News by Category: Social Media

Pokémon is a No-Go in the Workplace

“Pokémon Go,” a smartphone game, has invaded the United States and the rest of the world since its release on July 6, 2016.  In just a few weeks, Pokémon Go has been downloaded over 7.5 million times.  Pokémon Go is a virtual scavenger hunt, letting players hunt for different characters … Read More »

‘Tis the Season: Holiday Parties in the Workplace

by Greg Northen *Editorial assistance by Lindsey Ray It’s that time of year when the world falls in love, and city sidewalks are dressed in holiday style. It’s also the season of holiday parties, including those at work. Here are a few tips to keep those holiday festivities fun, yet … Read More »

Arkansas SHRM State Conference Wrap Up

CGWG participated in the Arkansas SHRM State Conference last week in Hot Springs and we had a great time, as always! The firm is always proud to sponsor the ARSHRM State Conference and we enjoyed visiting with our HR friends and colleagues at our booth. Thanks for stopping by to … Read More »

Employer Alert: NLRB Issues Guidance on Handbook Rules

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) General Counsel issued a long-awaited, 30-page memorandum on Wednesday, March 18, offering employers guidance on crafting policies and rules that will not be deemed unlawful by the NLRB. This memo is applicable to all employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), regardless … Read More »

Estate Planning for Social Media?

by Laura Dyer Johnson Do you tweet? Did you monitor your newsfeed on Facebook? Have a lot of photos on Instagram? Maybe you just access your bank account online? Have you ever wondered what will happen to your social media accounts or other online accounts when you die or become … Read More »

HR Horror Stories!

By Abtin Mehdizadegan On Halloween, it’s only appropriate to take a look back at some notable “HR Nightmares!” For example, in Florida last week, a Chili’s Bar and Grill cook posted pictures of himself – SHIRTLESS – laying on a table used for food preparation, among other poses. He labeled … Read More »

NLRB “Likes” Facebook

Clicking “Like” is Considered Protected, Concerted Activity On August 22, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) issued a much-anticipated ruling with respect to social media in the workplace. In a case involving the termination of two employees for their participation in a Facebook discussion about claims … Read More »

Checking an Employee’s Facebook Page Can Be Scary!

by Cindy Kolb An employee spends the weeks leading up to Halloween talking about his great costume. Then, on Halloween, he calls off work claiming a family emergency. His employer is suspicious and wants to check the employee’s Facebook page to see if this is true or if the employee … Read More »

Act 1480 Provides Direction on Employer Access to Social Media Accounts

by Cindy Kolb On April 22, Governor Beebe signed into law an Act that could affect employers’ social media policies across the state. Act 1480 prohibits an employer from requiring or requesting current or prospective employees to disclose their social media account usernames or passwords. This law mirrors others being … Read More »