No online shopping day is bigger than Cyber Monday. According to the National Retail Federation, an estimated 127 million people shopped on Cyber Monday last year—significantly more than the estimated 87 million in-store, Black Friday shoppers. In fact, Cyber Monday 2014 brought online retailers a staggering $2.5 billion in sales.
Given the temptation Cyber Monday provides to employees to use company and/or personal devices to shop for deals while at work, the shoppers’ “holiday” – like its springtime counterpart for sports fans, March Madness – serves as a reminder for employers: you would be wise to plan ahead, including by reviewing and updating your computer-use and monitoring policies. Below we offer some practical and legal considerations employers should keep in mind when deciding the appropriate scope of policies that limit employees’ at-work, personal use of company-provided devices.
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