This week winter officially arrived in Minnesota with the first substantial snowfall of the season. By the time the snow finished on Wednesday night, the northwest metro received between 6-8 inches, and areas in northern Minnesota over 2 feet. This made for a messy and slow commute to and from work on Wednesday, as well

Social media, whether it is Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or other social websites has become the new water cooler for companies. People comment on what they watched on TV last night, they vent when something goes wrong, or they celebrate when things go well. Social media is a quick and fast way for people to get

Almost everyone is involved in or on social media sites nowadays. People have Facebook accounts to stay connected with friends and family. Business people have LinkedIn accounts to connect with work colleagues. Twitter accounts allow people to post updates of 140 characters or less. Along with these personal accounts, some employers have a business Facebook

This week the NLRB released two Advice Memos on “at-will” employment clauses contained in two different employee handbooks. In both cases the “at-will” language was ruled to be lawful, finding the employer did not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The issue decided was whether the employee handbook language defining “at-will” employment was so

Today, the NLRB issued another Operations Management Memo concerning seven new social media cases. In six of the seven cases, Lafe Solomon, the Acting General Counsel found the employer’s policies and rules were overbroad. The six cases covered employer policies on a variety of social media issues including confidential information, non-public information, friending co-workers, seeking prior