IBM Avoids Liability for “Inartful” HR IM

By Bill Wright HR professionals slip into jargon and euphemisms, like everyone else. Also, like everyone else, HR professionals think their instant messages are too ephemeral to become evidence in a discrimination suit. Not so. The courts recently had to address whether an exchange of instant messages between HR professionals about a reduction in force […]

Warm Up The Xerox, California

By Sarah Peace Employers beware, the California legislature, through A.B. 2674, has further eroded employers’ control over their personnel records.  Beginning January 1, 2013, upon request, employers (even outside California) must provide current and former California employees or their representatives with a copy of all records pertaining to the individual’s employment within 21 calendar days […]