How Private is Your Private Life? The Blurred Line Between Workplace and Off-Duty Misconduct (Web)

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Session ID: ED5522007

How Private is Your Private Life? The Blurred Line Between Workplace and Off-Duty Misconduct  (Web)


Registration Status: Open

Registration for this program closes on May 16, 2023 12:00 AM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $50.00

Note that, where permitted by law, a 3.5% surcharge will be assessed on payments made by credit card; all such processing fees are non-refundable.



  • Start Date

    May 17, 2023 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • End Date

    May 17, 2023 2:45 PM
  • Duration

    2.75 hours
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Faculty and Summary

Steven Schwartz
Steven Schwartz

Steven H. Schwartz & Associates, PLC
Farmington Hills, MI

Karen Bush Schneider, Esq.
Karen Bush Schneider, Esq.

Schneider, P.C.
Lansing, MI

Timothy  Gardner
Timothy  T.Gardner

Thrun Law Firm - Management Representative
East Lansing , MI

With social media technologies, the line between workplace misconduct and off-duty conduct that is subject to just-cause discipline has become increasingly blurred.  Employees, managers and union representatives need a clarification of these concepts.

An experienced AAA® Labor Arbitrator and two skilled labor professionals will examine the interface between these concepts from their perspectives, using case scenarios and other current materials. Attendees will learn to distinguish off-duty misconduct in the private sector and the public sector as well as consider constitutional issues that may arise.

The speakers will also address:
• the employee’s expectation of privacy after working hours and in their social media content vs. the employer’s business interests.
• the requirements of workplace nexus and/or notoriety.
• the special case of public-sector employees who serve as role models and violate a public trust (e.g., teachers, police, firefighters).
• the effect of criminal behavior (arrest/conviction/incarceration).
• the employer’s monitoring of social media vs. employee’s First Amendment rights.


CLE Information:

The AAA has not applied for and is not offering CLE credits in any jurisdiction for this program. 


Please contact Maggie Zhang at or 212-484-3283.