practical Considerations for Addressing Political Speech

  • Working Time vs. Nonworking Time
  • Jobs Which Deal With the Public
  • Political Viewpoint as a Diversity Issue
  • Posters, Buttons, T-Shirts and Other Forms of Political Expression
  • Employee Use of Email to Promote Their Candidate or Issues
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  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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Gregory P. Abrams

Gregory P. Abrams

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

  • Partner at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • He represents and counsels employers in all facets of labor and employment law
  • An experienced litigator who regularly defends companies in state and federal courts as well as in front of administrative agencies throughout the country in all types of employment litigation including class actions, collective actions, wage and hour matters, discrimination claims, noncompetition claims, trade secrets appropriation, and other similar claims
  • Regularly presents at CLEs and other speaking engagements regarding all facets of the employment relationship; he has written and been published extensively on employment and privacy-related issues and has been quoted and interviewed by multiple national media outlets on these topics
  • Admitted to practice law in Illinois
  • Graduate, University of Chicago Law School and University of Pennsylvania
  • Can be contacted at 312-356-5047 or [email protected]
Kelly A. Petrocelli

Kelly A. Petrocelli

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

  • Counsel in the Chicago office of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Counsels clients on matters involving personnel policies and procedures, wage and hour classification, hiring, leaves of absence, employee discipline and termination, and reductions in force; counseling includes drafting and negotiating separation agreements and releases, covenants not to compete, and executive employment agreements
  • Defends businesses in employment-related litigation, including claims brought by employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and other state and federal anti-discrimination, wage and hour, and anti-retaliation laws
  • Advises businesses in corporate transactions regarding compliance with employment laws
  • Prior to law school, Kelly worked in Washington, D.C., for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University; B.A. degree in American public affairs: social relations, James Madison College at Michigan State University
  • Can be contacted at 312-569-1343 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 407433
Published 2020
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