We will discuss the potential traps of workplace privacy issues.
• Can companies monitor employee emails?
• What information on company-issued personal devices is private?
• Can a company install cameras or tracking devices on company vehicles? Are there limitations?
• Can/Should a company monitor employee social media accounts?
• What information obtained from employees must be kept private?
Pending approval for:
1 SHRM Certification Credit!
1 General HRCI Credit!
Brian Thomas is a partner at Graydon and chairs the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group. He has 15 years of experience representing employers in a wide range of employment matters, including workplace health and safety. Brian takes pride in seeing both the forest and the trees. He lives by Einstein’s saying that “any fool can know. The point is to understand.” Brian recognizes that every client has unique challenges and opportunities. He knows that he must first listen and genuinely understand an employer’s business before he can provide effective representation.
Brian learned these life lessons early. He started playing football in the second grade and saw how good teams are always greater than the sum of their parts. His parents also taught him that hard work pays off. Brian worked hard in high school to become a national champion hurdler. He continued his track and field career at Georgia Tech, where he was a four year letterman for the Yellow Jackets and served as the team’s co-captain his junior and senior years. But Brian didn’t limit his hard work to athletics.
Brian graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law, cum laude. While at UD, Brian served as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Dayton Law Review and was an active participant on the school’s Moot Court team. Brian believes success involves more than just individual achievements. Giving back is very important. Brian currently serves on several civic and non-profit boards including People Working Cooperatively, St. Vincent de Paul, the Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program and the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers. Brian also mentors new lawyers as part of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Lawyer to Lawyer Mentor Program.
Brian is still a sports fanatic, but his family is his greatest joy. You can find him at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday with his mom, watching the Cleveland Cavaliers with his wife, or watching his two daughters train for gymnastics gold in the 2028 Olympics.
Samantha Koeninger practices in all areas of employment law. She counsels management on a broad spectrum of day-to-day matters, including discipline, workplace harassment, compliance with federal and state laws, termination, and wage and hour issues. She defends employers in employment litigation before state and federal agencies involving race, gender, national origin discrimination and sexual harassment claims. She also has experience conducting customized in-house training sessions for both managers and employees on respectful workplace, discrimination and general human resources policies.
Prior to law school, Samantha spent a semester at the Kentucky State Capitol working for a local state representative. After her time in state government, she explored federal law and interned in Washington, D.C. for a member of the House of Representatives. While attending law school, Samantha worked in the legal department of GE Aviation, Luxittoca and Kroger, and interned for the Honorable Michael Barrett. Samantha’s experiences working for the government and the legal departments for several large corporations gives her a unique perspective and is helpful in counseling employers on their employee issues.
On the weekends, you can find Samantha either running or at hot yoga. And when permitted, Hank, her pup, will be with her. She takes him everywhere.
RSVP by: November 8, 2017
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