Okay, so it’s not really a world tour, but I do have a bunch of speaking engagements coming up in the next few weeks, all but one of which you can join.
- At 2 pm this afternoon, you can call in and speak to me live on the special 100th installment of Stephanie Thomas’s Proactive Employer Podcast. I’ll be appearing along with fellow employment law bloggers Dan Schwartz and Phil Miles. If you want to participate, the call-in number is (347) 945-5651, or you can tweet your question using the hashtag #TPE100. You will be able to listen live here.
- On January 11, I will be presenting the inaugural webinar in the Ohio Chamber of Commerce’s HR Academy, entitled Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace. The live webinar runs from 10 – 11:30 am.
- On January 18, I will be leading a session on how-to blog for the Ohio Women’s Bar Association Leadership Institute.
- On February 9, I am presenting Lawyers, Booze and Money: Social Media Compliance for Regulated Industries, at the Social Media Strategies Summit in Las Vegas.
- On February 21, I will be part of a webinar panel entitled Understanding Unions, NLRB, and Social Media. The panel will be part of a webinar series run by Jessica Miller-Merrell on her blog, Blogging4Jobs. More info to follow.
- Also, last month I recorded an episode of the Fistful of Talent Podcast (the CYA Report, with co-host Dawn Burke and Kris Dunn) discussing current issues with the NLRB. You can download the podcast here.
The blogosphere never sleeps, even over the holidays. It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Let’s get to it.
Here’s what I read this week (and last week):
- The EEOC’s wish list for reasonable accommodations – from Sindy Warren’s Warren & Hays Employment Law Blog
- Going on offense—responding to a potential ADA suit – from John Holmquist’s Michigan Employment Law Connection
- Breast-Feeding Avengers – from Eve Tahmincioglu’s CareerDiva
- A Get Over It Guide to Transgender in the Workplace – from Jessica Miller-Merrell’s Blogging4Jobs
Social Media & Workplace Technology
- Poetic Justice - 2011 Wrap Up – from Social Media Employment Law Blog
- Top Ten 2012 Social Media Resolutions Every Organization Should Have – from Social Axcess
- Are employees’ LinkedIn contacts considered your trade secrets? and Who owns the LinkedIn account you maintain for an employee? – from Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog
- Do Your Social Media Accounts Belong To Your Business? Why Worry, When There Are Safeguards You Can Take Now – from Social Media Law Update
- Why Owning Your Employee’s Twitter Account is Foolish – from Social Media Today
- My Interview with @noahkravitz (Noah Kravitz) - How Much is a Twitter Follower Worth? – from Social Media for Law Firms
- SEC issues investor alerts highlighting the perils of social media – from Kevin O’Keefe’s Real Lawyers Have Blogs
- Avoiding the Dangers of Social Media Background Checks – from i-Sight Investigation Software Blog
- Twitter, Anonymous, Occupy Wall Street, the First Amendment, and the Suffolk County district attorney – from The Verge
HR & Employee Relations
- Setting Precedents: What You Have Done Before Does Count – from Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions
- Employment law leftovers: Best of 2011, what's up for 2012, and resolutions – from Robin Shea’s Employment and Labor Insider
- Things I Believe In – from The ChamberPost
- Sex Sells—And It’s A Trade Secret – from Fair Competition Law
- Employee Bathroom Surveillance Camera, Although Faulty, Could Be Invasion of Privacy – from Workplace Fairness
- Why You Really Shouldn’t Curse at Work (Much) – from Harvard Business Review
- Losing Your Driver’s License Can Impact Your Career – from hr bartender
- Workplace Rudeness Has a Ripple Effect – from Scientific American
- Ohio Court: Client List Was Not a Trade Secret – from The Personnel Files
- What Employers and Employees Should Understand About Conducting Background Checks from Jason Shinn’s Michigan Employment Law Advisor
Wage & Hour
- Does Lady Gaga Owe Assistant OT? – from Wage & Hour Insights
- Lady Gaga’s Personal Assistant Sues for Overtime: “At Her Side” 24/7 – from Wage and Hour Law Update
- Get a Fresh Start on Misclassification in 2012 – from Stephanie Thomas at Compensation Cafe
- Can my company force me to take health insurance? – from Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas
- Employee Not Owed Reporting Time or Split Shift Pay for Scheduled Meetings – from Wage & Hour Counsel
- The DOL’s FMLA Forms Expired on December 31, 2011. Should Employers Still Use Them? – from FMLA Insights
- Invalid FMLA certification can form the basis of employment termination – from Employment Law Matters
- Just In: Obama Taps Three for NLRB Vacancies – from Phil Miles’s Lawffice Space
- President Obama Announces Three Recess Appointments to NLRB Despite Senate in Pro Forma Session and More on President Obama’s “Recess” Appointments to the NLRB – from Seth Borden’s Labor Relations Today
- NLRB’s New “Vote Now, Litigate Later” Union Election Rules To Become Effective April 2012 – from World of Work
- When is a Supervisor Not a Supervisor? The NLRB Finds No Proof of Supervisory Authority – from Vorys on Labor