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Digital communications and electronically stored data come with inherent vulnerabilities and the potential for employer liability. Harnessing the power of the digital age while controlling workplace risks is a challenge. The notion of electronic communications and social media in the workplace has changed drastically over the past decade, morphing from activities employers often sought to limit to required activities of one’s job in many occupations, including those that will help grow the business. This InfoPAK covers laws impacting privacy and data security and best practices for reducing workplace information risk. It also discusses the particular benefits and risks of the company’s use of social media and social networking technologies. Finally, it looks at the issues in employment litigation arising out of digital information and communications.
This InfoPAK is designed to provide corporate counsel with a general overview of employee benefits. The InfoPAK will focus on how ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code apply to health and welfare and retirement benefits provided by employers to their employees in the United States.
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