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By WORLDLawDirect [May 21st, 2013]
Corporations legally check up on employees. Companies that do the most screening tend to be larger firms with more resources. And, at this point it's perfectly legal for employers to monitor their employees activities. Companies that do the most screening tend to be larger firms with more resources. And, at this point it's perfectly legal for employers to monitor their employees activities. Also, be aware that new technology provides employers a number of options in monitoring devices. >> MORE
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Your most common questions answered:
- Does running a website make me subject to being sued in any state in the USA?
- [August 14th 2011]
- Not usually. You can always be sued in the jurisdiction where you are located. However, in general, you will only be liable in other states if you cause harm in the other state.
- Can you sue a website?
- [August 14th 2011]
- Does it matter if an employee's Internet usage is not always work related?
- [August 17th 2011]
- As for legal rights, current US laws only prohibit employers for intercepting email while it is in transit, not from reading it prior to sending or once it has been received. The law also prohibits the gathering of personal information such as bank account and credit card information. Though legal issues have arisen from workplace surveillance, most final rulings favor employers because they have a right to protect their business, which is viewed as their property. An employer does have the right to reprimand an employee for inappropriate or abusive Internet use. In the end, proper use of the Internet at work is the employee’s responsibility.