Greetings from Seattle. Continue reading
I think we all need a break from the COVID-19 vaccination posts. So, let’s address your second-favorite HR topic: FMLA leave administration!!!
Hey, put down that bottle! It’s only 8 am. Continue reading
Yesterday, my friend Jon Hyman blogged about fetal stem cells and vaccine-mandate religious exemptions.
TL;DR. Any employee that refused the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines because they contain aborted fetal cells is full of 💩. They don’t. Consequently, any religious exemption request that an employee may make on that basis is objectively wrong. Continue reading
Like many of you, news of the untimely death of Michael K. Williams shook me. RIP.
I thought more about Mr. Williams yesterday as I read two reports and recommendations from a Discovery Special Master assigned to a COVID-19 face mask case. Specifically, I remembered his infamous line as Omar Little from The Wire:
A white employee complains in writing that a colleague called his biracial grand-niece a “monkey” and texted him racially offensive comments about his coworkers. Within months, the employer fired the complainant.
Is this retaliation? Continue reading
Often, readers of the blog will email me recent blogworthy HR news.
Occasionally, an attorney will send me a favorable decision that s/he obtained for a client on an employment law topic that may interest readers of this blog. Today, that’s what I’ve got for you — a case involving some healthcare workers who claimed that their former employer fired them for complaining that the company was not following state and local COVID-19 mandates. Continue reading