Allen Matkins Presents…

Employee Expression in the Workplace

For Employers: Know Your Approach & Stay Compliant

Thursday, October 29, 2020
11am – 12pm

With all of the protests and social unrest across the country, and the 2020 presidential election around the corner, California employers should take this opportunity to revisit their policies and guidelines relating to employees’ rights in the workplace and on social media (including remote workplaces).

Employers need to consider what approach they will take when responding to complaints or scenarios involving potential political speech or expression. This program will address these issues, and more, to help employers stay compliant with protections for certain forms of employee expression under California and federal law.

This Workshop will Cover…

How to approach complaints or scenarios involving political speech or expression
How employers stay compliant under California and federal law

Meet the Speakers

Grant Alexander

Grant Alexander is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Allen Matkins. His practice encompasses a wide range of employment litigation matters including the representation of employers facing wage and hour class actions, as well as claims of discrimination, harassment, misappropriation of trade secrets, and wrongful termination. He also counsels companies on various compliance issues involving free speech in the workplace, the preparation of employee handbooks, sexual harassment training, executive employment agreements, and adhering to ADA regulations for company websites and mobile apps. While Grant’s diverse client list includes large companies in the food and beverage, retail, technology, and travel industries, he often times works closely with CEOs and owners of smaller businesses while serving as their external human resources consultant.

Melissa Bell

Melissa Bell, an associate in the Los Angeles office of Allen Matkins, works closely with clients to resolve labor and employment matters through arbitration, mediation, and/or litigation. She defends employers in matters involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour, and whistleblower claims. Melissa also represents employers defending class actions, representative actions under California’s Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), and unfair labor practice proceedings governed by collective-bargaining agreements and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Additionally, Melissa represents employers in investigations brought by various government agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Workshop Presented By


Allen Matkins is a premier California-based law firm specializing in real estate, litigation, labor, tax, and business law, with approximately 200 attorneys in four major metropolitan areas of California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco and San Diego. From their base in California, they serve the needs of clients, whose interests are national and increasingly global.