The Use of Social Media by Employees

By: Brian D. Boreman Social media is an extremely popular means of communicating that is used by employees both inside and outside the workplace. The term “social media” can include: blogs, which is the this message is being communicated to you; networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace; microblogs such as Twitter; and video sites […]

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Employee Privacy on the Workplace Computer

Employers that wish to review the computer activities of their employees should promulgate effective computer monitoring policies to limit an employee’s expectation of privacy when using his or her workplace computer. The absence of such a policy …

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Is Your Company Properly Paying Overtime to Its Employees?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) was enacted by Congress in 1938 to ensure that, among other things, certain employees receive overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. These employees are considered “non-exempt”

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Protecting a Company’s Confidential and Proprietary Information

By: Brian D. Boreman Information such as customer lists, pricing formulas, product development, and business plans are often the most valuable assets of a company. The unwanted dissemination of any such information by a prior employee could devastate a company’s ability to compete in the marketplace. Although Pennsylvania laws, such as the Uniform Trade Secrets […]

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Does Your Company Have More Than 50 Employees?

By: Brian D. Boreman If so, you likely are already aware of the Family Medical Leave Act and the fact that eligible employees are permitted to take leave in certain instances, such as to care for a newborn child or to care for a family member with a serious health condition. Recent revisions to the […]

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Do you have a drug free workplace?

Every employer would like to ensure that its employees arrive for work in a mental and physical condition that allows them to perform their jobs in a safe and productive manner.

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