Employment Law Consultant (01-01-19)

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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Happy New Year 2019!
How did the economy do in 2018? From McKinsey, “Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2018: McKinsey Global Survey results” Comments?
Economy 2018

Happy New Year 2019!
Some research findings for 2018 from the Pew Research Center, “18 striking findings from 2018” Comments?
Striking Research Findings 2018

Happy New Year 2019!
What are your views on Christmas? From the Pew Research Center, “Americans Say Religious Aspects of Christmas Are Declining in Public Life” Comments?Viewpoints on Christmas

Happy New Year 2019!
For art lovers, from the BBC, “Review: Artemisia Gentileschi – forgotten portrait of artist who endured rape trial” also a little about Mr. Topsy-Turvy. Comments?

Happy New Year 2019!
A good classic read for the holidays, the Blue Carbuncle by Arthur Conan Doyle and this perspective on the story from The Daily Beast, “Sherlock Holmes, John Watson and a Christmas gift of friendship” Comments?

Happy New Year 2019!
A note on the history of investigative journalism in the United States in celebration of Nellie Bly, from PBS Newshour, “How Nellie Bly went undercover to expose” Comments?
Nellie Blyl

Happy New Year 2019!
Are you aware of the history of this holiday 019! tradition, from VOX, “The history of Jews, Chinese food, and Christmas, explained by a rabbi” Comments?

Happy New Year 2019!
Remember your basic English grammar classes? From the BBC (Capital), “The commas that costs companies millions” Comments?
Comma $s

Happy New Year 2019!
An often overlooked 2018 end-of-year list, from Vox, “10 science stories in 2018 that made us go, “Whoa, that’s awesome” Comments?
Science 2018

Happy New Year 2019!
If you have the time, you might be interested in viewing this report from the Brennan Center, National Task Force on Rule of Law and Democracy, a nonpartisan initiative led by former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman. Comments?
Law & Democracy
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