The Digital Divide: Legal Risks Posed by the Use of Social Media in the Workplace and How to Navigate these Tricky Waters.

By Lisa Chapman, Esq.   The proliferation of social media as a medium for communication poses significant risks for employers. Some of those risks include:   Misuse of your confidential information. Employees with access to your confidential information, including your customer list and intellectual property, are in a position to misuse such information. The risk…

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The California “Work Made for Hire” Trap: Your Consultant May Be Your Employee

By Satya Narayan When was the last time you had legal counsel review the consulting or contractor agreement form you use to engage consultants? If it contains a “work made for hire” provision, as many consulting/contractor agreements do, it may create an employer-employee relationship exposing your company to employer-related obligations and liabilities with respect to…

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