Despite social distancing measures and remote work arrangements, it sometimes feels like employees are sharing more of their lives than ever with their employers. From glimpses into their homes on video conferences to symptom questionnaires and temperature checks at the office, COVID-19 has created novel scenarios that raise legal questions about employers’ obligations to protect the privacy and information of their employees. Ed Leeds is Counsel in the Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation, Privacy and Data Security, and Health Law practice groups of Ballard Spahr LLP, and he has expertise regarding employers’ privacy obligations with regard to their health plans, particularly those concerning HIPAA. Shannon Farmer is a partner in Ballard Spahr’s Labor and Employment, Litigation, Health Care, and Education Practice Groups, with expertise in advising and training employers on labor and employment disputes, wage and hour matters, discrimination, employee leave, and more. Attendees joined this session to ask them questions about legally collecting or retaining employee information, and managing the risks associated with doing so.
Held on: May 6, 2021
Experts: Ed Leeds and Shannon Farmer, Ballard Spahr LLP