As social media heats up for employees, at home and in the workplace, beware of policies and protections. Also in this issue, upcoming Union legislation to be mindful of, evaluation best practice questions for HR and employee relations programs and interesting emerging Generation Y trends.
After a woman in Connecticut was fired for posting offensive remarks about her boss on Facebook, a case was brought forward by federal authorities stating that under labor laws her comments were protected speech and that she was illegally fired. Read on to find out what precedent this event could set for employers.
USA Today, "Federal Authorities Say Firing for Posts on Facebook Illegal," By Sam Hananel
It is expected that the National Labor Relations Board will be moving forward with rulemaking to streamline election procedures in order to strongly tilt the playing field in the Union’s favor. Read on to learn the details and how to proactively protect your business by evaluating your human resources and employee relations programs to ensure you have a stronger and more committed workforce.
F&P Labor Letter, "If You Build It...," By John McLachlan
Unlike Generation X and Boomers who prefer cars and trucks, Teens and people in their twenties (aka Generation Y) are presenting a problem down the road for car dealers as their interests are trending towards technological gadgets instead of cars. With a combination of high unemployment among young people and economic troubles for their parents, it is becoming increasingly difficult for younger people to afford to drive. Read on to learn about the challenges this could pose to the auto industry.
MSNBC.com, "Carmakers' Next Problem: Generation Y," By Allison Linn
When the Risk-Based Pricing Rule, New Model Privacy Notices and Red Flags Rule requirements become effective in January, will your business be prepared?
Click on the below links for helpful resources and information:
When the Risk-Based Pricing Rule, the New Model Privacy Notice and Red Flags Rule regulations all become effective in January 2011, will your dealership be prepared? Listen as Compli and Michael Benoit, Partner at Hudson Cook LLP, discuss the importance of these FTC regulations, what dealers need to do to be prepared and what to look out for in the coming months.