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...
GOP presidential contender Herman Cain has been in the
news for more than his political platform recently. Instead of addressing
issues like job creation, Cain has been facing tough questions about on-the-job
harassment. Specifically, Cain is having...
In April 2011, a jury awarded Shana Maron $86,000, after finding
that she was paid less than her former male colleagues in Virginia Tech's
Office of University Development. In June, U.S. District Court Judge James Turk
threw out the verdict and...
Payne resigned from her job as a teacher at Apalachee High School after the
school received a complaint about pictures Payne had posted on her Facebook
page. The pictures were a long way away from the type of risqué photographs we
Can employers refuse to hire a applicants for their
tobacco use? In most states, the answer is "yes." Unless the candidate is applying
for a job in a State with a "smokers'-rights statute," an employer can
refuse to hire candidates...
Social-media issues faced by employers continue to change
and develop. Your social-media policy (or guidelines, if you prefer),
should do the same. An updated social-media policy is provided via the
link below for your reference as a starting point...
When terminating an employee, employers need only one
reason. Of course, there is rarely just a single reason for reaching the
decision. But the existence of multiple reasons does not mandate that each
reason be shared with the employee. In other words...