Is the Analysis of Off-Duty Misconduct Changing with the Times?


March 27, 2024    
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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Chiapparelli's Restaurant
237 S. High Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202
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Is the Analysis of Off-Duty Misconduct Changing with the Times?

This is Your Opportunity to Rule

While arbitrators have long decided issues of whether off-duty misconduct is just cause for discipline, changing technology and cultural standards are presenting new challenges.  Employers, Unions, and employees need to be aware of how the expanding use of social media is influencing workplace rules, grievance investigations, and arbitration hearings.  Laws and rules against discrimination and domestic violence have raised off-duty standards.  Whether or not employees work remotely, boundaries between off-duty and on- duty conduct are becoming less and less clear.

Our speaker, Rosemary Pye, a retired National Labor Relations Board Regional Director for New England and experienced arbitrator, will discuss a sampling of arbitration cases to explore the standards and procedures and to give you the opportunity to rule.



Rosemary Pye

Rosemary Pye is an arbitrator and mediator in the District of Columbia metro area and in New England. She is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Ms. Pye is on the labor panels of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and the American Arbitration Association. She served two terms on the Foreign Service Grievance Board and currently serves on various labor arbitration panels covering police, firefighters, and state and federal employees. She is a mediator for the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights and the D.C. Public Employee Relations Board (PERB).

Prior to becoming an arbitrator and mediator in 2013, Ms. Pye had a 38-year career with the National Labor Relations Board, including service as the Chief Counsel to an NLRB Board Member and 23 years as the Regional Director of the NLRB’s New England office in Boston.

Ms. Pye has received a federal Presidential Rank Award, a Cornell Law School Public Service Award, and the Massachusetts Labor Guild’s Cushing Gavin Award for professionalism, objectivity, and service to the community.  She is a graduate of Wheaton College (Mass.), Harvard University, and Cornell Law School.


5:30 – 6:30 pm – Reception and Networking (cash bar)
6:30 pm – Dinner and program begins
8:00 pm – Concludes

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