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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 – When The Agency Comes Knock-, Knock-, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

The government is seeing the benefits of social media too.    Recently, the Department of Homeland Security revealed that United States immigration agents were being trained on how to use social networking sites to detect visa and other immigration fraud.   The

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Posted in advisor, blog, DOL, Employment, government, investigations, IRS, 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 – 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 – 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

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 – Personal E-Mail, Personal E-Mail Account, Company-Owned System

Can an employer lawfully monitor personal e-mail messages sent by an employee through the employee’s personal, password-protected web-based account if such messages are sent using the employer’s computer?    Court decisions over the past few months suggest problems for employers who

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Social Media Advisor – Playing Nostradamus With Employment Law

We all spend a lot of time analyzing legal developments occurring in the recent past, as well as those that have just happened.   Often neglected is the anticipation of where the legal trend will be taking us in the months

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