ELBC Walks Into a Bar

On March 19, 2014, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
A lawyer, a nun, a priest, an Irishman, a minister, a Scotsman, a rabbi and a blonde walk into a bar. The bartender looks at them and asks, “Is this some kind of joke?”
 

Privacy Laws & Resources

On February 20, 2014, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, Privacy, by Heather Bussing
John Sumser and I are teaching Social Media and Internet Law again this semester. And we’ve been looking at privacy rights. Here are some of the resources that we are using.
 

Comply Socially

Training people about what the legal issues are and how to handle them is a much more effective way to both prevent problems and get social media to work for your company.
 

Why Policies Don’t Work

There are two main reasons to have employment policies: to educate and to manage risk. The trouble is that policies don’t do either.
 

Trash Your Noncompete Agreement

On November 5, 2013, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Leadership, Policies, by Heather Bussing
5 ways noncompete agreements can backfire against employers.
 

Termination as a Good Thing

Making an employment change is a big deal. It’s hard, even when it’s voluntary, because we have so much of our identities wrapped up in what we do.
 

The Secret to Good Contracts

On September 24, 2013, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
Contracts don’t have to be pages of incomprehensible legal mumbo-jumbo. They can be clean and simple and understandable.
 

Why Best Practices Suck

Shouldn’t we learn from others and determine the most effective way to reach our goals, benchmark our progress, and achieve success? Best practices are only best if you’re just practicing. And I have no clue what a benchmark really is, or what you do with one.
 

When Employers Are Liable for Harassment

On June 24, 2013, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, Leadership, Policies, by Heather Bussing
The US Supremes issued their opinion in Vance v. Ball State University this morning holding that an employer is not liable for its employee’s racial or sexual harassment unless the harasser is a supervisor of the victim employee.
 

Depression and Work

On May 20, 2013, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
Depression accounts for an estimated $83 billion per year in lost productivity. Legal Editor Heather Bussing explains the legal aspects of managing depressed employees.
 
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