As new technologies enter the workplace, privacy legislation and case law become more complex and create new challenges for employers. Employees are continuously connected to coworkers, clients and prospects through social media on their personal devices, while “cloud services” enable them to share business and personal information outside the organization's firewall.
How can human resources professionals and in-house counsel balance the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers and manage risks to the organization? With a view on keeping employers current on important developments in privacy law, Naz Mitha and Ilan Burkes will discuss a number of key topics in the area of workplace privacy during this introductory seminar, including:
• The interaction between employees’ misuse of social media and the Workers Compensation Act and Human Rights Code obligations
• Employers’ rights and guidelines for conducting social media background checks
• Developing and managing appropriate social media and internet usage policies
• Privacy rights in connection with an employee’s use of workplace computers and other electronic devices
• What to know before storing corporate data “in the cloud”
This seminar is particularly suitable for new HR professionals or those looking for a refresher on this area of law.