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Employers Must See Big Picture Around 'De Minimis' Time

December 19, 2012
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There are several traps an employer can fall into with regard to accurately recording the time that an employee actually works.
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Privacy Laws Threaten Compliance

September 24, 2012
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California could become the latest state to ban employer access to private social-media sites used by employees. A law passed by the state Legislature last month still must get the approval of Gov. Jerry Brown, who has until the end of the month to sign it.
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Does Your Social Media Policy Educate About Being 'Profersonal?'

July 30, 2012
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The takeaway might simply be that employers remind their employees to 'be professional' online, and that businesses will hold employees accountable for what they post that could cast the company in a bad light.
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Fired Employee Admits to Hacking Gucci

July 18, 2012
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Just before his trial was to begin, Sam Chihlung Yin pleaded guilty to an attack that cost the luxury goods maker about $200,000.
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Ohio Joins the Fray on Employers Asking for Social Media Passwords

May 30, 2012
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This is not a problem that needs fixing. Companies simply aren't engaging in the type of conduct this bill seeks to legislate.
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I Don't Like This Opinion; Facebook 'Like' as Free Speech?

May 15, 2012
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I could comfortably retire if I had a dollar for every time in my career that I have heard, 'But I have a right to free speech; I can say what I want and not get fired.'
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Bill Barring Firms From Requiring Applicant Passwords Awaits Governor's OK

April 11, 2012
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Calls have been growing for federal and state legislation that would bar employers from requiring access to job applicants' social media postings.
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Companies Bring Bring-Your-Own-Device Policies to the Party

April 6, 2012
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More and more companies are establishing bring-your-own-device policies. Once they get past the initial security concerns, most company leaders are finding little downside to allowing employees to use their own smartphones and tablets for work.
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