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HR Tech Battle Goes to Court

March 22, 2007
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Oracle and SAP are fierce rivals in the field of human resources software applications to manage business tasks including human resources and finance.
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Study: Workers Not Clear on Computer-Use Realities

December 22, 2006
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Training firm WeComply finds that 39 percent of U.S. workers incorrectly believe a message sent from their personal e-mail account on a work computer remains a personal record.
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New Rules Highlight the Smoking Gun E-mail Threat

December 5, 2006
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The prospect of the “smoking gun” e-mail is not new to corporate litigation. Electronic correspondence has been the make-or-break element in many high-profile cases.
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Eyes and Ears on the Road Employees' Hands Should Be on the Wheel

October 22, 2006
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California is just the latest state to pass "hands-free" legislation for cell phones in cars. If drivers work for companies that require or expect their employees to use cell phones as part of their jobs, then the employers may also be held responsible for the accidents as well.
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Troubling Legal Twist The Interplay of Unlawful Employee Internet Use and Workplace Torts

September 8, 2006
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HR managers must deal with worker misuse of electronic communications. A recent court case highlights a new legal concern: the application of workplace torts to illegal employee Internet use.
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A Brief Guide to Guarding Trade Secrets

August 24, 2006
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Tips from intellectual property experts on how to better guard your company’s trade secrets.
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Intellectual Property Theft Lessons From Coca-Cola

August 24, 2006
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Employee intellectual property theft can cost companies anywhere from $200 million to upwards of $1.2 trillion annually. Although intellectual property experts say there is no way to protect a company 100 percent, there are innovative ways to prevent damage.
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Off the Clock Overtime Claims

March 23, 2006
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Computer records can be helpful. If, however, the records contain the incorrect information, they can be used as a sword against, instead of a shield for, the company.
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Data Breach Laws A Wake-up Call for HR

February 10, 2006
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A significant new category of employment-related privacy legislation has burst upon the scene: data breach notification laws. Employers need to take data breach legislation as seriously as they take such data laws as FCRA and HIPAA.
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Data Breaches Within the Past 12 months Involving HR Data

February 10, 2006
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During the past year at least 15 breaches of confidential data at major companies involved employee records only. Unlike breaches involving customer data, theft of employee data can become a pressing HR issue by throwing into question the trust in management.
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