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    Employee Handbook Assignment
    Prepare a 1document in which you create a representation of "actual" sections of an employee handbook (**This must be original student content/work**). In addition to describing the company to which the employee handbook applies, also address the issues of privacy, employee/applicant testing, and performance evaluations in the global workplace. This assignment should include (but is not limited to) the consideration of the following questions in drafting your handbook sections:
    a. What privacy rights issues should be addressed?
    b. What should the company's position be in response to privacy rights issues?
    c. How will your privacy protections limit the company's liability?

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    a) There are a variety of good resources summarizing the privacy issues that come into play for employers when developing their workplace policies. Here are a few:
    http://www.smallbusinessnotes.com/operating/hr/privacy.html (from an employer's point of view)
    http://www.workrights.org/ (from employees' point of view)
    http://www.springerlink.com/content/8w170348048l70v5/ (summary and excerpt of a journal article with contact information of the authors)

    I recommend that you review that summary and consider which of those issues would apply to the hypothetical workplace you are using for this assignment.

    b) This part of the question dovetails with the question of which privacy issues are relevant to the kind of company it is and the kinds of activities its employees engage in as part of their job performance. For example, drug and alcohol testing are much more relevant in companies ...