03.20.2013Author: Dena B. Calo, Esq. and William G. Nestor, III, Esq. Publication: Thompson's HR Compliance Expert Partner Dena B. Calo and Associate William G. Nestor, III have co-authored an article that appears in Thompson’s HR Compliance Expert: “Fighting Leave of Absence Abuse with Social Media.” The piece documents the explosion of social media usage in the modern workplace, and analyzes how human resource managers may leverage employees’ social media publications to fight leave of absence abuse. The authors explore the challenges posed under both the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and advise the following: social media should be used in addition to, and in conjunction with, every other conventional method of fighting leave of absence abuse; supervisors should be wary about maintaining social media connections with subordinates; and employees at all levels should be encouraged to report questionable or suspicious social media publications. For the full article, click here.