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The Impact of Motors & Mobiles

November 4, 2011
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Experts recommend that employers establish and enforce policies about talking or texting while driving on the job. As many companies have discovered, distracted drivers are a liability to themselves and other motorists—as well as the employers for whom they work.
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Employee Facebook Complaints Protected by NLRA

November 3, 2011
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The NLRB has received an increasing number of charges related to social media in the past year, but this is the first case involving Facebook that resulted in an administrative law judge's decision after a hearing.
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Court Rules in Favor of Workers’ Comp for Nurse Injured While Glancing at Cellphone While Driving

October 10, 2011
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A nurse who momentarily glanced down at her cellphone to see if her employer was calling is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries suffered in an automobile accident, the Court of Appeals of Virginia has ruled.
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Worker Policies Must Consider Ever-Changing Web Landscape

October 4, 2011
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“Certainly, almost every large company in the U.S. has a social media policy today, but the maturity and adequacy of policies varies widely,” a consultant says.
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Halogen Admits Deceit in SuccessFactors Case

July 6, 2011
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As part of a settlement, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada-based Halogen Software Inc. conceded it made up a phony prospective customer to inappropriately obtain SuccessFactors’ business information.
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Genetic Shake-Up

July 3, 2011
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You must make the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act part of your company's DNA.
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The Skinny: Genes Pocket Data on Bad Drugs, Best Sex

July 3, 2011
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Here’s the fun and exciting side of genetic information. It’s not all federal rules and regulations—although the Food and Drug Administration is expected to jump in soon and start regulating the burgeoning new genomics industry.
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Complying With GINA

July 3, 2011
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Follow these tips to stay in compliance with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
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Special Report on HR Technology: The Thought Police

March 6, 2011
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Some companies offer software to sniff out social media posts, but such programs raise the question: Does Big Brother belong in the workplace?
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