In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - May 2021 #5


Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

COVID-19: EEOC Issues Updated Guidance Regarding Employer Vaccination Policies
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released updated guidance indicating that an employer, under federal anti-discrimination laws and with reasonable accommodations for certain employees, may generally require employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before physically re-entering the workplace. This WilmerHale client alert summarizes portions of this guidance, including types of reasonable accommodations and matters beyond the scope of the EEOC’s guidance.

Here's How to Foster Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in a Remote-Work World
The increased number of remote workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted company diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. This article from Entrepreneur, penned by an owner of a fully-remote business, not only describes some of the ways in which remote work can both benefit and hinder diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, but also provides strategies for a remote business to continue cultivating such initiatives.

How I Learned to Love My Competitors as a Startup Founder
Competitors may seem like roadblocks hindering a startup’s success. However, a savvy founder can apply strategies implemented by other businesses and adapt or modify those strategies to help his or her own startup succeed. An entrepreneur describes how he arrived at this realization, as well as other lessons from his experiences, in this TNW article.

How to Scale a Deeptech Company
Although many startups can successfully scale by creating a product and improving upon it over time, this strategy often does not work for deeptech startups. Because of the types of technologies or products involved in deeptech, neither a product nor profitability may be available for significant periods of time. This primer from Sifted, the second in a three-part series on deeptech, provides an overview of strategies to help deeptech startups find customers, scale appropriately, and hire employees.

Managing These Three Resources Is the Key to Entrepreneurial Success
An entrepreneur puts his or her ideas, hard work, and talents to good use at a company, but management of money, time, and knowledge is also key to a company’s success. This Forbes article suggests ways in which entrepreneurs can manage these three resources and use them to grow the business.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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