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A couple of years ago, I blogged (here) about a company that installed spyware to monitor an employee’s Facebook Messenger activity, discovered a nefarious plot to secure client information and intellectual property, and obtained an injunction to stop the employee from starting a competing business.

But there are legal limits to employer sh*tbaggery surreptitiously monitoring employee communications. Continue reading


On Friday’s edition of The Employer Handbook Zoom Office Happy Hour — catch the replay here if you missed it —  we talked about 2022 changes in the law that could impact 2023 updates to your employee handbook. One talked briefly about how the pendulum at the National Labor Relations Board is swinging back toward employee rights.

What I failed to mention was that, with that shift, the Board is taking an aggressive position on how employers — union or not — may have to make employees whole for violations of the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”). Continue reading


I don’t know about you, but the COVID-19 pandemic has warped my sense of timing. Still, it seems like a lot happened in 2022 that warrants some discussion about how employers should revise their employee handbooks for 2023.

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Are you ready for the employment law changes that 2023 has in store for your company?

If you’ve been thinking about updating your employee handbook and onboarding documents but don’t know where to begin (or end), we’ve got you, fam.

Join me and my employment law partners, Christina Bost Seaton, Amy Epstein Gluck, and Sid Steinberg, on Friday, December 16, 2022, at Noon ET for The Employer Handbook Zoom Office Hour: “The ESSENTIAL Employment Law Updates for 2023.”


I got an email last night from a U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission Commissioner. That email explained why the new “Know Your Rights” Poster that the EEOC touted in a new release was nowhere to be found for much of the day yesterday. Continue reading

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