SEMINAR: When Employees Go Viral: Speech Within and Outside of the Workplace

March 15, 2018
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
525 University Avenue, 14th Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301
http://www.skadden.com/the-firm/offices/palo-alto
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When Employees Go Viral: Speech Within and Outside of the Workplace

The recent "Google Memo" unleashed a heated debate about the limits of employee expression both within and outside of the workplace. While the First Amendment generally prohibits the government -- not private employers -- from curtailing a person's free speech rights, there are a host of important factors relating to self-expression that employers should consider -- from both legal and cultural perspectives. 

Please join us as we explore these timely, thought-provoking and important issues. Labor and employment attorney Anne Villanueva will address the following questions in this critical area of employee relations:

  • What is the legal landscape with respect to employee expression in the workplace of private employers?
  • Do any laws speak to private employers' rights, obligations, and limitations with respect to the regulation of employee speech outside of the workplace?
  • Do California and federal laws regarding employee speech differ, and if so, in what respects?
  • What policies and procedures should companies consider with respect to employee speech within and outside of the workplace?
  • In what ways have federal and state laws changed in connection with the growth of the Internet as a medium of employee speech?
  • What are some "best practices" a company should follow when faced with a public controversy arising out of an employee's self-expression?

Locations:

For your convenience, this session will be offered in two locations:

(1) Peninsula Location (live)

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
525 University Avenue, 14th Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301

(2) South Bay Location (live via videoconference)

Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel
60 South Market Street
12th Floor Conference Center
San Jose, CA 95113

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Cost (includes lunch):  *Bring your check made payable to ALA Silicon Valley Chapter or pay by credit card here
  
ALA Members: No Charge
Business Partners: 
(GB/MB-levels)
No Charge
Business Partners: $20 *
Non-ALA Members:  $20 *

Speaker: 

Anne Villanueva, associate attorney with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Anne Villanueva counsels clients on a broad range of employment matters, including employment-related issues arising out of U.S. and multinational corporate transactions, executive employment agreements and separation agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, reductions-in-force, discrimination charges and lawsuits, collective bargaining agreements and internal investigations. Ms. Villanueva has been a member of Skadden’s Hispanic and Women’s affinity groups since she joined the firm in 2012.

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Education Credit:

  CLMSM App Credit for Functional Specialists: 
 

1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management  (HR)  towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.

  CLMSM Recertification Credit:
 

1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management  (HR)

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