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    Off Duty Conduct in a 24/7 World

    Date: October 9, 2018, 7:30am – 10:00am
    Portsmouth Country Club
    80 Country Club Ln
    Greenland, NH 03840
    $25 for members, $45 for non-members
    Event Type:
    Monthly Program
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    Off Duty Conduct in a 24/7 World

    Presented by: Deb Ford from Jackson Lewis

    Program Details:

    What’s an Employer to do? 

    An employee’s off-duty behavior, bad or otherwise, may affect both the employee and employer’s reputation and standing in the community. In many cases, it may impact the employee’s job performance directly and the interests of the employer. But how do you measure this, and how do you take into account the degree of privacy an employee can rightfully expect? The world of social media increases the likelihood of these issues coming to the fore, but the underlying balance has always been there. Debra Weiss Ford, an attorney at Jackson Lewis in Portsmouth, New Hampshire joins us to talk about the collision of these competing interests. How should an employer handle drug use, including medical marijuana prescriptions, comments on social media regarding political or religious beliefs, and criminal misconduct? This is sure to be a lively discussion, and we’ll take on the social media context with some in-room cell phone polling questions.


    About the Presenter:

    Debra Weiss Ford is Office Managing Principal and Litigation Manager of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has more than 35 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

    Ms. Ford also represents employers before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

    Ms. Ford trains frequently in New England on issues related to employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, reductions in force, termination issues, wage and hour issues, proper documentation, leaves of absence, and Title IX compliance. She regularly advises clients on employment-related matters.

    Ms. Ford was a member of the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners from 1993 to 2005. She was appointed by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to serve on the Merit Selection Panel to consider the reappointment of the incumbent magistrate. In 2003, she was appointed to serve on the Federal Court Advisory Committee. She is an approved federal and state mediator.


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    Thank you to our sponsor, Waddell & Reed: