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MLS referees locked out amid labor impasse; replacement officials called in

By Steven Goff<p>Steven Goff<p>Reporter covering soccer (D.C. United, MLS, U.S. national teams, World Cup), plus some college basketball.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Major League Soccer will utilize replacement referees after the officiating union and management failed to settle a labor dispute on the eve of the …

Accessing Your Employee’s Social Media Accounts May Violate Federal Law

Back in 2011, when y’all were Tebowing, planking and winning, I was blogging about this case where an employer allegedly updated its employee’s …

Pornography in the Workplace - One Employer's Response that You Don't Want to Follow

One employment law topic that never seems to go away is pornography in the workplace.<p>When the issue invariably arises, I remember my first attorney …

New York City and Philadelphia Pass New Pregnancy Accommodation Laws | Employment Law Lookout

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Mohawks in the workplace aren’t gay. Stupid, but not gay.

Three years at this blog without discussing mohawk hairstyles in the workplace. Now, two posts in one week. Which reminds me of the time I dressed up …

Don’t Let Jailbreaking Escape Your BYOD Policy

Casey Sipe is a management-side employment law attorney with Scaringi & Scaringi<p>Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approaches have been embraced by …

Court rules against Notre Dame over birth control

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled against the University of Notre Dame in a case over parts of the federal health care law that forces it to provide health insurance for students and employees that covers contraceptives.<p>The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld a …

Ten Mad Men-Era HR Practices To Ditch In 2014

I’ve been an HR person since Cyndi Lauper ruled the airwaves, and the whole time, employers have been frantically revising and revamping their practices to stay current. That’s the key to running a good business, isn’t it — having new ideas, and keeping up with the latest business thinking? …

Employee Fired For Facebook Rant Doesn't Like Status

February 5, 2014<p>Embed<p>(Labor Letter, February 2014)<p>There’s no doubt about it – Facebook is the 21st Century water cooler. Workers who used to gather …

Privacy

Do Millennials Believe in Data Security?

Millennials have a reputation for being the most plugged-in generation in the workplace. Experts have even suggested “reverse mentoring” so that younger workers can inculcate their “tech-savvy” habits in older generations. But a new survey from Softchoice shows that those may actually be bad habits …

Bad things happen when management laments to HR that black people are ugly

Just a reminder that some managers still engage in really stupid behavior.<p>I was reading this case about an HR Manager of a dentistry …

Shocker: People Do Not Read What They Share on Social Media

It all started with a live Twitter debate between movers and shakers in the online content field. Participants included people like Joseph …

Did Patriots Owner Violate Employment Law When He Said This About Tim Tebow’s Christian Faith?

It didn’t take long for noted Christian and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow’s signing with the New England Patriots to spark headlines — and potential controversy. Only, it isn’t anything that Tebow did or said, rather it’s owner Robert Kraft who, during a Q&A with ESPN, spoke out in admiration of the …

How to Stay Up-to-date on Changing Employment Laws and Regulations

<b>Dear Susan:</b><p>I am wondering if you have any advice or resources that you would recommend to help me keep track of federal and state policy issues that …

Would You Recognize an Exceptional Performer If You Interviewed One?

10 telltale signs of exceptional performance - and how to expose them with one straightforward interview question.<p>In my last column, I detailed the one question that reveals everything a hiring manager needs to know to evaluate a candidate. The idea here is that getting a detailed, thoughtful …