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Mar 22, 2017

No Right to Privacy in the Workplace

Confirming yet again that there is no right to privacy in the workplace, Kelsey Gee’s article “Why Bosses Are Tracking Employees” on page B5 in today’s The Wall Street Journal¬†describes how companies are tracking employee interactions and office traffic, including communications via email and chat logs. While the intent is “to improve workplace interaction,” the practice adds a layer of increased employee surveillance that employees of companies using the technology may not be aware.… Read More

Jan 25, 2012

IN THE NEWS: What’s the Impact of Compliance with Post-Employment Obligations on Severance Agreements?

What does the dispute between MacAndrews & Forbes and Donald Drapkin, its former Vice Chairman, indicate to other executives who sign severance agreements? That company property should be returned and confirmation of such return should be obtained by the executive, that companies should have solid procedures in place to monitor the possession of confidential information by employees, and that post-employment obligations are enforceable — depending on how they are drafted and the particular facts of the case.… Read More

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