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Social Media Advisor – Finding A Reason To Terminate An Employee After Already Terminating That Employee

The situation is not terribly uncommon.   You terminate an employee for failing to meet performance standards, and the employee sues the company for discrimination or wrongful discharge, claiming that the reason given by the company was truly a pretext for

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Posted in advisor, after-acquired, blog, Employment, evidence, termination, York

Social Media Advisor – Employers Should Start to Think About Age

Just last week, Mary Madden, Senior Research Specialist of the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., issued a very insightful report entitled “Older Adults and Social Media: Social Networking Use Among Those Ages 50 and Older Nearly Doubled Over the

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Posted in advisor, Center, Employment, Madden, Pew, Research

Social Media Advisor – 15 Minutes of Steven Slater for the Sake of Employment Law

Are you tired of the press surrounding the Steven Slater incident with his employer, Jet Blue?   The coverage of Mr. Slater’s airplane exit due to apparent stress, and becoming fed up with an airline passenger, has been nothing short of

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Posted in Act, ADA, advisor, Americans, Disabilities, Employment, Family, FMLA, slater, stress

Social Media Advisor – Keeping It Short And Tweet

  Your employee is being paid millions of dollars each year to perform his job. Right in the middle of today’s tasks, as he is about to receive instruction from his supervisor, your employee takes out his cell phone and posts

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Posted in Employment, NFL, Twitter

Social Media Advisor – Old Claims Still Exist in New Social Media Context

                          One of the difficult things to predict with regard to the use of social media in the employment setting continues to be the extent to which traditional legal claims apply equally to new social media outlets.   We continue

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Social Media Advisor – What Shirley Sherrod Can Teach Employers

                           The circumstances surrounding the forced resignation this month of Shirley Sherrod from the United States Department of Agriculture highlights both the positives and the perils of making employment-based decisions based on information obtained from the Web.                         We

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