L+II 2013 Symposium on Labor and Employment Issues

Northern Kentucky Law Review – Law + Informatics Symposium on Labor and Employment Issues 

Presented in association with the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute
5 Hrs of CLE (IN, KY, MN, OH anticipated)








Registration is now available for the annual NKU Chase Law + Informatics Symposium which will be held on February 15, 2013 and will focus on issues in labor and employment related to informatics, including such topics as social media in the employment context, candidate screening practices, employee privacy, data security and appropriate policies, National Labor Relations Board actions, and proposed legislation to protect employee account access. The program will include a day-long seminar and networking reception. Presentations delivered at the conference will be published by the Northern Kentucky Law Review.


  • Richard Bales, NKU Chase College of Law
  • Francois Quintin Cilliers, University of the Free State
  • Christine Suzanne Davik, University of Maine School of Law
  • Jon M. Garon, NKU Chase College of Law
  • Dr. Saby Ghoshray, WorldCompliance Company, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Paul Harpur, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland
  • William A. Herbert, New York State Public Employment Relations Board
  • David Allen Larson, Hamline University
  • Michelle A. Poore, Judge Advocate General’s Corps
  • Tania Sebastian, Indian Social Institute

Your registration fee includes 5 CLE credits (anticipated in IN, KY, MN, OH), breakfast, lunch, reception, and all published materials.  The Symposium will take place in Griffin Hall’s Digitorium from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Although same day registration is available, advance registration is strongly encouraged.  Seating is limited.

For details and additional restrictions please see http://lawandinformatics.org/2013symposium.html or call 859-572-7853.  Click here to register.


NKU Students:   Free
Full-Time Academics & Students not affiliated with NKU:   $20
Young NKU Alumni (class of 2009 or after) Admission:   $150
NKU Alumni Admission:   $200
General Admision:   $250
Table Sponsor:   $5,000

Table sponsorships include 10 registrations to the symposium and the speakers’ dinner immediately following the reception on February 15, 2013.  Each sponsor’s name and logo will be placed on all promotional materials and press releases and in all NKU Chase College of Law donor listings, both in print and online where space permits.  Click here to register.







From the original call for papers:

The annual NKU Chase Law + Informatics Symposium will be held this academic year on February, 15, 2013 focusing on issues in labor and employment related to informatics, including such topics as candidate screening practices, employee privacy, data security and appropriate policies, gamification in training, and social media use. The program will include a day-long seminar and reception. Presentations delivered at the conference will be published by the Northern Kentucky Law Review. More information is provided below in the conference call for papers. A PDF of the Call for Papers is available.

The symposium is an opportunity for academics, practitioners, consultants, and students to exchange ideas and explore emerging issues in informatics law as it applies to working conditions and employment practices. Interdisciplinary presentations are encouraged. Authors and presenters are invited to submit proposals on topics such as the following:


  • Application of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Federal/state employment regulations regarding privacy
  • HIPAA, FERPA, COPPA, GLBA & other sector-specific privacy issues
  • EU & global privacy laws & policies
  • Bioinformatics in the workplace
  • Data mining of employee information
  • Social media and political change

Collective Bargaining

  • Use of informatics tools for collective bargaining
  • Collective bargaining positions on internet usage, data aggregation and social media
  • Online dispute resolution
  • Ownership of databases & data
  • Contracting & enforcement of agreements over sharing of data
  • Assessment of significant commercial expansions of informatics practices affecting public expectations & norms


Social Media

  • Employee discipline for internet and social media use
  • NLRB responses to social media
  • Use of social media in employee screening
  • Implications for privacy and discrimination lawsuits


Training and Security

  • Gamification in training
  • Computer security
  • Data protection & obligations regarding data breaches
  • Data reliability, including people’s rights to review & correct collected data
  • Retraining and employee obsolecense


Other Issues

  • Discrimination and access to public and semi-public information
  • Employee ownership of intellectual property and data information
  • Post-termination obligations of employers and employees
  • Employee contracting and end user license agreements
  • Global issues for similarly situated employees in multiple jurisdictions


Law Review Published Article:  The Northern Kentucky Law Review will review, edit and publish submissions in the 2013 Spring Symposium issue.  Articles, as well as case studies and abstracts of research in progress, will be considered for the symposium program for presentation purposes.  Only complete articles, however, will be published in the law review.  Abstracts for these papers will be due no later than the October 1, 2012 deadline and will be accepted on a rolling basis until that time.

About the Law and Informatics Institute:  The Law + Informatics Institute at Chase College of Law provides a critical interdisciplinary approach to the study, research, scholarship, and practical application of informatics, focusing on the regulation and utilization of information – including its creation, acquisition, aggregation, security, manipulation and exploitation – in the fields of intellectual property law, privacy law, evidence (regulating government and the police), business law, and international law.

Through courses, symposia, publications and workshops, the Law + Informatics Institute encourages thoughtful public discourse on the regulation and use of information systems, business innovation, and the development of best business practices regarding the exploitation and effectiveness of the information and data systems in business, health care, media, and entertainment, and the public sector.

For More Information Please Contact:

  • ProfessorJon Garon, Symposium Faculty Sponsor: garonj1@nku.edu or 859.572.5815
  • Lindsey Jaeger, Director of Centers and Institutes Administration: JaegerL1@nku.edu or 859.572.7853
  • Brad Andress, Symposium Editor: andressb1@nku.edu or 812.343.6822

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