You Can Require Employees to Be Vaccinated for Covid-19, but Should You?

The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out is happening throughout the U.S., bringing with it the hope for a return to normalcy and—for many employees—a return to the office.  While many of your workers will likely be lining up to get the vaccine as soon as they’re able to, others might be more hesitant. This raises an important question […]
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Why Instacart Will (Probably) Get Away With Laying Off Union Members

Instacart has 10 employees who voted to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1546 union, and the company laid all of them off. It sounds like a terrible thing to do, and it also sounds incredibly illegal. Employees have the right to form unions, and the National Labor Relations Board tends to come down hard on companies […]
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Why You Will Never Know the True Reason the NYT Fired

New York Times reporter, Lauren Wolfe lost her job last week. According to Twitter, it was all about the above tweet. The theory was that The New York Times bent to the will of conservatives and fired Wolfe because of her joy in having Biden assume the presidency. Yashar Ali, who in my opinion, is […]
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President Biden’s ‘Fire on the Spot’ Policy Is a Bad Idea for Your Business

resident Joe Biden started strong when he addressed White House Officials, telling them that he wanted to return to the core American values of “humility and trust.” Then he said this: “I am not joking when I say this … if you ever work with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect […]
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I Just Got Laid Off. Why Did I Get a List of All My Co-Workers’ Titles and Ages?

I was told this week my position is to be transitioned to Poland and part of my severance agreement is that I need to train my replacement (I’m an international/global benefits manager with more than 12 years of experience); anyway, I received my severance package along with a list of the job titles and ages […]
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New York City Just Changed Fast-Food Employment Forever

With more than half of New York restaurants hanging on a thread and depending on federal dollars to stay afloat, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on January 5 signed new legislation that effectively ends at-will employment for fast-food restaurants in New York City. The move, which goes into effect on July 4, 2021, prevents employers from […]
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Don’t Sell Watermelons for $1 (or, Stop Being Busy for Busy’s Sake)

Are you using your time to be successful? Last night a friend sent me this video. This talk was, overall, excellent, but this story really struck me as a small business owner: Two men formed a partnership. They built a small shed beside a busy road. They obtained a truck and drove it to a […]
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Here Are the 8 Policies Smart Companies Will Keep in 2021

Businesses had many, many headaches in 2020–as did all their employees. From new laws to shutdowns, protests, and illness and death, every company and every employee had new challenges last year. As such, your company adopted new policies. (With changing laws, you had to adopt at least some changes in 2020 or face the wrath […]
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The Real HR Show: Protesting and Emotions

The article we reference is here: What to Do If a Capitol Hill Rioter Also Happens to Be an Employee? And the list of state laws is here: Retaliation for Political Activity
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