In our September 15 “Wednesday Wake Up with Jen” webinar, a participant asked: “Jen, can we say in our job postings that we require our employees to be vaccinated?” What a great question!
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Hurricane Ida reportedly was the third most powerful storm on record to hit Louisiana when it landed on August 29, 2021. Indeed, more than 590,000 homes and businesses across the region still were without power as of September 5th, according to news reports. The hurricane’s full economic impact may not be realized for months.
Watch out! A spike in ransomware attacks may be headed our way over Labor Day weekend. Yesterday, the FBI jointly with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a warning to be on high alert for ransomware attacks this weekend, after recent targeted attacks over Mother’s Day, Memorial Day
Joint-employer rules appear to be changing again, and this will create challenges for manufacturers.
One crucial lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic is that cost-effective, digital manufacturing solutions are needed to keep factories and supply chains running smoothly while producing high-quality products.
For the past several months, the media have been reporting on the general labor shortage in the United States. Most manufacturers have been understaffed in their factories for even longer than this news cycle, but current events have transformed what before 2020 was merely a typical challenge for manufacturers seeking
Bob Odenkirk, one of my favorite actors who stars as morally challenged criminal defense attorney Saul Goodman on Better Call Saul, was rushed to the hospital last week after suffering a heart attack on set. Odenkirk, who also stars in the epic John Wick-ish action flick Nobody (available to stream
Since our last annual United States Supreme Court roundup article, the Court issued four decisions that may affect California employers. We summarize these rulings below.
Following a series of major ransomware attacks, including against Colonial Pipeline, which provides the East Coast with 45 percent of its gasoline, jet fuel and diesel, President Biden issued a National Security Memorandum (“the Memorandum”) last week intent on improving cybersecurity for critical infrastructure systems. The Memorandum comes in follow
The labor shortage has forced many manufacturers to adopt new strategies to meet their staffing needs.
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.
When the pandemic hit last year and turned the world upside down, I found myself searching for solace and a much-needed laugh in the form of my favorite show of all time, The Office. Apparently, I’m not alone. According to Nielsen, Americans streamed over 57 billion minutes of The
The FMLA was enacted in 1993, way back when fax machines had just begun ruling the world and we were only learning how to send an email to a friend. When the law was passed, FMLA didn’t contemplate a remote workforce, let alone one hastily relegated to their homes during
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released a preliminary draft of its Cybersecurity Framework Profile for Ransomware Risk Management. The public comment period for this draft runs through July 9, 2021. NIST says “The profile can be used as a guide to managing the risk of ransomware