Blog

Workplace Trends

Another Anonymous Employee Posting App? Watch Out!
February 15, 2018
Employers struggle with the challenges of social media platforms that allow employees to post information, complaints, and even disclose confidential company information on an anonymous basis. Often, the information is false or misleading.
Read More >

What Can I Do To Protect My Business From A Data Breach?
February 5, 2018
Cyber attackers are waging an invisible war against businesses everywhere. In an instant, a cybercriminal can hack into a business’ network, access confidential information and wreak havoc.
Read More >

Employers – Don’t Let Your Emojis Get the Best of You
January 31, 2018
Emojis and emoticons, which we all use to add flavor and emotion to dry, text based communication on our phones, emails, or Facebook messages, have become points of contention in a variety of legal disputes.
Read More >

Limits on Incentives for Participation Wellness Programs
November 20, 2017
Wellness programs are often used by employers to promote healthy lifestyles among their employees and reduce their health care expenditures. There have been several studies over recent years that have found a reduction in health costs for employers who offer wellness programs.
Read More >

Employee Warning – GlassDoor Posts May Not Always Be Anonymous
November 9, 2017
My clients are often frustrated by the anonymous (and, frankly, sometimes untruthful) postings on GlassDoor, which is a website where employers and employees can post information about their companies.
Read More >

Bring In Your Parents Day?
October 19, 2017
Following my earlier post about “Take Your Dog to Work Day,” I recently heard about another event taking place on November 10, 2017 – “Bring In Your Parents Day.” My initial reaction was utter disbelief. Have we really come to the point where helicopter parents are officially invited to buzz the workplace?
Read More >

Protecting Employee Health Information During Emergency Situations
September 21, 2017
Even in emergency situations, covered entities are expected to continue to implement safeguards to protect patient or employment information against impermissible disclosures.
Read More >

The Federal Reserve, Race, and Opioid Use
September 21, 2017
Created in 1913 with the passage of the Federal Reserve Act, the Fed’s monetary policies are focused on three areas: price stabilization, moderation of interest rates, and maximization of employment. The Fed has started to focus on employment issues and their effect on the economy.
Read More >

Don’t Access My Emails And Tell Me It’s Legal
August 3, 2017
In today’s blog, we ask employers to leave it to departing employees to do dumb stuff with email.
Read More >

Take Your Dog to Work Day!
June 1, 2017
Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWDay) was created by Pet Sitters International (PSI) “to celebrate the great companions dog make and promote their adoptions.” It takes place annually on the Friday after Father’s Day; this year it will be celebrated on June 23.
Read More >

Tweets Follow

Feb 21

New #SHRM Federal Court Report: References to FMLA Were Not Representations of FMLA Eligibility. https://t.co/wzXFCbDtBF

Feb 20

Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Impacts Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation: https://t.co/LbCpbCozcn

Feb 16

NLRB Extends Time For Public Comments On Ambush Election Rules: https://t.co/fpv6Ub8r8i