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Privacy Law CLE

BYOD & Social Media in the Workplace: Managing Privacy and Legal Risks for Employers

Live Webcast Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)
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With employers adopting Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs and the prevalent use of social media in the workplace today, addressing and minimizing data privacy and security threats have never been this crucial to employers. As these programs typically obscure the lines between work and private activities, it is also a challenge for employers to develop and sustain efficient strategies in managing legal risks.

In this two-hour Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis and discussion of the fundamentals as well as an overview of the opportunities and legal challenges in BYOD & Social Media in the Workplace. Speakers will also present their expert thoughts and opinions on how to keep up with the fast-paced developments on BYOD landscape.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • BYOD & Social Media in the Workplace - An Overview
  • Social Media and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policies
  • Potential Risks of Social Media and Smart Devices in the Workplace
  • Privacy Considerations
  • Recent Statutory Developments
  • Risk Management Strategies

Who Should Attend

  • Privacy and Security Lawyers
  • Employment and Labor Lawyers
  • In-house Counsel
  • Risk and Compliance Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Information Technology Officers
  • Chief Security Officers
  • Senior Management
  • Human Resources Personnel
  • Employees
  • Other Interested Professionals


James Y. Wu

James Y. Wu
Managing Shareholder
Wu Castillo, PC

Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy

Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy
Lawrence & Bundy LLC

Francine E. Love

Francine E. Love
Principal Attorney
Love Law Firm, PLLC

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Speaker: Francine E. Love

Best Practices Regarding Using Social Media for Hiring Employees/Background Checking

Speaker: James Y. Wu

Managing the Risk of Potential Liability as a Result of Employee Social Media Use

Speaker: Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy

Managing Adverse Publicity as a Result of Employee Social Media Use

Speaker: Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy

NLRB’s Viewpoint and Social Media Policies and Terminations

Speaker: James Y. Wu

Balancing Employees’ Social Media Use with Employees’ Privacy Rights

Speaker: Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy

The Danger of Smartphones and Privacy Implications

Speaker: Francine E. Love

Internal Investigations and BYOD

Speaker: Francine E. Love

Expense Reimbursement for BYOD

Speaker: James Y. Wu

Off the Clock Work

Speaker: James Y. Wu

Essential Elements of a BYOD Policy

Speaker: Francine E. Love/James Y. Wu

Considering Employee Social Media Use in Connection with a Company’s Restrictive Covenants

Speaker: Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy



James Y. Wu

James Y. WuManaging ShareholderWu Castillo, PC

James Wu is Managing Shareholder at Wu Castillo, P.C.  James has nearly 20 years of experience providing day-to-day advice and counsel to businesses of all sizes regarding employment law compliance and HR issues, including Employee Handbooks, policies, hiring, leaves of absence, discrimination, harassment, and employee termination.  He helps employers comply with the complex maze of federal, state and local employment laws.

James also defends companies when they face claims/lawsuits from current or former employees, contractors, and government agencies.

James is a contributor to social media expert Neal Schaffer’s Maximize Social Business, published by Wiley.  James also writes a monthly blog post regarding Social Media in the Workplace for Maximize Social Business at https://maximizesocialbusiness.com/author/james-wu/

James has served on the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA) for four years, and is a past President of the Employment Law Section.  James also served as the President of the Northern California Employment Roundtable for two years.

James earned his BA and MA from Stanford University and his JD from Boston College Law School.

To learn more about James, please visit www.wucastillo.com and his LinkedIn profile at www.linkedin.com/in/jamesywu/

Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy

Allegra J. Lawrence-HardyPartnerLawrence & Bundy LLC

Allegra Lawrence-Hardy uses creativity and results-oriented strategic analysis to develop legal solutions that work for her clients.  Allegra focuses her practice on Business and Commercial Litigation and Labor and Employment. She works with her clients on complex commercial and labor and employment matters. She has successfully defended Fortune 100 companies throughout the United States and abroad in numerous trials, arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Allegra is known for her skill in trying cases, negotiating complex settlements and finding creative solutions. She helps develop processes and tools for improving the efficiency and delivery of legal services.

Allegra served as a law clerk for the Honorable Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  She was recently recognized as Attorney of the Month by Attorney at Law Magazine and was named to the “Rainmakers” list by Diversity & the Bar for having an established record of generating business.  Allegra has been repeatedly selected as a Georgia Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation, and recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers.  She has been repeatedly named to The Best Lawyers in America, and has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® “Top 50 Georgia Super Lawyers” and “Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers.”  Allegra is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Francine E. Love

Francine E. LovePrincipal AttorneyLove Law Firm, PLLC

Francine E. Love brings a lifetime of boardroom and C-suite experience to her clients. As adept at counseling the leaders of industry as the fledgling entrepreneurs, Francine brings a diverse background to respond to the needs of her clients.

With over twenty years’ experience handling matters as divergent as commercial transactions, intellectual property, management-side employment law, privacy, cyber-security, risk management, litigation management, corporate governance and formation, Francine is uniquely positioned to be the outside general counsel to enterprises large and small. She brings real-world, high-quality and business-focused legal solutions to businesses seeking her counsel.

Clients routinely describe Francine as “creative”, “diligent”, “responsive” and “insightful.” They rely on her not only for her legal expertise, but her sound grounding in business realities that help them not only avoid legal problems but save them time and money.

In her spare time, Francine is a compassionate advocate for children. Her law firm has sponsored events for infants in the special care unit of a hospital and providing necessities for children in foster care in 2016.

Francine graduated cum laude from Smith College and received her Juris Doctorate from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Course Level:

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast


Course Code:

NASBA Field of Study:
   Business Law

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
   2.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Wu Castillo, P.C. is not just another law firm.  Founding shareholders James Wu and Claudia Castillo provide undivided focus and dedication to their clients without the big firm rigmarole, red tape, and high fees.  The firm doesn’t overlook the small stuff, doesn’t turn molehills into mountains, and doesn’t count any client as just another business opportunity.

Wu Castillo, P.C. represents companies with employees in California.  The firm is less concerned with the quantity of clients it has, and more concerned with developing long-lasting relationships with quality clients.

The firm is also a minority-owned firm.

Website: https://wucastillo.com/

Founded by Allegra Lawrence-Hardy and Thomas Bundy, the litigation firm Lawrence & Bundy delivers the results clients demand.  With innovative problem solving and creative fee arrangements,  the firm provides agile, effective, efficient solutions for clients nationwide.   Lawrence & Bundy represents an array of sophisticated business entities and people in Atlanta, GA, and Washington, DC. 

Website: https://www.lawrencebundy.com/

Love Law Firm, PLLC stands out in a crowded field: a firm focused on the needs of business, bringing targeted, real-world legal counsel to its clients.  Love Law Firm was founded on the principle that all businesses – from sole proprietors to the mega-corporations – deserve the counsel and guidance of seasoned legal professionals who know and care about its business. Love Law Firm represents clients from Manhattan to Suffolk County, in a range of industries, sizes, and stages of existence.

Website: https://www.lovelawfirmpllc.com/home.html

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