Scary and Frightening: The #ELBC Carnival for October

OmegaHR Solutions

Employment law is a scary enough theme. What happens when employer discovers that former employee is working for a competitor? Janette Levey Frisch, the EmpLAWyerologist, offers a more positive take on employees competing against their former employers. Doug Haas broaches a subject very frightening to employers, or at least it should be, with two posts on the Fair Labor Standards Act. In his second post he talks about a common problem that many employers make.

Cybersecurity for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

HR Counselor's Corner

It’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of security, especially if you’re not a corporate giant like Yahoo, Equifax, Target, or Uber. “Why If you do business in a jurisdiction that has its own data protection laws, you might not have a choice as to whether or not you’re going to implement a cybersecurity program – you have to! Businesses, 3 E-Commerce and Internet Law (2019 update). This law is crafted in terms of “rights”. By Benjamin Orsatti, Esq.,

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WIRTW #383 (the “iOS” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Thanks to iOS 9, you now have a new way to read the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog. Within that News app, search for “Ohio Employer’s Law Blog” and you’ll be able to read all of my daily updates in Apple-land. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog What employers need to know about transgender discrimination — via EmployerLINC Is Your Federal Contracting Business Covered by OFCCP Affirmative Action Rules? —

Five for ’15: The legal issues that need to be on your radar

Ohio Employer's Law

Now that business is back in session, employers need to figure out the issues that will keep them up at night over the next 12 months. My phone will start to ring as employers realize that they haven’t updated their handbook since the (first) Bush administration, of haven’t conducted harassment training since before Anita Hill made sexual harassment a household phrase. What are the hot-button employment law issues that will keep your HR department busy over the next year?

WIRTW #363 (the “iron throne” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination EEOC on Transgender Harassment, Discrimination, and Restrooms — via Phil Miles’s Lawffice Space A white employee tossed banana peels at work, and HE claims discrimination. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog Are fraternities subject to title III of the ADA? — Sims — via Technology & Marketing Law Blog Social Media and Time Management: Boogeyman or Symptom? — I was a Sesame Street kid.

WIRTW #365 (the “on the road again” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Tuesday I presented a webinar on criminal background checks and Title VII Wednesday I opened the Northern Ohio Labor & Employment Conference with a discussion of emerging technology and employment law (i.e., BYOD, cyber-security, and social media). The Great Popeye’s Fried Chicken Caper — via Phil Miles’s Lawffice Space Is Political Affiliation the New Black When it Comes to Discrimination? — It’s been a crazy week.

WIRTW #443 (the “gigs” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read the past three weeks: Discrimination. Reverse” Race Discrimination is a Thing. Racism” Discrimination is Not. — via The Employment Brief. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. via Iowa Employment Law Blog. DOL Punts on Portable Device Regulations, For Now — via Social Media Employment Law Blog. 3 Ways to Create a Cyber Security Culture in Your Workplace — via TalentCulture.

WIRTW #428 (the “science is fun” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Shoddy harassment investigation comes back to bite employer — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. Can I Discriminate Against Boring People? Eighth Circuit: It’s OK to Discriminate on the Basis of Things That Haven’t Happened Yet — via The L•E•Jer. Nextchat RECAP: HR and Cyber Security—Are Employees the Weakest Link? —

WIRTW #409 (the “thank you” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Yesterday morning, I presented Everything You Need to Know About Cyber Security (in 30 minutes). Then, last evening I presenting Hot Employment Law Issues for 2016 to a group of HR professionals for ConnectedHR. Discrimination. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. Vindicated, and it feels so good… — via Robin Shea's Employment & Labor Insider. via Employment Matters Blog. via Employment Essentials.

WIRTW #392 (the “miles and miles and miles” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Employers Beware: EEOC’s 2015 Performance And Accountability Report Reaffirms Its Commitment To High Profile, Systemic Litigation — via Workplace Class Action Litigation Tipping as Employment Discrimination? — Yesterday afternoon was the Fall Play-In at my daughter’s school. It’s essentially a music recital for the kids in grades K – 5 who take private music lessons.

Teacher resigns after male student takes her unlocked phone, shares her nude selfie on social media.

The Employer Handbook

And, the most salacious contents are in a Dropbox full of employment-discrimination cases. ” Whatever motivated the resignation, stories like this are a reminder for employers to have strong cyber-security policies in place. I encourage you to head over to Jon Hyman’s Ohio Employer’s Law Blog and read his “ 10 essential cyber security training issues.” Fortunately for me, my cell phone is locked.

WIRTW #481 (the “proof of concept” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

A couple of months ago I wrote a post entitled, When You Discover That You Employ a Nazi. Here’s what else I read this week: Discrimination. Eight takes on sexual harassment and Harvey Weinstein — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. Then Be Afraid of Halloween — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog. What Really Happens When Sexual Harassment Victims Lawyer Up — via Outten & Golden Employment Law Blog.

WIRTW #448 (the “promo” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

On February 22, I will be co-presenting a free CLE-eligible webinar for LexisNexis, entitled, “Employment Law: Five Areas to Watch in 2017.” The webinar runs from 2 - 3:35 pm EST. My topics are LGBT discrimination claims and NLRB for non-union companies. I will also chime in on the other three topics (wage-and-hour, FMLA, and cyber security). Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. via Above the Law. via Gig Employer Blog.

WIRTW #441 (the “Burl Ives” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Deep Dive Into CHRO Case Statistics Show Increases in “Harassment” Claims | Connecticut Employment Law Blog — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog. Should Employers Ditch Diversity Training? — Facebook Sued by Two Employees for Race Discrimination — via In House. Co-worker’s racial statements may support discrimination claim — via EmployerLINC. Social Media & Cyber Security.

WIRTW #444 (the “training” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. 3d Cir: Even where old folks are treated fairly, OLDER folks can bring age-bias claims — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. When It Comes to Gender Equity in Workplace Activities, Shoot for Total Parity — via Employment Discrimination Report. EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance On Retaliation — via Employment Essentials. Krebs’s Immutable Truths About Data Breaches — via Krebs on Security.