|COURSE DESCRIPTION: HR professionals and managers who don’t know the rules for monitoring employees’ electronic behavior are sitting ducks for lawsuits.
Workers find all kinds of creative ways to get themselves (and your company) into trouble online – and not just through obvious things like e-smearing, cyber-stalking, or viewing/posting obscene materials. It’s trickier than that and the rules are evolving almost as rapidly as the technology.
You need to keep your electronic “eyes and ears” open but you can’t step over the line and invade employees’ privacy when monitoring e-mail, Instant Messaging, social media and other Internet activity. Even experienced HR executives are challenged by the flurry of new laws that regulate electronic monitoring of employees.
Participants in this event will learn:
- If employees who text, e-mail or use social media at work should have a “reasonable expectation” of privacy
- Why “private” information on an employee’s company-owned computer isn’t really private
- How to craft iron-clad email, Instant Messaging and blogging policies – and why employees must understand exactly what they say
- What conditions, if any, must be present in order to trigger electronic monitoring of employees
- At what point an employee’s personal blog becomes “work-related” and therefore inappropriate
- When it’s legal to monitor employee phone calls – and when it’s not
- What you should know about the latest case law on privacy – and what these precedent setting cases mean to you
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Melissa Fleischer, Esq., is the Founder and President of HR Learning Center LLC, a human resources consulting firm specializing in employment law. Her firm provides training seminars and consulting on workplace and HR issues. Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney with over 20 years experience and is nationally recognized as an expert in her field. Ms. Fleischer is a frequent lecturer on employment law topics including seminars and workshops on Anti-Harassment Training, FMLA/ADA Training and Workplace Violence Prevention Training. Ms. Fleischer is also a Chapter Editor for the new FMLA Treatise that has been recently published by BNA. She is a member of SHRM and adjunct faculty providing employment law training for the Professional Development Center of SUNY/Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY.
HRCI CERTIFICATION: This program has been approved for 1.0 recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage.
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