#WorkforceWednesday: Employees’ Off-Duty Conduct, Violence at Work Rises, the Election and the Gig Economy - Employment Law This Week®

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It’s #WorkforceWednesday! This week, we examine two increasingly common issues that employers face in today’s polarized climate: responding to employees’ off-duty conduct and workplace violence.

Responding to Off-Duty and Other Conduct (video attached)

The appropriate response to an employee’s controversial off-duty or other conduct, particularly conduct that occurs on social media, has long been an uncertain area for employers. And in these polarized times, that See more +

It’s #WorkforceWednesday! This week, we examine two increasingly common issues that employers face in today’s polarized climate: responding to employees’ off-duty conduct and workplace violence.

Responding to Off-Duty and Other Conduct (video attached)

The appropriate response to an employee’s controversial off-duty or other conduct, particularly conduct that occurs on social media, has long been an uncertain area for employers. And in these polarized times, that uncertainty is only growing. Attorney Adam Forman speaks to how employers can legally respond to offensive employee conduct that occurs beyond the workplace.

Workplace Violence Rises During COVID-19

Workplace incidents — ranging from shootings and assaults to less severe violence — have spiked across a variety of industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorney Beth McManus discusses the steps employers can take to address and prevent workplace violence in the current environment. Visit our site for the video, podcast, and related reading.

U.S. Election’s Impact on Gig Economy

The outcome of the November elections both at the federal level and in California will likely determine whether the gig economy as we have come to know it will continue to operate in a nonemployee model. A recent Law360 article by attorneys Paul DeCamp and Michael Kun examines this topic in detail.

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