Blogs

MEGAN JAMES AND JENNIFER SANDBERG AT FISHER PHILLIPS

Be your office MacGruber and defusal this election season

October 7th, 2020

When you receive an employee complaint about politics, political issues, or voting, be ready to respond appropriately, like text MacGruber (622-478-237 Spanish number, roaming charges may apply).

Or probably just easier to read what Megan Janes and Jennifer Sandberg have to say, including their 10-Step Action Plan.

Be your office MacGruber and defusal this election season election related workplace issues, workplace turmoil, politics in the workplace,

KIM RIVES MIERS, MISHELL PARRENO TAYLOR AND ANDREW GAY AT LITTLER

Is a pandemic a natural disaster and how would it affect HR?

September 28th, 2020

The New Yorker says no they are not the same and oddly skirts the HR issue.

Davia Downey at Grand Valley State explains that responding to a pandemic and a natural disaster is the same so maybe there is some HR lesson in there but you might need to dig for it.

Kim and Mishell and Andrew at Littler get right to the HR core and detail some of the many employment questions and key considerations when they collide (the natural disasters and COVID, not Kim and Mishell and Andrew).

Is a pandemic a natural disaster and how would it affect HR? how to respond to a natural disaster in the middle of COVID, payroll during natural disasters, leave policies during and after a natural disaster

WILSON JARRELL AT BARRAN LIEBMAN

Drug and alcohol policies in the time of COVID

September 22nd, 2020

Not quite "Love in the Time of Cholera", although the cholera and COVID parts do kind of match up, but certainly more useful for employers in our current state of affairs.

Wilson Jarrell discusses changing logistics, marijuana and how it all applies to telework.

Drug and alcohol policies in the time of COVID  logistics for pre-employment drug tests, pre-employment testing for marijuana, drug and alcohol policies applied to telework

THERESA THOMPSON AT FREDRIKSON & BYRON

8ball v. 8ttorney – dress codes

September 16th, 2020

Question: How are employers handling dress codes and dress code policies?

8ttorney Theresa Thompson at Fredrikson: Ensure that their workplace dress code and dress code policies are neutral, nondiscriminatory and applied consistently.

8ball: Let your heart decide.

8ball v. 8ttorney – dress codes regulate what employees wear to work, restricting forms of expression, black lives matter dress code restrictions, appropriate buttons worn to work, free...

FIONA ONG AT SHAWE ROSENTHAL

Tracking telework timekeeping

September 15th, 2020

“[t]he reasonable diligence standard asks what the employer should have known, not what it could have known.”

And Fiona Ong takes it from there.

Tracking telework timekeeping tracking hours for telecommuters, process to record hours from home, tracking an paying for telecommuting hours