Social media platforms are constantly changing—it seems there’s always one coming in and another going out. But, with that, many of the ethical concerns stay the same—so the ones of the future are also here in the present as well.
Firing an employee is never the ideal outcome, for anyone. No matter what, there’s going to be some anguish and awkwardness associated with it—but there are steps to take to make sure a rough process is as smooth as it can be.
Facebook and Twitter got an enormous amount of attention in recent years for their long-awaited IPOs, as was warranted. But when it came to bringing in the money, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba blew the all away and raised $25 billion in the largest IPO in history.
From pregnancy discrimination to the ADA to background checks, it’s been an interesting year for the EEOC. Also, as a couple key cases head to the Supreme Court, the EEOC’s next fiscal year should be interesting as well.
As we’ve seen more than ever in recent years, data can be so crucial to improving so many different things. But how do you decide who has access to what data? As Steven Petrie of Faegre Baker Daniels explains to LXBN in advance of the 2014 Legal Marketing Technology Conference West, it really depends on the culture of the firm.
Thirty million dollars—imagine the government just giving that to you. It’s the type of money that means you’ll never have to work another day in the rest of your life. It sounds like a fantasy, but for one whistleblower abroad, that’s the reality as the SEC tries to send a strong message on corporate malfeasance.
The NLRB just loves getting involved in these Facebook firing cases. But while the most recent example—involving a sports bar in Connecticut—has pundits proclaiming that employers can never fire employees for a Facebook “Like,” it’s worth noting these suits must be considered on a case-by-case basis.
California is a state with some of the most employee-friendly laws in the country—and they just got even more friendly as Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a piece of legislation requiring the Golden State’s employers to provide their work force with paid sick leave.
It seems every day—or at least every week—there are new sanctions against Russia by the United States. With the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine showing no sign of a resolution anytime soon, and the sanctions likely continuing to expand, exporters need to be careful.
Trust me, I’ve seen it: law firms are very focused on the menial numbers when it comes to the success of their various web properties—Facebook “Likes,” raw visit totals, email subscribers. But as Chuck Murphy—CEO at Boston Interactive— explains in advance of the 2014 Legal Marketing Technology Conference West, there are better ways to measure success.