Employment Law Consultant (02-26-19)

Articles exploring workplace trends selected by an employment law attorney and counselor with a 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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★ Got the flu? A timely, “heads-up”, from XperHRBlog, “How Employers Can Prepare for Cold and Flu Season” Comments?

★ Some practical suggestions from Forbes on “How To Support Women In The Workplace” Comments?

★ One in four adults will struggle with a mental health issue during his or her lifetime. The Harvard Business Review identifies, “5 Ways Bosses Can Reduce the Stigma of Mental Health at Work” Comments?
Mental Health

★ Some suggestions from HR Executive on “How to Help Ease the Cycle of Poverty for Low-Wage Workers” Comments?
Easing Poverty

★ Some important basics on the accommodation of religious beliefs in the workplace. From Akerman: HR Defense and JDSupra, “Religious Accommodation Requests: What Employers Should Know” Comments?
Accommodation of Religion

★ They buzz around and might even be used for home delivery of books and other items…drones. From BB&K, “Drones: A Legal and Regulatory Update” Comments?

★ A brief history of laws regulating cannabis, from LexBlog, “Marijuana Laws- Past, Present, and Future (InfoGraphic)”
Cannabis Graphic

★ A recent ruling by the 9th Circuit and the California Court of Appeals on “freedom of religion rights.” From LexBlog, Ninth Circuit and California Court of Appeals Rule on Freedom of Religion Rights” Comments?
Freedom of Religious Rights

★ A “sermon” well worth the time it takes to listen to or read, from the PBS Newshour, “Read Michael Gerson’s sermon sharing his struggle with depression” Comments?
Inspiring “Sermon”

★ A question of diet, from the BBC (Future), “Why humans have evolved to drink milk” Comments?
Diet & Milk
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