Computer-use policies are key in today's workplace

Businesses often believe they have an unfettered right to review any information employees communicate through company computers or other resources, such as e-mails, texts, or instant messages, whether the communications are personal or business-related. Employees don't always agree, especially when they use those resources to engage in private and sensitive communications with friends, family, and even their attorneys. Courts generally side with businesses, recognizing your right to monitor employee use of company equipment. But that isn't always the case, and out-of-date or unclear policies may expose a company to liability in these situations. Read More...