How Private is Your Private Life? The Blurred Line Between Workplace and Off-Duty Misconduct (Web)

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Session ID: ED5222008

How Private is Your Private Life? The Blurred Line Between Workplace and Off-Duty Misconduct  (Web)


Registration Status: Open

Registration for this program closes on May 17, 2023 12:00 AM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $50.00


  • Start Date

    May 18, 2023 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • End Date

    May 18, 2023 12:45 PM
  • Duration

    2.75 hours
Registration Closed

Faculty and Summary

Elena Cacavas

Cacavas ADR, LLC
Manhasset, NY

Philip Repash, Esq.

Northwell Health
New York, NY

Jay Jaffe
Jay Jaffe

1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
New York, NY

With social media technologies, the line between workplace misconduct and off-duty conduct that is subject to just-cause discipline has become increasingly blurred.  Employees, managers and union representatives need a clarification of these concepts.

An experienced AAA® Labor Arbitrator and two skilled labor professionals will examine the interface between these concepts from their perspectives, using case scenarios and other current materials. Attendees will learn to distinguish off-duty misconduct in the private sector and the public sector as well as consider constitutional issues that may arise.

The speakers will also address:
• the employee’s expectation of privacy after working hours and in their social media content vs. the employer’s business interests.
• the requirements of workplace nexus and/or notoriety.
• the special case of public-sector employees who serve as role models and violate a public trust (e.g., teachers, police, firefighters).
• the effect of criminal behavior (arrest/conviction/incarceration).
• the employer’s monitoring of social media vs. employee’s First Amendment rights.


CLE Information:

West LegalEdcenter is procuring continuing legal education (CLE) credits on behalf of American Arbitration Association. This program is available for CLE credits in New York - credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules.


Please contact Maggie Zhang at or 212-484-3283.