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10 Social Media Commandments for Employers

February 24, 2010
Employers must implement social networking policies, obtain employee consent for monitoring and conduct their monitoring legally and responsibly. By following these 10 guidelines, employers ensure that their employees can enjoy social media without employer static and interference.
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TOOL Blogs on Wage-and-Hour Issues

February 17, 2010
To keep pace with developments in wage-and-hour law, several law firms have launched blogs on the topic, with attorneys writing about the latest cases and trends.
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The Trouble With Online References

February 3, 2010
An innocent-sounding recommendation could be fuel for a wrongful termination lawsuit. Here are some guidelines to consider when deciding whether your organization should permit employees to make colleague recommendations via LinkedIn or other social networking sites.
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Employees Texting While Driving Can Jeopardize a Business

January 28, 2010
According to risk prevention specialists at Zurich Services Corp., employers could be held ‘vicariously liable’ if they permit employees to use particular technologies while driving. This could include operating a company-owned cell phone or mobile device while driving.
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Top Five Legal Issues for Employers in 2010

January 6, 2010
Fueled by negative economic conditions, substantial layoffs and salary reductions, employees are aggressively seeking relief through challenges to their employers’ policies and practices. While the financial prospects for 2010 show some signs of improvement, there is no question that employers will see a continued increase in the breadth and amount of litigation.
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