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.
 

I Need You To Know Who I Am

“Forcing anonymity on people is not helpful. In it’s own way – this simple act reinforces the kind of behavior we are saying that we don’t want.” – Doug Shaw
 

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.
 

What’s Hiding in Those Terms of Service?

The most important thing about Terms of Service is that they are enforceable. And even if some parts may not be, you don’t want to have to pay to find out.
 

Dealing with Unexpected Truth

On September 16, 2014, in Data, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HR Scoop, HRExaminer, Leadership, Policies, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
Everything, especially everything at work, is on the record. It’s not just information, it’s evidence.
 

Don’t Monitor Employees on Social Media

Lose the disclaimers, drivel and drama. Social media monitoring doesn’t protect your company like you think.
 

Social Media, Fear & Lawyers

Should your corporate social media policy be rewritten based on ‘results’ from a buzzworthy survey that’s based on a whopping 0.02% response rate?
 

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.
 
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