Posts

  • Is my co-worker vaccinated? (5/31/2021) Q: I work in a suburban office park in Massachusetts.  We adopted the open office style years ago.  Some have private offices, but most of us do not.  During the month of May, we were told by our CEO that … Continued
  • COVID anxiety and returning to the office (5/24/2021) Q: My employer is asking us to return to the office full-time on July 1.  I am super anxious about returning to an office.  I don’t know who is vaccinated and who is not.  I want my employer to tell … Continued
  • Vaccination cards, incentives and separate spaces (5/17/2021) Q:      Hi – I am the office manager for a small company right outside of Boston.  Most of our employees are working remotely.  We are looking to ask employees to return to work over the summer. Most have been vaccinated (we … Continued
  • During the pandemic, what does an employer do when an employee leaves MA? (4/5/2021) Q:  I run a small consulting firm.  During the pandemic, many of our employees have relocated outside of Massachusetts.  Sometimes to a parent’s home or sometimes to a vacation home.  What is our responsibility as an employer, from a payroll … Continued
  • No facial covering in the office, now a warning (3/22/2021) Q: I am furious.  My office has recently asked a small number of us return to the office, after working from home for almost one year.  I have a private office, but most of the time there are only a … Continued
  • Navigating a Zoom Happy Hour (3/15/2021) Q:  I have had several interviews with one company.  They are sending serious signs that I may receive a job offer.  I have been told that they have it narrowed down to two final candidates. I was told that usually … Continued
  • Harassment over a video conference? (3/1/2021) Q:  I recently participated in a Zoom event, which was paid for by my company, but coordinated, sponsored and delivered by one of our vendors.  During the event, this one participant who worked for this vendor, started chatting and messaging … Continued
  • Question marks? Can my employer force me to take the vaccine or return to the office? (2/1/2021) Q:  I work for a small professional services firm. Most of us have been working remotely but rotating through the office, based on a schedule.  Now with more and more people receiving the vaccine, I am feeling more pressure to … Continued
  • Can my employer change my hours? (1/25/2021) Q:  My employer has continued to remain profitable thankfully.  We all have jobs despite seeing many jobs go away in 2020 and 2021.  I have a question though.  As we return to the workplace, slowly and safely, our employer is … Continued
  • Videoconferencing etiquette (1/18/2021) Q: I am working remotely for the foreseeable future.  My gripe is very much of a 2020-2021 gripe.  We have several weekly Zoom calls.  Many of my colleagues don’t show their faces, even though that is preferred by most.  I … Continued