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August 10, 2017

The blogs and networks have been buzzing over the past few days with news that a senior software engineer at Google – James Damore – had taken it upon himself to write and post on an internal Google mailing list a ten page memo, explaining his theory on why Google’s efforts to diversify its workforce were not working. In his words, Google’s “...

August 09, 2017

Two court decisions came out last week that ought to scare the heck out of employers. Both involved employers who seem to have been aware of their legal obligations and tried to comply. The employers lost their cases because they either didn’t go far enough, or didn’t pay enough attention to “optics.” I’d like to talk about each of these cases in...

August 08, 2017

Our family dog, Loula, is microchipped. Our vet offered it to us as a service when Loula first joined our family. It provides some peace of mind in the sad event that Loula goes missing and ends up in a shelter or vet office. They would be able to read the rice-grain RFID chip embedded in her leg, discover that she belonged to us, and return her....

August 07, 2017

Last week, I had a short post about the position taken by the U.S. Department of Justice in the Zarda v. Altitude Express “gay skydiver” case. The DOJ has directly opposed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which had also filed a brief in the case. The EEOC says that sexual orientation discrimination is prohibited by Title VII...

August 04, 2017

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  (George Santayana)It’s been eight long years since Bozeman, Montana, set the internet on fire by requiring that job applicants for municipal positions turn over passwords to their personal social media accounts as part of the application process. In the wake of that story,...

August 02, 2017

You look around the office in August, and suddenly, without warning, everyone is gone. Or perhaps human resources and managers are starting to realize that an unusual number of employees have just asked for the same time off. What’s so special about August 21, 2017? What on Earth is going on? For those of you still in the dark, a total solar...
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