1. Recording and Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace: Legal Pitfalls

Recording and Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace: Legal Pitfalls

Recording and Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace: Legal Pitfalls
Event ID: 69827
Recording: 15432

Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter: Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law and president, HR Learning Center LLC
Price: $299.00 On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
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. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
Who Should Attend? HR professionals, in-house counsel, managers/supervisors

It is a new world out there, and managers and HR need to be aware that with new technology comes new risks. Employees can easily record every conversation they have with management with a quick tap of their smart phones. Can those recordings hurt your organization, and what can you as an employer do to prohibit this activity? Is an employee’s recording of your conversation lawful? Is it admissible in a court of law and can it be used against you? Would telling employees that they cannot record your conversation violate any laws? If so, which ones? Another issue that employers often wonder about is an employer’s right to view text messages that an employee sends. Can an employer read an employee’s e-mail? Can a supervisor listen in on conference calls without announcing him or herself? Could that violate the employee’s right to privacy? Could it violate any other laws, federal or state? What policies does HR have to implement to protect your organization with regard to these issues?

Please join legal expert, Melissa Fleischer, Esq. as she clears up these questions and more in this informative and relevant webinar.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Are employers allowed to record their employees without their consent and vice versa?
  • Is it lawful for employers to prohibit employees from taping conversations in the workplace?
  • What laws exist that might make this a problem?
  • What do the courts have to say on this issue?
  • Can employers lawfully monitor employee’s e-mails, text messages, etc.?
  • What risks exist for employers who do view an employee’s e-mail or text message?
  • What policies and practices do you need to have in place to conduct such monitoring?
  • Could monitoring employees lead to claims of violation of their right to privacy?


Your conference leader for “Recording and Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace: Legal Pitfalls” is Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law. Ms. Fleischer is the president of HR Learning Center LLC. 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.


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