You’re Not the Boss of Me!

Presented By: Kate Gallen

kaitlin-gallenThis session looks at employee behaviors in and outside of the workplace that decrease productivity and/or diminish the organization’s reputation and brand. We will address legal issues created by the nonstop use of smartphones, the recreational use of marijuana, the need to post every thought on Twitter and Facebook, Internet surfing, fantasy leagues, and other work time wasters. Join our panel for a discussion of the legal and practical issues concerning these activities, as well as best practices for keeping employees focused on doing their jobs.

Learning objectives for this session include:

  • Understanding employer’s rights with regard to employee’s activity outside of work environment
  • Recognizing risks for employers
  • Understanding the impact of employees activity on productivity

Kate is an associate Ogletree Deakins’ Kansas City office.  She defends employers at all stages of litigation in employment matters. Prior to joining the law firm, Kate was a law clerk for the Honorable Mary Russell of the Supreme Court of Missouri.  She attended the University of Missouri Law School, where she was the Managing Editor of the Missouri Law Review.  She graduated cum laude and is a member of the Order of the Coif.  She has spoken at the Kansas SHRM conference and several other seminars around Kansas City.

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