Weekly Roundup 33

Weekly Roundup

A roundup of employment law, HR, workplace investigation, compliance and security articles from the past week.

It’s Friday, which means that it’s time for another edition of the i-Sight Investigation Blog Weekly Roundup. Here’s a peek at some of the articles we’ve read this week:

Employment Law:

6th Circuit: Employee must know about harassment to complain about it: Jon Hyman, Ohio Employer’s Law Blog, reiterates the importance of responding to complaints about a hostile work environment.

You can’t get Facebook login info based on a smiling profile pic: Eric Meyer, The Employer Handbook, uses the Davids v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. case to remind us that you have to provide a strong case when requesting that an employee hand over passwords to their social media accounts for additional discovery.

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional – COTW #80: Philip Miles, Lawffice Space, discusses the Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Mgmt. case, which was named the Lawffice Space Case of the Week!

Human Resources/Employee Relations:

EEOC’s Strategic Plan and 5 tips for employers seeking a good mediation: Robin E. Shea, Employment & Labor Insider, reports on the EEOC’s crackdown on systemic discrimination and shares five tips for employers who want to have a successful mediation.

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Employer Is Liable for Off-Duty Harassment-by-Blog: Molly Dibianca, The Delaware Employment Law Blog, looks at the outcome of the Espinoza v. County of Orange case where an employee was awarded close to a million dollars in damages for harassment that occurred on blogs started by the plaintiff’s co-workers.

Achieving Work Life Balance with Mobile Technology: Jessica Miller-Merrell, blogging4jobs, talks about the benefits of a flexible workplace and the advantages of telecommuting.

Ethics and Compliance:

4 Ways to Foster an Ethical Tone: John Hanson, Corporate Compliance Insights, talks about findings from the 2011 National Business Ethics Survey offers some tips on how to foster an ethical tone in the workplace.

Risk Assessments under the UK Bribery Act: Tom Fox, FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog, discusses the guidance issued by the British government about the parameters of a risk assessment.

A Survey Of FCPA Sentences: Richard Cassin, The FCPA Blog, provides us with a sample of some FCPA-related prison sentences.

Information Security:

Hacking now responsible for most of exposed records: Dan Kaplan, SC Magazine, shares some stats on various data breach types.

Talking security for SMBs on the CIAOPS podcast: Troy Hunt blogs about this week’s edition of his podcast, which features a discussion about security considerations for SMBs.

Vishing: To Have Your Identity Stolen, Press One: Idan Aharoni, RSA, writes about “vishing” (voice fishing).


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Article Published March 2, 2012

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