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9 Things Every Teen Should Know About Workplace Rights

9 Things Every Teen Should Know About Workplace Rights

New to the world of work? Know your legal rights

If you're a teen or young adult entering the workplace, know your rights at work. Our resident employment law expert explains what laws protect you. Read More »

Making The Best Of An Open Office Plan

Making The Best Of An Open Office Plan

Save your productivity -” and your sanity

When office walls comes down, privacy follows — but you can keep it from impeding your productivity. Read More »

10 New (And Legal) Ways Your Employer Is Spying On You

10 New (And Legal) Ways Your Employer Is Spying On You

The right to privacy is fast vanishing.

Think you have a right to privacy at work? Think again. Electronic monitoring is just one of the ways the employer is watching you. Read More »

Chicago Doctor Allegedly Posted Photos Of Drunk Patient On Social Media

Chicago Doctor Allegedly Posted Photos Of Drunk Patient On Social Media

Elena Chernyakova, a model, is suing, claiming the photos are ruining her career.

Elena Chernyakova, a model, is suing, claiming the photos are ruining her career. Read More »

Geek Squad Posted Woman's Nude Photos, Lawsuit Claims

Geek Squad Posted Woman's Nude Photos, Lawsuit Claims

Should it be called the peek squad?

Art student and Best Buy worker Nicole March is suing, claiming her coworkers stole her nude photos. Read More »

Can Your Boss Read Your Email?

Can Your Boss Read Your Email?

What are your legal rights? Employment law expert Donna Ballman answers your questions. Read More »

NYPD Officer Accused Of Stealing Naked Photos Off Woman's iPhone

NYPD Officer Accused Of Stealing Naked Photos Off Woman's iPhone

"It makes me sick," says Pamela Held, who claims her private sexy photos were stolen. Read More »

Stalked On LinkedIn: Victims Complain They Can't Block Abusers

Stalked On LinkedIn: Victims Complain They Can't Block Abusers

LinkedIn is a great place to find a job, but as some users have learned, it can also be a great place to be found -- by a stalker. One, who asked to be identified only as Anna R., claims that a former boss who sexually assaulted her has used LinkedIn to stalk her, as BuzzFeed reported. Unfortunately, given the... Read More »

Required To 'Friend' The Boss On Facebook? More States Say No

Required To 'Friend' The Boss On Facebook? More States Say No

It's no secret that employers and hiring managers will check applicants' social media accounts. But now, employees need to worry about the boss checking their Facebook while they're on the job. According to the Council of State Governments, some companies are asking employees to " 'friend' a human resources... Read More »

Is Your Boss Spying On You? Probably

Is Your Boss Spying On You? Probably

Whether or not you realize it, your company may be monitoring what you are doing on your work computer. Even if you think certain personal Web surfing or emails are innocent, if you're on a company-owned machine or network, that activity may be grounds for dismissal. Especially in this economy, where some... Read More »

Your Boss Is Spying On You, What To Do About It

Your Boss Is Spying On You, What To Do About It

By Donna Fuscaldo Your boss may be spying on you and chances are you'll never know it. From keystroke loggers to hidden cameras, employers around the country use different tactics to keep tabs on their employees, all of which are perfectly legal if you're using the company's gear. "In large companies it's... Read More »

Bill to Ban Employers' Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress

Bill to Ban Employers' Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress

Should some members of Congress get their way, employers will soon be banned from snooping in your Facebook page. Two lawmakers introduced a bill that would make it illegal for employers to require applicants and employees to divulge personal online information for social-networking sites, including... Read More »

You Thought Cubicles Were Hell? Try 'Open Plan' Offices

You Thought Cubicles Were Hell? Try 'Open Plan' Offices

By Kelly Eggers It sure sounded like a good idea. When Tuft and Lach Law, a small law practice in St. Paul, Minn., opted for open, shared office space, they didn't expect to hate it. After all, numerous academic studies have shown that workers are more productive in open offices and, in the trend-setting... Read More »

Are You Annoying Your Co-Workers? How To Tell

Are You Annoying Your Co-Workers? How To Tell

By Seth Fiegerman Every office has that co-worker who chews gum too loudly or dresses inappropriately -- just make sure it isn't you. No matter how hard a worker you may be, if you annoy other people in the office, it will come back to haunt you. "The way you move up the corporate ladder is by making people... Read More »

Goldman Sachs To Hunt Workers' Emails For 'Muppet' References

Goldman Sachs To Hunt Workers' Emails For 'Muppet' References

It's been nearly 30 years since the Muppets took Manhattan, but they're making a comeback, of sorts, thanks to Greg Smith, the former Goldman Sachs Group employee who infamously quit his job last week in a scathing op-ed in The New York Times. In reaction to Smith's allegation that he witnessed Goldman... Read More »

U.S. Cellular Workers Spied On Customers' Phones For Nude Photos, Lawsuit Claims

U.S. Cellular Workers Spied On Customers' Phones For Nude Photos, Lawsuit Claims

It's not only teenagers who are sharing explicitly sexual photos on their cellphones. It seems that some U.S. Cellular employees also are using cellphones for a little raunchy fun -- at least if the allegations in a recent sexual harassment lawsuit and civil rights complaint turn out to be true. According... Read More »

Job Seekers Getting Asked For Facebook Passwords

Job Seekers Getting Asked For Facebook Passwords

By Manuel Valdes and Sharon McFarland SEATTLE -- When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and password. Read More »

Is Your Boss Reading Your Email?

Is Your Boss Reading Your Email?

Most people assume their emails at work are private. Those people are wrong. There are very few laws that protect you from email snooping at work, and most are pretty worthless and weak. That means you should assume your employer is monitoring your email and act accordingly. If you get funny emails that are... Read More »

10 Ways Your Employer Is Spying On You

10 Ways Your Employer Is Spying On You

It's a high tech world out there, and employers have more tools to keep their eyes on you than ever before. You might wonder why your company cares to listen into your phone conversations or check your email accounts - it's not necessarily meant to make your life miserable. Most often, a company is just... Read More »

Are Text Messages Sent From Your Work Phone Private?

Are Text Messages Sent From Your Work Phone Private?

How would you feel if your boss received a copy of every text message you sent from your work-issued cell phone? It might make you think twice before hitting that send button. It's an issue with such huge implications that the Supreme Court recently announced it will hear a case on the topic. It stems from a... Read More »

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