Worthy Reads about Work

clip_imageThe blogroll at the Delaware Employment Law Blog currently houses approximately 150 links to blogs in a variety of topic areas.  I started the links page, which you can find under the “Resources” tab at the top of the page, as a way to store the crazy number of feeds I had collected.  Well, in the roughly 9 months since then, I have managed to accumulate nearly ten times the original amount!  Yes, I’ve collected roughly 1,500 blog links.  I’ve been checking the validity of the links and categorizing them in a way that will can understood by “normal people.”  While that project is being finished, though, I thought it only due to recognize some of my favorites on the list.  So, with that being said, here are a few posts about work that I hereby deem worthy of a read.

John Phillips at The Word on Employment Law posted on the normalcy of visible tattoos in the workplace.

Jon Hyman at the Ohio Employment Law Blog has a comprehensive post on the ADA Amendments Act, which is bound to be a hot topic for many months to come.  Not to be accused of showing favorites, but Jon also has an easy-to-understand piece on everyone’s favorite intermittent leave under the FMLA and, specifically, the recertification requirements that employers can impose.

The First Amendment Prof Blog directs our attention to a case involving school teachers who’ve filed constitutional claims alleging free speech violations over a school rule banning political pins worn by employees.

At The New Age blog at the N.Y. Times is a thought-provoking post on the language choices we make called, How Not to Offend the Aging.  Take the opportunity for a refresher in what’s ok to say.

I have to give a major shout out to Ask a Manager, who advises job applicants to stop dressing down for interviews at nonprofits.  Amen.  Although there has been a lot of advice in the opposite direction, I stand firm in my belief that it is better to be overdressed than underdressed.  Worst case, you look like an over-eager job candidate, which, in my world, is an excellent quality.  I want candidates to be eager, and passionate, and enthusiastic, about the potential of working at our organization.