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Bored or restless workers often kill time online. While you can ban personal use of the Web, that’ll breed resentment. It’s better to warn workers that their company-owned PC is for business use, and that clicking on inappropriate sites can trigger harassment suits or compromise corporate security. You also can install filtering programs that block access to certain sites and let you track employees’ Web use. Examples: Cyber Patrol (800-828-2608) and SmartFilter (800-379-4944).
Your employee handbook can be an invaluable organizational tool â¦ or an employment lawsuit waiting to happen. And in recent years, Congress and state legislatures have been busy enacting laws that directly affect your employee handbook. If you haven't kept up, you could find yourself in court....Click here to find out more.