The 21st century has changed and impacted our lives in many significant ways. With cell phones being omnipresent, remote workforces being common, HR systems moving to the cloud with regularity, and technology playing a greater role in virtually every workplace process, productivity continues to increase with these new tools and resources. However, the availability of technology at all times has impacted the way employers need to act to ensure compliance with various employment laws related to everything from discrimination to recordkeeping to wage and hour rules. Are employees with cell phones and laptops ever really off the clock anymore? What challenges exist with managing a remote staff? What can you do about harassment when it takes place on social media or via email? What are the issues with moving your HR systems to a cloud-based service?
Please join Melissa Fleischer as she covers many of the policy and procedure changes required of employers given the important role technology plays in the workplace. She will focus on how HR can comply with various employment requirements in light of the challenges that technology has created.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Some of the many topics that will be addressed include the following:
- Virtual harassment: Texting, posting on social media and e-mailing offensive comments, jokes and pictures
- FLSA: When employees use smart phones/laptops to respond to text messages, e-mails, etc. off-the-clock
- Technological changes make telecommuting easier: What HR needs to know about a remote workforce
- The Cloud and Paperless HR: Moving your HR Department Paperless
- AND MUCH MORE!
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “21st Century Technology Changes, Challenges and Legal Pitfalls: Issues in the Modern Workplace” is Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law. Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney with 20 years of experience representing clients in employment law discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues. HR Learning Center, LLC offers training seminars, webinars, and consulting on a wide range of employment law topics including: workplace investigations, anti-harassment training, FMLA and ADA training, workplace violence prevention, etc. Ms Fleischer earned her J.D. degree from the George Washington University School of Law.