RSS icon

Top Stories

The Practical Employer

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

The Real Problem with Individual Liability

October 22, 2012
There is little, if any benefit to keeping individual liability as a part of Ohio's employment discrimination statute, and it is a key facet of this reform that must become part of the law of this state.
Read More

Employment Law Blog Carnival: The 007 Edition

October 17, 2012
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the world's most famous movie spy, James Bond. Since many have compared my suaveness and sophistication with that of 007, celebrating Bond is a fitting topic for my edition of the monthly roundup of the best that the employment law blawgosphere has to offer.
Read More

Employers or Employees: Who Owns Social Media Accounts?

October 16, 2012
While Dr. Linda Eagle was president of Edcomm, she established an account on Linkedin, which she used to promote Edcomm's services. After Edcomm terminated Eagle, the company accessed her LinkedIn account and changed her password, and changed the account to display the name and photograph of its new CEO.
Read More

Some Social Media Stats to Chew On

October 9, 2012
Unless you require that your employees check their mobile devices at the door (and suffer the anarchy that would likely ensue) it is impossible to prohibit employees from accessing personal social media accounts during the workday. And, if it's impossible to monitor or enforce a policy, why have it in the first place?
Read More

New Pregnancy Discrimination Legislation is Unneeded, Redux

October 5, 2012
We do not need legislation to duplicate rights that already exist. If employers are not granting these rights, and pregnant workers are not receiving the accommodations they need and are requesting, then pregnant workers should be filing discrimination lawsuits.
Read More