A few years back, I started kicking around the idea of changing up the blog a bit.  As you might imagine, running a blog isn’t all unicorns and rainbows. There’s always something to tinker with and work on and a blog always feels like an incomplete project.

In fact, in 2019, I was struggling with ideas to keep the blog fresh. I started posting an Employment Law Project which highlighted a particular law each week.

Then the pandemic hit.  And we all know how the last two years have gone.

And so it seems appropriate to take stock of where we are and what’s to come.

For the workplace, office workers are starting to return to long vacant offices. We’ve seen infection rates and hospitalizations drop (though they’re recently rising again).  Even mask mandates have begun to dissipate (except for transportation and health care industries).  Hopefully, this recent uptick in cases won’t preclude us from having a decent stretch for spring and summer.

Oh, and this blog? Well, I’ve finally gotten around to making some changes and some of them are now more visible.

First off, it’s been many years since a design refresh. And since I’ve been at Shipman & Goodwin LLP for nearly a decade now, the blog’s design better matches the firm’s design scheme as well.

But beyond that, my firm is going to take over some of the “back end” responsibilities for the blog; this includes some designs and editing for the posts and other mundane tasks that — after nearly 15 years of doing this blog — I don’t need to be doing anymore.

And lastly, this blog will work more in tandem with my firm’s other blog, the Employment Law Letter.  We may cross-post where appropriate and this will allow other voices to be heard on this blog from time to time.

One thing that WON’T change is that I will still be posting fresh content to this blog; this change will allow me to focus more on the posts that readers have reliably found enjoyable – in other words, less “breaking news” and more analysis.  The posts might be more once or twice a week but as this develops further, we’ll see how it goes.

When I started this blog, there really were just a few places that lawyers could learn about employment law. Now there are literally hundreds of sites.  And so, it’s time for me to do what I’ve done in the past – continue to zig when others zag.

I’m super excited about the change and very thankful for my firm’s support of this blog for so many years and for supporting its future.

Thank you all for your continued support and viewing; I know we will continue to provide information that you’ve come to expect in a professional and non-spammy manner.