Employment Law in the Digital Age

A New Global Business Model

The advancement of technology has rapidly changed the way we live and work today and billions of business transactions are conducted online globally each year.

According to Work From Home Research (WFH), more than 12% of the American workforce work full-time from home, and 28% do so at least part-time.

While Information Technology (IT) leads the remote work and digital sector, other industries have discovered digital tools that benefit their business model, including the medical and health industry which has digitalized their medical records systems.

Employees who work online remotely save employers thousands of dollars annually in carbon footprint and other resources.

Where most business transactions once required physical presence and documentation, these transactions can now be completed entirely online. Human Resources and Recruiting is another industry that utilizes the Internet for interviewing and onboarding employees and managing their records and payroll information.

Digital and Employment Law

Digital Law is defined as the legal rights and restrictions governing technology use. Digital law itself evolves as the demand requires.

Anyone who uses the Internet experiences digital law without realizing it. Anytime you share an email or photograph, conduct a banking or other business transaction, or upload a YouTube video, you are bound by privacy and security-related issues. With the vast and seemingly never-ending stream of data out there in the “cloud” it is no surprise that security, data management, and privacy, have become worrisome issues in the business sector.

The rapidly evolving face of business and the internet requires those who specialize in international employment law to remain vigilant to the current issues of employers and other clients.

Employment and Digital Law Specialists

Digital law professionals work internationally with private and business clients across numerous sectors involving the following often complex issues:

  • Software Privacy
  • Systems Hacking
  • Technology Copyrights
  • Person-to-Person (P2P) Software Issues
  • Identity Theft
  • Subverting Digital Rights Management (DRM)

Contractual agreements are also one of the important services that international employment lawyers provide to their clients.

Formidable law services which specializes in international law is a requirement in this information age for both the business and private sectors.

The European Union and other countries have their own technology laws that can be hard to navigate. International employers and businesses employ thousands of foreign citizens and must manage both their private and digital privacy in accordance with the law. This can be confusing and in many cases complex.

Because digital and employment law changes as people and the Internet change, legal protection has become crucial in securing and maintaining employment and business models worldwide.