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Internet and Email Usage - What's Acceptable, What's Not

Author: Beth P. Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor

In order to minimize liability and protect the employer's time, money and resources, employer policies should explicitly state that the employer's communications networks should be used for work-related purposes and set forth the acceptable and unacceptable uses of the internet and email. The following chart will enable an employer to determine exactly what constitutes acceptable versus unacceptable internet usage.