Thursday, April 06, 2006
An interesting article
Employers unprepared for blogging
By Craig Donaldson
WEB LOGS and ‘blogging’ present employers and their lawyers with new workplace relations issues, but few are prepared to handle them and many have not developed policies addressing the issue...
“Work-related blogging was once thought to be benign, but it is now one of the most complex and far-ranging issues in the workplace,” said Stephen Hirschfeld, CEO of the US-based Employment Law Alliance (ELA) and partner in the California-based firm of Curiale, Dellaverson, Hirschfeld & Kraemer.
Blog-related issues cover a broad spectrum well beyond concerns by employers over the web posting of company secrets, Hirschfeld said.
“For example, can the employer regulate off-duty blogging because they believe the content injures the company’s reputation, is embarrassing to a company, or disparages a company’s products, management or customers?”
Read more here.