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Crafting a Policy for Employee Personal Property in the Workplace

Gain an understanding of workplace privacy and how to act prudently, while also complying with applicable federal, state and local law.

Safety and security in the workplace, both physical and virtual, was a significant concern for U.S. employers even before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as workplaces become increasingly decentralized due to the rise in remote work, it is important for employers to understand their rights with respect to workplace searches and employee privacy. It is also important for employers to understand the type of exposure that they can face while employees are working remotely, while making use of company-provided equipment. This topic will assist employers with understanding all aspects of privacy in the workplace as it pertains to employee personal property, and underscore why employers should develop policies relating to employee personal property in the workplace - wherever that may be. The information will address hot topics such as harassment, and terminations in the new remote work era, as well as laws relating to reimbursement of employee expenses, weapons and firearms in the workplace, alcohol and drug possession, service animals, personal safety issues, electronic privacy, while generally debunking myths regarding employees' expectation of privacy in the workplace. This material is critical for employers that wish to understand workplace privacy and how to act prudently, while also complying with applicable federal, state and local law. Beyond discussing how to craft policies to protect employers, the topic will discuss trends in personal property policies.

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Agenda

Introduction

  • What Are Personal Property Policies?
  • Employee Property vs. Employer Property

Personal Property Policies

  • Why Employers Should Develop Personal Property Policies
    • Weapons on or Near Company Property
    • Sexually Suggestive Items
    • Offensive Personal Items
    • Alcohol and Drug Possession
    • Workplace Violence and Other Personal Safety Issues
    • Mobile Devices at Work
    • Use of Service Animals
    • Potential Liability for Employers Who Fail to Act
  • What Should Be Included in the Policies
  • How Many Different Policies Should Be Drafted

Privacy Concerns

  • Differing Standards and Privacy Rights From State to State
  • Debunking Employees' Expectation of Privacy in the Workplace
    • Electronic Searches

Trends in Personal Property Policies

  • COVID-19 and Remote Work
    • Work From Home Expense Reimbursement
    • Virtual Workplace Harassment and Discrimination
    • Employee Terminations
  • Service Animals

Coordinating Personal Property Policies With Other Workplace Policies

  • Visitors in the Workplace
  • Solicitation and Distribution in the Workplace
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This course was last revised on October 26, 2020.

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  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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Shira M. Blank

Shira M. Blank

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

  • Partner in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
  • Represents clients in employment-related litigation on a broad array of matters, including claims of discrimination, sexual harassment and hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful termination, whistle-blowing, and wage and hour claims, among others, in state and federal courts and before various administrative agencies
  • Advises clients on all aspects of the employment relationship, avoidance of litigation, leave laws, employee discipline, separation and discharge, and harassment, internal investigations, and reductions in force
  • Represents employers in lawsuits alleging violations of all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including with respect to the accessibility of public accommodations and technology, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and equivalent state and local laws
  • Before joining Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., served as an assistant corporation counsel in the Labor and Employment Law Division of the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel, where she handled all aspects of employment litigation, including conducting jury trials in both federal and state court on behalf of New York City agencies
  • J.D. degree, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University; B.A. degree, The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs
  • Can be contacted at 212-351-4694 or [email protected]
Jeffrey M. Landes

Jeffrey M. Landes

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

  • Partner in the New York office of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, where he co-leads the retail service team
  • Experience includes counseling clients in a variety of industries including financial services, retail, and communications; in all facets of employment law, including compliance with EEO laws and other statutes governing the workplace, independent contractor issues, executive terminations, restrictive covenants, drug testing, background checks, employee discipline and terminations, reorganizations, workplace investigations, leaves of absence, and development of handbooks and personnel policies and procedures
  • Practice also includes preparing employment, consulting and separation agreements, counseling multinational companies on unique labor and employment law issues, and conducting wage/hour and human resource audits
  • Regularly conducts workplace training sessions for employees and managers and human resources personnel concerning performance management, harassment, diversity, EEO issues, and wage/hour issues, including pay practices and exempt/nonexempt classification issues
  • Has represented employers in wage/hour audits before the U.S. Department of Labor and other federal and state administrative agencies
  • Past member of the Labor and Employment Committee of the Bar Association of the City of New York and currently a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the New York State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section
  • Can be contacted at 212-351-4601 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 407839
Published 2020
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