During the 2007-2008 school year, Ms. Kimble was employed as a cook and cheerleading coach at a high school. In December 2007, she took the cheerleaders on an overnight Christmas party held in a cabin located outside the county. The trip was not approved as was required by district policy. When administration learned about the trip, Ms. Kimble was instructed that all future out-of-county trips must have prior approval. Continue reading
The Heartbleed Internet-security flaw has compromised the security of an unknown number of web servers. This is just one story in a string of recent headlines involving the vulnerability of the Internet sites. But consumers aren’t the only ones affected. The companies whose websites have been attacked are employers, after all.
Although data security has become increasingly impossible to ensure, it has also become increasingly critical to employers’ viability. So employers are looking for ways to mitigate the exponentially increasing risks associated with the Internet. Continue reading
The Wall Street Journal recently reported some eye-opening results of a survey regarding information theft by employees. Here are some of the most disturbing (though not surprising) findings from the survey: Continue reading
The modern workplace presents a cornucopia of problems thanks to technology. As much as employers may want to restrict employees from surfing the Internet or checking Facebook during working time, it’s nearly impossible. After all, employees can just use their personal cellphones to get online. Add to that reality the fact the growing popularity of BYOD policies. Continue reading
Another case involving employer access to an employee’s personal email account. And the bad things that follow.
The plaintiff was an administrative assistant to the Athletic Director of a public school district in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In her complaint, she alleged that she had reported that the Director and two Assistant Directors had “endangered the health and safety of students” and had “misappropriated funds.” In other words, she was a whistleblower. Continue reading