Technology in the Workplace

Training Sessions:

Practical Tips and Strategies For Complying With The MA Data Security Law and Regulations
Facebook, YouTube, and Other Social Media: Friend Or Foe In The Workplace?
Dual Use Devices In The Workplace: Understanding and Managing The Risks

Practical Tips and Strategies For Complying With The MA Data Security Law and Regulations

The deadline for compliance with the Massachusetts Data Security regulations was March 1, 2010, but not all employers are in compliance.

The goal of this training is to give you a general understanding of the law and important tools to assist you in your compliance efforts.  The training covers the following important topics:

 

  • An overview of the Massachusetts Data Security statute regarding record retention/disposal and breach;
  • An overview of the key regulatory requirements for safeguarding personal information;
  • Conducting a preliminary audit and addressing the information gathered in the audit;
  • Updating and implementing personnel policies and employment agreements;
  • How to develop a Comprehensive Written Information Security Program (“WISP”);
  • Third-party vendor and service provider compliance issues; and
  • Mandatory employee training.

 

Schwartz Hannum PC regularly conducts this training throughout the year in our offices and at our client’s workplaces.  We are happy to tailor the program to meet the specific training objectives of individual clients.

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Facebook, YouTube, and Other Social Media: Friend Or Foe In The Workplace?

Is your organization “up to speed” with the frantic pace of social media invading the workplace? Participants of this seminar learned how to use social media to their advantage and minimize the associated risks.

 

Topics Include:

  • The Pros and Cons of Using Social Media For Recruiting
  • Managing Social Media as a Marketing and Networking Tool
  • Potential Legal Claims Related to Use of Social Media
  • Tips for Complying With Federal and State Laws That Govern an Employer’s Social Media Policies and Practices
  • Drafting a Social Media Policy for Your Workplace
  • Training Your Workforce

 

The material presented is constantly updated, to keep pace with the rapidly changing social media landscape.  The presentation is highly interactive, and includes demonstrations of social media as well as real-world scenarios to guide the discussions.

 

Schwartz Hannum PC regularly conducts this training throughout the year at the firm and at our clients’ workplaces.  We are happy to tailor the program to meet the specific training objectives of individual clients.

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Dual Use Devices In The Workplace: Understanding and Managing The Risks

Employers that permit employees to use personal mobile devices (i.e., iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, personal laptops, etc.) to create and/or access work-related data cannot rely upon existing electronic communication and conduct policies to provide adequate protection against the significant risks created by the blending of personal and work activities. The Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) trend is forcing employers to re-evaluate everything from compliance with data security laws, and trade secret protection, to wage and hour issues. In addition, dual use devices create significant challenges to existing workplace conduct policies. Given the ever-increasing number of dual use devices already being used in many workplaces, employers have no choice but to develop a comprehensive plan for addressing these new challenges.

 

Schwartz Hannum PC has developed an interactive, two-hour program focusing on identifying and addressing the risks associated with the BYOD revolution in the workplace.

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