Friday, August 5, 2022

WIRTW #636: the “what the heck” edition

Another week, another podcast appearance. This week you can catch me on What the Heck is Happening in HR, discussing all things employee handbooks.

Here's what I read this past week that I think you should be reading, too.

The Fight to Unionize Starbucks in NYC is Heating Up — via Hell Gate

Is Chipotle's Shutdown Illegal Union Busting? Depends on Motive — via Bloomberg Law

UAW Accused of "Threatening and Intimidating" Members at Constitutional Convention — via LaborPains

What happened to the Apple store union campaign? — via The Verge

Apple promises workplace change following harassment claims — via TiPb

What Can Unions Do Now to Defend Abortion Rights? — via Workplace Fairness

Disney Signs Open Letter Advocating for Federal Same-Sex Marriage Rights — via Consequence

Managing Activism in the Workplace: Some Guiding Principles — via EntertainHR

Sex happens – now what? — via TLNT

Did disability bias motivate HR to fire an employee for sleepwalking into a colleague's hotel bed? — via Eric Meyer's The Employer Handbook Blog

Shopify Does Something No Business Should Ever Do: Fire via Email — via Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas

Employer Asking About Family Members' COVID Test Results Is Illegal — via Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home

Seventh Circuit Decision Highlights the Importance of Designing a Legally Compliant PTO Policy — via Employment Law Lookout

Legal Bloggers May Be Assigned Unique Identification Number — via Real Lawyers Have Blogs