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Texas Legislator Proposes Bill to Protect Workers’ “Political Beliefs”

Posted in Discrimination, Policies & Practices, Social Networking

Last week, Representative James White, a Republican representing District 19 (Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Polk, and Tyler Counties), proposed a new state law that would protect Texas workers from adverse actions for expressing their political opinions and views away from the job.  The key provision of the proposed… Continue Reading

Legal Considerations for Employers during Election Years—Part III

Posted in Compliance, Discrimination, NLRB, Policies & Practices, Retaliation/Whistleblower, Social Networking

With the Presidential election heating up, employers may see an increasing interest in politics among their employees.  As we have covered recently in the Work Knowledge Blog, private employers are not bound by the First Amendment’s right to free speech.  But employees do have certain limited… Continue Reading

Social Media in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know

Posted in Policies & Practices, Social Networking

Whether it is through Facebook, texting, online chatting, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, or one of the many other channels available, people are flocking to social media in increasing numbers. As a result, social media’s reach has extended into the workplace, forcing employers to face a growing list of concerns stemming from… Continue Reading