Employment Law Consultant (07-12-18)

Articles exploring workplace trends from the perspective of an employment law attorney whose focus is on the prevention of workplace disputes and the development of workplaces which support a culture of health, civility and respect. Comments and suggestions from readers are encouraged. Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Thursday morning.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

As always, your comments are both encouraged and welcome.

✔Wine lovers. Weight in with your thoughts on this article from the BBC (Future): Does Soil Really Affect Wine’s Flavor? Comments?
Wine & Soil

✔ From Forbes: Loyalty Isn’t A Virtue, It’s The Enemy Of Workplace Ethics What are your thoughts? Comments?
Loyalty Risks

✔ From the Harvard Business Review: 3 Common Hiring Mistakes New Managers Should Avoid Can you think of some other “common hiring mistakes”? What are your thoughts on the “mistakes” discussed in the article? Comments?
Hiring Mistakes

✔ From the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation: Negotiations, Gender, and Status at the Bargaining Table Good idea to keep this information in mind when you participate in negotiations.
Gender Status

✔ From Fast Company: These are your two biggest workplace etiquette mistakes Can you think of other workplace etiquette mistakes? Comments?

✔ From Undark: Why Our Brains Constantly Create New Threats What are your thoughts on the writer’s research as expressed in the article? Do you agree with the premise? Comments?
Brains & Threats

✔ From Entrepreneur: Bullies At Work: Stamping Out Abuse In The Workplace How does your business manage bullies? Comments?
Managing Bullies

✔From the Harvard Business Review: How to Manage an Employee Who’s Having a Personal Crisis It is important to spend time talking about how you would respond and work with an employee in crisis before an incident occurs.
Crisis Counseling at Work

✔ For people who “run with dogs”, from CBS News: How an entire line of dogs in the Americas disappeared…and 22 other vulnerable breeds. Comments?
Dog Breeds

✔ For your health, from Reuters: Sticking with the same doctor may extend patients’ lives Interesting article for those who have a personal physician. Comments?
Benefits of One Doctor

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