Politics & Work 2: HR Survival Guide

Continued political turmoil is causing headaches at work. This is the second of three articles from Heather Bussing directed at organizations, HR, and individuals. Today’s article is the HR Survival Guide. Heather will conclude the series tomorrow with her individual survival guide. Now, let’s look at how HR can deal with the political polarization in their companies.

Why You Should Not Check to See if Employees are on Ashley Madison

Topics: Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Privacy, by Heather Bussing
“I’m not sure how we became such a tabloid society, especially about other people’s sex lives. But we still have the power to opt out.” – Heather Bussing
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Do Your Apps Violate Employee Privacy?

Topics: 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.

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 II: Online Shaming

Topics: Discrimination, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, Privacy, by Heather Bussing
I have mixed feelings about using shame as a force for change. But there is a line between speaking up and destroying someone.

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.

Law and Privacy

Topics: Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Privacy, by Heather Bussing
It’s time to start updating our discussion of privacy and your legal rights, especially about data and Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

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

Privacy: Drawing Lines

Topics: Big Data, Book Review, Data, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Privacy, by Heather Bussing
Read Terms of Service: understanding our role in the World of Big Data by Michael Keller and Josh Neufeld. It’s a comic book that gives some history on how internet and data privacy (or lack of concern for it) has developed politically and legally.

Data and Unexpected Truth

Topics: Big Data, Data, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Privacy, by Heather Bussing
Knowing the truth and making changes based on what we learn is complex, difficult, and often involves revising our stories about ourselves and the world.