Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Who Owns Your Company's Twitter Account?

Many employers use social media for a variety of purposes. I am currently in Las Vegas to speak at the Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, where there will be several sessions on how best utilize social media for recruiting and hiring, employee engagement...

Robin Shea
5 Signs That You'll Lose Your Sexual Harassment Case

DISCLAIMER: Today's post has absolutely nothing to do with Veterans Day. But thank you, veterans! Last week, I was pretty hard on Herman Cain and his response to allegations of sexual harassment . Since then, two women have come forward publicly...

Donna Ballman
What You Need To Know About Missing Work Due to Illness

Know your employer's sick leave policy. Most employers require that you call in as soon as you know you won't make it. No law requires paid sick leave. Family and Medical Leave: applies if you have a serious medical condition and need...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
To Be Or Not To Be An Employee? That is the (Agency) Question

by Joseph U. Leonoro A few weeks ago in this forum, we talked about an important opinion from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals - the Circuit in which Kentucky and Ohio sit - on associational discrimination. Well, that Court must be enjoying its...

Eric Meyer
U.S. Employees Had a Lot Of Discrimination Claims Is FY2011

According to this November 15, 2011 press release from the EEOC , the number of discrimination claims are skyrocketing: The EEOC received a record 99,947 charges of discrimination in fiscal year 2011, which ended Sept. 30, the highest number of...

Jon Hyman
I’m Begging You … Have a Social Media Policy

Last week, SHRM released the results of its 3rd survey on Social Media in the Workplace [pdf] . SHRM polled 532 randomly selected HR professionals from its membership. According to the survey, 68% of companies use social media to communicate with...