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New EEOC Guidance on Religious Accommodation and Vaccine Mandates, Unpacked

October 26, 2021 |

The EEOC updated its guidance on religious accommodation requests from the COVID19 vaccine¬† yesterday. It is worth a read because, as we know, religious accommodation is the most common reason for a vaccination exception now (skip down to section L). Why? It is an area where employers rightly fear to tread and has ambiguity built […]

Happy Striketober!

October 21, 2021 |

Traditionally, October is a time of Halloween fun and Oktoberfest parties. And in keeping with the vibe of the past several months, there is a new event that is not pleasant. This year, work stoppages are on the calendar, known as Striketober.¬† Striketober may see 100,000 US workers go on strike. The former Labor Secretary […]

Hey OSHA! How’s That Mandatory Vaccine Emergency Rule Going?

October 14, 2021 |

We have all seen the increased number of companies mandating the COVID19 vaccine as a condition of employment. And these efforts are working: United Airlines has a workforce that is now 97% vaccinated; Tyson foods vaccine rate has jumped to 91% of its entire workforce. The flip side of that coin is the herculean task […]

Tesla: Modern Technology, Old School Racism?

October 12, 2021 |

Tesla is known for its futuristic cars, rockets, solar panels–all sorts of new ideas. Among those new products, the factory floor at Tesla may have an old, ugly problem: racism. Last week, a jury awarded $137 million to a former contract worker at its Fremont, CA, factory for creating a hostile work environment in 2015-2016, […]

Fake Vaccine Cards Hit the Big Time

October 11, 2021 |

ESPN is reporting the National Hockey League is investigating San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane for submitting a fraudulent COVID19 vaccine card (oh, and his alleged domestic assault of his estranged wife–but that is another book blog post topic). As we all know by now, the FBI has warned that buying, selling, or using a […]

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