Event Profile

Privacy Issues in the Workplace

August 12, 2024

Who Should Attend:

Supervisors, general managers, board and commission members, human resources professionals, customer service personnel, and anyone who wants to understand the complexities of handling workplace privacy issues.

Webinar Overview:

Although privacy is an evolving concern in today’s workplace, understanding the legal requirements around it can be akin to piecing together a patchwork quilt. With various laws governing recruitment, medical inquiries, monitoring, and more, it's crucial to understand where the boundaries lie. In this webinar, you will explore workplace privacy, learn what is and is not permissible, and look at evolving issues impacting privacy.


  • Understand what the U.S. Constitution (1st, 4th, 5th, and 14th Amendments) says about privacy and how the courts interpret it in relation to the workplace.
  • Explore the concept of invasion of privacy and the balancing tests and exceptions courts use to assess violations of privacy concepts such as reasonable expectation of privacy, intrusion into seclusion, etc.
  • Be empowered to support your organization in understanding employer defenses and remedies available for invasion of privacy claims.
  • Differentiate between privacy obligations in the private and public sectors.
  • Grasp the implications of employment-at-will on employee privacy rights.
  • Develop a sensitivity to emerging privacy issues, such as advancements in biometric technologies, and prepare to address future challenges proactively.

Webinar Recordings:

Webinar recordings can be made available to registrants who are unable to attend live.

Webinar Instructor:

Bob Oberstein, CLRP, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Retired Labor Relations Manager, Snohomish County PUD

Webinar Schedule:

The webinar will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Attendees will be admitted 15 minutes before the webinar begins.

Webinar Fees:

Utility Member Rate: $90
Associate Member Rate: $135
Non-Member Rate: $180

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policy:


For webinars, virtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.
For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.
When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact registration@nwppa.org or (360) 254-0109.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 1.5 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

NWPPA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

For More Information:

To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.