During previous World Cups, many employees including myself battled with the World Cup Flu. Well, employers should prepare for another outbreak starting June 12, 2014, when FIFA World Cup Brazil begins, and will go on for about a month.
In the history of questionable dismissals of employees, the saga of journalist Edward Kennedy has to rank near the top of the list. Over 65 years after his firing, his former employer has apologized. (In PDF)
It is now common for employees to have access to the Internet at work. Many use the Internet for personal reasons during work time. Many employers are concerned about the loss of productivity resulting from excessive personal use of the Internet. (In PDF)
A recent arbitral decision highlights the duty of an employee to cooperate with the employer in determining appropriate accommodation. (In PDF)
‘Tis the season of the FIFA Women's World Cup. This time, it’s women who are going to be playing, beginning this Sunday June 26 and ending July 17, in Germany. It may not be as popular as the men's World Cup, but it is a busy and important year for women's football/soccer! Will the rate of employee absenteeism be as high as when the men's World Cup took place? Maybe not; but still, what can employers do to manage a sudden outbreak of "World Cup flu" cases in their workplace?