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January 25, 2007

Current Issues in Workplace Privacy Law: Navigating the Minefield of Workplace Privacy Laws (Needham, MA)

On January 25, 2007, from 7:30 am to 9:00 am, Daniel S. Field will be discussing, “Current Issues in Workplace Privacy Law:  Navigating the Minefield of Workplace Privacy Laws to Avoid Expensive Legal Mistakes.”  

This seminar will cover the following topics:

          Employee Recruiting: What are the limitations on questions that can be asked of job applicants? What kinds of background investigations are lawful?

           Investigating Employee Conduct: What are my obligations to investigate complaints about my employees, and can I promise confidentiality to the complainant? What can I tell others about the investigation? What can I say as reference?

          Controlling employee behavior at and away from work: What kinds of
anti-blogging, non-fraternization, non-smoking, dress code and anti-nepotism policies are

          Employee Monitoring: Can an employer monitor workplace computer and telephone usage electronically?

          Employee Records: What employee records must I keep and what rules exist for safeguarding files that include medical and credit information?

This event is sponsored by the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce, Chamber’s Lawyers Council.  The event will be held at 160 Gould Street, Needham, MA.  For information on how to register for this event, please visit or call (617) 244-5300.  Pre-registration is required.