SUBSCRIBE E-NEWSLETTERS AWARDS COLUMNS MULTIMEDIA CONFERENCES ABOUT US RESEARCH

Employment Law

More Employment Law Articles:

Aggressive Move on Privacy
Today marks the day for organizations to comply with expanded federal guidelines for protecting private health information, and it's not just organizations in healthcare-related fields that need to pay attention to the new rules, experts say
More
Rise of the 'Microunits'
A recent court decision now makes it easier for unions to establish "micro-bargaining units," which legal experts say may give employers a more difficult fight when challenging them.
More
A Different Kind of Discrimination
An IT worker says that India-based Infosys discriminated against her and other U.S. job applicants by misusing guest worker visas to hire workers from South Asia.
More
Mixed Prospects for POWADA
AARP recently announced its strong support for the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. While experts say its passage is unlikely in the near future, discussion around the bill should remind employers to make performance -- not age -- the motivating factor in employment decisions.
More
DOMA Decision Could Impact FMLA
Since the U.S. Supreme Court decided to send the power to define marriage back to the states, employers and their HR leaders could soon have their hands full either trying to equalize FMLA benefits, or else preparing to face the consequences of not doing so.
More
Safety First?
Competing worker safety programs in the United States and Europe show employers are finally getting serious about changing unsafe workplaces.
More
Pushing Back Against Unemployment Discrimination
An amendment to a human-rights law in New York City banning employers from considering unemployment as a hiring factor is just the latest step in a nationwide progression toward eradicating such discrimination.
More
Weighing the Supreme Court's Decisions
From DOMA to Nassar to Vance, the U.S. Supreme Court recently decided a trio of cases that have an HR impact.
More
Moms Fight Back
Discrimination claims by pregnant employees and new mothers are on the rise. But recent court rulings and new rules provide them with added protections -- and may lead to costly judgments against employers.
More
Drawing Digital Boundaries
Legislators on both the state and federal level are sending a message to employers that employees' social-media log-in information is off-limits, with Washington joining a growing number of states passing legislation to prohibit employers from asking workers and job candidates for their social-media passwords and user names.
More
ACA Wellness Rules Finalized
While the new Affordable Care Act's wellness rules clarify much, employers still need an EEOC opinion to take full advantage of outcomes-based wellness programs.
More
Striking a Blow for Work/Life Balance?
The House's recent vote to pass the Working Families Flexibility Act has rekindled the political debate around comp time versus overtime for private-sector employees. Experts say the bill's progress will likely stall for now, but advise HR leaders to brush up on how the bill could amend the Fair Labor Standards Act.
More
OSHA Steps Up Temp Safety Efforts
With its recent memorandum, OSHA let employers know that excuses will not be tolerated when it comes to keeping temp workers safe through proper training.
More
New Manual's Likely Impact on HR
Making accommodations for employees with mental disabilities has never been easy, and it's about to get more difficult with the release of the American Psychiatric Association's new manual of mental disorders.
More
Wellness in the Land of Confusion
While HR leaders want to know just how the definition of "voluntary" applies to company wellness programs, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is having trouble coming up with a firm position. Experts weigh in on ways employers can manage their wellness plans regardless of a solid definition from the commission.
More
Investigation Dos and Don'ts
It's an event that no human resource professional looks forward to: While balancing performance evaluations, open enrollment, and other daily tasks, you check your email and learn that the secretary to a key executive is complaining she is being sexually harassed by her boss. Now, you need to investigate.
More
Risky Recruiting Business
A SHRM survey finds many companies that rely on social networking sites for recruiting eschew policies on social media use for this purpose. Experts say using social media in the recruiting process can be risky in and of itself, but failing to implement a formal policy puts the organization on even shakier ground.
More
The Path to Paid Sick-Leave Laws
The Healthy Families Act is back on the Congressional table, with support for paid sick-leave laws growing. The bill's passage, while uncertain in 2013, could eventually expand on FMLA in ways HR should make note of, experts say.
More
< Previous | Next >

Legal Clinic Column

Question: There has been a lot of recent talk about social media with respect to employer monitoring of employees' social-media activity and, more specifically, what employers can and cannot ask employees related to their social-media activity. Can you please provide a summary of the recent developments in this area?
More