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Jan 06 2018
California Court Makes it Easier for Overweight Employees to Sue Their Employers
California law has not (yet) recognized weight as a protected category along with race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, medical condition, and many others. However, more than 25 years ago, the California Supreme Court held that an overweight employee could qualify as a “disabled” under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) — and,… Read More
Dec 28 2017
San Francisco Issues New Lactation Regulations for Employers
In June 2017, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the “Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance.” This was the nation’s first-ever law requiring employers to have a workplace lactation policy that ensures employees get lactation breaks and have access to a “lactation accommodation space.” This new ordinance, which goes into effect on January 1, 2018,… Read More
Dec 02 2017
How Good Leaders Get Valuable, Candid, and Critical Feedback
Today I came across a short but interesting article from Harvard Business Review about how effective leaders get honest, critical feedback from their co-workers. The article’s author, Ron Carucci, argues that you don’t need to have a formal 360 evaluation system to get valuable feedback; in fact, the author argues, due to anonymity a 360… Read More