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When Office Love Goes Bad

January 30, 2004
Romance may be in the air at your company, but passion can have its price. You might encounter million-dollar lawsuits, productivity drops and even an impact on profitability. Dating policies are one answer, but even they might not save your company from the turmoil of office love gone bad.
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Sample Wireless Communication Policy

December 1, 2003
This sample can give you ideas about what to include in a policy concerning wireless communication. It includes sections on encryption, enforcement and registration.
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Wi-Fi Worries

December 1, 2003
Laptops have been freed from their wired connections, but they now carry a heightened risk of hacking and eavesdropping. Making employees take Wi-Fi policies seriously requires marketing--and maybe even a threat of consequences.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Eliminate Special Privileges After New Ownership Takes the Reins of Our Company?

October 31, 2003
I have an employee that has been with the company 11 years. The company changed hands one year ago. Since that time, there have been policy changes. Under the old owner, the employee was given special privileges, such as special hours and other considerations. The new owner is unwilling to do this and it continues to be a cause of contention. If she doesn’t get her way, she pouts and complains to other employees. She continually implies we are discriminating against her because of her heritage and continues to make life uncomfortable. Her work performance is acceptable. The legal issues are one thing, but otherwise, do you have any suggestions from an HR point of view?
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