There have been a lot of bad bets made over time. For
example, two years ago I bet on the World Series and, after the
Phillies lost, had to painfully write a blog post praising the Yankees . On The Office last week,
newly-appointed regional manager...
According to Liz Ryan, writing at Businessweek.com . "Actual employee rights in the
U.S. are fairly limited." She posits that because "it's legal to make hiring
and termination decisions for random (nondiscriminatory) reasons"...
During my appearance on The Sound of Ideas to discuss social media in the workplace , NLRB General Counsel Lafe Solomon made an interesting point about the accessibility of employees' social media by employers. The question arose as to whether employees...
This time next week, I'll be in Denver to speak about
workplace social media issues at the annual Meritas Litigation and Labor & Employment Conference.
In preparing for my session, I came across the following statistics (taken from
The FMLA allows for two different theories of
recovery-interference and retaliation. Interference is when an employer
denies an FMLA benefit to which an employee is entitled and of which the
employee provided notice. Retaliation is when an employee's...
The Peace Corps asked the EEOC for an opinion on the
legality of its use of conviction and arrest records to screen potential
volunteers. In response, the EEOC published an informal opinion letter , which offers
guidance for employers who are considering...
If you are asking questions in job interviews about
candidates social media activities, I bet it's not like what happened in a
short movie that debuted recently online, Have I
Shared Too Much?
In the 12-minute movie, an interviewee trying to...