Practical ESI Management for HR: Rules for Controlling Electronically Stored Information

An audio conference presented by, featuring McAfee & Taft employment law attorney Michael F. Lauderdale.

Do you know how your HR electronic records are kept? Are your documentation files easily accessible in the event your company is slapped with an employment lawsuit? While you may be tempted to allow IT to manage your electronically stored information (ESI), you MUST stay in the loop to ensure key documentation and personnel records are retained to protect against possible litigation. It’s also important to monitor any workplace blogs or e-mails that could land your organization in court.

Learn how to develop a legally-sound ESI policy and how to educate your employees on the dangers of “unwise” online activity by participating in the all-new audio conference, Practical ESI Management for HR: Rules for Controlling Electronically Stored Information.

In just 90 minutes, experienced employment law attorneys will show you how to take charge of your ESI and avoid common mistakes that can lead to lawsuits, as well as:

  • Five ESI management tips EVERY Human Resources professionals should know, including:
    1. Key devices that should be used to store electronic information, where they’re located, who should have access, and how information is kept and sent (e-mails, web pages, hand-held communications devices, network hard drives, etc.)
    2. The steps to effective documentation management and retention (DMR), including specific procedures for destruction of documents
    3. How to decide who’s in charge of your company’s ESI. Who oversees retention and destruction?
    4. How to create an ESI policy that fulfills your organization’s legal duty to preserve pertinent documents in case of litigation
    5. The best way to educate your managers and key employees on “litigation hold” (In the event of a lawsuit, your company may need to prove “effective litigation hold” if any electronic records end up destroyed or missing.)
  • Why it’s critical to understand your ESI management policy during disputes with employees
  • What the law requires when it comes to electronic discovery
  • How to educate your employees on the dangers of “unwise” e-mails, blogs, or other on-line statements that could become evidence in court