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Showing 5 posts from November 2013.

Foul on the Play: When Bullying in the Workplace Is Real

When Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin made allegations that veteran teammate Richie Incognito had bullied and hazed him so badly that he had no choice but to leave the team, the NFL was collectively stunned. Bullying in professional football? Can such a thing exist? More >

What You Should Know About Wage Garnishment

Wage garnishment is a legal means of collecting an unpaid debt through a direct payroll deduction. In most cases, a creditor must file a lawsuit and obtain a judgment against the debtor before a garnishment can be instituted (there are, however, a few exceptions to this general rule). More >

An Employer’s Duty Re: Jury Duty

Serving on a jury is one of the most important civic duties that a citizen can fulfill. For employers, however, having employees miss days or weeks at a time to sit on a jury can a mean a lag in productivity. If an essential employee is summoned for service it may be tempting for the employer to persuade him or her to find a way out of participating. As an attorney, I have often heard jurors attempt to skirt their duty by saying, “You Honor, I cannot miss work.” More >

Facebook Friends & Workplace Enemies, cont.

On Monday, I provided details about the Ehling case wherein an employee had made an inappropriate Facebook post and, unbeknownst to her, had that Facebook post sent to her manager by a Facebook “friend” and coworker. More >

Facebook Friends & Workplace Enemies

Inappropriate Facebook posts, pictures and the like have led to many firings in recent years. A large number of employees have become smarter on social media and made a concerted effort to not “friend” a manager or boss. They think that they are keeping their online persona and work reputation separate…but is that really possible when dealing with the Internet? More >

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