Checklist for Creating an Effective Social Media Policy

Employers’ social media and internet policies are a top enforcement priority for the NLRB. Below is a checklist that employers can use to create an effective social media policy. Please continue to visit the Employment LawScene™ for more policy pointers and practical guidance. Evaluate your business’ needs and goals. Take a stance on social media […]

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New Changes to Wisconsin's Unemployment Insurance Laws Take Effect January 5, 2014

The Wisconsin Legislature recently enacted major changes to Wisconsin’s unemployment insurance laws, a number of which will become effective on January 5, 2014. The most significant changes include an expansion of what conduct constitutes “misconduct” and establishes a new standard of “substantial fault,” which if proven, can temporarily disqualify an employee for unemployment insurance benefits. […]

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Does Your "At-Will" Employment Statement Violate the National Labor Relations Act?

To maintain its relevancy and expand the scope of its authority, the NLRB continues its attack upon non-union employers’ policies.  This time the NLRB has positioned its cross-hairs upon employers’ “at-will” employment policies or statements.  Most non-union employers include within their employee handbook a statement that employees’ employment is “at-will,” meaning either the employee or […]

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