Category «Employment Issues»

Employment lawyers and attorneys of Archer & Greiner, P.C. law firm handles all areas of employment issues, biotechnology laws, internet/domain names, intellectual property, trademark, patent and copyright law.

Company Computer System Usage Etiquette – How to Establish Guidelines for Your Employees

Many employers are finding their companies held liable for an employee’s misuse of a computer system, bringing the company negative publicity and in some instances, subjecting it to civil or criminal liability.  Therefore, it is important that employers take a proactive approach in setting guidelines governing their employees’ Internet and e-mail usage. 

New Jersey Employers Beware – Court Decision Finds Employer Liable for Employee Misconduct

In light of a recent New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division decision, it is possible for an employer to be held liable to third parties harmed by its employee if the employer has reason to know that the employee is engaging in Internet conduct that is potentially harmful, yet fails to take remedial action. 

But I Paid For It – Securing Copyright Ownership In Works Created By Your Independent Contractors

Individuals and businesses in all industries routinely hire consultants to create materials for them.  Examples of materials often outsourced include websites, custom software, brochures, manuals and product literature.  Most purchasers of these items assume that they own all rights to them as soon as they pay for them.  Actually, often times they do not. 

Security Breach Notification: Minimizing Legal Complaince Exposure and Reputational Risks for Your Company

As a business owner whose database includes confidential personal information on clientele, you have taken every precaution to secure this data to prevent a security breach. But even with the best security measures in place, occasionally companies find themselves in the unfortunate position of having unintentionally leaked this information to an unauthorized party.

“Authorization” and “Transmission” — Interpretations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

While initially conceived in 1984 to punish hackers and safe guard classified financial and credit information relating to government and financial institutions, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (the “CFAA”) has evolved over the past two decades to reflect emerging technology in the areas it was created to protect. Specifically, the CFAA affords employers civil …

Computer Disaster Recovery Services – What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business in the Event of a Disaster

The tragic events of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina were not only horrific human tragedies, but also served as warnings to businesses to revisit their own disaster recovery plans.  According to published reports, in many instances the difference between those companies forced to close their doors, and those able to continue doing business, was well planned …