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Social Media’s Real Legal Issues

When companies adopt social media, they are usually concerned about people saying bad things about them. Their first instinct is to issue a policy that dictates what people can and cannot say.

Unintended Employees

On March 4, 2013, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
To show that someone is an independent contractor, you generally have to give independent contractors discretion over how they perform their work; they tend to use their own equipment, tools and resources; and they usually work by the project instead of for an indefinite period.

How Employers Can Still See Employee Social Media Accounts

On February 25, 2013, in Heather Bussing, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Policies, Privacy, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
Almost all states’ social media password laws allow the employer access to an employee’s social media account as part of an investigation. There are few, if any, limits on what the investigation is about.

Social Media, Blogging, and Copyright

On February 14, 2013, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Personal Publishing, Policies, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
The first thing to understand is the law is way behind reality. Almost all intellectual property law is based on the idea that there is something tangible that you can own and attach ownership rights to—like a book, or a poem, or a painting.

3 Ways to Close the Generation Gap in Performance Reviews

On January 29, 2013, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Policies, Steve Smith, by Steve Smith
But, to paraphrase Bart Simpson, getting HR people to hate performance reviews is like making teenagers depressed — it’s like shooting fish in a barrel. That goes for just about everyone in your organization over age 35.

Shepherd’s Result Triangle.

On January 28, 2013, in Heather Bussing, Policies, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
Most people and companies are good at figuring out their goals. And many are pretty good at showing they care . . . well, at least about themselves. But knowing what you want and caring about it is exactly the right place to start.

The Office is a Great Place for Fun and Games

“When adults have autonomy at work they might not focus on their normal tasks 100% of the time. That’s normal. Guess what? Using some of that autonomy for small doses of play at work actually facilitates productivity for most people. It represents a fun not-related-to-work break that stimulates healthy thinking.” – Todd Dewett

Rethinking Discrimination

On January 21, 2013, in Heather Bussing, HR Trends, Policies, Recruiting Strategy, Talent Management, by Heather Bussing
“As accessibility to information and data about everyone become ubiquitous, we need to rethink our approaches to equal opportunity, diversity, and discrimination.” – Heather Bussing

How to Avoid Employment Litigation

On January 7, 2013, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
Interventions like progressive discipline policies rarely improve performance and just lock everyone into a system that prolongs the frustration and damage. Learn a host of business savvy alternatives to prevent employee lawsuits.

More Privacy

“As technology makes monitoring everything possible, and data about people, their bodies, actions, and processes becomes valuable, privacy will be one of the biggest social and legal issues of our time. Here is the series we did on workplace privacy late last year.” – Heather Bussing
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