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Social media's impact on hiring, management and discipline: what every employer needs to know

September 2 2013 Remember when only birds "tweeted" and writing on someone's wall or "tagging" was graffiti that could get you in trouble with the police and courts…

Social media and its impact on the workplace – legal updates

October 14 2013 As NLRB Chairman Mark G. Pearce recently stated, “Many view social media as the new water cooler.” In a series of recent rulings and advisories, the…

Fired for workplace sex: no violation of Title VII

October 4 2013 Sexual adventures in the office can get you fired. Legally. Caroline Stevens and Dr. Donald Saelinger had a romantic sexual affair. Ms. Stevens ended…

Serious detective work by employer revealed employee abuse of FMLA

October 23 2013 A Wisconsin Bell employee methodically abused her intermittent FMLA leave and was caught. The result: a job termination upheld by the court. Linette…

No dreadlock policy seen as race discrimination by EEOC

October 22 2013 An employee was denied employment after she refused to cut off her dreadlocks. The company said her hair violated the company's grooming policy. The…

Sued by interns, Conde Nast says no more

October 31 2013 Conde Nast has decided to end its internship program. This decision comes just a few months after two former interns filed suit in New York federal…

Hacking couple banned from smartphones

October 30 2013 Alyson Cunningham was fired from a Pittsburgh law firm. Angry, she and her husband enlisted the aid of a computer-savvy friend. They were able to get…

California: domestic workers get overtime and crime victims are protected

October 29 2013 California nannies and private home healthcare aides are now entitled to overtime pay from private individuals. To qualify, these workers must work…

U.S. Supreme Court does not decide age discrimination case

October 24 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court granted review of Madigan v. Levin, a case on appeal from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. However, the Court quickly…

Serious detective work by employer revealed employee abuse of FMLA

October 23 2013 A Wisconsin Bell employee methodically abused her intermittent FMLA leave and was caught. The result: a job termination upheld by the court. Linette…