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Archive | April, 2010

News briefs: sexting with the Supremes; domestic violence; DOL focus, and more

Digital privacy – Christopher McKinney of HR Lawyer’s Blog gives us the background documents for the employee digital privacy case that is before the Supreme Court. The case centers on sexting by employees on digital devices supplied by the employer. It involves a police chief who read several SWAT team members’ text messages without their…

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act & the workplace

Now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is law, how are employers reacting? When it comes to offering workers healthcare benefits, will droves of employers be running for the exits? The answer is no, according to a recent health care benefits survey of about 3,700 employers by Crain Communications, publisher of both Workforce…

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Pending changes in background screening practices?

It is expected that later this year, the EEOC will issue tighter, “evidence-based” guidelines on background checks for new hires. In addition, the Supreme Court will be hearing an important case involving NASA’s background screening practices, which could have an enormous impact on the practice going forward. Workforce Management recently addressed the issue of EEOC’s…

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