HR Law on the Cutting Edge: Employment Liability in the Electronic Workplace

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Location:EANJ Training Room, Livingston
Sponsored by:EANJ


The use of communication technologies has exploded at work.  While the Internet has become indispensable in today's workplace - 90 million United States workers send over one billion e-mail messages a day - newer technologies, such as instant messaging,  have also created new and perplexing legal issues for employers.  EANJ has kept its members informed over the last decade on the legal issues that have arisen from the Internet, email, instant messaging, social networking and other electronic media at work.  It’s now clear that a critical mass of cases spread over various federal and state laws have created a sub-section of HR law dealing with these cutting edge issues.  This live 3-hour seminar led by John Sarno, Esq. will provide an up-to-date summary of this important and evolving area of HR law.  Partial list of cases that will be covered:

  • City of Ontario v. Quon: “Sexting” at work.
  • Roe v. City of San Diego: Off duty Internet porn.
  • Smyth v. Pillsbury: Discharging employee over hostile email.
  • Blakey v. Continental Airways: Internet harassment
  • Fraser v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company: Reading stored emails.
  • Galante v. Board of Review, Department of Labor and Foxtons, Inc : Ineligibility for unemployment because of Internet misuse.
  • Doe v. XYZ Company: Employer liability for child pornography.
  • Stengart v. Loving Care Agency: Attorney-client emails sent from work.
  • Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright Corp: Employee theft of electronic documents.
  • Zungoli v. UPS.: Employee refusal to log onto Company Intranet.
  • Cherry v. Sunoco, Inc.: Employee refusal to post photo on Company Intranet.
  • Wiegand v. Motiva Enterprises: “Racist” off duty Internet use.
  • American Medical Response of Connecticut, NLRB: Legally protected employee speech on the Internet.

Three Convenient Locations:

March 23, 2011: Preferred Behavioral Health, Lakewood
March 30, 2011: EANJ Training Room, Livingston
April 15, 2011: Saddle Brook Marriott, Saddle Brook

Location Information:

EANJ Training Room
30 W. Mount Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039

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9AM to Noon

Registration Fees

$95  Members
$135 non members

Substitutions are permitted, however in order to meet program commitments, cancellations made less than two (2) full working days before the program date or "no-shows", must be charged the full registration fee.

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