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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What’s coming up in 2019? From Workforce, “New Trends in Health and Wellness Benefits” Comments?

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What are your company’s plans for “retirees”? From HR Executive, “Why You Need a ‘Retiree’ Strategy Now” Comments?
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What are your thoughts on this Survey reported in Inc, “Survey: Founders More Likely to Believe in Age Bias Than Gender or Racial Bias”
Harassment or Age?

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You should not be surprised to learn, “Study: When Leaders Take Sexual Harassment Seriously, So Do Employees” from the Harvard Business Review. Comments?
Prevention by Example

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Getting ready for Christmas and the New year? From the BBC, “The chemistry that gives champagne its famous fizz” Comments?

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An unexpected consequence of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, from Politico, “A holy mess: Churches, other nonprofits confront parking tax” Comments?
Parking Tax?

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Shift schedules and long hours. Impact on health. From the Centers for Disease control and prevention, “Work Schedules: Shift Work and Long Hours” Comments?
Health Impact of Night Work

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Making plans for 2019? From the BBC (Future) some suggestions on how to organize your year. Comments?
Planning 2019

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Looking for Christmas gifts? Consider this book list from Fast Company, “The 10 best books for battling your sexist workplace” Comments?
Book List

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California residents, a situation which needs the attention of your state legislative representatives, from The Investigative Fund, “Is California Failing Its Most Vulnerable Adults?” Comments?

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