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Everything Else from the ABA Labor & Employment Conference You Missed

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight

I admit it. Misleading headline. It won’t be EVERYTHING else. But….there were a few other nuggets from the ABA Labor & Employment Annual Conference last week that are worth sharing. For prior posts on the subject, go here and here. At one of the programs, an EEOC attorney suggested that no re-hire clauses in separation… Continue Reading

Workplace Investigator Institute Heading to Connecticut in May 2015

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

A few years back, I had the opportunity to meet Allison West at a conference out in California.  She runs Employment Practices Specialists and does workplace investigations. (She’s also a terrific speaker and I’d highly recommend you go to a session where she is speaking.) She recently let me know about an Association of Workplace Investigators… Continue Reading

Data Privacy: Protecting Your Employees’ Data Is Critical

Posted in Data Privacy

Last month, I wrote about the Home Depot credit card data breach and the importance of protecting company data.  But the issue of protecting employee data is far from new. Back in 2011, one legal publication had this to say about employee data: Employers collect a substantial amount of personal information about their employees. Companies… Continue Reading

Save the Date: “Raiders of the Data Ark” Is a Blockbuster Coming Soon

Posted in Data Privacy, Human Resources (HR) Compliance

First off, I should let you know that I am a poor substitute for Harrison Ford. But, don’t let that dissuade you from saving October 16th as the date for a terrific conference that I’m helping to plan.  The title is “Raiders of the Data Ark” and the subject is “2014 Data Privacy & Cyber… Continue Reading

You Cannot Prevent Your Employees from Using Social Media

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

For many years, employers set up firewalls at work that prevented employees from going to certain websites. Didn’t want your employees shopping at Amazon? Block the site. Didn’t want your employees posting updates at Facebook? Block the site. But here’s the reality: Smartphones have made those firewalls meaningless.  Information, as I’ve said before, wants to… Continue Reading

Secrets of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Annual Conference

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Labor Law & NLRB, Litigation, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Social Media, Wage & Hour

The American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Annual Conference is going on right now in Atlanta, Georgia.  As I’ve recapped on this blog before (here, for example), there are some terrific programs and educational opportunities there.  I wasn’t able to make it down this year, but due to the wonders of technology, I’ve been… Continue Reading

A Sneak Peek at “Hiring Without Headaches”

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Next week, I’ll be speaking at the HR Compliance Conference in San Francisco on “Hiring Without Headaches: Ten Things You Need To Know About Hiring in the 21st Centry“.  It’s not too late to join us and I hope, if you read this blog, that you’ll say hi when I’m out there.  The program description… Continue Reading

Going Mobile: Lessons in Employment Law For HR

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Wage & Hour

This afternoon, I’m speaking at Workforce HR’s Techweek Conference on “Going Mobile”.  It’s not too late to join us here as it is an online conference. Oh, and did I mention that it’s FREE.  There, got your attention. One of the topics that I’ll be talking on is the legal risks involved with “going mobile”… Continue Reading

The NLRB’s Obsession with Social Media Continues

Posted in Labor Law & NLRB, Social Media

A confession. I’m a little tired about writing about social media and labor law.  Perhaps you are a little tired about reading about it too. Unfortunately for us both, expect a lot more about it over the next years because the National Labor Relations Board has social media in its sights and its not letting… Continue Reading

BizBuzz Conference Aims to Take Social Media to the Business Masses

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

UPDATE: The Conference has been postponed until Fall 2011.   I’m looking forward to next week’s BizBuzz Social Media Conference at the Connecticut Convention Center. I’ll be speaking on the "CEOs Who Blog" panel discussing this blog along with some tips to companies who are considering jumping into the social media scene. For those unfamiliar… Continue Reading

ABA Labor & Employment Law Conference Kicks Off Tomorrow; Great Materials Now Available

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

The American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section kicks off its annual conference tomorrow in Chicago and, by all accounts, it appears its going to be bigger and better than ever. Over 1300 people have registered for the conference, and the programming looks first-rate, with NLRB Chair Wilma Liebman, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and various… Continue Reading

From the CBIA HR Conference: What Happens On Facebook May Not Stay on Facebook

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

We had a great turnout and reaction to the presentation yesterday at the CBIA Human Resources Conference in Rocky Hill. My thanks to all who sat in our packed room and the great questions that everyone asked. A few observations from the conference: The lines between work and personal activities continue to get blurred and… Continue Reading

CBIA HR Conference – Social Media for Employers

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Social Media

Along with Brent Robertson from Fathom, I’ll be speaking at tomorrow’s annual CBIA Human Resources Conference in Rocky Hill.   The topic: Social Media — Use and Misuse. You can download the brochure here and register here.  There are lots of other good programs on the agenda as well.    For those that follow the blog, the themes… Continue Reading

Want Some Great Reference Materials? ABA Labor & Employment Law Section Materials Now Online

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Last year I attended and spoke at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section.  Over the last few years, the meeting has developed into one of the premier conferences to keep up to date on labor and employment law. This year’s meeting is now going on in Washington, D.C…. Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court To Decide Soon Whether to Take Church Homes (Avery Heights) v. NLRB Case

Posted in Labor Law & NLRB, Litigation

Back in June, I talked about an important case arising out of Connecticut, that dates all the way back to a long and notable strike by employees in 1999 against the Avery Heights facility in Hartford, Connecticut.  You can read the full post about Church Homes (d/b/a Avery Heights) v. NLRB here.  As I said… Continue Reading

FROM THE ABA LABOR & EMPLOYMENT CONF: RIFs and Layoffs (or, When Bad Things Happen to Good People)

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Over the next few days, I’ll be filing posts about the ABA Labor & Employment Law Conference held in Denver from September 10-13 (my plans to post live ran afoul of some firewalls that labelled my site a "weapons" site. Who knew?) With the unemployment rate at its highest levels in several years, it was… Continue Reading

Is Connecticut’s Economy “Glass” Half Full or Half Empty? Numbers Tell a Mixed Story

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Legislative Developments

For employers in Connecticut, this isn’t exactly the best of times. But it isn’t the worst of times either. That seemed to be the message of a variety of economists at a conference I attended yesterday sponsored by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association. In fact, a CBIA survey released yesterday (and sponsored by Blum Shapiro)… Continue Reading