No Parade for Employers: NLRB Judge Invalidates Several Policies in Macy’s Handbook | Employment Matters Blog. Privacy, confidentiality, and related clauses in the Macy’s employee handbook violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act. Essentially, employee adherence to these sections in the employee handbook, would restrict an employee’s Section 7 activities. The language is pretty standard. You…
Worker fired for disabling GPS app that tracked her 24 hours a day [Updated] | Ars Technica.
“Secret statistical methods for picking and assessing employees seem to promise a competitive edge,” Professor Pasquale writes. “Whether these methods deliver or not is unclear, and they feel ‘creepy’ to many workers, who fear having a critical aspect of their lives left to mysterious and unaccountable computer programs.” via Whether Working or Job Seeking, the…
Have Digital Devices Ruined Your Ability to Read Emotions? No Worries — An App for That Is On the Way | Singularity Hub. I am waiting for the app that jams Google Glass. I do love the narrator’s claim that this app protects privacy.
Workplace Surveillance Sees Good and Bad – NYTimes.com.
To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers’ Every Move : Planet Money : NPR.
A highly paid ($360,000) housing inspector’s phone records and those of his assistant (Linda) indicate they were often “working” in Maine and Florida- together. The records indicate he only spent 15 days at his office in 2011 and that he had taken 47 vacations days in 2011- not just 44 days over the past 10…
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A nice summary of recent decisions by the US National Labor Relations Board on the issue of employees making work-related comments on Facebook.