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

Please Don’t Tell Your Employees for Whom to Vote

October 24, 2012
Voting is an intensely personal choice. I don’t think it’s my business how my family members cast their votes. I certainly don’t think it’s an employer’s business how its employees cast their votes. Voting booths have privacy curtains for a reason. Exercise some discretion by not invading that privacy of your workers.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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