This week’s post was co-authored by Robinson+Cole Labor and Employment Group lawyer Madison C. Picard.

As we approach election season, conversations about politics are quickly picking up across the country and in the workplace. Employers may be wondering how they can manage communications in the workplace.

A common misconception among employers this time of

While the presidential election may be in the past, conversations on political and social issues are not. As the new Presidential Administration takes the helm, the pandemic continues, and significant political division persists, conversations on political and social issues are commonplace in many workplaces across the country. Manufacturers are still grappling with the issue of whether and to what extent they can restrict employee speech and expression in the  workplace. Can employees discuss political or social issues at work?  What happens if it causes tension and distraction at work?  Does it matter if it occurs on working time?
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