Brave New World: State Data Privacy Laws and the Workplace

2020 Annual Conference & Exposition
Protecting employee data is as important as protecting customer data.

A number of states have now passed personal data protection laws that directly impact what HR can and cannot do with employee information. Learn about the new state laws and pending legislation that affect every employer dealing with employee data, and the best practices to implement to create and maintain compliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the growing concern over the use of personal, private data, what legal protections exist for employees and how to comply with the law while still getting the information you need.
  • Learn what privacy laws exist now and what legislation is on the horizon.
  • Learn how to comply with the law while still obtaining and maintaining necessary employee information and how to implement best practices to protect both the employee and the organization.
  • Obtain sample privacy policies and templates and summaries of state laws.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Kelly Dobbs Bunting

Kelly Dobbs

Kelly Bunting is Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Workforce Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement group. She litigates federal and state class and collective actions alleging wage and hour violations, misclassification, overtime, minimum wage and off-the-clock work. She also defends employers around the country in single plaintiff litigation involving gender, age, disability, race, national origin, religious and pregnancy discrimination, harassment and retaliation; whistleblower claims; theft of trade secrets; breach of duty; breach of employment agreements and restrictive covenants. Kelly has appeared before the EEOC, the NLRB, the DOL and many state agencies. She drafts and negotiates national and international employment agreements, secondment agreements, settlement and severance agreements. She has represented employers in numerous U.S. Department of Labor audits and investigations, and has conducted labor and employment due diligence in many M&A transactions.

Kelly advises multinational clients on workplace policies, best practices, internal investigations cross-border issues and employment-related FCPA/anti-corruption law compliance. She is a founding member of the Global Workforce Solutions group, and has spoken on U.S. and international L&E topics around the world. In 2018, Kelly was listed in Who’s Who in Labour & Employment Law. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Kelly was ranked as “Recommended” by The Legal 500 United States for her work in Labor and Employment: Workplace and Employment Counseling and is a member of Philadelphia’s first-tier ranked Labor & Employment Practice by U.S. News-Best Lawyers.

Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Business Acumen
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
HR Expertise
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