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Articles by Jon Hyman

Your Corporate Message Against Discrimination Must Start at the Top

April 30, 2014
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You need to decide what kind of company you want to be, and set the tone all the time.
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Don't Ask Medical-Related Questions During Interviews

April 29, 2014
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Questions about medical conditions during interviews taints the entire process.
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NLRB judge: Employers Cannot Require Employee Social Media Disclaimers

April 28, 2014
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This decision adds to the confusion that already exists around workplace social media policies. As for me, I see little harm in these types of disclaimers.
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What Facebook's More Than 1 Billion Active Users Mean for the Workplace

April 25, 2014
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Over 1 billion active Facebook users should be a wake-up call for any business that is ignoring the impact of mobile technologies on your workplace.
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Revisiting the Misnamed and Misunderstood Term 'Wage Theft'

April 24, 2014
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Most wage and hour mistakes are honest ones born out of a misunderstanding of the law, not a desire to cheat or steal from employees.
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6th Circuit Recognizes Telecommuting as an ADA Reasonable Accommodation

April 23, 2014
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While telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation remains the exception, the line that separates exception from rule is shifting as technology makes work-at-home arrangements more feasible.
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When an Employee Can’t Return to Work After an FMLA Leave

April 22, 2014
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Just because an employee cannot return to work at the end of FMLA leave does not mean you can always terminate the employee. ADA obligations still exist.
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The Importance of Employee-Invention and IP Agreements

April 17, 2014
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These agreements are usually part of a larger confidentiality agreement, or non-competition agreement, but also can be standalone. The point is to avoid any dispute over who created what.
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Hypothetical Violations Doom Employer Confidentiality Policy

April 15, 2014
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Late last month, the 5th Circuit court of appeals in New Orleans ruled on another employer confidentiality policy, and the results should trouble employers everywhere.
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It's Illegal to Ask Employees to Give Up Overtime Payments

April 14, 2014
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If a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a week, you must pay them overtime. Period. No exceptions.
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