Tag: job

City of Bozeman Reverses Course, Stops Asking for Social Media Passwords

In a new development on yesterday’s story, the City of Bozeman, Montana must have been listening to the cacophony of criticism from privacy and employment lawyers alike relating to its new policy asking job applicants for their username and passwords for social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.  The Billings Gazette reports that the … Continue Reading

Employer Asks Applicants for Facebook, MySpace Passwords

Besides asking about applicants’ educational history and employment background, the City of Bozeman, Montana is also asking job applicants for their usernames and passwords for social networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace.  Click here to read the full story from ABCnews.com.  It has become increasingly common over the last few years for employers to … Continue Reading

It’s okay to tell your boss where to stick his job – in New Zealand

We love New Zealand!  It’s land of Peter Jackson, Flight of the Conchords, Crowded House, and Steinlager beer.  It’s also the land of being able to tell your boss where to stick your job and getting away with it. According to the New Zealand Employment Relations Authority, a man did not resign his employment when … Continue Reading

Starbucks Wins Round in Class Action over Applications’ Marijuana Questions

Earlier this month, Starbucks scored an important procedural victory from the California Court of Appeals, which ruled that a class of employees lacked standing to sue over questions the coffee chain asked on its employment applications about prior marijuana convictions.  Click here to read the opinion in Starbucks v. Superior Court.  Despite the apparent victory, … Continue Reading
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