Articles Posted in Social Media and the Workplace

Philadelphia Police - cruiser on Ben Franklin Parkway.jpeg

By ZuzuOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

I’m typing this post in Las Vegas at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition. Several years ago, the intersection employee use of social media and HR compliance spawned several sessions on the topic. I should know; I delivered many of them.

In 2019 however, that topic seems played out.

But, make no mistake about it, employee abuse of social media is still a big problem for many workplaces in the United States. Continue reading

Code 3 combination LED ^ rotating beacons - Flickr - Highway Patrol Images

By Highway Patrol Images (Code 3 combination LED & rotating beacons) [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

Hold on, let me proofread that.

Employee makes racist Facebook posts, and company must pay him $100,000. Yep, that’s it. Continue reading

IMG_20180823_074249_edit1

Here’s a pro tip for you:

The next time you land an awesome internship, avoid exchanging tweets similar to the redacted ones in the screenshot up there. Especially with someone who is on the council that oversees the company with which you just received the internship. This pro tip applies even if you don’t know that the person is on the council when you tweet. It’s a bad look and doesn’t bode well for your long-term internship prospects. Continue reading

eeocbanner

Source: https://eeotraining.eeoc.gov

Yep, it’s that time of year.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Training Institute is hosting its Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws (EXCEL) Training Conference in Washington, DC.  Continue reading

Presidential motorcade

By dbking (Presidential Motorcade, PA Ave NW) [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

Remember the woman who…

Whatever happened to that lawsuit? Continue reading

“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”