Friday, October 16, 2009


Apparently, today is National Boss Day. According to Wikipedia, a State Farm Insurance Company secretary started this recognition in 1958 when she forgot that her boss’s birthday was October 16. The Business of Management thinks this “holiday” is senseless. I agree.

Jason Shinn’s Defending the Digital Workplace highlights the importance of having a written e-mail policy in your company.

Philip Miles’s Lawffice Space discusses accommodating Seasonal Affective Disorder under the recently amended ADA.

The Word on Employment Law with John Phillips thinks we swear too much at work.

Richard Kass at the New York Labor & Employment Law Report shares some best practices on how to question employees suspected of workplace misconduct.

Mary Keating’s Maryland Employment Law Developments discloses the hidden discrimination in using credit reports to evaluation job applicants.

Kris Dunn, The HR Capitalist, on non-compete agreements and a dispute between Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts.

William Bowser at the Delaware Employment Law Blog draws 5 tips on employee recognition from President Obama’s Nobel Prize.

Denise Cline at The HR Briefcase writes about how to handle employee absences for the swine flu.

Jessica Chappell at the KnowHR Blog takes a tongue-in-cheek look at appropriate versus inappropriate workplace attire.

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