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Q. Am I invading applicants’ privacy by reviewing their Facebook, MySpace, blogs and Twitter feeds?

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Q. Am I invading applicants’ privacy by reviewing their Facebook, MySpace, blogs and Twitter feeds?

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Q. One of our sales managers thinks a salesperson has been e-mailing confidential customer information to his personal e-mail address. Can we review the salesperson’s sent-messages file on the company’s e-mail server to see what he has been sending out?

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Q. One of our sales managers thinks a salesperson has been e-mailing confidential customer information to his personal e-mail address. Can we review the salesperson’s sent-messages file on the company’s e-mail server to see what he has been sending out?

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Q. Is it OK for me to consider information about a job applicant that I learn by using Google, viewing Facebook pages and reviewing Twitter feeds?

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The EEOC says you must “reasonably accommodate” employees’ religious beliefs and practices. But you can (and should) step in when that religious zeal crosses the line into religious harassment. Just make sure you treat all employees consistently—or you’ll be praying for the lawsuit to go away…

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On April 15, President Obama signed into law amendments to the COBRA subsidy provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus. Those amendments—plus amendments enacted in March—not only extend the time that the subsidy is available, but also offer it to certain individuals whose hours were reduced before they were involuntary terminated.

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Model COBRA continuation coverage election notice (For use by single-employer group health plans)

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A seemingly simple question—which court should decide a lawsuit—that made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court has sent ripples through the corporate law world in general and employment law in particular. It’s an example of the kind of case HR professionals need to understand.

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A proposal that would make it easier for unions to enlist members from among railroad and other transportation workers is facing a new challenge from a free market advocacy group.

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