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The Ugly Side of Remote Work: Increased Harassment

The problem: Apparently, working from home has made some people forget their workplace guardrails. In two surprising studies, the unexpected downside to remote work is an increase in harassment, especially acts based on gender, race and sexual identity. How is … Read More

What’s In a Name? Misgendering in the Workplace

Intentionally using the wrong pronouns or names for transgender employees is prohibited–even in the face of a sincerely held religious belief. The Case:  a music teacher, citing sincerely held religious beliefs, claimed he was wrongly disciplined for refusing to use … Read More

Pursue Your Happiness

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.– Whether it is a BBQ … Read More

MA PFML: The Most Common Question, Answered

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave has been kicking around for what seems like forever. But the actual leave taking began 1/1/21 for most leaves, with all benefits available 7/1/21. The most common PFML question is from employers with pregnant … Read More

NYC Says Oui to Just Cause: Who’s Next?

Beginning July 5, 2021, New York City’s 70,000 fast food workers will have legal protections against unjust firings. Earlier this year,  the City Council passed a package of bills prohibiting fast food employers from terminating employees or cutting workers’ hours without “just cause.” The … Read More

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