This morning I want to say a brief thank you to two organization, each of which hosted me to speak yesterday.
Yesterday morning, I presented Everything You Need to Know About Cyber Security (in 30 minutes). Thank you to local accounting firm Ciuni & Panichi for hosting me at its breakfast session, and a special thanks to Mike Klein for the invite and arranging the event.
Then, last evening I presenting Hot Employment Law Issues for 2016 to a group of HR professionals for ConnectedHR. Thank you to Mark D’Agostino, Connected’s President, for arranging the event and inviting me. It was the first time I’ve ever presented in a wine bar, and, moving forward, it should be the only venue in which I present.
Before we get to this week’s list of links, one more thank you to Walter Olson, who featured me in one of his posts at Overlawyered this week.
Here’s what I read this week.
- You guys don’t have to let employees pray to a Flying Spaghetti Monster. Probably. — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog
- How to Take the Bias Out of Interviews — via Harvard Business Review
- Vindicated, and it feels so good… — via Robin Shea's Employment & Labor Insider
- Nursing Manager, Removed from Patient Case, Seeks Supreme Court Review in Discrimination Case — via Employment Law Lookout
- What NOT To Do When The EEOC Asks For Names — via Marti Cardi’s Matrix Radar
- Are Your HR Investigation Notes Protected Against Disclosure? Maybe, Maybe Not. — via Employment Matters Blog
- My boss freaked out when he saw my menstrual products and called me unprofessional — via Ask a Manager
- ADA: Are You Participating In The Interactive Process In “Good Faith”? — via Employment Essentials
Social Media & Workplace Technology
- Curt Schilling, ESPN, Free Speech and quirky state laws — via Phil Miles’s Lawffice Space
- Collision of Expert Witnesses, Social Media — via FRAUDfiles
- “Ashley Madison plaintiffs cannot sue anonymously over hack, judge says” — via How Appealing
- Hunting of the ‘Like’: Beware the concerted activity Boojums — via Technology for HR
- Breach Response – Why Having a Plan B is So Important — via In-house ACCess
HR & Employee Relations
- If You Work More Than 50 Hours a Week, You’re Probably Not Getting More Done — via Lifehacker
- Why bosses should offer more flexible working — via The Independent
- What It’s Like When a Stay-at-Home Dad Goes Back to Work — via Harvard Business Review
- “I was not told there would be math” — via EntertainHR
- Don’t Try This at Home … Well Soon You Can: Arizona’s Workplace Pot-Luck Law (a.k.a. A Blog Post on Legalizing Potlucks … Not Pot) — via All in a Day’s Work
- Carnival at Work: Engaging Five Generations in the Workplace #fivegenwork — via Blogging4Jobs
Wage & Hour
- Congress Realizes New Overtime Rules Stink — via Suzanne Lucas, the Evil HR Lady, at Inc.
- Are You Ready for a Zombie Apocalypse? — via Employment Discrimination Report
- Outside Sales … and that’s the end! — via Michigan Employment Law
- When Are You Required to Pay Interns? — via Workplace Insights
- Preventing independent contractors from becoming full-fledged employees — via HR Hero Line
- What is an Overnight Stay for Inpatient Care Under the FMLA? — via Troutman Sanders HR Law Matters
- HR manager can be held personally responsible for FMLA interference — via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions
- Quickie Elections One Year Later — via CUE, Inc.
- NLRB Finds Employer’s Workplace Rules Violated Federal Labor Law — via Michigan Employment Law Advisor
- Ties Go to the Runner and the NLRB — via Labor Relations
- NLRB complaint: Misclassification is an unfair labor practice. — via Ross Runkel Report
OSHA & Workplace Safety
- Braced for a Fall: OSHA Says Ohio Construction Company Puts Workers at Risk, Fines It $121K — via Joe’s HR and Benefits Blog
- Injuries of Intoxicated or Drugged Employees Recordable OSHA Law Blog