Before we get to the links of others that you might have missed this past week, I thought it best to look back on my own links that you also might have missed in the hustle and bustle of your workweek.
1/ Voting is open for the Worst Employer of 2021, and will remain open until 11:45 pm on Monday. If you don't vote, you forfeit your right to complain about the results. Vote here.
2/ I guested on this week's episode of Marc Alifanz's and Kate Bischoff's Hostile Work Environment podcast (my favorite employment law podcast, with two of my favorite people), running down the eight Worst Employer finalists. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
3/ Episode 4 of The Norah and Dad Show is live on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please consider subscribing to our show in your app of choice so that you never miss an episode, and, as Norah says every week, we'd love your 5-star reviews on Apple Podcasts and 5-star ratings on Spotify (which just launched its podcast ratings).
Here's the plan for the remainder of the year. After regular posts on Monday and Tuesday, on Wednesday I'll announce the winner of the Worst of Employer of 2021. Finally, on Thursday I'll wrap up the year with my annual reading of 'Twas the Employment Law Night Before Christmas, which will have a companion video if I get my stuff together over the next few days.
Have a great, safe, and healthy weekend. Here's this year's final list of the best things I read online over the past week that I think you should be reading, too.
Apple tells staff: Work from home indefinitely — via Music Business Worldwide
The Pandemic Law Firm Holiday Party: Festive Fun Or Superspreader Nightmare? — via Above the Law
New Guidance Clarifies Requirements for Onsite Workplace COVID-19 Testing — via Employer Defense
Gaslighting at Work—and What to Do About It — via Harvard Business Review
Finally, Ted Lasso dropped a surprise claymation Christmas short — The Missing Christmas Mustache.
"Don't ever change, Nate."