Schwarzberg & Associates hosts Employment Law Seminar Series: “What Employers Need To Know About Electronic Document Retention.”
2007 Employment Law Seminar Series
“What Employers Need To Know About Electronic Document Retention”
April 24th: Palm Beach Gardens Marriott
April 26th: West Palm Beach Marriott
All events from 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
On April 24th and 26th, 2007, Schwarzberg & Associates will be presenting the first of its 2007 Employment Law Seminar Series, and the topic is one which applies to all employers alike.
The first seminar will address:
- Employers need to have a data retention policy for electronically stored information – and follow it
- What kind of documents do employers need to retain, and for how long?
- What obligations do employers have in responding to e-discovery, and who bears the costs?
- Failure to disclose data or comply with discovery can have dire consequences in litigation
- How can confidential files, customer databases, or proprietary information be protected?
Due to new developments in the law, employers face new or increased requirements when it comes to litigation and the resulting discovery of electronically-stored information (ESI), including e-mail, Word files and databases. The failure to preserve ESI, even if inadvertent, can result in sanctions or even adverse jury instructions — potentially crippling the defense of a case.
Employers must take steps both before and during litigation to ensure that data which may be used to support any claims or defenses is adequately preserved. The new rules suggest that every employer should have a Document Retention Policy in place and tailor that policy to ensure a “Litigation Hold” is put in place once the employer reasonably anticipates litigation. A written ESI retention policy that is maintained and adhered to as part of the employer’s standard policies and practices will ensure that all relevant documents are preserved for discovery and trial. Our firm’s lawyers are available to advise your company as to the steps required to ensure ESI is preserved. And we welcome your attendance at this exciting and enlightening seminar.
Subsequent seminars on other topics will be held on the fourth Tuesday and Thursday of each month in May, June, September and October. The series covers key areas employers are coping with in today’s workforce, including overtime compensation, the protection of intellectual property, non-compete agreements, employee handbooks and training, and disaster preparedness and how it affects your workplace and employees.
Schwarzberg & Associates is a litigation boutique focused on employment law defense and complex commercial litigation, having established one of the largest gatherings of employment law defense counsel in Palm Beach County.
If you have any questions or require assistance, please feel free to contact any of the following members of the Employment Law Group: at 561-659-3300.