Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. Last week, several blogs discussed what employers can do to limit the effect of the game on the workplace. HR Morning advised looking at information technology and social media policies to make sure that they limit downloading games on company devices. Among other recommendations, SHRM advised that a distracted driver policy might be useful. Time asked if a manager would get mad because an employee was playing Pokemon Go in the office. We assume so.
- A California judge awarded $1.47 million in damages against Z Foods, Inc. for sexual harassment and retaliation claims filed by the EEOC on behalf of a class of male and female employees.
- The EEOC issued another resource document, this time on religious discrimination.
- The EEOC sued Rent-A-Center for its alleged treatment of a transgender worker.
- Fast Company looked at the groups pushing for more diversity in the tech industry.
- FOX Business described six factors to consider when upgrading HR technology.
- McKinsey Quarterly covered how people analytics has helped companies and increased diversity hiring.
- The Huffington Post discussed statistics that show employers could save $11,000 per employee per year if half of their workforce telecommute.
- Robin Shea highlighted the “regular-guy hacker” and his effect on employers and their data.
- Inc. explained that some workplace trends will dominate the next decade, including extremely flexible work arrangements and tech skills for everyone.
- Josh Bersin covered how the HR software market is reinventing itself.
- William Tincup listed HR technologies to watch.
In other developments:
- Jon Hyman described the issues that arise when COBRA and workers’ compensation laws collide.
- The Republican Party announced that its platform would include support for a national right-to-work law.
- Daniel Schwartz discussed a case in which the Connecticut Supreme Court held that unpaid volunteers are not employees.
- As the Fox Searchlight unpaid intern case was settled, Fast Company asked if unpaid internships are still legal.