|April 1, 2009 | www.fisherphillips.com|
As the steady drumbeat of grim economic news continues, more and more employers are forced to face the unpleasant prospect of laying off valued employees to survive. When times are tough, the last thing a struggling business needs is a class-action lawsuit claiming that the former employees are entitled to 60 days' additional pay under federal or state law.
As those of you on our mailing list know, because of the difficult economic times many companies everywhere are suffering, our firm has decided not to schedule our traditional national seminars in 2009. Instead, in a series of smaller breakfast briefings and webinars throughout the country, we are "bringing it to you."
You may say that it is in the company's files which are locked in _____'s office or the information is in a certain directory on the company's server. We hope you're right. But according to a recent survey, information you believe is confidential may also be in a number of other places as well, including your competitor's offices.