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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✔ A smart dress for the new workplace, from Forbes “The Smart Dress That Is Bringing Sexual Harassment Into The Limelight” Comments?
Smart Dress

✔ Emoji…from the BBC, “Why emoji mean different things in different cultures” Comments?
🕎🎄 ☃️ Happy Holidays!

✔ 🕎🎄 ☃️ Happy Holidays!
From the BBC, “Merry makeovers: Santa Claus’ changing style through the years” Comments?

✔ Attention teachers, from PBS Newshour and NPR, “Some teachers trapped by debt get Education Department help’ Comments?
Help for Teachers

✔ Artificial Intelligence (AI) moves into the world of art, from the BBC (Culture), “Art by AI is selling for thousands-is it any good?” Comments?

✔ Thinking of retirement? From CBS News, “”I blame myself”: Retirement remains out of reach for millions of Americans” Comments?

✔ A potential hazard of workplace competition, from the Harvard Business Review, “When Competition Between Coworkers Leads to Unethical Behavior” Comments?

✔ Is this an example of stepping back into the future? From Vox, “Congress just legalized hemp. That’s huge for the CBD industry.” Comments?

✔ Have you ever asked, “How the Federal Reserve works” the PBS Newshour provides an answer. Comment?
The Fed

✔ Tis the season. From BBC (Capital), “Why you shouldn’t lie to your children about Santa” Comments?
White Lie?

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