Employment Law Consultant’s Blog (02-15-18)

Good Thursday afternoon:

 

 ✔ The Year of the Dog:  Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival in modern China, and one of the Lunar New Years in Asia, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. “The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits. After, they set off to the party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. Thus, Dog became eleventh. ” Year of The Dog

A Lesson About What Not To Do: Are you an owner/CEO of an organization presented with a complaint of workplace sexual harassment?  Here’s a lesson on how not to handle the complaint. What Not To Do

✔Question: Should You Cover For a Friend’s Mistakes at Work?: “It’s nice to have a friend at work who cares about you and looks out for your best interests. Research has even shown that it contributes to your engagement. The benefits of having a friend at work are clear, but what about the downsides? What happens when your friend starts to let things slip? How do you handle it when you notice they aren’t keeping up? Should you cover for them?”  Friend’s Mistakes

✔The Public’s Opinion About Federal Agencies: From the PEW Research Center a timely article: “Majorities Express Favorable opinions of Several Federal Agencies, including the FBI: Republicans’ Views of FBI Have Grown More Negative in Past Year” Public Opinion

✔A Significant Ruling for Grubhub: “In a recent classification case involving the “gig” or shared economy, a U.S. magistrate judge handed down a significant win for Grubhub, concluding that a driver who sued the company under California’s minimum wage, overtime and employee expense reimbursement laws was not covered by those laws because he was an independent contractor, not an employee. ”  GrubHub

✔What Are The Best and Worse Foods? “The Dietary Guidelines for Americans has a chapter on food components to reduce. But, when they say things like “reduce intake of solid fats (major sources of saturated and trans fatty acids),” what does that mean in terms of which foods to cut down on?”  Best and Worse Foods?

As always, I welcome your comments, questions and insights.

Fred

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