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Beginning January 1, 2016, Oregon employees will have new protections and their employers will have new legal responsibilities. Following a busy legislative year, the following are some of the new laws taking effect this January that affect Oregon workplaces: Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave – Effective January 1, 2016, Oregon employers with 10 or more Read more

Effective August 1, 2014, Louisiana law prohibits employers from accessing employees’ personal online accounts – including social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or similar sites), blogs, email accounts, or any other personal online accounts.  The state ban also prohibits employers from requesting or requiring access to job applicants’ social media accounts. Under the law (LA H Read more

Employers are the first to recognize the impact social media has in the workplace. Social media websites are increasingly being used by businesses and their employees for both professional and personal purposes. For that reason, employers have a genuine interest in managing how employees’ social media postings affects the business. Employers must also be aware Read more

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is studying the use of social media by employers and employees and how it affects protections from discrimination.  It’s a timely and significant issue.  A SHRM study shows over 75% of companies are using social networking sites to recruit candidates. Employers use social media for several different reasons: employee Read more

California’s 2012 legislative session has come to an end.  Want to know how passed bills affect you as an employer? Compliance Poster Company’s Legal Research Team has the answers.  All bills are effective January 1, 2013, unless otherwise specified. Religion and Reasonable Accommodation – (CA AB 1964). This landmark bill clarifies and strengthens existing law Read more

Here’s something you can “like”, “re-tweet” and “pin”… If you live in Illinois, it’s now illegal for your boss to force you to hand over your social media passwords. On August 1st, the “Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act” was signed into law, making Illinois the second state to ban employer requests for social Read more

These days, it seems like just about everyone has a Facebook or Twitter account.  As a result, lots of companies have come up with rules to make sure all of the social media doesn’t get in the way of a job well done. However, the National Relations Board (NLRB) is hard at work keeping track Read more

Maryland has become the first state to officially prohibit employers from requiring that applicants or employees disclose their user names or passwords for websites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Last week, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the controversial Senate Bill 433 which goes into effect October 1, 2012. The new law applies to applicants’ Read more

Facebook provides people with a great way to get in touch and stay in touch with friends and relatives and communicate with people all around the world. Businesses also use Facebook to communicate with customers, advertise their products and services, and grow their business. The social media site clearly provides the employer, employee, or prospect Read more