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    Fierce competition epitomizes today's global business environment. Companies strive to maintain every possible competitive advantage over their competitors. Similarly, they seek to ensure the maximum return from their investments—whether in new products, new customers, or employee training. The loss of any of those advantages, no matter...

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     Why should HR know how to draft noncompetes, confidentiality agreements, and other similar contracts? Because after years of non-enforcement, the courts are now taking these agreements more seriously. Some employers are now using noncompetes to their advantage: In June, a judge refused to dismiss a trade secrets suit filed by The Clorox Co....
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    Learn how to develop a legally-sound ESI policy and how to educate your employees on the dangers of "unwise" online activity by participating in the all-new audio conference, Practical ESI Management for HR: Rules for Controlling Electronically Stored Information.   Five ESI management tips EVERY Human Resources professionals should know,...
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    Q We have an employee who is recording conversations and meetings. Is it legal to have a company policy forbidding such recordings? Our meetings often have confidential customer topics that need to stay confidential. A It certainly is legal to have a policy forbidding the recording of conversations. In fact, in...
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