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Ethical Issues in Employment Law and Beyond

On December 10, 2020 by Schnader

EVENT DATE: December 1, 2020

Michael J. Wietrzychowski, co-chair of Schnader’s Labor and Employment Practices Group, presented a CLE for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Greater Philadelphia Chapter, entitled “Ethical Issues in Employment Law and Beyond.” The virtual CLE took place on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

Businesses face a wide range of ethical issues related to employment law. It can help business leaders and in-house counsel to focus on two key aspects of these issues – technology and internal investigations. Technology presents ethical questions involving the nature of information shared in electronic form, the confidentiality of electronically stored information, the risk of cyber intrusion, and protecting attorney-client communications. Internal investigations, both when required by law and used to assess and remediate potential problems, present ethical questions involving the initial authority, structure and staffing of the investigation, as well as clarifying and communicating the identity of the “client(s)” for the investigation and managing these relationships. This session provided practical examples and best practices for these issues and more.

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