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CDC Loosens Up

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control eased its guidelines for COVID precautions, which is good news for workplaces. The CDC is shifting the onus of quarantine and vaccination status to individuals. Noting that COVID is here to stay, the agency … Read More

ADA Reminder: Summer Help Count

Can you believe it is July already? We are in the height of summer and what better time to review requests for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act? As every HR person knows, the federal government (and many states) … Read More

Abortion and the Workplace

In the wake of the US Supreme Court’s seismic decision in Dobbs, many workplaces will encounter the issue of abortion for the first time.  With states divided on access to abortion and thousands of businesses with multi state locations, the … Read More

Hot Tip for Summer Outings

Happy Solstice! The longest day and the first day of summer. Many of us are looking forward to  company sponsored events now. What can go wrong?  Oh friends, this one is a doozy. A Swiss company had a great bonding … Read More

One Size Fits All Is Not for the Workplace

This recent non-sports article from the Boston Globe shows the gamut of arrangements employers use to keep workplaces happy and healthy. Color coded bracelets to convey one’s safety risk; upgraded ventilation systems; vaccine requirements–or not–are just some of the examples. … Read More

Juneteenth: What Not To do

  Juneteenth is the oldest US celebration of the end of slavery, marking the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and informed residents that the Civil War was over and slavery abolished. That was two years … Read More

Substance Abuse and Your Workplace

In case you missed it, May was Mental Health Awareness month. With respect to the organizers of the spotlight on mental health, everyday is mental health day for so many. The mental health struggle is real, widespread and doesn’t stop … Read More

Netflix Is Not Chill

Strange(r) things are happening at Netflix. Layoffs, protests, and a recently issued company policy statement point to a workplace in chaos. Now Netflix has a real mess on its hands. Background: Like all streaming platforms, Netflix is constantly mining for … Read More

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