One of the problems with serving alcohol at company parties is that it can increase the chance workers will engage in inappropriate behavior, such as sexual harassment. In this article, lawyer Rob Bovarnick explains what the law says sexual harassment is, what an employee must prove to hold a business accountable for it and what policies can help prevent it.
Visitors to social networking sites don't feel an obligation to stick to one online venue, a survey by Parks Associates found. The race to remain relevant is ongoing as visitors easily jump from juggernauts such as MySpace to up-and-comers, including Facebook, and former star Friendster struggles to survive as users move to sites with better music and videos.
Wired News columnist Adam L. Penenberg notes that despite their recent ascendancy, bloggers should think twice before assuming they will be extended the same legal privileges accorded to credentialed journalists when trying to protect a source. This is, in part, because on a federal level, those protections are eroding for all journalists -- even those in the mainstream -- Penenberg says.
Microsoft could deal a death blow to pop-ups when it adds a pop-up blocker to its Internet Explorer Web browser, which is used by about two-thirds of the world's computer users. Despite new threats to the pop-up model, their popularity among advertisers actually has increased in recent months, data show.