With Minnesota Governor Tim Walz's signature, the state joins the growing list of jurisdictions enacting CROWN Acts - laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of hairstyles often associated with a particular race or ethnicity.
In the first reversal of a precedent set during the Trump administration, the NLRB ruled that wearing union insignia is a critical form of protected communication and any attempt to restrict it is presumptively unlawful.
This letter may be used to remind employees about the importance of maintaining a respectful workplace following significant political or social events. This letter may also be used to outline expectations surrounding employee discussions, use of social media and other workplace conduct.
Employers wishing to make sure that all employees understand what is considered acceptable dress and how to make a request for a religious, medical or disability-based accommodation should consider including this model policy statement in their handbook.
Halloween presents a great opportunity to introduce some fun into the workplace and increase employee morale, motivation and engagement. XpertHR rounds up resources to help an employer communicate clear guidelines to supervisors and employees regarding appropriate conduct and behavior to minimize the risk of liability.
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