Employment Law Consultant (11-22-18)

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.


Good Thursday morning.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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✔ Do you trust your memory? From The Guardian, “‘Philosophically speaking, we can never fully trust our memory’” Comments?

✔ Have you ever wondered, “How much of your body is your own?” From the BBC (Earth) a little quiz. Comments?
Your body?

✔ Some thought on wildfires and how we can adapt to their presence, from the Scientific American, “From Pine Cones to Hobbit Holes, Mimicking Nature Can Help Humans Adapt to Wildfires” Comments?

✔ From Vox, “This will make schools less safe”: why Betsy DeVos’s sexual assault rules have advocates worried” An article which discusses the various perspective on the proposed sexual assault rules from the U.S. Department of Education. Comments?
Proposed Rules

✔ How often has this issue arisen in your workplace? From Forbes, “What To Do When Workplace Relationships Turn Toxic” Comments?
Toxic Workplace

✔ Is there a role for laughter in the workplace? Te Harvard Business Review has an opinion, “The Benefits of Laughing in the Office”
What’s yours? Comments?

✔ Some practical suggestions on approaching the problem of climate change, from VOX, “Climate change policy can be overwhelming. Here’s a guide to the policies that work.” Comments?
Climate Change

✔ A look into the future from the BBC (Future), “The A-Z of how artificial intelligence is changing the world” Comments?
Future Stuff

✔ A timely set of suggestions for coping with diets during the Thanksgiving holiday, from VOX, “How to host Thanksgiving dinner when everyone has a dietary restriction” Comments?
Different Diets

✔ With the holidays approaching, consider this approach to the “sugar problem.” From the BBC (Capital),”A bittersweet pill for a fat nation to swallow” Comments?

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