Big Brother is Watching, Just So We Don't Get Sued - Where to Draw the Line on Employee Monitoring and Privacy

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: October 12, 2017
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  • Electronic monitoring of employees
  • Reasons for monitoring employees
  • Methods of monitoring employees
  • Federal Wiretapping Statute, 18 U.S.C. ? 2511
  • Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. ? 2702
  • Computer Fraud & Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. ? 1030
  • Fourth Amendment: City of Ontario v. Quon, 560 U.S. 746 (2010)
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Ethical Issues in Employee Monitoring
  • Questions and Answer
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 12, 2017


This session will explore the parameters of employee monitoring and privacy – what should you prioritize to ensure you strike the careful balance between morality and legality.

This program was recorded on October 12th, 2017.

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Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference


Cynthia Blevins Doll

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Cynthia Blevins Doll is a partner in Fisher Philips' Louisville office. Cynthia has 24 years of labor and employment experience. She represents employers in employment litigation of all sorts in the federal and state courts, and she counsels them on compliance with the law in such areas as Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employment discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII, wrongful termination, asbestos premises liability, wage and hour issues, reductions in force and sexual and racial harassment. Cynthia frequently litigates non-compete and trade secret disputes. Cynthia also assists clients in their prevention efforts by conducting employee training and preparing handbooks and policies for the workplace. She has assisted employers and executives with negotiating employment and severance agreements.

Cynthia is a regular speaker on wage and hour law, discrimination, harassment, FMLA, ADA and other employment law topics. Cynthia clerked for Honorable Alan E. Norris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in 1992-1993. She is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Kentucky Super Lawyers since 2007. Cynthia has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010 and named one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in the state of Kentucky by Law and Politics. She was also listed in the 2016 Best Lawyers Business Edition as a “Woman in the Law” in the Labor & Employment area.

E. Jewelle Johnson

Senior Counsel and Chief Employment Counsel
Graphic Packaging International

E. Jewelle Johnson is Senior Counsel and Chief Employment Counsel for Graphic Packaging International, Inc., a publicly traded company that is one of the world’s largest producers of folding cartons and coated, recycled boxboard. Jewelle is responsible for handling domestic and international labor, employment, benefits and safety-related matters impacting the company’s 13,000 employees worldwide. In addition, Jewelle serves as primary counsel for the company’s Mill Division, Secretary of the Company’s Retirement Committee and is the lead negotiator on employment-related issues impacting M&A agreements.

Before joining Graphic Packaging, Jewelle was an equity partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP. Jewelle served as a founder and Co-Chair of the Fisher & Phillips Diversity Committee. She also was a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee. A graduate of the 2016 Class of Leadership Atlanta, Jewelle has long been active in the community. She was appointed to Georgia’s State Personnel Board and Employee Benefits Plan Council by Governor Nathan Deal, and currently serves as Chair of the Georgia Personnel Board.

Jewelle also serves as President of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Foundation, Inc., and Chair of the National Employment Law Council’s Board Development Committee. In 2007, she served as President of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) after having held numerous board positions from 2001 through 2006, including Vice President, Gala Chair, Historian, Membership Chair, and Parliamentarian. Jewelle’s other leadership activities have included serving as a member of the Georgia Supreme Court’s Commission on Access and Fairness in the Courts, a member of the State Bar of Georgia Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession, a member of the Atlanta Legal Aide Society’s Advisory Committee, a Director of the Fulton County Chapter of the Metropolitan Atlanta Boys and Girls Clubs, and a Director of the Atlanta Legal Diversity Consortium.

Jewelle has received several honors and awards. In 2016, the State Bar of Georgia awarded its Commitment to Equality Award to her for working to increase diversity within the legal profession. In addition, Jewelle was listed as a Rising Star in Georgia Super Lawyers magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2009. Jewelle was selected one of “Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence” by the Atlanta Business League in 2007 and 2009, and she was listed in the 2007 “Who’s Who in Law” section of the Atlanta Business Chronicle Power Book. In 2006, Jewelle was recognized by Atlanta Woman as one of “Atlanta’s 25 Power Women to Watch” and she was featured in The Fulton County Daily Report’s annual “On the Rise” issue that same year.

Jewelle earned her Bachelor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Arts degrees, simultaneously, from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; and she earned her Juris Doctor from the Duke University School of Law in 1997.

Meredith Ritchie

Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Alliant Credit Union

Meredith has had a diverse legal career in Chicago starting out in private practice where she litigated tort actions. A large portion of her litigation included defending a Fortune 100 petroleum company.

Meredith then served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County, Illinois in both the civil and criminal divisions. She then took her experience to the State of Illinois where she contributed to the Illinois Department of Public Aid and then served as Deputy General Counsel to the Department of Central Management Services.

Meredith then served as in-house counsel for Accenture, an international technology consulting firm.

Currently, Meredith is VP, General Counsel & Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Alliant Credit Union, an $8.5 billion dollar financial cooperative, in Chicago, Illinois. There, she oversees the Legal & Compliance Department, the Ethics Program and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Meredith is known for bringing pragmatic and creative business and legal solutions to her clients. Her consultative approach, coupled with her energy, positivity and thorough knowledge of the law, enable her to add value to the management team of her organization. Meredith enjoys leading her diverse team and helping them realize and maximize their potential.

Meredith chaired the Standing Committee on Women and the Law of the Illinois State Bar Association as well as the Young Lawyers Division. Currently, Meredith is on the Board of Directors of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law, the Board of Managers of the Chicago Bar Association, the Board of Directors of the Alliant Credit Union Foundation and is a co-chair of the Operations Sub-committee of the American Bar Association Credit Union Committee.

Meredith Ritchie, a Chicago native, graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY and obtained her JD from DePaul College of Law in Chicago. 

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