Today I will present at the Central Iowa SHRM monthly meeting located at Copper Creek Golf Course on electronic workplace issues. The electronic workplace is all around us. Computers, voice mail, internet, intranet, e-mail, fax machines, laptops, PDAs, videoconferencing, social media, blogs and more are common features in the American workplace. The development of the electronic workplace has not come without legal implications. The same technology that allows us to perform work more efficiently creates several twists on several areas of employment law. We will explore many of the dangers and pitfalls in the electronic workplace:

I. Email

  • Discovery in Litigation
  • Record Retention
  • Discrimination, harassment and other concerns

II. Internet

  • Accessing Inappropriate Material
  • Social Media and Blogs
  • Copyright violations

III. Employee Privacy Rights

  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act
  • Handbooks – lower expectation of privacy
  • Consistency

IV. Telecommuting

  • ADA
  • Workers’ Compensation

V.  Employment Ads and Resume Posting on Internet

Program details:  Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Copper Creek Golf Course, 4825 Copper Creek Drive, Pleasant Hill, Iowa.  Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. Business Meeting begins at 7:40 a.m. Program begins at 8:00 a.m.

1.0 General recertification credit has been pre-approved.

Thanks to the Central Iowa SHRM Chapter for the invitation.