Work Place Monitoring

Work Place Monitoring

MONITORING EMPLOYEES Can an employer video employees at work, can an employer electronically record an employee’s conversation, can the employer listen in on an employee’s phone conversations, can an employer search the employee’s computer, and can an employer search the employee’s desk? There are no federal statutes that regulate private employers on broad workplace privacy […]

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How good is your HR vocabulary?

How good is your HR vocabulary?

It’s time for a quiz.  Do you know the meaning of the following words and phases as used in the HR arena?  1) Employment at will, 2) Wrongful Discharge, 3) Layoff, 4) Just Cause, 5) Probationary Period and 6) Constructive Discharge. These words and phrase have acquired there own special meaning (also known as terms […]

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Workplace Defamation

Workplace Defamation

Can you think of three work place interactions where your comments have the potential to defame an employee?  Most of us can easily name one – – giving an employee reference. How about a work place meeting and a company newsletter? Before examining these three different interactions, let’s define what is meant by defamation, libel […]

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