November 5 roundup

by Walter Olson on November 5, 2010

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1 Jim Collins 11.05.10 at 8:15 am

OK. I’ll bite. What right does an employer have to regulate “off the clock internet activity”? What right does an employer have to regulate any “off the clock activity”. Please don’t be so petty as to throw drugs and alcohol at me. If the employee is under the influence of either or both then it isn’t an off the clock activity. I can understand rules about drinking while in company uniform or while driving a company vehicle, but are their any others? If the information posted about the Supervisor was inaccurate or total fiction, I can see where a suit for libel or slander would be in order.

2 Mark Biggar 11.09.10 at 10:06 am

The problem is that if you identify yourself as an employee of the company, then unless you are very careful it can look like your personal statement is the position of the company. Thus many companies have policies that require you to explicitly state that you are not speaking for the company, if you do identify yourself as an employee. And saying your supervisor is can be taken as implying the company approves and supports that supervisor in that.

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