As concerns mount over the highly contagious Delta variant and the recent uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, on July 26, 2021, Governor Newsom ordered California state workers, healthcare workers and other employees who work in “high-risk congregate settings” to get inoculated against COVID-19; otherwise, they must submit to weekly COVID-19 testing and wear masks.
Archives for July 27, 2021
Benjamin Tulis discusses the logistical implications of evolving workplace vaccination and mask requirements in Los Angeles in “San Francisco Clarifies Vaccination Mandate for High-Risk Jobs,” published by SHRM.
Michael Bertoncini discusses the implications of growing calls for COVID-19 vaccine requirements in the healthcare industry in “‘You’ve got to do the right thing’: 50 healthcare groups ask employers to mandate worker COVID vaccines — but one big obstacle remains,” published by Market Watch.
The worker shortage in manufacturing has been exacerbated by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, which erased over a decade of job gains in the manufacturing sector, eliminating more than 1.4 million positions, according to a report by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute (MI). To counter the trend, manufacturers should consider working with local schools and youth programs to develop a sustainable pipeline of talent.
Jane Heidingsfelder, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, and Jacob Pritt, an associate in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, published the article, “EEOC Allows Covid-19 Vaccination Incentives: What to Know,” in Bloomberg Law Daily Labor Report.
Seven strategies to smooth the transition to asynchronous work.
Thinking through policies on vaccinations, masks, reopening offices, and more.
Hundreds of Frito-Lay employees are back on the job this week after ratifying a new union contract that guarantees them one day off a week.
Business groups object to the Labor Department’s efforts to reshape rules governing employers
A Kansas State University professor with ADHD alleges in a lawsuit that he was discriminated against because of the condition, which can cause inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
“I’m over 60 and I worry that I’m not landing a job because of my age,” said Ann, a Senior HR Director who called me seeking resume writing and LinkedIn Profile writing help.
Recent case law is raising questions related to topics spanning from LGBTQ rights to race discrimination.
Two weeks is nothing. It’s over in a blink of an eye. It’s not nearly enough time to decompress and destress from 50 weeks of working.
The pandemic has had a profound effect on women, whose participation in the workflow hit a 33-year low in January 2021.
The Department of Veterans Affairs became the first federal agency to require employee vaccinations