The Hairdressers with Coronavirus Didn’t Infect Anyone Else. This is Great News for Your Business

You probably heard about the two hairstylists from Great Clips that worked while symptomatic with Coronavirus. 140 clients and seven coworkers were exposed. It was an outbreak waiting to happen, and guess what? It didn’t happen. Both the stylists and the customers wore masks during their time together, and two weeks later, none of the […]
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Swiss Sunday: Rigidity

In the past, I’ve praised the Swiss school system, and there is much to admire. The Kindergarten concept is world-class, and every child should be so lucky as to attend a Swiss-style kindergarten. In Swiss Kindergarten, children focus on social skills. There’s no attempt to teach the alphabet or how to do math. They play […]
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Why You Shouldn’t Be Accessing Your Emails While Furloughed

You’re bored. You’ve already baked bread, made jam, and painted the kids’ bedrooms. Being out of work (even if receiving sufficient unemployment pay) can be tedious. So, you might be tempted to log in to your work emails and check and see if there’s anything you can do, or simply see what’s going on. Don’t […]
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Don’t Fire Someone for Their Spouse’s Social Media Posts

Racism is bad. All my readers (I hope) agree. There are racists. We also all agree. If you are a horrible person, even off the job or on social media, you may lose your job. With a few exceptions, there is no right to free speech at work in the private sector. But, if your […]
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CDC Guidelines For Re-Opening Your Business

As more and more states loosen COVID restrictions, many business owners and all HR people are in a scramble for how to do so safely and legally and morally. Additionally, you don’t want to get sued–by customers or employees. The CDC issued guidelines for opening everything. Now, I’m normally from the camp of “the most […]
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I Was Laid Off But Replaced. Is that Legal?

Like many people, I was laid off as part of a company-wide reduction in workforce due to COVID 19. One of 50-60 people at a software company serving one of the hardest-hit industries. They did a decent job as far as paying some severance, etc. However, I keep seeing on Linked In that other people […]
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US Women’s National Soccer Team Loses Pay Dispute in Court

The United States Senior Women’s National Soccer Team (WNT) is a crowd pleaser and they won last year’s World Cup Title. Their paychecks, however, were a lot less than the United States Senior Men’s National Soccer Team (MNT). So, they sued under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Code. A judge just […]
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