New Tech & Employment Agreements

From the extraordinarily sensitive data they possess to the social media following they may develop, C-suite executives can do a great deal of damage to a company and its brands – intentionally or not.  This risk begins with the start of employment but continues long after the executive leaves the company.

Executive employment agreements should cover four key topics: social media, security, cooperation, and developing technologies.

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Disruptive Technologies in the Workplace

A recent McKinsey report on twelve “disruptive” technologies included four that will fundamentally transform how employers relate to their employees: mobile Internet, automation of knowledge work, the Internet of things and cloud computing. I would add to the list three results of these technologies: big-data, cybercrime and privacy.

Editor’s Note (6/1/15):  McKinsey included Robotics — So why did I leave robotics off the list? Because, as I write in a post on 5/31/15, I am a robot skeptic.

From an employment law perspective, the common element here is data – data that flows to, is stored by, and is used (or misused) by employers, third parties and employees.

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