We continue our Friday round-up of what is newest, best and brightest at FindLaw.com. Below, you will find this week’s offerings from various areas of FindLaw’s unique content, including: core legal content, blogs, news and case law. Take a look at what’s new:
FindLaw Consumer Blogs:
- Is It Legal to Read Employees’ Email?: Employers and managers may be tempted to snoop through workers’ company email inboxes, but be careful: There are legal limits as to when you can and cannot monitor employees’ email messages. What reasons are legitimate, and what should go into your workplace email policy? FindLaw’s Free Enterprise offers some suggestions.
- Tough Mudder Death Is 1st Since Race Began: A 28-year-old man drowned while taking part in a Tough Mudder endurance race in West Virginia last month; 20 other participants were taken to the hospital. But could Tough Mudder's liability waiver present an obstacle if they try to sue? FindLaw's Injured looks at the waiver and what participants will need to prove in court.
FindLaw Legal Professional Blogs:
- New Book Tracks History of Habeas Corpus in America: It started out as a policy paper, but it's turned into a real page-turner on how habeas corpus came to be. What did the book's author tell us about the messy and paradoxical history of habeas in America? Head over to FindLaw's U.S. Supreme Court blog to find out.
Law Firm Management:
- Developing an Effective Antiboycott Law Compliance Policy: When in Rome, do as the Romans do -- unless they insist on your compliance with an international boycott (against Israel, for example) that runs afoul of American antiboycott laws. What do corporate counsel need to know about U.S. business laws and regulations, which cover both intentional and "inadvertent" violations? FindLaw's latest Corporate Counsel article explains.
-- Andrew Chow, FindLaw Audience Team