Do Your Apps Violate Employee Privacy?

On May 14, 2015, in Data, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Privacy, by Heather Bussing
If a company is requiring employees to install an app on their personal phones, then the employer should not be entitled to any information about the employee’s off-duty conduct.
 

People Are Not Trade Secrets

On May 7, 2015, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, Recruiting Strategy, by Heather Bussing
People are not trade secrets. And in California, at least, trying to stop someone from taking a new job can be really expensive.
 

Can an Employer Make Me Change My LinkedIn Photo?

On April 20, 2015, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, Privacy, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
If a company starts to control what an employee does on a personal social media account, it could give rise to liability for the company for the employee’s actions and content there.
 

Blogging Law I

On March 17, 2015, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Privacy, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
Legal editor Heather Bussing highlights some important legal topics to keep you out of trouble when when you’re sharing content online.
 

Is There Recovery After Workplace Drama?

Can a workplace recover from discrimination or harassment or whistleblower drama?
 

Sexual Harassment: Boys and Thrones

On February 17, 2015, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
I still regularly have conversations with men who have no clue about what it’s like to move through the world in a smaller, weaker body, to be constantly alert to threats, sexual predators, and captors.
 

Laws, Algorithms, and Humans.

On February 12, 2015, in Big Data, Data, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
Algorithms follow the rules every time. That is what they are – a set of instructions and rules. This distinction is really important in evaluating HR software.
 

Handling Employee Theft

On January 27, 2015, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
If you find someone being dishonest in a way that is significant enough to be fired, then fire them. You will never trust them again.
 

Thoughts on Discrimination

On January 19, 2015, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, here is the Diversity series we did this past year.
 

Transgender: The Ultimate Form of Gender Discrimination

On January 15, 2015, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Transgender discrimination is probably one of the most misunderstood areas of discrimination law, by lawyers, the courts, and companies.
 
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