Posts tagged ‘employment law’

Beware of Social Media Spying As New Laws Take Effect

It’s true that HR managers are turning more and more to new technology help them do their job, and that many HR positions today require some aptitude in the use of social media.


Continue Reading February 20, 2014 at 2:10 pm 1 comment

Time to update your employee handbook

Recent activity by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) means that it is time to review, and possibly revise, some key employment policies. The NLRB enforces the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which, contrary to popular belief, applies to most employers—including non-unionized businesses …

Continue Reading November 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm 1 comment

Does your hiring policy exclude ex-cons? Watch out!

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a new set of guidelines concerning the use of criminal background information in employment decisions. The guidelines should serve as a reminder to employers, and their attorneys, that they cannot automatically exclude from consideration all job applicants with criminal records. That includes applicants with felony convictions …

Continue Reading October 26, 2012 at 9:00 am 6 comments

5 tips for the 2012 campaign season

With the 2012 campaign season in full swing, political discussions in the workplace are likely to become more prevalent and with them, conversations about any number of controversial topics. Arguments between employees can create tension and disruptions that hurt productivity. Employers who have not considered their disciplinary approach carefully may punish employees in a manner that may appear discriminatory or retaliatory. Conversely, employers who go too far in the other direction—banning all political discourse—may expose themselves to an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board and may find such policies difficult to enforce …

Continue Reading October 17, 2012 at 9:30 am 3 comments

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