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 litigates federal and state class and collective actions alleging wage and hour violations, misclassification, overtime, minimum wage and off-theclock 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 is Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice's Workplace Compliance & Counseling group. She 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/anticorruption law compliance. She is a founding member of the Workplace Compliance and Counseling group, and has spoken on U.S. and international L&E topics around the world. Bunting was listed as “Recommended” in The Legal 500 United States for Workplace and Employment Counseling for multiple years and has been listed in Who’s Who in Labour & Employment Law since 2018. She was also listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Labor and Employment in 2021, an honor she first received in 2019.

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