Articles By: Doug Oldham

Doug Oldham is an attorney in Barnes & Thornburg’s Labor and Employment Law Department. He concentrates his practice on employment litigation discrimination.

To Look or not to Look: Should you Check Applicants’ Social Media Profiles During Your Hiring Process?

To Look or not to Look: Should you Check Applicants’ Social Media Profiles During Your Hiring Process?
Hiring new employees is a major investment for any business, large or small. When you hire a new employee, you understandably want to do your due diligence and find out as much as you can about your applicant. You can call his or her references or former employers, but another easy, foolproof way to...
February 20th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Your “Contractors” May Not Be: Five Factors to Consider

Your “Contractors” May Not Be: Five Factors to Consider
Entrepreneurs are always looking for an edge when it comes to trimming their costs and maximizing their profits. One of many businesses’ largest expenses is their workforce, however large or small, so they naturally look for ways to minimize those costs. An appealing way to reduce the cost of workers...
October 17th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

E-Communications May Come Back To Haunt You

E-Communications May Come Back To Haunt You
If you are running an entrepreneurial business, you are likely working virtually around the clock, doing the work that ideally several people would be doing, and trying to juggle a number of different demands on your time and attention. Anyone in those circumstances would understandably be unable to...
August 15th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Five Tips to Guide Your Company’s Social Media Practices

Five Tips to Guide Your Company’s Social Media Practices
We live in a digital age, and companies and employees increasingly communicate with each other −and with the world− through Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and countless other social media outlets available to them. A recent study shows that nearly 70 percent of Americans are currently on at least one...
February 21st, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

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