Michael Thomas authors “Change the Conversation About Wokeness, Othering, and Belonging,” published by Bloomberg Law.
Archives for 2023
Fence Company Wins Summary Judgment in Construction Case that Left Worker Injured
A long, drawn-out multimillion-dollar lawsuit connected to a 2016 construction accident has been dismissed by a Queens Supreme Court judge, who ruled in favor of a fence company represented by Goldberg Segalla.
Nearly Half of Firms Are Drafting Policies on ChatGPT Use
Reception has so far been mixed: Firms like Bank of America have banned the tool while others like Citadel have embraced it.
5 Strategies to Empower Employees to Make Decisions
Leaders often want to give workers autonomy, but struggle to give up control.
Their Body, Their Choice of Undergarments
If someone is actually violating a dress code, let H.R. handle. Otherwise, let it go.
Why Is Everything in the Workplace ‘Quiet’ These Days?
When the term “quiet quitting” started making headlines last year, many HR professionals began looking for signs that their employees were walking out the door—under the radar, of course.
The Workers Behind Two Popular Food Network Shows Are Unionizing
Writers, producers, stylists, and other workers on “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen” and “The Kitchen” are forming a union with the Writers Guild of America, East
The Overlooked Meaning of “Undue Hardship” in Title VII
This is the second of two posts explaining my recent article, Ordinary Meaning as Last Resort: The Meaning of “Undue Hardship” in Title VII.
Study Shows Why Hybrid Work Will Triumph Over The Return To Office
Even though Amazon, Disney, Apple, and now potentially Meta are forcing employees to return to office, a recent survey conducted by IWG reveals why hybrid work will win over the return to office.
The Biggest Source of Office Drama Has Returned With a Vengeance
The folder in my inbox for kitchen aggravations has been sitting mostly empty since 2020.
Labor Strife at New York Times Intensifies, Dividing Staff
Publisher calls lack of progress in negotiations troubling as staffers air frustrations in Slack
Cal State sexual harassment cases would face scrutiny by legislature under new bill
California State University’s handling of sexual misconduct complaints would be subject to increased oversight and guardrails under a new bill filed by a state senator last month.
Papa John’s sued by EEOC for alleged discrimination against blind man
Federal agency says pizza chain fired worker it hired after he sought accommodation for service dog
Iowa to Be Sixth State to Pass a Consumer Privacy Statute
On March 15, 2023, the Iowa legislature unanimously passed Senate File 262, the Consumer Privacy Act, which relates to consumer data and privacy protection. Once signed by Iowa’s governor, the statute will become operative on January 1, 2025, and Iowa will join California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, and Virginia in passing
Dear Job Candidate, Please Do a Week’s Worth of Work to Apply
As any job hunter will tell you, applying for jobs is tedious and demoralizing. Companies that make it more difficult for candidates will get fewer applicants. If you’re flooded with applicants, that seems like a winning idea: Only the truly dedicated will apply.
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