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Smartphones, Tablets and Other Devices in the Workplace (Live Replay from June 22, 2023)

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Most employees carry with them powerful devices – smartphone and tablets – that they use for mixed personal and professional use.

These devices can enhance or hinder productivity. Their powerful communications capabilities enable a range of activity which potentially exposes employers to liability. Employers struggle with crafting policies that allow employees autonomy to use their devices and even channel them to productive work use, but limit their exposure to liability, including allegations that employers are invading the privacy of employees.

This program provides a practical guide to drafting policies for using smart devices on the job.

  • Monitoring workplace usage and potential violations/liability for invasions of privacy
  • Wage and hour issues – when does the workday begin and end when employees are never disconnected?
  • EEO violations, discrimination and harassment risks when devices are used for mixed professional/personal use
  • Obtaining digital evidence from employee devices – what's allowed, what's not?
  • Best practices in preserving employer trade secret issues


  • Brian Featherstun

    Brian Featherstun is an associate in the San Francisco office of Paul Hastings LLP, where his practice focuses on complex litigation and employment matters. In addition to his litigation work, he routinely advises employers on best practices to mitigate exposure or avoid litigation altogether in areas including employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wage and hour issues. He has successfully handled first and second chair responsibility for trials, hearings, depositions, and administrative proceedings.

    Brian earned his B.A. in Philosophy from U.C. Santa Barbara and her J.D. from University of California Los Angeles School of Law.

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  • Laura Zabele

    Laura Zabele is an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles. Her practice focuses on all aspects of labor and employment law. She represents employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the U.S., including single-plaintiff and class and collective actions involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour issues. She also counsels employers on employment issues such as reductions in force, preparing handbook policies, and drafting employment and separation agreements.

    Laura earned her B.A. in German Studies and Linguistics from Cornell University and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

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February 27, 2024
Tue 1:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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