Employment Law Consultant (03-21-19)

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.


Good Thursday morning!

Today is Holi.

To learn more see Let’s celebrate Holi on 21st March 2019 at Celebrate Holi!

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

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★ “The Last Column,” from the Committee to Protect Journalists. Comments?

★ “Forensic Genealogy”? A new law enforcement tool with increasing coverage in the news, from Topic, “The Cold Case Factory” Comments?
CSI & Your Genes?

★ Have you considered the question presented by HR Executive in its article, “Are Soft Skills More Important than the Right Qualifications?” What you opinion? Comments?
Soft Skills

★ A thorough exploration of the roots of the gender pay gap, from Quartz, “The roots of the gender pay gap are deeper than discrimination” Comments?
Gender Pay Gap

★ Until recently, did you ever think, in your wildest dreams, that the legalization of marijuana would occur and that, the subject of the discussion contained the Washington Posts article, “In push for marijuana legalization, 2020 Democrats side with industry” would ever occur in connection of a national election? Comments?
2020 and the Marijuana Industry

★ The silver lining? from PBS “California drought ends after seven years” Comments?
Silver Lining?

★ I’m bringing back the ever popular “The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics” (from Politico) as a share for my connections. Have a good weekend.
Politico’s Cartoon Gallery

★ Some information on a disease which takes far too many lives, from the BBC, “Cancer’s ‘internal wiring’ predicts relapse risk” Comments?
Cancer’s Wiring

★ The humble and often ignored mushroom, from the BBC (Future), “The unexpected magic of mushrooms” Comments?

★ Let’s hope we are finished with the fires and floods for enough time to recover. However, in the spirit of “forward is forearmed” I have attached this article from the ADA National Network, “Emergency Preparedness Resources”…for future use. Comments?
A Ounce of Prevention…
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