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Federal Court Gives Guidance on Computer Use/Privacy Policies

Although the workforce’s heavy reliance on email and other electronic resources is not new, many employers are still grappling with how to address the ever changing ways in which employees utilize the company’s computer systems for personal purposes. One of the primary challenges created by employees’ personal use of company systems is exposure to invasion of privacy claims. These claims … Continue Reading

HR’s Addition of a Legal Hold Policy to the Employee Handbook Can Help Reduce E-discovery Risks

Unfortunately, many employers have learned the hard way that failing to properly preserve emails and other files after receiving notice of a potential employee claim can result in severe sanctions against the company. One well known example is Zubulake v. USB Warburg. Although Zubulake started out as a fairly “vanilla” gender discrimination case, the employer made a series of … Continue Reading

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