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Top 2 Rules to Know if You’re Recruiting Unpaid Interns

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Summer is in full swing and for a lot of companies and universities, it’s intern season. The value of an internship has long been lauded as the best way for a student or recent graduate to learn more about a particular industry and take a job out for a test drive. But some companies are […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

July 9th, 2014 at 8:17 am

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NJ: Employers Can’t Ask for Social Media Passwords

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NorthJersey.com reports that New Jersey governor Chris Christie has signed a law that prohibits employers from asking both current and prospective employees for their social media passwords. The legislation also states that employers cannot require applicants to waive or limit their rights as delineated in the newly signed law. While the legislation stops employers from […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 16th, 2013 at 9:21 am

What Constitutes Illegal Hiring Practices? And More Legal Q&A – Free Joe 1/22/13

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Philip: Are illegal hiring practices typically associated with racial discrimination and if they aren’t, what are some of the other factors of illegal hiring practices?

LegalZoom: It depends on how regulated the industry is, but in general, it’s illegal to discriminate against potential employees based on race, creed, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, and…

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

January 24th, 2013 at 5:43 am

Quantifying the Value of a Twitter Follower

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The New York Times reports that Phonedog.com is suing a former employee for the value of Twitter followers he accumulated during the course of their business relationship. According to what Noah Kravitz told the NY Times, he ended his tenure with Phonedog on good terms, so when the company asked him to send out the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 30th, 2011 at 5:48 am

NYC Principal in Course Credit and Chocolate Sauce Scandals

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A few weeks ago, we talked about a Georgia teacher who lost her job because of photos that appeared on Facebook, and now we have a similar (with important differences) situation in New York. This time, it’s not a teacher, but the principal of New York’s Jane Addams High School, and the photos are slightly […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 6th, 2011 at 10:16 am

Georgia Teacher’s Lawsuit Over Facebook Firing Continues

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According to the Barrow County Superior Court, a former Georgia high school teacher can proceed with her lawsuit against the school district that fired her over Facebook photos. Ashley Payne was an English teacher at Apalachee High in Winder, Georgia for two years until the fall of 2009, when the administration received an anonymous tip […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 26th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

NLRB Files Complaint for Employee Fired for Facebook Posting

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is taking up the case of a car dealership employee who was fired after criticizing his employer on Facebook. The complaint states that a salesman at Knauz BMW in Lake Bluff, Illinois posted photos and comments on Facebook criticizing his management’s choice of hot dogs and bottled water for […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 26th, 2011 at 7:23 am

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What Are the Legal Implications of Hiring an Intern?

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Hiring an intern sounds like a great, low-cost way to get some help growing your business. But what are the legal implications? Are you required to pay an intern? Is school credit enough? Do interns have to be paid at least minimum wage? Attorney Ramon M. Gonzalez tells you where to find the information you […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

December 6th, 2010 at 7:37 am

Can You Get Fired for Making Disparaging Facebook Comments About Your Supervisor?

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According to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), no. The NLRB has filed a complaint against a Connecticut ambulance company for firing an employee who made critical remarks about her supervisor on Facebook. Although employees are allowed to vent about working conditions and their employers in general, the specific issue of criticisms made over social […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

November 9th, 2010 at 9:36 am

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NJ Law Would Prohibit Discrimination Against Unemployed

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Today the New Jersey Legislature is scheduled to vote on an employment anti-discrimination law that would prohibit employers from posting job advertisements that imply or state that current employment is one of the prerequisites for the position. If passed, each violation of the law could cost employers up to $10,000. New Jersey’s unemployment rate is […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 14th, 2010 at 9:23 am