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New briefs: sick days, scent-free policies, psycho bosses, staying out of court & more

Sick days – Jon Hyman of Ohio Employer’s Law Blog talks about a recent CareerBuilder survey in which 29% or employees admitted to taking sick days when they really weren’t sick – using the days for other purposes. He notes that only 28% of businesses report that they check on “ill” employees. He proposes what…

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Monitoring your employees, privacy, and social media: what you need to know

Employment and Business Law Attorney Heather Bussing also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for and contributes to HR Examiner. This past week, she posted an excellent three-part series on issues around privacy, social media and monitoring your employees. We think it’s a must-read. Part 1: Employee Privacy – What Can Employers Monitor? Bussing raises…

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Is your job misunderstood?

Last month, The Atlantic had a fascinating feature on jobs as part of their Labor Day roundup on work-related articles. They asked readers to “tell us what people don’t get or don’t appreciate about your job.” They culled out an A to Z encyclopedia of reader responses and served them up in an article: What…

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