Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Benjamin Pratt presented to the Department of School Board Secretaries and its Affiliates at the PASA/PSBA School Leadership Conference in Hershey, Pa. He discussed, “Social Media and its impact on Public School Districts,” which focused on the First Amendment rights of employees and students in regard to social media usage as well as the recent influx of investigations by OCR of school district websites and discuss potential violation of student rights when certain communications are transmitted by teachers to others via differing electronic media. Attendees included Business Managers, School Superintendents, Board members and solicitors.

Pratt focuses his practice in the areas of employment, labor and construction law for school districts, municipal entities and private employers. He represents his clients at local agency hearings, administrative tribunals and in quasi-judicial hearings as Special Counsel before the PA Labor Relations Board and the National Labor Relations Board.