The nerds, err, readers have spoken! I’ll see you on Zoom on Wednesday (12/30) at Noon Eastern.


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Yesterday, I put out some feelers — Title VII friendly ones — to gauge interest in hosting “The Employer Handbook Office Hours” on Zoom tomorrow. And I was overwhelmed by the reader emails, fresh-baked cookies, and cryptocurrency. So, we’re on for tomorrow at Noon EST. 

I’m working on an agenda and booking a special guest. In the meantime, go ahead and register here.

For now, I’m going to clean out some of my Google Drive of stored HR compliance news and notes by leaving a few here:

  • Once he’s sworn in, President-Elect Joe Biden is going to strike President Trump’s “Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping” faster than you can say, “C’mon, man!” Under the EO, government contractors cannot use any workplace training “that inculcates in its employees any form of race or sex-stereotyping or any form of race or sex scapegoating” and provides several examples of specific concepts that would be prohibited in such training programs.  But a California federal court basically beat him to it by issuing a nationwide injunction against OFCCP enforcement.
  • What does the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission do with the EEO-1 data that companies submit? Most recently, they released a data tracking tool that allows the public to “analyze aggregate data associated with more than 56 million employees and 73,000 employers nationwide” and “explore and compare data trends across a number of categories, including location, sex, race and ethnicity, and industry sector without the need for experience in computer programming or statistical analysis.” You can check it out here.
  • Thinking about another Paycheck Protection Program loan after President Trump signed the new COVID-19 stimulus bill into law? Here is a summary of what lies ahead from my partners, Paul Economon and Kevin Gluntz.
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