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The rules of company blogging: Avoiding employee misuse and abuse

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By ANNE-MARIE VERCRUYSSE WELCH, Esq. and JIM SCHIFF

Spend any time scanning the world’s 112 million blogs and you’ll find plenty of employees discussing their work. Sometimes that spells legal trouble for employers. By implementing an effective company blogging policy, you may avoid many of the pitfalls.

Most company blogging policies require employees to assume personal responsibility for all blog content, abide by existing corporate policies, keep company information confidential—and be nice. Some employers prohibit employees from discussing work at all.

However, all company blogging policies should contain some crucial provisions.


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