Discovering E-Discovery: The New Role of Human Resources in Managing Employment Litigation

SHRM 2013 Employment Law and Legislative Conference
Discovering E-Discovery: The New Role of Human Resources in Managing Employment Litigation
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Workplace Application:  Improve your comprehension of an employer's legal duty to preserve documents and electronically stored information, in order to take appropriate action in the event of actual or threatened litigation.

As the cost of preserving e-mails and other electronically stored information (ESI) rises, smart organizations prepare accordingly—by better understanding the process of electronic discovery (e-discovery) in litigation. This presentation focuses on the role of HR in the employer’s legal obligations, showing you how to:

  • Identify the events that trigger the employer's legal duty to preserve documents and ESI relevant to a potential claim
  • Assist with the implementation of a “litigation hold” arising from that duty
  • Develop strategic policies and practices to enhance document retention and organization in your organization.

ESI and e-discovery skills are essential parts of several professional HR knowledge areas, including applicable federal laws and regulations, individual employment rights issues, legal termination procedures, and employee records management, and are presented in that context.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 11, 2013 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm
Presenter: 

King F. Tower

King F.
Tower

Mr. Tower’s primary areas of practice are labor and employment law, and litigation.

Representative Experience:

-More than 16 years of experience representing employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including employment law litigation, traditional labor union work, labor-management relations, and -business advice and counseling
-Administrative practice before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board
-Significant litigation experience in federal courts defending claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII
-Taken numerous cases to verdict for employers in Virginia and North Carolina state courts

Location: 
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Amount of Credit: 
1.50
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Competency: 
Business Acumen
Intended Audience: 
Senior-Level
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