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TECHPLACE™ Talk: Political Speech, Social Media, and Off-Duty Employee Conduct—The Trending Risks of Digital Reputational Damage [PODCAST]

In this podcast, Danielle Ochs, Jenn Betts, and John Merrell address employer regulation of digital speech and how organizations can be aware of and protect against reputational damage caused by employees both on- an off-duty. The speakers discuss employee commentary (on social media platforms and elsewhere) about social issues, political issues, and protected statuses and groups, including the Black Lives Matter movement and the 2020 elections.

https://media.blubrry.com/ogletreedeakinspodcasts/content.blubrry.com/ogletreedeakinspodcasts/Digital_Speech_in_the_Workplace_Revised.mp3

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Danielle Ochs, Ogletree Deakins, Employer Defense Lawyer, arbitration proceedings Attorney
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Ms. Ochs works in the San Francisco office of Ogletree Deakins, where she is a Shareholder. She has nearly 20 years of experience as a civil litigator, with an emphasis on the defense of employment-related claims in federal and state trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies. Ms. Ochs’ experience includes successfully defending employers in both jury and bench trials and in arbitration proceedings. In addition to her active labor and employment litigation practice, Ms. Ochs has litigated a range of business disputes including, trade secrets, unfair...

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Jennifer Betts, Ogletree, Litigation attorney
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Jenn Betts represents and counsels employers regarding complex traditional labor and employment matters. Jenn has extensive experience with employment issues. She has defended numerous employment class and collective actions for clients in a wide array of industries including retailers, manufacturers, banks, and in the energy sector. 

Jenn also has broad National Labor Relations Act experience, having tried numerous unfair labor practice trials in front of NLRB administrative law judges involving claims such as workforce terminations, allegedly unlawful policies, and purportedly unlawful unilateral changes. Jenn also assists employers in union organizing campaigns as well as in collective bargaining. She has secured injunctive relief in state courts to enjoin unlawful employee activity during labor strikes, and routinely represents employers in labor arbitrations.

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John T. Merrell Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins Law Firm South Carolina
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John Merrell is an attorney in the Ogletree’s Greenville, South Carolina office. Mr. Merrell represents and counsels management on a range of labor and employment law issues, including:

  • Preventive employment and labor law advice, including matters arising under The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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