Employment Law Consultant (08-23-18)

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


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✔ Our office has been hacked…what do we do? From the BBC (Technology) “Cyber-attack! Would your firm handle it better than this?” Comments?

✔ Sleep. Who needs it? We all do, including CEO’s. From The Daily Beast:
CEOs Like PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi Brag They Get 4 Hours of Sleep. That’s Toxic.” Comments?

✔ Do you employ or work as a “domestic worker”? From PBS Newshour: “‘You’re mostly isolated and alone.’ Why some domestic workers are vulnerable to exploitation.” Comments?
Domestic Workers

✔ Librarians at risk? Here’s an interesting look into the history of librarians from Jstor Daily: “Being A Victorian Librarian Was Oh-So-Dangerous” Comments?
Librarians at Risk?

✔ Depressed employee? Reuters (Health) has a suggestion for employers:” Manager support of employees with depression may reduce absenteeism” Comments?
Depressed Workers

✔ The National Labor Relations Board ‘s (NLRB) new pilot program “designed to enhance the use of its Alternative Dispute program.”From Human Resource Executive: “NLRB has a New Solution to Resolve Disputes Faster” Comments?

✔ Are you left-handed? I am. I found this article from Fast Company of interest I hope you as well:” Psychologists explain how left-handed people work differently” Comments?
Left Handed?

✔ A perspective on how to address “sexual harassment” in the workplace from Forbes: “Sexual Harassment And The ‘Win at All Costs’ Mentality Of The Silicon Valley.” Comments?

✔ Feel excluded? Some suggestions, for women, from the Harvard Business Review: “4 Ways Women Can Build Relationships When They Feel Excluded at Work” Comments?
Working Around Exclusioln

✔ An interesting workplace concept/service described by Fast Company in the article: “This new laboratory will explore how people can truly flourish at work” Comments?
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