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Question: Do employers' own computers create potential overtime liability for off-the-clock work?

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Yes and a health-care company in California just learned that the hard way.  An employee of John Muir Health sued her employer on behalf of herself and a potential class of employees for overtime violations under both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the California Labor Code.   409 more words

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Are you a 21st Century Worker ?

Whilst exploring Pinterest, I stumbled upon an info-graphic titled “Top 10 Skills for the successful 21st century worker” embedded  Gary Brady’s article on social media uses.  269 more words

21st Century Skills

Spring 2018 Issue of Milton Life


The Spring 2018 issue of Milton Life features a terrific cover story about Milton’s Planet Fitness which is humbly converting non-traditional gym joiners into raving fitness fans. 26 more words

Things To Do

Countering online hate speech

  1. Introduction 

In pursuance of promulgating digital citizenship, its crucial that illegal hate speech online be given considerable attention as it is one of the major obstacle to various social media platform users. 449 more words

Librarianship

Question: Does using Facebook to recruit job applicants violate discrimination laws?

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Possibly, if your recruiting strategy is limiting your job postings to particular age groups (or perhaps other protected classes), to the exclusion of others.  Facebook allows advertisers to choose their audience.   341 more words

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Question: Do company websites need to make accommodations for the disabled?

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Yes, this is a growing concern for businesses that provide goods or services online.  Under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), “[n]o individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages or accommodations of any place of public accommodation by any person who owns, leases (or leases to) or operates a place of public accommodation.” While the ADA passed before the Internet was made publicly available and “place of public accommodation” traditionally referred to a physical location (such as brick and mortar stores), there has been a surge of lawsuits filed to address alleged website accommodations violations. 386 more words

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Question: Should employers respond to negative online reviews?

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Yes, it is important to have a plan in place to address negative feedback online.  Be it from disgruntled current or former employees, it has become more and more common for companies to face negative online reviews.   320 more words

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