Adam Forman, Matthew Savage Aibel Quoted in “Consider Banning Use of Personal Cloud Accounts for Work”

SHRM.org

Adam S. Forman and Matthew Savage Aibel, attorneys in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, were quoted by SHRM.org, in “Consider Banning Use of Personal Cloud Accounts for Work,” by Allen Smith.

Following is an excerpt:

Aibel and Forman identified other risks of allowing employees to store company information in personal cloud accounts.

This practice “could potentially create an expectation or company-endorsed policy of working unauthorized overtime hours,” they wrote in an e-mail. “For employees who are nonexempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act, this could result in significant exposure if the overtime is not paid.”

In addition, “Even the most prepared IT department can be foiled in its measures to stop a cyberattack if employees accidently drag malware onto a company network via a cloud,” they noted.