More HR professionals are turning to search engines and social networking sites to dig beyond a candidate's résumé. But the benefit of uncovering such red flags can carry some big legal risks. Here's how to Google for candidates in the most legally safe way ...
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Most organizations have comprehensive Internet, e-mail and electronic communications policies that spell out what's acceptable usage and what's not. But few employers have addressed a growing problem: the proliferation of employee Web logs, or "blogs" ...
Q. We do yearly performance evaluations, during which we review whether employees have met the expectations we laid out during the previous review. If these expectations were not met, can we legally decrease the employee's salary as punishment? —A.L., Iowa
The IRS has announced it will renew its approval process for companies wanting to switch from traditional pension plans to cash-balance plans.