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By Its a secret ·
Hello,
I am considering to have all of our company users to sign an electronic agreement,(or maybe put in the employee handbook). I would like it to cover pirating software, company files, also no personal hardware or software to be brought on property. Also to cover monitoring....etc.... Must be in plain language yet legally binding.

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by Wayne M. In reply to Terms of agreement

First, you need to decide what you are trying to accomplish. Don't try to meet multiple goals with a single method.

Though lawyers may disagree, I would recommend handle rare cases of misconduct on an as needed basis with direct one on one meetings. You will not be able to list every possible infraction. The vast majority of your employees will do their best to work in an ethical manner. It is unfair to treat them like they are unethical.

If you merely want to create legal protection to monitor your employees, I would ask "Why Bother?" If you are having performance problems with an employee, address it. If you can't tell whether employees are performing well or not, then I don't believe monitoring everything they do will help much.

I usually don't find extensive documents help accomplish anything at all. They merely gather dust. The truth is, fired employees rarely sue, and if they do, they will challenge the written documents, so the documents do not really buy you very much. Good manag

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by edahl In reply to Terms of agreement

You don't necessarily want a weighty process or to produce a paper for lawyers to feed upon. Maybe what you need is a succinct email communication from your CIO or highest up Info director to serve as a reminder about proper use of communication tools and computing assets.

People will generally do what is right, and when it is clear from the top that "right" is important to the business, it goes a long way to keeping things in line. You can always deal with the problem children as needed but a heavy hand tends to bring the rebels (and critics) out of the woodwork.

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by Its a secret In reply to Terms of agreement

We employ 1000's of people. We have allready been in the courts. Our attorny's have reccomended to our CEO & CFO to institute signed agreements.

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