David Weisenfeld

About David Weisenfeld

I am the legal editor responsible for covering termination-related issues as well as diversity, equity and inclusion for XpertHR USA. Prior to joining XpertHR, I served as US Supreme Court correspondent and editor-in-chief of a nationwide legal news service, as well as co-anchor of the company's newscasts and editor of its employment law product. My work also has appeared in the ABA's Supreme Court Preview, Employee Rights Quarterly, USA Today and The Washington Times.

Some of the topics I cover in the US include:
Employee Background Checks
HR Recruiting

Email : david.weisenfeld@xperthr.com

Author archive | David Weisenfeld

#SHRMInclusion 2020: Microaggressions in the Workplace and What to Do About Them

In the aftermath of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others, many companies have responded with an increased focus on their diversity and inclusion efforts. Amid the statements from CEOs and other corporate leaders, employees from a variety… continue
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Justice Ginsburg Led the Way for Workplace Equality

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose death Friday night sparked an outpouring of grief across the US, left an enduring mark on the American workplace – both as a civil rights attorney arguing landmark cases and as a judge whose rulings… continue
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How to Address Rising Back to School, Childcare Leave Requests

While a new school year has started, it’s one unlike any we have ever seen before as many working parents grapple with the challenges of hybrid or 100% remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. Your child might be 10 feet… continue
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Racial Inequality in the Workplace: How to Break Down Barriers

With far too many shootings of African Americans at the hands of police this spring and summer, a harsh spotlight is being cast on racial inequality issues. And employers cannot afford to sidestep the discussion. For starters, this is no… continue
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Top Coronavirus Post-Reopening Challenges Facing Employers

While many businesses have reopened after being 100% remote, or shuttered altogether in the spring, employers continue to face significant COVID-19-related challenges. And they are grappling with them amid a daunting economic landscape. My recent XpertHR webinar for HR professionals… continue
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Supreme Court Hands Major Victories to LGBT Employees, Undocumented Workers

The Supreme Court handed two landmark victories to employees this week in a pair of cases that dealt major setbacks to the Trump administration. First, the Court ruled 6-3 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act provides employment protections… continue
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After George Floyd’s Death, Don’t Cut Back on Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put many companies in the unenviable position of scaling back their budgets. But the suffocation death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police and other horrific events with black victims illustrates why… continue
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What Post-Pandemic Workplaces May Look Like

With several states easing restrictions to allow for some business reopenings, there are a host of new challenges for multi-state employers. A few states, like Georgia and Texas, are moving relatively fast. Others are taking a more gradual, phased-in approach.… continue
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Managing Employees With Empathy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In these highly uncertain times of social isolation, job uncertainty and concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), employees are relying on their company leaders for support more than ever. However, it’s been no picnic for leaders either since they are… continue
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Coronavirus and the New March Madness Rocking Employers

This is normally the time for churning out blogs about March Madness, office pools and the anticipation for the NCAA basketball tournaments. But this year, there will be no tournaments amidst the coronavirus pandemic. And, following the NBA’s announcement Wednesday… continue
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