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Be Clear On Workplace Harassment

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 25, 2018 8:40:00 AM

Workplace harassment of various kinds is an unfortunate reality in businesses. And employers are subject to liabilities when it occurs. HR managers needs to be clear about harassment laws and policies.

Despite the recent news stories about the subject, harassment of various types does not appear to have decreased noticeably in the American workplace. In fact, current statistics reflect either a heightened awareness of harassment, or an actual increase in incidents. Either way, the numbers are too high.

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Topics: sexual harassment, harassment, HR best practices, privacy issues, labor law compliance

HR Management And Cybersecurity

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 24, 2018 10:45:00 AM

The recent media focus on online privacy issues and social media platforms also highlights the role of HR management of cybersecurity in the workplace.

There are a number of concerns with cybersecurity at work, chief among them being identity theft. Also known as identity fraud, identity theft is typically a crime in which someone obtains key pieces of personally identifiable information, such as Social Security or driver's license numbers. This information is then used to make purchases online and other activities.

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Topics: privacy issues, personal technology, identity theft, cybersecurity, social security number

Be Clear On Labor Law And Drug Policies In California

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM

November 2016 saw the legalizing of recreational use of marijuana in California. Then recreational marijuana sales became legal in California on January 1, 2018. But what does this mean for the workplace?

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Topics: drug testing, policies and procedures, privacy issues, labor law

Be Clear On Employee Technology And Social Media Use Policies

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 30, 2018 8:35:15 AM

Numbers of surveys confirm that social media and technology use among employees leads to a loss of productivity. But, more importantly, legal and security concerns are on the rise because of it, as well.

Technology has great potential for businesses in almost every realm of their organizations. However, its personal use by employees has also become the number one employment legal risk for employers. In fact, according to a recent study, businesses report that about 25 percent of outgoing email contains content that could pose a legal, financial or regulatory risk.

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Topics: privacy issues, personal technology, cybersecurity, policies and procedures, employee lawsuits

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