Georgia’s Judiciary has Established an Ad Hoc Committee to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Judicial Branch of Government

As head of Georgia’s judiciary, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced he has established an “Ad Hoc Committee to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Judicial Branch of Government.” The Committee is charged with gathering research, examining and evaluating best practices, and encouraging all classes of Georgia courts and court councils to establish policies to prevent […]

Social Media and Workplace Investigations

You’ve seen social media sites used in criminal investigations, but can they be used in workplace investigations? In most cases, yes. Publicly-posted social media posts can assist in conducting workplace investigations, but employers should proceed with caution. Some states have enacted laws and regulations that limit an employer’s access to their workers’ social media accounts. […]

Inclement Weather: Employee Safety, Business Closings, Employee Pay, and FLSA

As the HBO hit series Game of Thrones has warned for many years: Winter is Coming. Businesses need to be prepared for the possibility of inclement weather interrupting the workday. Employee safety is always the top consideration during inclement weather and is often the basis for closing a business for a day or two. However, […]

The NLRB Is At It Again…Striking Down Hospital’s Anti-Gossip Policy

In a case involving Hills and Dales General Hospital in Michigan, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) struck down the hospital’s policy prohibiting employees from participating in or listening to gossip, concluding that such policy could prevent employees from discussing legitimate work issues. According to the NLRB’s order issued on April 1st, “[t]his is the […]