The Better Business Bureau (“BBB”) and the Direct Marketing Association (“DMA”) are in charge of enforcing the ad industry’s Self Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (“OBA Principles”), which regulate the online behavioral advertising activities of both advertisers and publishers (that is, web sites on which behaviorally-targeted ads are displayed or from which user data is collected and used to target ads elsewhere).
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (“DHS”) has reversed its earlier interpretation of the new “Ban the Box” legislation and has now declared that, effective January 1, 2014, all employers who are required to conduct criminal background checks in the health care and related fields under Minnesota Statutes 245C are prohibited from requesting an applicant’s criminal history on the initial employment application. Instead, that inquiry must wait until later in the pre-employment process.
I often like to say that “we can do this the easy way or we can do it the hard way?” What does that mean? If you want to litigate, we can litigate and we are good at it.
Often, when I get a call about a termination, the employee’s boss has been primed to fire for weeks and is at wit’s end by the time I hear about it. My job, along with that of the Human Resources representative who called me, is to talk the boss down, at least long enough to provide fair warning to the employee and to document the problems.
Here’s the problem: we act like once we’ve delivered a message — transmitted it, produced it, hit “SEND” — that we have Communicated.