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HR Talent & Tech: Armed with smartphones, tablets and laptops

Monday, October 10, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Meet Daniel T. Ho, Esq and Jeffrey S. Horton Thomas Esq

What will people learn during your topic?

* Employees come to work today armed with smartphones, tablets and laptops giving them instant access to the world - and are causing a host of problems for employers.  We'll give you the latest update on what employers can -- and can't -- do to protect themselves."

 

What will be exciting about your session?

“Our presentation is ahead of the curve - we're among the first to be presenting on new developments, including from the NLRB and the Defense of Trade Secrets Act signed by President Obama only two weeks ago.  The DTSA gives employers much greater power to go after employees, former employees and independent contractors who've taken trade secrets.  The DTSA is critical."

 

"Most employment laws coming out of Washington and Sacramento give ever greater protections to employees.  We're happy and relieved that this month's Defense of Trade Secrets Act gives employers powerful new tools, for a change, to go after employees, former employees and independent contractors who've stolen trade secrets."

 

Daniel T. Ho on new technologies and how they interact with employment law

"New technologies, for example, are allowing many more employees to work remotely.  This challenges employers in tracking time worked, avoiding overtime and off the clock claims, ensuring that they're providing meal and rest breaks as required and more.  The potential liability when employees work remotely is great." 

Jeffrey S. Horton Thomas on new technologies and how they interact with employment law

"New technologies will continue to be available to employees and employers, alike.  To win the battle in protecting themselves, what's key for employers is remaining up to date on the legal limits on their ability to govern employees' use of technology in and concerning the workplace." 

On one of the opportunities for Technology in HR:

"In helping to accurately classify, accurately write into contracts what the relationship is between the employer and the person who is performing services on behalf of that employer. 

“ Ultimately when you get to trial, it’s often what’s written that rules the day -- and from that my mantra is “document, document, document.” - Daniel T. Ho, Esq. 


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