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Sometimes DIY Is Not The Answer

I am a huge fan of do-it-yourself.  I’ve changed the oil in my car since I turned 16.  When our dining room table was too small for a family Thanksgiving and we couldn’t afford the ones we liked, I built a new table.  In fact, just a few days ago, I had to grab a…

Tight Rope Walking: Social Media Policies and the NLRB

I’ve written about technology and social media before, and how they are continually impacting your business. Social media, particularly, plays a huge role in your employees’ lives. And if you think they’re not accessing social media throughout the day, including work hours, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. Over the last few…

What Can They Say?

I think one area of law that is particularly confusing to employers and employees alike is that of free speech in the workplace. Almost everyone is aware that the First Amendment provides certain protections for speech. For the record, the First Amendment prohibits the government from abridging the freedom of speech. Therefore, the First Amendment…

NLRB Notice Poster Requirement Struck Down

The District Court of South Carolina struck down the NLRB requirement that employer’s post the “employee rights” notice poster in US Chamber of Commerce v. NLRB. The Chamber argued that the NLRB could not require employers to post the notice because it is not authorized by the National Labor Relations Act. The NLRB argued that…

The Problem’s Not Just Porn Anymore

Computer policies used to be fairly simple: no personal emails, no surfing the internet on company time, and especially no porn. Now, with social media and “the cloud,” there are so many more avenues for trouble. One of the more prevalent issues recently has been who owns Twitter followers when an employee leaves.  The issue…