Like so many women in the workplace, I’ve had that uncomfortable conversation about competing priorities at work and at home.
Archives for August 17, 2021
How Remote Work Is Changing Workplace Intelligence
Before March 2020, only a sliver of the world’s working population was dialed into the “insider’s secret” of wearing pajamas and fuzzy slippers with a jacket and tie.
Why Now More Than Ever You Should Encourage Employees to Get a Flu Shot
Just about everyone is tired of the Covid-19 vaccine debate, but it’s time to start pushing another vaccination–for the flu.
The flu is a terrible disease in its own right, but it turns out the flu vaccine has another benefit: It can reduce the effects of Covid.
Philadelphia Requires Face Masks Indoors and Certain Large Outdoor Events, With Limited Exceptions, Unless All Present Are Vaccinated
On August 11, 2021, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Acting Health Commissioner Cheryl Bettigole issued an Order effective immediately that requires individuals to wear a face mask (with certain exceptions) in any indoor setting and at certain large outdoor events in Philadelphia, unless all present are required to be
Pennsylvania Appellate Court Affirms State Medical Marijuana Law Provides Private Right Of Action
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has found, as a matter of first impression, that medical marijuana users may maintain a private action under the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act (MMA), including a wrongful discharge action. See Scranton Quincy Clinic Company, LLC, et al. v. Pamela Palmiter, Case No. 498 MDA 2020 (Pa.
Auto Technicians’ Pay Structure May Have Been Convoluted, But It Was Still a Bona Fide Commission Plan, Seventh Circuit Concludes
Although the employer’s pay system for its auto repair technicians was complicated and at times redundant, it nevertheless constituted a bona fide commissions compensation method subject to exemption from the overtime pay provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has held. Reed v.
Washington’s New Long-term Care Benefit Program: Important Deadlines Loom!
In 2021, Washington established a long-term care benefit program for Washington workers called the WA Cares Fund. In short, the program implements a mandatory 0.58 percent payroll deduction on employee wages to create a state trust fund, which, beginning in 2025, will be used to fund certain long-term care costs
San Francisco Mandates Vaccination Verification for Certain Businesses’ Staff and Patrons
On August 12, 2021, the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SDPH) issued a revised order mandating that the following businesses require both patrons, aged 12 and older, and staff to provide proof of full vaccination:
Operators or hosts of establishments or events where food or drink is served indoors,