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Gray Areas in Controlling Employee Lifestyles

January 29, 2003
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Can you refuse to hire someone who smokes? No. Can you ban beards in the office? That depends. Like most legal questions, many answers aren't black and white.
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Privacy Policies in a Self-Service World

November 28, 2002
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These steps, along with a sample privacy policy, will help protect the best interests of employees.
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HR Must Know When Employee Surveillance Crosses the Line

June 20, 2002
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The debate over Internet monitoring at work rages on, and HR not only must know the issues, but should be part of the decisions on whether (and how) to monitor.
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HR Must Know When Employee Surveillance Crosses the Line

June 20, 2002
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The debate over Internet monitoring at work rages on, and HR not only must know the issues, but should be part of the decisions on whether (and how) to monitor.
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Eight Easy Ways to Breach Security -- and How To Prevent Them

June 14, 2002
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You may think you’ve dotted every "i"and crossed every "t" when it comes to security. Still, there are often ways to get into the HRMS or to a hard copy of a medical file or other employee information that you might not have thought of.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Should I Do When a Disciplined Employee Tells Other Workers Her Story?

May 30, 2002
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Don’t feed that behavior by discussing the matter with your other employees. Keep the matter confidential.
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Composing Risk-Free E-Mails

February 14, 2002
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One of the easiest and most effective ways for employers to reduce electronic risk is simply to require that employees use appropriate, businesslike language in all electronic communications
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Composing Risk-Free E-Mails

February 14, 2002
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One of the easiest and most effective ways for employers to reduce electronic risk is simply to require that employees use appropriate, businesslike language in all electronic communications
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Essentials of Internet and E-Mail Monitoring Polices

February 14, 2002
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The biggest mistake in implementing electronic-monitoring software is not having a policy to back it up.
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