Politics in the Workplace—Keeping the Peace

December 13, 2022

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Dec 13, 2022 2–3 p.m. Eastern

Registration fee
Member Free
Nonmember $100.00

Program brought to you by:
Fox Rothschild

Who Should Attend

Staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry owners, principals, chief executive officers, and presidents; team managers and leaders; industry professionals


The midterm congressional elections—coupled with nationwide civil unrest, economic uncertainty, and the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade—have sparked political conversations in employees’ personal and professional lives. With all the political turmoil, employers may be wondering how much politics to allow in the workplace, how to navigate sticky situations regarding employee political activity, and how to keep the workplace from becoming toxic. Join Diane Geller and Heather Ries from Fox Rothschild for insightful analysis of the issues that staffing companies should address regarding politics in the workplace.

During this webinar, attendees will learn

  • Whether the First Amendment applies in the workplace
  • Which states have laws protecting employees’ political expression
  • When expression of political views may cross over into harassment or intimidation
  • Whether employers should consider a policy on political discussions, political campaigning, political apparel, use of employer equipment, off duty and social media political activities, and voting leave laws
  • What a policy regarding political issues in the workplace should include
  • How to address sticky political issues between employees


Diane J. Geller

Diane J. Geller

Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Geller provides strategic general counsel services to a wide array of private and public companies. She has a particular focus on representing clients in the staffing industry. A former general counsel for a major public company in the staffing and funding industry, Geller is a seasoned practitioner who helps clients stay compliant with the everchanging federal and state regulations governing the workplace, as well as the daily challenges facing business owners.

Heather L. Ries

Heather L. Ries

Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Ries is a trusted business adviser and seasoned litigator who has a deep understanding of employment and staffing law, as well as extensive experience assisting creditors in the bankruptcy courts. She has developed a robust practice that clients rely on for creative solutions, practical results, and zealous advocacy when disputes arise. Ries advises clients on a variety of business-related matters including transactions and employment-related issues that arise as a matter of operations.

This webinar qualifies for 1.0 hour of CE toward maintaining your ASA credential.

CE 1.0

This program is valid for 1.0 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®