Employment Law Consultant (11-29-18)

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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✔ Looking for ideas on how to be more productive, from Goop, “Productivity Hacks of 4 Successful Career Women” Comments?
Productivity Hacks

✔ A death and an opportunity to reflect upon the past, from the BBC,
“Olivia Hooker: Tulsa race riot survivor dies aged 103” Comments?

✔ What gives your life meaning? From Pew Research Center, “Where Americans Find Meaning in Life” Comments?
Meaning in Life

✔ To accompany its report on “Where Americans Find Meaning in Life” (previous Post) the Pew Research Center has developed an insightful interactive “tool” entitled, “What keeps us going” Comments?
Pew Interactive

✔ Blue Zones poses the question “Can Meditation Really Slow Aging?” and offers an opinion on the question by Jo Marchant, PhD. A nice post-holiday read. Comments?
Prevent Aging?

✔ The value of a clear, well drafted, job description when presented with a request for a job accommodation, from Jackson|Lewis, “Employers Asserting “Essential Job Function” Defense Need a Clear Job Description.” Comments?
Essential Functionsiption/

✔ The value of happiness in the workplace, from the Harvard Business Review, “Making Kindness a Core Tenet of Your Company” Comments?

✔ A prospective on a set of dated workplace rules, from Forbes, “The 4 Outdated Workplace Rules Employers Still Grip Onto” Comments?
Dated Rules

✔ An article from the BBC (Culture) of interest to artists and lovers of paris, “Toulouse-Lautrec: peter boy of the Paris elite.” Comments?
Poster Boy

✔ A grim statistic, reported by the BBC (World), “The women killed on one day around the world” Comments?
Grim Statistic

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