Cyber Attacks: Steps HR and Employers Can Take to Reduce Potential Liability for Theft of Employee Information

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CD Only                 $349.00 includes recorded presentation, slides, and Q&A
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law and president, HR Learning Center, LLC
Price: $349.00, CD includes full audio presentation, question and answer session and presentation slides. CD option is subject to a $5.95 handling charge.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Who Should Attend? HR, in-house counsel, financial officers, CEOs

Both HR and their employers face new challenges protecting employee information from cyber-attacks. With the number of cyber-attacks increasing, cyber-security has become a priority issue demanding immediate attention. Everyone is aware of the recent increase in cyber attacks against both major employers and the U.S. government. This includes the cyber attack against SONY Pictures last year which has resulted in major lawsuits against SONY by their employees for SONY’s failure to adequately protect employee information. This together with the recent massive data security breach of the United States Office of Personnel and Management’s (OPM) data system, demonstrate that all employers, both small and large, are vulnerable. With this vulnerability, also, comes the employer’s responsibility to protect both employee and customer information, and the potential liability that results when such information is hacked. Employers must better understand their vulnerabilities to a cyber attack, the laws requiring employers to protect employee and customer information, and the potential liability that data security breaches can cause for employers. Please join Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law, as she discusses employer legal risks and liabilities associated with a cyber-attack and the theft of employee information.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Overview of recent cyber attacks and the liability issues for employers
  • Laws which place a duty on employers to protect both employee and customer information
  • Liability that can come from failure to protect confidential information
  • Steps the government has taken to increase efforts to protect against cyber attacks
  • Recommended steps employers can take to better protect their organizations from cyber attacks and better protect their organizations from liability for those attacks
  • Record retention policies that can help reduce potential liability


Your conference leader for “Cyber-Attacks: Steps HR and Employers Can Take to Reduce Potential Liability for Theft of Employee Information” is Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law. Ms. Fleischer is the president of HR Learning Center LLC. Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney with over 20 years’ experience representing clients in employment 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 variety of workplace and human resources issues. She is also a frequent speaker 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. QUALITY COMMITMENT

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