As if the lasting effects of your digital footprint were not deterrent enough, the possibility you could be destroying evidence and subjecting yourself to hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines if you delete material during existing or probable litigation should cause you pause before posting questionable material on social media outlets.
Has it been more than a year or two since you reviewed and revised your company's employee handbook? If so, now may be a good time to do so. The following are a few policies on which you may want to concentrate in light of recent employment law developments:
The general rule in Ohio is that for a customer list to be a trade secret, it has to be... a secret. Usually this means that the customer list is stored in a locked drawer or a password-protected server that only a few trusted people can access.
The rise of social media in the last several years has led to a pattern of people pouring out every detail of their personal lives - from the mundane to the potentially damaging - for the world to see. Understandably, this has led to a variety of clashes with employers over issues ranging from social media use at work, to posting of disparaging comments, to workers' compensation fraud. A recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) should give employers throughout the United States a moment of pause.