An Essential Legal Game Plan for Workplace Fantasy Sports
Workplace fantasy sports leagues may seem like innocent fun, but employers who permit them may face unintended legal consequences. Don't let your clients make legal fumbles. This concise yet comprehensive guide to fantasy sports in the workplace will give a play-by-play of possible fouls that have the potential to lead to legal investigations, expensive litigation and more. Ensure employers keep their eye on the law during fantasy sports season - register today!
- Ensure employers put fantasy sports policies in place that mitigate the chances for serious legal trouble down the road.
- Determine when fantasy sports betting rises to the level of illegal gambling, and how employers should respond to the situation.
- Appraise the potential civil and criminal penalties employees face if workplace fantasy sports betting get out of hand.
Session Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern
Presenter: Cory A. Kuhlenschmidt
- Federal and State Law Considerations
- Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act
- Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act
- Interstate Wire Act
- Illegal Gambling Business Act
- State Law Definitions of Illegal Gambling
- Promotion of Illegal Gambling or Simple Workplace Fun: What is the Line?
- Social Gambling Laws and Prize Limitations
- Maximum Wagers: What is and is not Legal?
- Fantasy Leagues and Multi-State Offices
- Who Can be Part of a Fantasy Sports Pool?
- Office Fantasy Leagues and Employment Law Risks
- Hostile Work Environment and Discrimination Issues
- Ostracizing Employees
- ADA Implications?
- Whistleblower Retaliation
- Monitoring Employee Technology Usage: Essential Legal Best Practices
- Creating and Following Workplace Gambling/Fantasy Sports Policies
- Types of Permitted Gambling
- Use of Employer Property
- Work Production Levels
- Updating Technology Usage Polices to Reflect Workplace Gambling
- Complaint Reporting Procedures: Ensuring Legal Protections for Accusers and Accused
This legal overview of fantasy sports in the workplace is for attorneys. HR professionals, business executives, accountants, and paralegals may also find it useful.