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    Fierce competition epitomizes today's global business environment. Companies strive to maintain every possible competitive advantage over their competitors. Similarly, they seek to ensure the maximum return from their investments -- whether in new products, new customers, or employee training. The loss of any of those advantages, no matter how...

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     Why should HR know how to draft noncompetes, confidentiality agreements, and other similar contracts? Because after years of non-enforcement, the courts are now taking these agreements more seriously. Some employers are now using noncompetes to their advantage: In June, a judge refused to dismiss a trade secrets suit filed by The Clorox Co....
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    Learn how to develop a legally-sound ESI policy and how to educate your employees on the dangers of "unwise" online activity by participating in the all-new audio conference, Practical ESI Management for HR: Rules for Controlling Electronically Stored Information.   Five ESI management tips EVERY Human Resources professionals should know,...
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    Q We have an employee who is recording conversations and meetings. Is it legal to have a company policy forbidding such recordings? Our meetings often have confidential customer topics that need to stay confidential. A It certainly is legal to have a policy forbidding the recording of conversations. In fact, in...
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