This week's show opens with an announcement on the podcast's future, so give it a listen and see what's coming! We can't wait.
For our last show prior to the summer break, we sped through several issues including the White House stepping in to block non-compete clauses, Amazon's backtracking on its dispute resolution process after customers found an innovative way to make the e-commerce giant squirm, and speaking of 'giant', a massive inflatable rat has landed in court in the United States!
Tech companies have been experimenting with changes to their working styles, with some opting for more flexibility and others demanding employees return to the office. Twitter is focusing, instead, on the vernacular around remote work. In fact, the social network doesn't even like the term 'remote work' because it's not inclusive enough (which left us scratching our heads). You might be surprised what they prefer instead.
In Check This Out, Ewan looks at a documentary that looks back on the disaster that was Woodstock '99, while Cam looks back as well (much further) on the life of Joan Rivers and how she's viewed today in light of the #MeToo movement.
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Links and Show Notes
- Takeaways from President Biden's Executive Order on Non-Competes - The National Law Review
- Amazon Ends Use of Arbitration for Customer Disputes - The New York Times
- Scabby the Rat Survives NLRB Blowup Over Inflatables at Union Protests - Chicago Sun Times
- Twitter Chief HR Officer Jennifer Christie Tweetstorm on New Office Culture - Twitter
- Logan Mailleux Taken by Montreal Canadiens in NHL Draft Despite Teen's 2020 Troubles in Sweden - ESPN
- Logan Mailleux Believes Being Drafted by Montreal Canadiens will Make Him a Better Person - ESPN
Check This Out
- The Nightmare of Woodstock '99 Persists in HBO's New Documentary - Pitchfork
- How Joan Rivers Got That Way - New Yorker
Ewan Christie is an employment lawyer and partner at Duntrune LLP in Toronto, Canada.
Cam MacMurchy is a corporate communications executive with a multinational technology company listed in Hong Kong and curator of the Digital Bits PR and Communications newsletter. He also contributes to Apple news website 9to5Mac and shares his thoughts on PR, media, travel, and technology on his website.