RSS icon

Top Stories

Technology and the Law

Special Report on HR Technology: The Thought Police

March 6, 2011
Comments (0)
Some companies offer software to sniff out social media posts, but such programs raise the question: Does Big Brother belong in the workplace?
Read More

<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Is the Protocol for Using E-Mail to Acknowledge Job Offers to Candidates?

September 14, 2010
Comments (0)
Some applicants have requested that we send job-acknowledgement letters to a work-related e-mail address. Is this a common practice in business today? It seems risky, but maybe that's just me.
Read More

Legal Static Over Issuing Smart Phones to Workers

September 9, 2010
Comments (0)
A lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department is an example of a clear warning to employers to put a smart-phone usage policy in place before they end up in potentially costly litigation, lawyers say.
Read More

Cutting the Gordian Knot Requirements for Electronic I-9 Storage

July 30, 2010
Comments (0)
Commentary: Public Law 108-390 amended the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow electronic signature and electronic storage of I-9 forms, but the regulations implementing it have created a web of confusion.
Read More

Text Message Ruling Offers Employers Guidance While Skirting Employee Privacy Rights

July 11, 2010
Comments (0)
A well-crafted and broadly distributed policy that puts employees on notice of how and when the employer will access these communications can go a long way toward strengthening the employer’s hand in litigation.
Read More

Employees and E-Mail Privacy Rights

June 18, 2010
Comments (0)
Employers are advised to review their electronic communications policies and ensure that such policies clearly communicate the employer’s rules and expectations involving company e-mail and personal password-protected e-mail.
Read More

Grassley Requests Review of Health Care Information Technology Safety Oversight

March 1, 2010
Comments (0)
Senators asks HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to review the Food and Drug Administration oversight of health information technology safety.
Read More

10 Social Media Commandments for Employers

February 24, 2010
Comments (0)
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.
Read More

TOOL Blogs on Wage-and-Hour Issues

February 17, 2010
Comments (0)
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.
Read More

Workers' E-Privacy at Issue

February 3, 2010
Comments (0)
A Supreme Court case involving a police officer's text messages may provide guidance on the limits corporate HR departments can impose on electronic communications.
Read More