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Thoughts on the Global Workplace From Hanoi

August 2, 2013
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I heard that I would encounter different regional communication styles—one part of the audience would be open, direct and confrontational; the other would be attentive, agreeable and quiet.
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Is Your Company Looking at the Wrong Info to Screen Candidates Using Social Media?

July 9, 2013
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There might be some science behind how employers are using social media posts to screen applicants and hire employees.
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Does Social Media Change the Meaning of Solicitation?

February 25, 2013
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By defining “solicitation” to include passive social media connections and activities, you are at least putting yourself into a position to have a court consider shutting down an ex-employee for maintaining online relationships.
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Employees, If You Don't Want Us to Get Your Social Media Info in Discovery, Don't Post!

January 28, 2013
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Employees, if you do not want your social media posts to be reviewed in a lawsuit you file, stop posting. Stop writing about your post-termination state of mind. Stop communicating with former co-workers. Stop writing about your lawsuit.
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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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