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Social Media Advisor – Social Networking May Be Bad For Your Health

According to the Associated Press, doctors in Europe are warning that Facebook may trigger an asthma attack in susceptible users.    According to the reports, such an attack was triggered in an 18-year old man after he logged onto Facebook and

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Posted in advisor, asthma, blog, Employment, Facebook, health, York

Social Media Advisor – Staying On Top Of GINA

One of the more difficult things for employers, human resources professionals, and lawyers to do in the employment law field is keep up with all the acronyms.   One of the latest is “GINA”, or the federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act,

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Posted in Act, advisor, blog, Employment, Genetic, GINA, Information, Nondiscrimination, York

Social Media Advisor – Insubordination (Alleged) With A Different Result?

And the cases continue to roll in…. Last week, we blogged about a recent NLRB complaint filed against an employer who fired an employee for criticizing her boss on Facebook.    Since then, on November 8th, an Arbitrator in Washington, D.C.

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Posted in advisor, arbitration, Asia, blog, comments, Employment, insubordination, Radio, termination, Twitter, York

Social Media Advisor – Facebook As A Religious Sanctuary For Your Employees

If an employee came to you and said that he can’t comply with your company’s dress code because he belonged to the Church of Body Modification, what would you say?   You may need to rethink that. I don’t watch ABC’s

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Posted in advisor, blog, Body, Church, codes, Employment, Modification, religion, religious, View, York

Social Media Advisor – Can A Former Prostitute Perform A Job For You?

As we all know, social media has made it easier for employers to search for and obtain information about employees.    And, sometimes, employees put the information right in your lap.  Craigslist recently announced that it was shutting down its “adult

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Posted in acts, advisor, blog, criminal, Employment, Melissa, offenses, Petro, termination, York

Social Media Advisor – Is Your Website Accessible To Individuals With Disabilities?

When you think about the obligation to make a “place of public accommodation” accessible to individuals with disabilities, it is likely that you primarily think about access to physical, concrete structures such as ramp access for ingress and egress, changes

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Posted in accessibility, Act, advisor, Americans, blog, Disabilities, Employment, Justice, York

Social Media Advisor – Not Your Parents’ Same Old Workers’ Comp System

When you think about the “sexy” kinds of employment-related claims, you tend to think first about discrimination, harassment, and perhaps even trade secret disclosure cases.   You don’t typically think about workers’ compensation claims.    But even workers’ comp cases can have

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Posted in blog, compensation, Duhl, Employment, Gregory, Millner, workers', York

Social Media Advisor – The Need For Employer Vigilance With Privacye

It is, by now, axiomatic that our new social media world has increased the risk of disclosure (intended or inadvertent) of information and documents that are not meant for public consumption.  As an employer, you must understand these risks and take

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Posted in advisor, blog, disclosure, Employment, Information, secrets, York

Social Media Advisor – The Use of Social Media as a Lawsuit Tool

Social media offers a valuable opportunity to employers who become involved (or who may become involved) in litigation with a former employee.   A recent survey of court personnel confirms that the use of social media among judges and jurors continues

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Posted in advisor, blog, Employment, Information, Officers, Public, York
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