Over the weekend, I was asked: How do you keep coming up with ideas for the blog? My response was that I use Google Reader to flag stories that may be of interest.
Unfortunately, over the last few weeks, I’ve been flagging more stories than I’ve had time to write about. So, now seems a good time to summarize some employment-law stories you may have missed that I haven’t had time to recap.
- Later this week, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) will become effective and the New York Times has a recap story here. However, as I’ve pointed out before, Connecticut has already had a law on the books and the new law is expected to have a minimal impact in the state. Updated posters may be the biggest impact from GINA for employers in Connecticut.
- The EEOC’s website recently got a renovation. Along with the EEOC, the websites for the DOL and the NLRB also received a facelift as well.
- The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month agreed to rule on whether two-member NLRB decisions were valid. The World of Work blog has the details.
- I’ve talked about developing a social media policy in several earlier posts. Doug Cornelius, of the Compliance Building blog has an excellent summary of some issues to think about when developing such policies or guidelines.
- Do you need a contract to keep a former employee from competing against your company? According to the Connecticut Business Litigation blog, the answer is yes. But as he also points out, there are still some protections that a company has in the absence of a written agreement too.
- The Law Tribune ran a story earlier this month discussing the potential liability that exists for some employers in the construction industry. According to the article, the trend to temp workers could increase the litigation risks.
- And finally, the Delaware Employment Law Blog updated its list of the top 100 employment law blogs. If you’re looking for some new resources in the area to follow, you could do a lot worse than to use this list as a baseline.