On May 14, Davis Malm shareholder Tamsin Kaplan chaired the panel for the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminar “Advising Employers & Employees on Off-Duty Conduct & Privacy in the Workplace.” This seminar addressed a variety of topics including the explosion of social media, the challenges of workplace romances, and the impact of medical marijuana and drug testing measures in the workplace. Participants discussed how these matters, combined with changes in federal and state law, have created ever-evolving issues for employers, employees, and employment counsel related to employee privacy and off-duty conduct. Tamsin and the other panelists provided practical and strategic advice, model policies, and key insights to help better understand the sensitive balance between employers’ business interests and employees’ privacy rights. Additionally, the panelists offered a full range of perspectives, including that of in-house counsel, management lawyers, and employee-side counsel.

For more information contact: Joanne Thorud; (617) 589-3894; jthorud@davismalm.com

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