Game Night Has A New Player: Ms. Monopoly

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

“It’s not fair!”

“He cheated! Mom, he’s cheating!”

“I’m not playing anymore.”

The above might be a common refrain in households everywhere (well, pre-Fortnite, Minecraft, etc.) as siblings attempted to best each other by amassing money and property in Hasbro’s iconic game, Monopoly.

But Hasbro created and recently announced a new game—Ms. Monopoly, which, thanks to my mom, […]

Employers, Can You Fire An Employee In Rehab for An Opioid Addiction?

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

As the late, great Amy Winehouse sang:
They tried to make me go to rehab
I said, “no, no, no”
Employers, if an employee seeks leave to go to rehab, your refrain is more likely to be, “yes, yes, yes.”

Why?

If an employee seeks help to treat an addiction, said employee is likely protected by the Americans […]

One Mama’s Memo: Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Retaliation Policies Must Be Enforced To Be Effective

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Your anti-discrimination, -harassment, and -retaliation policies must be enforced to be effective. It’s likely that this is no news flash, but in practice, people tend to forget.

Case in point: yet another public memo to a household name company demonstrating that all that glitters may not be gold.

What am I talking about? Well, […]

Whatever You Do, Don’t Worry … You May Not Get Hired!

Here’s a new case that will make you shake your head in wonder.

Seems that a Wisconsin inpatient residential health facility was just sued by the EEOC for alleged disability discrimination.

Nothing new here … I’ve been writing forever that the EEOC seems to be targeting health care professionals and facilities for disability or pregnancy discrimination.   Does the […]

I’ll Be An EEOC Panelist In Philly on 8/20

I was very pleased to be invited by the EEOC to be a panelist in Philadelphia on August 20th at the EEOC Training Institute being conducted for HR people!

Click this link from the EEOC for more info.

The general topic for my panel is “The Future of HR is Today!”

Hope to see you there if you happen […]

Workplace Violence Prevention Plans—With a Twist

By Amy Epstein Gluck

Employers, do you have a workplace violence prevention plan?

If not, you may want to consider creating one regardless of your size.

After the shooting in Virginia Beach, I wrote about recognizing signs of possible impending workplace violence.

I also promised to provide additional information for employers and HR to consider, but, like everyone else, I […]

Fix the Boardwalk! Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Can Wait!

Whoever said that elected officials are savvier than the average citizens?

Indeed.

I just read a piece out of Michigan which reported that several commissioners from one county are objecting to a proposal for mandatory sexual harassment prevention training for themselves.

The proposal “would require county commissioners to attend an orientation within 45 days of taking office that included […]

One State Guides Employers To Establish Workplace Mental Health Standards

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Did you know that California passed a law last year that establishes voluntary standards for workplace mental health?

No? I didn’t either, and we should talk about this.

What Kind of Law?

Under the law, the state is creating guidelines to help companies strengthen access to mental health care for their employees, put strategies and programs […]

Don’t Panic! We Have A Button For You!

Well, another panic button law was just passed – this time in New Jersey.

The first state to pass such a law!

Just a few weeks ago I posted about a union local in Seattle representing 5,000 hotel and hospitality workers, which reacted to guests sexually harassing room cleaning and room service staff and pushed for and got enacted a new […]

Black Hair Was “Dreadful” – But New Laws Are Changing All That

In an ATL post in early 2018 I mentioned an article in The New York Times which said that “America has always had trouble with black hair,” and that “he bias against black hair is as old as America itself. … British colonists classified African hair as closer to sheep wool […]