Friday, March 14, 2008

What else I'm reading this week #22

This week's review starts with a couple of posts that should be of particular interest to Ohio businesses. Kris Dunn, The HR Capitalist, reports that Wal-Mart has overtaken GM as Ohio's largest employer. Meanwhile, The Union-Free Employer details a nasty labor dispute between the Service Employees International Union and the California Nurses Association for the right to organize at Ohio's Mercy Health hospital system.

The big news of the week, though, is hooker-gate in New York. Michael Moore at the Pennsylvania Employment Law Blog draws from Governor Spitzer's crisis some lessons for HR in scandal management .

Philip Gordon, the Workplace Privacy Counsel, has a great post on the problems inherent in dealing with a former employee's damaging web posts about your company.

Sticking with the technology theme, Rush Nigut's Rush on Business gives businesses some lessons in the litigation dangers presented by deleted emails, and Alaska Employment Law talks about the legalities of secret locker room surveillance.

Finally, John Phillips of The Word on Employment Law provides a helpful Q&A on employee handbooks.