Sony Facing Suits Alleging It Didn’t Adequately Protect Employees’ Information From Hackers

What is an employer’s legal liability to prevent a hack of its computer system resulting in release of confidential employee information? We may be about to find out. Sony’s decision to cancel...
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Sony Facing Suits Alleging It Didn’t Adequately Protect Employees’ Information From Hackers

What is an employer’s legal liability to prevent a hack of its computer system resulting in release of confidential employee information? We may be about to find out. Sony’s decision to cancel...
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DOL Rule Would Allow “Excepted Benefits”

Critics of the Affordable Care Act argue that it’s a mandate for one-size-fits-all coverage, but that isn’t quite true.  The law permits health care sponsors in certain situations to offer...
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This social media policy sure seems shaky, don’t you think?

It seems policy makers for the town of South Pittsburg, TN, may not have been paying attention.  Overly-restrictive social media policies have been getting shredded recently, mostly by the National Labor...
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Absenteeism could be eating up 22% of your total payroll costs

Everybody’s aware of the disruptive effect of employee absenteeism. But how much does absenteeism really cost?   Employee absences have a moderate to large impact on productivity and revenue, according...
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Brace for new OT rules now, says former DOL admin

The FLSA’s new “white-collar” exemptions that are expected to drastically expand who’s entitled to overtime pay are expected to be released very soon — and a former DOL administrator...
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What were they thinking? Charity used the homeless as unpaid labor

Here’s a story that could kill your holiday spirit: A charity for the homeless has been sending its clients to work the concession stands at Tampa Bay Buccaneers football games — for no pay.  According...
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Top 5 Applicant Tracking Software – Get Reviews, Free Demos & Price Quotes

The recruitment process can be arduous for both employers and candidates. From sourcing candidates to tracking current applicants and ultimately hiring the ideal candidate, an ATS will reduce the time...
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Nursing Home to Pay $40K to Retaliation Victim

Retaliating against an employer for complaining about employment discrimination only compounds the original unfair treatment–it’s like pouring gasoline on the fire. Or when there is no fire....
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Seventh Circuit: Plaintiffs Lacked Standing to Challenge Tax Exemption for Ministerial Rental Allowances

An appellate court recently issued a favorable ruling for religious employers in a closely watched case relating to the ability of religious employers to provide tax-fee housing allowances to ministers....
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