If you don’t have a document-retention policy, you should.
If you use selection criteria or tests for hiring (criminal records, credit records, etc.), you must maintain those records for all applicants.
Employers can be guilty of retaliation even where the only person aware of the protected activity is the harasser.
Some things are better left unsaid, or, more to the point, un-typed.
There is no way to eliminate stereotypes and biases. But it seems like employers and managers can take a page from the Rock Hall of Fame: Even 80-year-old drummers can still rock it at work.
You need to take a long, hard, look at which of your employees you are requiring to connect when they are off the clock.
Though laws on noncompete agreements vary by state, they are no longer confined to highly specialized industries.
The same poll found that 35 percent of hiring managers who use social media to screen applicants have sent friend requests or otherwise attempted to connect with applicants online.
In Landry’s, the board is adopting a more reasonable, real-world reading of a social media policy.
One issue I’ve never considered is whether the social media site is a 'consumer reporting agency' subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act.