New Calif. Employment Laws We All Should Know About


The California State Legislature was remarkably active in 2012, either modifying various employment laws or adding new laws in a variety of areas, including hourly wage, anti-discrimination and social media policies. Since California is a bellwether for trends affecting the entire country, every human resources professional should be aware of these changes. They may be widespread sooner than later.Continue reading “New Calif. Employment Laws We All Should Know About”

Top Ten: Legal Tips for Hospitality HR


In this litigious society, the hospitality industry—perhaps more than any other segment—has been the subject of numerous lawsuits, both frivolous and legitimate. For small business owners and HR professionals, changes in the legal landscape mean that you need constant vigilance to protect your company and stay out of court. Although nothing can replace formal legalContinue reading “Top Ten: Legal Tips for Hospitality HR”

Legal Update: Social Media Rules


More than ever, technology is making business more productive (and profitable); better reaching out to customers, interacting with staff, recruiting and hiring new employees. Social media platforms are now an indispensable tool to seek out and evaluate job applicants. However, it does not stop there— public internet profiles and postings of both prospective and currentContinue reading “Legal Update: Social Media Rules”

NLRB: Costco Social Media Policy Unlawful


Costco Wholesale’s policy on social media use by employees violates protected communications, according to a recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board. On September 7, the NLRB issued a Decision and Order invalidating Costco Wholesale Corporation’s electronic posting rule; they also found unlawful portions of the employee handbook, which prohibited employees from making statementsContinue reading “NLRB: Costco Social Media Policy Unlawful”

EEOC Rule Change For Background Checks


Can a youthful mistake—like a run-in with the law that occurred decades ago—keep a person from getting a job? It may not be the case, based on new guidelines for employers determined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC recently updated the official position on criminal background checks. The new policy was approved this week,Continue reading “EEOC Rule Change For Background Checks”

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