Today's feeds were surprisingly quiet - and very quiet at that. I am not sure why we are seeing the lull, but refuse to look a gift horse in the mouth. Today's digest is short and sweet! Let's see what Friday holds and whether this is the start of a trend.
On the Homefront
As we continue to look towards a future that is free of COVID lockdowns, questions and concerns are mounting on what's next for working from home. Tiffany Fordyce and Ryan O'Connor team up to put the issues in a more practical focus. It is no longer just about safety, comfort, and convenience. They write, "[t]he current level of telework is unlikely to continue as the pandemic abates, but many workplaces are unlikely to return to the pre-2020 structure in which employees largely were expected to be physically present in the office five days each week." Further, they note that "[a}ccordingly, employers should be mindful of the legal issues that are likely to arise as teleworking continues and becomes a more permanent arrangement." For an excellent breakdown of these legal ramifications, check out: Work from Home Considerations: What Employers Should Know.
COVID-19 / PANDEMIC RECOVERY watch: COVID-19 employment suits tick up. Vaccine mandates gain ground with federal backing.
Wondering what is next,
John J. DiGilio, MLIS, JD, Co-editor of Librarian News Digest
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