HR's E-Monitoring Rules And Rights: Mastering E-Mail, IMs, Blogs, And Social Networking
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In the digital age of smartphones and 24/7 connectivity to the workplace, electronic monitoring of employee technology use may seem like an attractive option, particularly when they use employer property. But to what point? What are the legal limits for just how far you can go to track Internet and e-mail usage, especially when not every employee works on site?
As an employer, you've got some legal leeway to monitor, but it only goes so far before you're invading an employee's privacy and sparking a lawsuit. On the other hand, if you never check in at all, you could be held liable if an employee uses your technology to act illegally - such as by using an employer-issued smartphone to send harassing messages.
With blogs, Tweets, and status updates becoming part of the normal routine for most people, it's crucial for you to understand what you can and can't do to monitor your employees in order to keep your organization productive and decrease the likelihood of a lawsuit.
Participate in this interactive webinar, and you'll learn:
- How far the federal laws governing your right to electronically monitor employees' activities will let you legally go
- Types of electronic monitoring and surveillance techniques that are generally acceptable and the ones you should absolutely steer clear of given the current legal and legislative landscape
- Written e-monitoring and privacy policies to give to your employees and how to draft them so they cover emerging technologies
- NLRA-based considerations to take into account before disciplining employees for their online activities
- The legal steps you can take when you believe an employee is stealing confidential data via electronic devices
- Strategies to follow so your organization can demonstrate that it "owns" log-in information, passwords, and organization social-networking accounts
- How to protect your organization when employees use their personal tablets, smartphones, and other electronic devices to conduct business for you
- Best practices for obtaining consent for monitoring real-time communications such as phone calls – it differs from state to state
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn how to monitor your employees' online and electronic activities, balancing their right to privacy with your right to protect your organization's interests. Register now for this must-attend event risk-free.
About your Speaker:
Attorney Peter Gillespie is Of Counsel in the Chicago office of Fisher &Phillips LLP. He represents and counsels management on a wide array of employment law-related issues, including workplace discrimination and harassment, covenants not to compete, wage and hour laws, retaliation, hiring, promotion and dismissal decision-making, workplace privacy, genetics-based discrimination, data retention, compensation, fraud, defamation, occupational health and safety issues, and statutory compliance. He is the Co-Chair of the Social Media Committee for the American Bar Association Section on Science and Technology. He provides employers with strategic advice to help meet their objectives while reducing potential litigation risks where possible. The majority of his practice is before federal and state courts and alternative dispute forums throughout the United States.
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