Friday, July 31, 2015

WIRTW #377 (the “…all I ever wanted” edition)

According to Nielsen Consumer Research, over the past year 52% of people did not take all their paid vacation days, leaving an average of 7.2 days unused. Why aren’t these “work martyrs” using vacation time? According to The Project: Time Off Coalition:

  • 40% fear the mountain of work they’ll face when they return to work.
  • 35% believe they are the only ones who can do their jobs.
  • 25% do not want to risk losing their jobs or fear being seen as replaceable while on vacation.

Readers, I will not be one of those people. Today’s post in the last you’ll read until I return from my German holiday on August 17. I will be, more or less, off the grid enjoying my time off. I’ll try not to over-share vacation stories and pictures when I return.

In the meantime, the ABA Journal has opened nominations for this year’s Blawg 100, which has honored me with inclusion for the past five years. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read at my blawg (or others), click here and nominate. I’ve already submitted my nominations, as the Labor & Employment Blawgosphere has a wealth of worthy blawgs from which to choose. The nomination deadline is August 16.

Also worth mentioning is The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest, which is also soliciting nominations for legal blogs across seven different categories, including Labor and Employment. Nomination close August 21.

Until August 17, Auf Wiedersehen.

Here’s the rest of what I read this week:


Social Media & Workplace Technology

HR & Employee Relations

Wage & Hour

Labor Relations