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Re: OT - Acceptable Use Policy Legality
From: "Jody C. Patilla" <jcp01 () attglobal net>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 16:41:42 -0500

At 05:04 PM 11/16/00 -0800, Jeff Newton wrote:

I'm looking for information regarding the legality of an AUP.  Is it
absolutely necessary to have every employee sign it or is it 
sufficient to indicate the AUP is a condition of employment?  

Can anyone offer some insight on the topic?  Any lawyers in the crowd?

I'm not a lawyer and I don't play one on TV, but.....Best practice
is that you have each employee read and sign the policy statement.
Having that signature on file significantly reduces your liability
should you fire someone and they sue for wrongful termination. You 
also need to take visible steps to enforce the policy on an on-going
basis.

- jcp



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