It’s week two for our new format and the freshly titled The Best of Law Blogging. Once again, you get two perspectives from our publishing team as Alec and Michelle picked their favorite articles from the LexBlog community over the past week. This Friday we have articles on vaccine passports in Canada, changes to the California background check system, and the importance of making lists when planning an estate.

Michelle’s choices

UK further delays border controls on EU food imports

I am always in awe of Joe whitworth and Food Safety News bloggers. Not only by their ability to consistently deliver timely updates to the world of food safety, but by their ability to do so in such a well-written and well-executed manner. Whitworth makes his post easily scannable and any reader who clicks on the article can locate the information they’re looking for, whether it’s key dates, reviews of the delay, or why the extra time can help. . He also does a great job citing reputable sources to give credibility alongside his own ideas. Available at Marler Clark Food Safety News.

No bull! California court may just smash employee and independent contractor background checks

Todd lebowitz gives a perfect example of how to cover a court case through blogging. Legal language can be quite off-putting to those outside of the legal industry, which is crucial to keep in mind if your audience is the general public. Lebowitz makes this affair interesting with his writing style and his little jokes, including in the title and its closing sentence. His post is proof that you can make legal blogging informative and entertaining. Available on his blog, Who is my employee?

Making lists: a great way to show that you care

A legal blog should be aimed at clients or potential clients. If you are not sure what this means, look no further than this article in Jacquelyne Mingle. You could say that his post is very useful in that it is aimed at helping clients and letting other lawyers know how best to help their clients, with lists. His article is divided into five sections, which makes it digestible and scannable, as I pointed out earlier with Whitworth’s article. Available at Fleming & Curti Elder rights issues.


Alec’s choices

The five basic rules for doing business in a foreign country

Whether it’s bullet points, captions, or a list, here at LexBlog we love when bloggers interrupt their posts. Keeping your messages scannable is key and Harris Bricken Dan Harris understands this fundamental rule of blogging. It gives us five simple and sweet rules that every business should follow when doing business outside of its home country. Even before her list, her article begins with some fun anecdotes to illustrate the need to state these rules – a fun twist and a very effective way to engage the reader from the start. Available at Chinese Law Blog.

Long COVID can be a handicap, says Biden

The potential long-term impacts of Covid-19 have been widely reported, but Ursula siverling approaches the question from another angle. Its succinct article gives readers important information about what a large number of federal agencies have said about “Long Covid” considered to be a disability. She walks us through the developments over the past few months, considers what might happen, and gives employers valuable advice on how to prepare for and deal with this topic. Available at McNees Wallace & Nurick’s Pennsylvania Work and Employment Blog.

Vaccine passports: which companies will need them and who is exempt?

As provinces across Canada implement vaccination requirements, people are seeking clarification on what their local government is doing. SpringLaw Emily siu does just that as she focuses on the Ontario Passport Vaccination Program. Its clear writing style and use of headings make this article valuable and easy to use. She also goes beyond that by highlighting areas where guidance is still unclear, exploring potential barriers to access for people without ID or smartphones, and raising other issues that employers may be faced with the new regulations. Available at Employment and Human Rights Law in Canada.