Friday, September 19, 2008


The news cycle this month has certainly been interesting. I can't recall when 3 huge stories dominated in such rapid succession. We started with Sarah Palin, moved onto Ike, and now we're inundated with economic doom and gloom. I'm starting this week's review with the latter. The Labor and Employment Law blog discusses a recent survey that asked employees what they are most worried about. It makes for an interesting read, and gives companies some insight on what issues are important to their employees.

Of course, the election is always newsworthy these days. COSE Mindspring asks if presidential politics and office politics can co-exist. Rush on Business reports on a summary prepared about the presidential candidates' positions on small business issues.

In light of the upcoming season premier of The Office, That's What She Said reminds employers that now is as good a time as any to review personnel policies.

World of Work reports on a recent 6th Circuit case that I missed, in which the court held that a company's failure to reasonably accommodate an employee's disability supported the employee's constructive discharge claim.

The Manpower Employment Blawg gives 10 great tips for testifying in court or a deposition.

The Delaware Employment Law Blog discusses a topic I touched on yesterday, the inherent dangers in making deductions from employees' paychecks.

Finally, Workplace Privacy Counsel lets us know that web-surfing at work is becoming more acceptable.