An employee's complaints about working conditions, even where made public such as on a Facebook post, may be protected by state law and form the grounds for wrongful discharge.
The new year will usher in more cloud-based apps, 'bring your own device' policies and merger and acquisition deals for tech vendors.
Industry watchers predict a year of HR tech vendor deals in the wake of SAP's SuccessFactors acquisition.
We've been waiting for a case like this: a lawsuit in the U.S. over who owns a Twitter account, and over the related question of how much a social media “follower” is worth. The results of the case between mobile phone news site PhoneDog and a former worker could help clarify tricky issues around social media portability.
Interactive online tools such as videos, chats and blogs designed to encourage employees to invest more than the default minimum in their 401(k) plans have become increasingly common.Read More
Crowd sourcing can involve breaking up a large task such as validating data or translation into many small tasks and farming them out to numerous workers online instead of hiring a single worker or small number of workers to do the single large task.Read More
Use these tools to advertise job openings and mine the social network for prospects.Read More
On an individual level, employees who have suddenly gone from Joe Blow to King Midas may have serious problems coping with the change. Experts call it ‘sudden wealth syndrome.'Read More
Gigwalk is the latest entry in the slowly growing field of online labor exchanges. Services like this only may work well for certain kinds of jobs and tasks, but if the fit is right, it offers an opportunity for predictable and high-quality work.Read More
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.Read More