Blocking All Personal Use of Computers at Work Might be Illegal

from the silly-policies dept

Apparently, more and more companies are completely banning personal use of computers by employees. I think this is silly for a whole variety of reasons. If you hire good employees and trust them, then this shouldn’t be an issue. As long as the employee gets their job done, then why bother putting pointless restrictions on them. Furthermore, I think by allowing employees to occasionally take care of personal business, it lets them clear their mind every once in a while, and probably makes them more comfortable at work. But, beyond that, a new article suggests that it might even be illegal to block all personal use, as it goes against the National Labor Relations Act. The NLRB is suggesting employers don’t set up full personal use bans.

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