Can an Employer Make Me Change My LinkedIn Photo?

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

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

Topics: 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.

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

Topics: 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

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, here is the Diversity series we did this past year.

Transgender: The Ultimate Form of Gender Discrimination

Transgender discrimination is probably one of the most misunderstood areas of discrimination law, by lawyers, the courts, and companies.

Diversity: Why Tolerance Isn’t Enough

Just about every company gets this wrong at some point, usually most of the time. Get Curious Instead of Comfortable. Have Compassion Instead of Consternation. Have Courage Instead of Cowardice.

Annual Employer’s Holiday Guide

If your company is short on funds this year, take the money you would have spent on a party and give it to the employees. There is nothing more demoralizing than going to a fancy lunch to learn there won’t be holiday bonuses this year.