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Social Media Background Checks as Discrimination

November 25, 2013
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Train an employee who is insulated from the hiring process to do your social media searches, scrub all protected information, and provide a sanitized report to those responsible for making the hiring decision.


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Does Social Media Change the Meaning of 'Solicitation'? (Redux)

November 14, 2013
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Social media is not creating new laws, but is merely creating new applications of existing laws to an evolving communication and technology tool.
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Smoking Out the Law on e-Cigarettes in the Workplace

October 18, 2013
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Laws that prohibit smoking in the workplace are a floor, not a ceiling. You are free to ban e-cigarettes in your workplace, and should consider doing so.


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The Devil Went Down to the EEOC:A Story on Religious Accommodation

October 17, 2013
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Before you dismiss an employee’s request for a religious accommodation as silly or outrageous, stop, think, and decide whether the expense or difficultly in making the accommodating exceeds the cost and aggravation of defending a possible discrimination lawsuit.


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What If Email Got Pantsed?

October 14, 2013
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Workforce talks to Scott Berkun, author and former Microsoft Corp. manager, to hear what he learned from working at the startup company and why email overload is just the tip of the iceberg.
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Hey, Jealousy: Envy Blossoms Among In-House Workers

October 11, 2013
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Allowing some employees to telecommute may inspire resentment in those who aren’t allowed the privilege.
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Work Views: Learning in Small Bites

September 9, 2013
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It’s time to rethink conventional approaches to corporate learning — particularly when more efficient and effective methods exist.
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Step Away From the Laptop

August 21, 2013
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Lapses in security related to departing contract workers are surprisingly common, according to one expert.
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Companies Wrestle With Technology Needs of Contract Workers

August 21, 2013
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Defining the company’s role in tech support for contingent workers is key.
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