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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with the substantial failures of an employer’s management policy; the consequences of failing to pay employees on time; and, an employee’s access request to records.

 

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Can employers publicize terminations via social media? Dallas’ police chief says yes

In the name of transparency and building public confidence in the local police force, Dallas police chief David O. Brown has begun posting announcements of staff terminations and demotions on the social networking services Twitter and Facebook. Chief Brown is surely blazing a trail with the controversial practice, but it remains to be seen whether others will follow—or if it’s even legal…

 

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Employer ordered to provide employment information to former employee

Alberta’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner recently heard a case in which an employer refused to provide employee records to a former employee upon request, allegedly claiming that, “legally she does not have to give [the employee] a copy.” The commissioner’s office had little trouble deciding that the employer was wrong and ordered that it proved the requested records to the former employee.

 

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