Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A look back at what we have been reading this week.

Before I jump into our weekly roundup, I wanted to remind you that we will be hosting a free webinar next week.  The webinar, “10 Things to Include in Every Social Media Policy,” will take place on Thursday March 22nd at 2pm EST and will be led by Sharlyn Lauby, SPHR, CPLP and president of ITM Group. During the webinar, Lauby will share 10 practical tips to consider in developing your social media policy. To register for the webinar, click here.

Now, back to our weekly roundup:

Employment Law:

Discrimination is discrimination, period: rejecting the idea of “reverse” discrimination: Jon Hyman, Ohio Employer’s Law Blog, talks about how discrimination is still discrimination, regardless of who commits the discriminatory act.

After Acquired Just Cause – Timing is Important: Michael Fitzgibbon, Thoughts from a Management Lawyer, discusses the importance of timing when it comes to post-dismissal discovery.

FMLA FAQ: Does an Employer Violate the FMLA When an Employee Answers E-Mail or Telephone Calls While on Leave?: Jeff Nowak, FMLA Insights, explains why a few work-related communications with an employee on leave likely will not constitute interference with an employee’s FMLA rights.

EEOC Commissioner Feldblum Talks To The Proactive Employer About EEO Compliance: Stephanie R. Thomas, The Proactive Employer, interviews EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum on the Agency’s outreach and education programs aimed at assisting the employer community with EEO compliance.

Human Resources/Employee Relations:

Does Your Work Prove Your Words?: Rayanne Thorn, blogging4jobs, reminds readers that actions speak louder than words.

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 9 signs that you’ll lose your age discrimination case: Robin E. Shea, HireCentrix, writes (from a defense standpoint) about nine signs that you’ll lose your age discrimination case.

How employers screen job applicants using social media: James Nathan, RecruitingBlogs, shares some interesting stats on how potential employers use social media during the hiring process.

Ethics and Compliance:

No Trust, No Business: Richard Cassin, FCPA Blog, reports on Greg Smith’s resignation letter from Goldman Sachs that was published in the New York Times earlier this week.

Additional Thoughts on Conducting Effective Interviews: James McGrath, Internal Investigations Blog, shares his thoughts on conducting effective investigation interviews.

The CCO and Crisis Management: Tom Fox, FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog, writes about Ileana Blanco’s tips for in-house counsel when responding to a legal catastrophe.

Information Security:

Information Security Policies, Standards and Procedure: Computerworld released a whitepaper that discusses guidelines for effective information security management.

4 More Application Security Strategies For SMBs: Kevin Casey, InformationWeek, offers some advice to help SMBs better address application security.

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Article Published March 16, 2012

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