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    The NLRB's Latest Restrictions on Your Social Media and Handbook Policies

    Date: February 20, 2013, 8:30am – 1:00pm
    Hilton Garden Inn Solomons
    13100 Dowell Road
    Dowell, MD 20629
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    The NLRB is increasingly prosecuting non-union employers whose “outdated” policies and em­ployee handbook provisions are at odds with its recent decisions. 

    In this seminar, you will learn about:

    • The NLRB’s stance on non-union protected concerted activity and social media policies
    • Workplace repercussions for on-line actions (“Can you discipline employees for postings on Facebook?”)
    • Your Employee Handbook rules concerning confidentiality, wage discussions, criticism of management, and    “harassment” may be in violation of recent NLRB rulings
    • Compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and new laws when utilizing social medical to screen applicants
    • Best Practices and Policies for avoiding liability

    Presenter Bios:

    Darryl G. McCallum is an attorney with the firm of Shawe & Rosenthal, a management-side labor and employment law firm located in Baltimore, MD.  Mr. McCallum regularly defends employers in areas such as employment discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and wage/hour regulation both in court and before federal and state agencies.  He also provides advice to managers and human resources professionals on a wide variety of personnel matters, and conducts training on union avoidance, FMLA compliance and other employment law issues.  Mr. McCallum is a frequent speaker on employment law issues in the hospitality industry and serves on the Board of the Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association.  He is the Chair-Elect of the Board of the Maryland State Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law and is the Programming Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Litigation Section Employment and Labor Relations Committee.  In addition, Darryl has served as a revisions editor for the Matthew Bender publication: The Employment Law Deskbook.   Darryl earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Princeton University, and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.

    Bryan O’Keefe is also an attorney with the firm of Shawe & Rosenthal.  Mr. O’Keefe received a J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law in 2011.  Prior to law school, Bryan worked as a consultant on labor and employment public policy in Washington, DC, where he consulted with industry and corporate trade associations, think tanks, and public relations agencies concerning general information regarding labor unions, strikes, and the proposed Employee Free Choice Act which the Administration was unsuccessful on getting through Congress.  His writing on the future of organized labor has been featured in many newspapers and periodicals including the Philadelphia InquirerNew York PostWashington Times, and Labor Watch.

    This seminar is currently pending recertification credits toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


    8:00-9:00am: Registration / Continental Breakfast
    9:00am-12:30pm: Presentation
    12:30-1:00pm: Buffet Lunch / General meeting

    DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: Noon, Thursday, February 14th