Every now and again, someone writes a blog post that I wish I had written. This week brought us one such post.
- Could “The Last Jedi” Actually Be Practicing Religion in Your Workplace? | Connecticut Employment Law Blog — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog
For what it’s worth, I titled Dan’s post better than he did:
The headline to my blog post that I WISH I had written. https://t.co/AsgqvhEmFF— Dan Schwartz (@danielschwartz) January 24, 2017
These aren’t the Title VII claims you’re looking for #EpisodeVIII #TheLastJedi @starwars https://t.co/fxQImbF6u1— Jon Hyman (@jonhyman) January 24, 2017
In other news, this week President Trump named Philip acting head of the National Labor Relations Board. Here are three reasons employers should rejoice at this appointment.
- Philip Miscimarra is mad as hell, and you should be too!
- Is it time for a new NLRB rule on handbook policies?
- Did the NLRB do more harm than good by permitting teaching and research assistants to organize?
Here’s what else I read this week:
- The EEOC has a new Acting Chair. And employers should be doing a happy dance. — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog
- Sticky Notes On Applications Create “Sticky” Problem in Hiring — via Troutman Sanders HR Law Matters
- Just because you make Mexican food does not entitle you to hire only Hispanic workers — via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions
- Who decides whether a job function is “essential” for purposes of the ADA? — via Employment Law Matters
- Accommodating Employees’ Mental Health Conditions Presents Unique Challenges — via Iowa Employment Law Blog
- Till Death Do Compensatory Damages Part … Or Not: Eight Circuit Finds Compensatory Damages Claim Under the ADA Lives Past Claimant’s Death — via All in a Day’s Work
Social Media & Tech
- Corporate Legal Counsels Fret Over Cybersecurity and Cyber Incidents Hit 85% Of Firms Over Past 12 Months — via Dark Reading
- Badlands National Park stands up to Trump administration by tweeting facts — via The Verge
HR & Employee Relations
- Steve Harvey: “You’re In HR, Everybody Hates You” … — via The HR Capitalist, Kris Dunn
- Why We Want Work Flexibility: Commuting — via 1 Million for Work Flexibility
- Ohio Medical Marijuana Law Already Causing Confusion — via Labor & Employment Law Navigator
- Employee is Having an Affair With the Boss — via HR Bartender
- What Is Micro-Clanning at Work? — via Workology
- Should I put my politics on display at work? — via Ask a Manager
- 5 Background Screening Trends To Watch In 2017 — via fyiscreening.com
Wage & Hour
- Can You Pay a Contractor Overtime? Should You? — via Who Is My Employee?
- Outing Outsourcing and the Gig Economy — via Compensation Cafe
- Disclosing an Employee’s Medical Condition May Result in an Automatic FMLA Violation — via Jeff Nowak’s FMLA Insights
- Daily Trumpdate: Good meeting with union reps — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider
- Donald Trump and labor unions don’t always get along — but they did today — via Wonkblog
- Unions, Don’t Do This — via Deadspin
- Short Course in Labor History — via George’s Employment Blawg
- Obama NLRB Deep Sixes Employer Defense on Procedural Grounds — via Labor Relations
- San Diego Union Boss Faces Damning Allegations — via LaborPains.org
OSHA & Safety
- Desk-icide: Seven Ways Your Workplace Is Making You Sick — via Attorney at Work
- OSHA Releases “Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs” — via OSHA Law Blog
- Looking to Create or Enhance A Workplace Anti-Retaliation Program? OSHA’s Recommended Practices — via OSHA Law Update
- What to Do When OSHA is at Your Door — via Trade Secret / Noncompete Blog