There’s no doubt that over the last couple of years, technology has been a huge driver of changes in the workplace. We’re now beginning to see lots of presentations and seminars discussing those changes and the interplay that such changes is having on the law.
Here are some of the upcoming conferences and meetings I’ll be speaking at to give you a sense of how people are interested in the subject.
- This Sunday, I’ll be presenting at Ignite Law 2011, before the ABA Techshow in Chicago. The topic: The Elephant in the Room. It’s a fun format: 12 speakers each have 6 minutes to present 20 powerpoint slides (which how for 18 seconds a piece). This is certainly not your parents’ seminar. I’ll be discussing the impact that technology is having on the law. If you’re in Chicago or attending, be sure to say hi.
- On April 26, I’ll be speaking to a joint session of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Committee and the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association. It will be held at the Graduate Club in New Haven at 6:30 p.m. The topic may be familiar (social media and employment law) but the panel is great: Jonathan Kreisberg (head of the Hartford NLRB office), Rick Hayber (author of the Connecticut Employee Rights Blog) and Gary Phelan (of Cohen & Wolf).
- Later this month, on April 29th, I’ll be speaking at the Technology in the Practice and Workplace National Symposium in New York City. The Committee ( part of the ABA Labor & Employment Section) has a whole series of programs lined up and I’ll be discussing how the practice of employment law has been changing with technology.
- For something completely different, I’ll be presenting at a Connecticut Bar Association CLE on "Family Responsibility Discrimination" on May 12th. Want to know more about FRD? I had a post back in December 2010 about it here.
- Lastly (for now), on May 20th, I’ll be speaking as part of my firm’s seminar on Employment Law for the Real Office. Details will be posted on that event very shortly but save the date. Dennis Murphy, the Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Labor will be our keynote speaker. You won’t want to miss this free event.
Lastly, I did a CLE on Social Media for the New Haven County Bar Association last week. Some of the attendees asked for a copy of a sample social media policy. One of the better ones that I’ve seen is something that Molly DiBianca of the Delaware Employment Law Blog did. You can find a link to it here.