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Another way for employers to get into trouble

Most claims against private employers for invasion of privacy are dismissed because employees have no “reasonable expectation of privacy” in most areas of the workplace.  A restaurant in New Jersey recently discovered a novel way to violate an employee’s rights by violating a federal statute. A manager at a Houston’s restaurant pressured an employee to [...]

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Is the internet merely a wicked temptation for employees?

Great article in Sunday’s NYT Magazine by Peggy Orenstein about the lures of the internet.  Comparing herself to Ulysses lashing himself to his ship’s mast to avoid succumbing to the Siren’s song, she looks for ways to free herself from the internet.   Her thesis: knowledge and information are two different things. “The trap is more of [...]

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Should social networking be allowed at work? Most CIO’s say no.

  According to a survey from Robert Half Technology, 54 percent of chief information officers interviewed recently said their firms do not allow employees to visit social networking sites for any reason while at work.   The survey included more than 1,400 CIOs from companies across the United States with 100 or more employees. CIOs were asked, [...]

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Is E-Mail on its way out?

So says the Wall Street Journal.    Its reign as the king of communications is over.  In its place, services like Twitter and Facebook are profoundly rewriting the way we communicate.  “Email was better suited to the way we used to use the Internet—logging off and on, checking our messages in bursts. Now, we are always connected, [...]

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