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909-980-1040

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CKB Vienna LLP
10390 Commerce Center Dr #C-110, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
909-980-1040
http://ckbvienna.com

CKB Vienna LLP is a full-service consulting and law firm built from the ground up to help businesses find their true north. In today’s complex economy, legal and regulatory compliance requirements, litigation exposure, and intricate transactional matters present a challenge to a company’s ongoing operations and imperils its financial stability.
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When May California Employers Monitor An Employee’s Emails

MONITORING EMPLOYEE EMAILS: AN OVERVIEW
Good communication is one of the most important factors for any businesses success, and that starts with the means to communicate easily. Workplaces throughout California provide their employees with a wide range of tools for communication and productivity, including phones, computers, email addresses, and website space.

These tools, when used correctly, ultimately contribute to the growth of any company, which is why so many employers are quick to provide them to their employees.

When an employer controls the means by which employees communicate, however, certain legal questions arise, including concerns about whether and when an employer is allowed to monitor an employee’s online behavior or emails. Understanding where the line is drawn is an important part of fostering an environment conducive to good communication in your company.

MONITORING EMPLOYEE EMAILS: UNDERSTANDING THE LAW
The law on when, whether, and how employers can read their employees’ emails is not well settled, so it is valuable to get an experienced attorney’s advice when possible. The federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA) prohibits “unauthorized access” to others’ electronic communications, including email messages.

However, many states, including California, have concluded that employers’ monitoring of employee emails is not always “unauthorized.” Generally speaking, employers are not authorized to read an employee’s personal email, even if the employee checks it using a work device. An employee logging into their personal Gmail account, for instance, does not automatically give their employer permission to log into or read that account as well.

If the email address and server are owned by the employer, however, the employer has far more leeway to monitor the contents of the emails sent and received over that system. This is the case in many instances, as employers will often provide employees with email addresses to be used specifically for conducting business.

MONITORING EMPLOYEE EMAILS: BEST PRACTICES
Any employer wishing to monitor how employees use their employer-owned email should create a consistent, clear policy that fits within existing law. Your lawyer can help. Consider including in your policy:

A clear warning that you, as the employer, reserve the right to check at any time on the content of email sent over your system,

A statement that work email is for “business use only,” and

A statement of the consequences for violation of this policy.

By putting these sorts of policies in place, you are both covering your bases legally, and making communication in the workplace more efficient. Well-written rules clear up confusion and contribute to the success of any company.

KNOWLEDGEABLE CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEYS
The ever-changing landscape of technology and communication can create problems, but understanding the law and how it applies to business communication and email can save you from making costly legal mistakes.

Staying in compliance with California’s complex employment laws is essential so that your business can focus on its goals. At CKB VIENNA LLP, our experienced California employment law attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients resolve their legal questions and disputes, so they can focus on achievement. To learn more, contact us by telephone at 909-980-1040.
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CKB Vienna LLP
10390 Commerce Center Dr #C-110, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
909-980-1040

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CKB Vienna LLP
10390 Commerce Center Dr #C-110, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
909-980-1040

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10390 Commerce Center Dr #C-110, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
909-980-1040

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CKB Vienna LLP
10390 Commerce Center Dr #C-110, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
909-980-1040

CKB Vienna LLP is a full-service consulting and law firm built from the ground up to help businesses find their true north. In today’s complex economy, legal and regulatory compliance requirements, litigation exposure, and intricate transactional matters present a challenge to a company’s ongoing operations and imperils its financial stability.
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10390 Commerce Center Dr #C-110, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
909-980-1040
http://ckbvienna.com

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WHY IT’S WISE TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS DISPUTE OFF SOCIAL MEDIA

When you’re facing a business dispute, you may be thinking about how to protect your business’s assets, keep your employees focused on their work, or address other concerns – not about your Facebook or Twitter account.

You may, however, have a knee-jerk reaction to broadcast the details of your business dispute on social media. And with the growing interconnection between our daily lives and our social media platforms, it may feel completely natural to so. For many people these days, posting on social media feels about as natural as breathing.

But is it really a good idea?

Keeping your business dispute away from social media might be one of the wisest decisions you make during the process. Here’s why.

SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS MAY BE USED AGAINST YOU
Social media posts that you make about the dispute could come back to haunt you in court. Because you made the post, many of the ordinary rules governing out of court statements don’t apply. And because social media has a “social,” informal tone, a post made in a moment of anger or joking could land you in a very awkward spot in a case – or even cost you your best legal argument. In order to avoid these risks, it’s best not to comment about the situation at all.

IT’S BAD FOR BUSINESS
Unsurprisingly, posts about business disputes on social media often have a negative effect on the business, even when you can confidently say that you and your business have done nothing wrong. Your clients and customers want to view you as a resource they can trust – not as yet another social media “talking head” who falls for drama and posturing. For these reasons, it’s best to project an image of professionalism and standing above the fray by staying silent about disputes over your social media channels.

IT’S NEVER “JUST” A POST
When we post to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or other social media sites, we tend to think of the “post” as the content we shared to the Internet. However, nearly all social media sites collect or embed other data in these posts, from the date and time they were made to the computer’s IP address or the GPS coordinates from which the post was made. This information is often publicly discoverable and can be retrieved even if the post is deleted – meaning that, if it can be found and used against you in the dispute, it will be.

WE HELP YOU FIND YOUR TRUE NORTH
Business disputes occur often in the working world, but they shouldn’t occur at all over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other similar platforms. It’s just not worth it. If you find yourself in a business dispute, the smartest thing you can do for yourself is keep calm and find an attorney who help you with your case.

At CKB VIENNA LLP, our experienced California business law attorneys can help you anticipate, address, and resolve business disputes in a manner that is consistent with your business goals. To learn more, contact us today by telephone at 909-980-1040 or via our short online form.

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CKB Vienna LLP
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909-980-1040

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