Posts Tagged ‘Doug Oldham’

Don’t Let Your Employees Get You In Trouble On Facebook, Even On Their Private Accounts

Don’t Let Your Employees Get You In Trouble On Facebook, Even On Their Private Accounts
Many of your employees likely have Facebook pages and other social media accounts. You may think that what they post on these pages outside of work on their own time is none of your business. However, you might want to pay attention to what they post, because they may be putting your company at risk...
March 17th, 2016 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Connected Employees Are Working Employees…So Pay Them

Connected Employees Are Working Employees…So Pay Them
You and your employees are always on the go, and thank goodness everyone has a smartphone or a tablet now so they can always be reached, right? Well, maybe not. The U.S. Department of Labor is looking into the relationship between work and technology to determine whether employees are being fairly paid...
October 15th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Ban the Box: Should You Ask About Criminal History On Your Job Applications?

Ban the Box: Should You Ask About Criminal History On Your Job Applications?
It has long been common for employers to ask job applicants on their applications whether they have ever been convicted of a crime. However, that practice is quickly changing, as “ban the box” laws are being enacted at the state, county and municipal levels across the country. “Ban the box” means...
June 18th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Type on the Dotted Line? Make Sure You Put Safety Measures in Place for E-Signatures

Type on the Dotted Line?  Make Sure You Put Safety Measures in Place for E-Signatures
These days, you no longer need to put pen to paper to sign a contract. Both federal and Ohio law allow many types of agreements to be electronically signed on a computer or smart phone screen by either typing your “signature” or doing something as simple as checking a box. This system of electronic...
February 19th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Tips To Telecommuting: 4 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Remote Employees

Tips To Telecommuting: 4 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Remote Employees
Few entrepreneurs in 2014 expect all of their employees to sit in a fixed office space 40 hours per week. Rent is expensive, and businesses can slash overhead if they do not need to provide employees with full-time work space (some estimate that an employer may save over $10,000.00 per person by allowing...
September 18th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

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

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