LinkedIn is a great place to find a job, but as some users have learned, it can also be a great place to be found -- by a stalker. One, who asked to be identified only as Anna R., claims that a former boss who sexually assaulted her has used LinkedIn to stalk her, as BuzzFeed reported. Unfortunately, given the... Read More »
It's no secret that employers and hiring managers will check applicants' social media accounts. But now, employees need to worry about the boss checking their Facebook while they're on the job.
According to the Council of State Governments, some companies are asking employees to " 'friend' a human resources... Read More »
Whether or not you realize it, your company may be monitoring what you are doing on your work computer. Even if you think certain personal Web surfing or emails are innocent, if you're on a company-owned machine or network, that activity may be grounds for dismissal. Especially in this economy, where some... Read More »
By Donna Fuscaldo
Your boss may be spying on you and chances are you'll never know it. From keystroke loggers to hidden cameras, employers around the country use different tactics to keep tabs on their employees, all of which are perfectly legal if you're using the company's gear.
"In large companies it's... Read More »
Should some members of Congress get their way, employers will soon be banned from snooping in your Facebook page. Two lawmakers introduced a bill that would make it illegal for employers to require applicants and employees to divulge personal online information for social-networking sites, including... Read More »
By Kelly Eggers
It sure sounded like a good idea.
When Tuft and Lach Law, a small law practice in St. Paul, Minn., opted for open, shared office space, they didn't expect to hate it. After all, numerous academic studies have shown that workers are more productive in open offices and, in the trend-setting... Read More »
By Seth Fiegerman
Every office has that co-worker who chews gum too loudly or dresses inappropriately -- just make sure it isn't you. No matter how hard a worker you may be, if you annoy other people in the office, it will come back to haunt you.
"The way you move up the corporate ladder is by making people... Read More »
It's been nearly 30 years since the Muppets took Manhattan, but they're making a comeback, of sorts, thanks to Greg Smith, the former Goldman Sachs Group employee who infamously quit his job last week in a scathing op-ed in The New York Times.
In reaction to Smith's allegation that he witnessed Goldman... Read More »
It's not only teenagers who are sharing explicitly sexual photos on their cellphones. It seems that some U.S. Cellular employees also are using cellphones for a little raunchy fun -- at least if the allegations in a recent sexual harassment lawsuit and civil rights complaint turn out to be true.
According... Read More »
By Manuel Valdes and Sharon McFarland
SEATTLE -- When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and password. Read More »
Most people assume their emails at work are private. Those people are wrong. There are very few laws that protect you from email snooping at work, and most are pretty worthless and weak. That means you should assume your employer is monitoring your email and act accordingly.
If you get funny emails that are... Read More »
It's a high tech world out there, and employers have more tools to keep their eyes on you than ever before. You might wonder why your company cares to listen into your phone conversations or check your email accounts - it's not necessarily meant to make your life miserable. Most often, a company is just... Read More »
How would you feel if your boss received a copy of every text message you sent from your work-issued cell phone? It might make you think twice before hitting that send button. It's an issue with such huge implications that the Supreme Court recently announced it will hear a case on the topic.
It stems from a... Read More »