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Helping employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing world of employment and labor laws, rules, and regulations, rationally and pragmatically.

Clearing Up Some Misconceptions on Social Media and Privacy

August 15, 2013
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Employers are not requiring employees to turn over access to their personal social media pages. Courts sometimes require litigants to turn over social media information when it might be helpful to prove or disprove a claim. End of story.
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6th Circuit Permits Employers to Enforce Reasonable Call-In Rules for FMLA Leave

August 14, 2013
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Federal Court Slams the Door on EEOC’s Criminal Background Check Lawsuit

August 13, 2013
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6th Circuit Rejects Contract That Shortens Statute of Limitations for Wage Claims

August 12, 2013
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Fired News Reporter Shea Allen Illustrates the Meaning of 'Profersonal' for Today’s Workers

August 5, 2013
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Court Rejects Use of Social Media Evidence in Defense of Wage-and-Hour Claim

August 2, 2013
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What to Look for in the Coming Year From the EEOC

August 1, 2013
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Is the DOL’s 'Fair Labor Data Challenge' Strategy Fair?

July 30, 2013
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Giving Employee the 'Milton Treatment' Leads to Discrimination Claim

July 26, 2013
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Who Owns Personal Email on an Employer-Issued Smartphone?

July 18, 2013
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Have a policy that spells out an employee’s reasonable lack-of-privacy expectations, but have a similar policy statement prohibiting employees from accessing the personal email or other Internet account of others.


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