Social Media/Social Networking/Handbook and Workplace Policies

The use by employees of social media regarding work issues carries significant risks. To mitigate these risks, employers should consider at least some of the following policies: Limiting blogging by employees during work time Prohibiting the disclosure of confidential information to third parties Prohibiting blogging or use of social media concerning the employer altogether Advising […]

OSHA/Whistleblowers/Private Causes of Action/Affordable Care Act

In Kentucky and in Federal OSHA matters, employers are prohibited from retaliating against alleged “whistleblowers”.  There is no private cause of action for such alleged whistleblowers, meaning they cannot sue their employers in court, either State or Federal. OSHA and its Kentucky Department of Labor counterpart investigate and prosecute such actions administratively upon receiving a […]