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Buchanan Ingersoll shareholders to present HR seminar
January 10, 2005
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Princeton, N.J. -- Buchanan Ingersoll shareholder Steven M. Berlin and associate Caroline Jacobsen Berdzik will present a one-day seminar titled "Issues Facing the Human Resource Professional in the Electronic Age in New Jersey," sponsored by Lorman Educational Services.  It will be held February 17, 2005, at the Ramada Inn in East Brunswick, NJ.

The seminar is designed for human resource professionals, business and office managers, presidents and vice presidents, payroll professionals, controllers, CFOs, operations managers, recordkeepers, IT professionals and attorneys.  Topics that will be discussed include issues that have arisen during the last several years, such as cyber-sabotage (hacking), espionage and infringement, and ways to protect companies against these egregious electronic abuses by outsiders and employees.  This presentation is intended to flag potential problem areas in order to help prevent liability and deal with problems after they arise.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Required recordkeeping for internet job applicants;
  • Electronics background checking; and
  • Cell phones, picture phones, "shoe phones" and cameras.

About Steven M. Berlin

Steven M. Berlin is a shareholder with the Princeton and New York offices of the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll. He heads the firm's New Jersey and New York Labor and Employment Law Groups.

Berlin is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. He represents management in the entire range of employment matters. Among others, he represents clients in the technology, health care, retail and pharmaceutical industries.

Berlin regularly counsels clients, defends claims and prepares contracts and policies involving the full range of employment issues. These include restrictive covenants, executive compensation, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, age, disability, gender and pregnancy discrimination, compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, ERISA, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act and other employment laws. He represents clients in state and federal courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights and the United States and New Jersey Departments of Labor. He also represents clients in a wide range of business litigation matters and is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York, as well as federal courts in both states.

About Caroline J. Berdzik

Caroline Jacobsen Berdzik is an associate with Buchanan Ingersoll's Princeton and New York City offices.  She is a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Group.

Berdzik concentrates her practice on representing management clients in a wide range of industries in many aspects of employment law, from counseling to litigation.  She routinely advises employers on the variety of issues that arise out of the employer-employee relationship from hiring to termination, with an emphasis on preventing future problems.  She also has experience concerning the preparation, modification and administration of employee handbooks and other workplace policies.  When workplace issues are not successfully resolved, Berdzik has experience representing companies in federal and state courts in New Jersey and New York, administrative agencies and alternative dispute forums.  
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