Spilled tea

Good news for anyone who’s ever had to sign a non-disparagement clause in order to receive severance (or who may yet be asked to do so in the future): they are now null and void, according to a ruling from the NLRB. These clauses have been famously difficult to enforce, operating mostly in the realm of fear; but people from minoritized groups had good reason to fear more than others, and this eliminates that disparity. For managers and leaders, this means there’s a little bit less to protect you should you ever show someone the door. But that’s a good bit of incentive, as far as I’m concerned: the best way to avoid having any tea spilled is not to make it in the first place.