Polsinelli Podcast - What Your Company Needs to Know About Whistleblower Claims
How Might Your Company be Affected by West Virginia's Employment Law Changes?
Episode 155-Mara Senn on FCPA Investigations and the Decision to Self-Disclose
Use of HR in Your FCPA Compliance Program
Should an employer have a written social media policy?
Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
Last week saw a lot of media coverage about “Yelp for People.” The app, called Peeple, allows users to rate friends, co-workers, and romantic partners based on a five-star rating system. Recruiters could review the ratings...more
With summer now officially over, we set out below some important updates to be aware of as the ‘back to work’ period begins.
Employers may be able to dismiss, lawfully, for derogatory comments made on social media - The...more
In Ramphal v Department for Transport UKEAT/0352/14, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether heavy involvement by HR in a disciplinary investigation rendered a subsequent dismissal unfair....more
No matter how many times employment lawyers say that the ADA may require employers to provide more leave than the FMLA’s 12 week allotment, some just don’t get the message. Last week, the EEOC announced a $300,000 settlement...more
Working with IT or your service provider to collect/process from a variety of data sources, like email archives, file shares, legacy backup tapes, SharePoint, etc., can be a painful and complicated ordeal.
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In recruitment,the use of personal information collected via social media platform may create risks of discrimination and privacy invasion.
With the revolution of information technology,...more
Last week, I had the opportunity to speak to the Corporate Compliance Forum for the Connecticut Community Providers Association. My thanks to Gayle Wintjen, General Counsel of Oak Hill, for the invitation to speak.
I’ve been vacationing by the shores of Gitche-Gumee this week, so I’m trying to give myself a little blog-cation as well. Here are some entertaining and controversial legal or employment-related developments from the news...more
It’s true in other areas of employment law as well, but in the world of disability discrimination law there are numerous phrases that have taken on special meaning and become true terms of art. Even those who are well-versed...more
A few weeks back, one to the best bloggers you may not be reading — Robin Shea — posted about the scathing press that Amazon had been receiving about its workplace and posed this question: Can Employees Trust Human Resources?...more
When we think about the people who are involved in the task of identifying, assessing, collecting, reviewing and producing data (we’ll call this “data management”), there’s someone from Legal, someone from IT who has an...more
So, you think you have the next greatest idea for a startup that will knock the socks off of the current big players in your space? We know you’re excited to spend endless nights and countless hours to get your company off...more
EEOC Settlement Resolves Claims for African American and Latino Employees Who Were Targets of Constant Sexual Propositions, Graphic Pictures, & Foul Language -
LOS ANGELES - VXI Global Solutions, a provider of call...more
Yesterday, TalentCulture hosted a #tchat entitled “Why Compliance is A Complex HR Necessity.” Every participant in the chat agreed that compliance is difficult and no fun. Laws constantly change, and just when one issue...more
If you have a poor performer, is it better to make a clean break and fire him, or is it better to prolong his (and your) agony?
That is obviously a biased question, but some employers will do almost anything to avoid...more
Recent events have highlighted the importance of comprehensive cyber-security programs for publicly-traded companies. Although the circumstances differ, in each case the impact of employee behavior with electronic...more
BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL EDITION: Teaching Supervisors When To Contact The Human Resources Department.
It’s September. Traffic has swollen to new highs—kids are back in school. Many have forgotten what they learned. Many...more
One of our very favorite cartoons is part of the “Ballard Street” collection by Jerry Van Amerongen. It depicts an earnest soul working away at his desk (we like to think he’s an HR professional) beneath a prominently-posted...more
I conclude my series of blog posts on the hiring process in the compliance field, which have been based on a series of interviews with Maurice Gilbert, the Managing Partner at Conselium Partners LP. Today, I want look at the...more
This week I am presenting a series on hiring in the compliance industry based on interviews I did with Maurice Gilbert, the Managing Partner at Conselium Partners LP. Today, I want look at the presentation of the job offer to...more
That infamous Ashley Madison data became searchable last week. Spouses, friends, and employers can now search the data to see if they know anyone who registered with the site. This development caused some to wonder if an...more
Time and time again, human resource professionals get blank stares when they ask managers for documentation supporting their strong desire to get rid of an employee they consider to be a poor performer. Not having prepared...more
A couple of weeks ago, I had a guest post from Maurice Gilbert, the Managing Partner at Conselium Partners LP entitled “Why is it so hard to hire compliance practitioners?”. There were many questions posed to me based upon...more
Dealing with issues related to accommodation requests at work can be a daunting task—even for the most seasoned HR or legal professional. The path to a successful interactive process and a meaningful analysis of an...more
There are times when it makes sense to resolve an actual or potential employment law claim by paying something and getting a release from the employee. Paying severance in return for a release and waiver of claims isn’t...more
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