Earlier this week, Kurt Cobain would have turned 50 years old. Uncoincidentally, also earlier this week Norah stepped in for an absent bandmate to sing lead on the song that made Kurt Cobain and Nirvana a household name, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. I think Kurt would have approved.
This Saturday night, I’ll be at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, watching this band kill it in front of thousands as part of the High School Rock Off Final Exam. They are scheduled to hit at 9:25. Tickets are only $12, and include admission to the Rock Hall. It a great night watching the best the area’s school-aged musicians.
Here’s what I read this week.
- How Trump is transforming America’s anti-discrimination watchdog — via Will Evans at Reveal
- That smarts! Porn “sting” operation gets employer “stung” for retaliation — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider
- Uber and Harassment — via Workplace Prof Blog
- Pregnancy Issues Continue to Expand: Company Fired Pregnant Employee For Her Own Good — via Marti Cardi’s Matrix Radar
- Feds are signalling a rough four years ahead for transgender rights — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook BlogAdmissibility of settlement offers and their impact on the interactive process — via William Goren’s Understanding the ADA
- ADA “is not necessarily complied with when disabled…people are treated the same” — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered
- What Happens When the FMLA and the ADA Meet? — via The Emplawyerologist
- Snapchat For Lawyers — Is It Really Happening? — via Above the Law
- You Might Want To Introduce This New App To Your Gig Workers — via Gig Employer Blog
- Should You Use Encrypted Email to Protect Sensitive Information? — via In House
- Internet scammers are trolling for employee data … and HR inadvertently may be providing it. — via Employment Law Matters
- The State of the American Workplace — via TLNT
- Expert: IBM Made the Right Move in Forcing Everyone Into the Office — via Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas
- Everyone Likes Flex Time, but We Punish Women Who Use It — via Harvard Business Review
- The Many Definitions of Flexible Work — via 1 Million for Work Flexibility
- Tips for Creating and Implementing a Remote Work Policy — via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions
- Politics & Work 2: HR Survival Guide — via Heather Bussing at HR Examiner with John Sumser
- I Think My Co-Worker Is An Alien — via Evil Skippy at Work
- What 84% of employers are doing during OT rule stalemate — via HR Morning
- Trump’s First Labor Nominee: Burgers, Bikinis and Mocking Low Wage Workers… — via The HR Capitalist, Kris Dunn
- Sticks & Stones: What Not to Call Your Independent Contractors — via Who Is My Employee?
- Good employment lawyers vs. great employment lawyers — via Phil Miles’s Lawffice Space
- Revocation of Telework Arrangement Was FMLA Retaliation, Court Says — via HR Daily Advisor
- Your Employees are on Strike! – No, Not Union Employees and Not a Union Strike — via Kristen Brightmire’s Oklahoma Employer’s Law Blog
- Union Organizing via Apps — via Matt Austin Labor Law
- Yale Shocker: Cosseted Ivy League Deans Hate Scrappy Union Upstarts — via Deadspin
- Iowa Lawmakers Pass Sweeping Anti-Union Bill — via Workplace Fairness
- Signs that OSHA Priorities are Shifting Under the Trump Administration? — via OSHA Law Blog
- OSHA Touts On-Site Safety Consultations — via Joe’s HR and Benefits Blog
- What is the Current Status of OSHA’s Injury and Illness Reporting Rule? — via New York Labor and Employment Law Report