Please plan to join us Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville, Indiana from 8 am to 10 am for our May member's program.


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This program was originally planned for March but was rescheduled due to inclement weather and illness.  If you purchased a ticket for the March program, you do not need another ticket to attend this event - just click on the blue box above and select the "Confirm my Attendance" ticket.  If you are unable to make this program, we will give you credit toward your next program.  Thank you.

Our Speaker:  Robert Dignam, Shareholder at Johnson & Bell, will discuss "Social Media Impact on the Workplace"

Objectives include:

  • Jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board over private sector employers
  • The law which applies to an employer’s ability to monitor the social media activities of its employees
  • Case examples to help clarify the authority of an employer to police such social media activities
  • Tips for complying with this challenging area as it relates to employee handbooks and social media policies.

Robert J. Dignam is a Shareholder in the law firm of Johnson and Bell, PC, in Crown Point. The firm also has offices in Chicago and Wheaton, Illinois, and serves clients throughout the country. Mr. Dignam’s practice focuses on employment and labor law matters. He also devotes significant time serving as a civil mediator. He has thirty years of experience counseling and representing private sector and governmental entities in a wide range of legal matters.

Mr. Dignam serves as an adjunct professor at Purdue University Northwest. He has taught courses for the past fifteen years in Personnel Law, Human Resources Management, and Conflict Management. Mr. Dignam has presented at numerous continuing legal education programs on Indiana evidence. He also has presented at seminars on employment law and best practices for monitoring the workplace and resolving conflicts in the workplace, social media in the workplace, the evolving Americans with Disabilities Act, and avoiding claims of sexual harassment. 


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