Welcome to the Digital Workplace!

Friday 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Session Description

As the coronavirus continues to affect business operations, many employers are navigating the ever-evolving logistics of the digital workplace and scrutinizing the legal issues that can arise when employees work from home.  Join us for an interactive discussion of teleworking policies, overtime concerns, data security challenges and more!


Dean Kpere-Diabo

Dean Kpere-Daibo represents the interest of management in all areas of labor and employment law. Dean is responsible for representing management interests in state and federal court and before state, local, and federal administrative agencies.

Dean’s passion is building the systems, cultures, and procedures to help employers create an environment that allows employees to perform at their best while being their authentic selves in the workplace. He leverages his unique background as a Labor and Employment Attorney, a community advocate, and personal experience to address conflicts from all angles and create relationships that lead to lasting organizational change.

In every facet of his labor and employment practice, Dean’s goal is to assist executives, managers, and employees through complex legal issues to better the workplace culture. From providing day-to-day guidance to human resource professionals to providing training on positive employee relations, diversity and inclusion, and organizational leadership, Dean provides strategic labor and employment counseling to all management levels to help them achieve their desired objective for their employees.

Dean is also an experienced litigation attorney who has handled cases in front of state and federal trial courts, the federal court of appeals, the Missouri Court of Appeals, and the Missouri Supreme Court. Dean also has extensive experience representing employers in front of the National Labor Relations Board.

Susan Bassford Wilson

Susan Bassford Wilson is assistant general counsel for Ryder System, Inc., a leading logistics and transportation company, where she provides labor and employment counsel to human resources professionals, managers, and other leaders, and manages administrative charges and litigation in the United States and Canada. Susan was formerly a partner with the national labor and employment law firm of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, where she focused her practice on management-side employment law and served as co-chair of Constangy’s Digital Workplace and Data Privacy Practice Group. Susan earned her law degree from the University of Michigan, and her undergraduate degrees in journalism and psychology from the University of Missouri.