Employment Law Consultant (04-11-19)

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.

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Good Thursday morning!

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

★ This week is National Library Week. Support your local library . Learn more at Library Week

★ From the American Heart Association’s CEO Roundtable, “Mental Health – A Workforce Crisis ” Comments? Mental Health at Work

★ A very important report from CNN, “The future of the American economy is Hispanic and female” What about your workplace? Comments? Hispanic Women

★ You probably do not be reminded that April 15 is tax day. The Pew Research Center reports, “Growing Partisan Divide Over Fairness of the Nation’s Tax System” Comments?Tax Divide

★ May 19 is Vesak Day, a celebration of the life of Buddha. This article from The Pew Research Center provides, “5 facts about Buddhists around the world” Comments? Vesak

★ Does your work provide you with an opportunity to grow and develop as a person? From Mindful. “Finding Purpose on the Job” Comments? Life’s Purpose?

★ If you were asked to make a list of behaviors at the root of work place drama and, in some cases, a hostile environment what would be on the list? From Fast Company, “These are the most common roots of workplace drama” Comments? Workplace Drama

★ Are you a part of the “gig economy” or otherwise self-employed? with April 15 (Tax Day) on the horizon it is a good time to consider the issue raised by The Motley Fool in the article, “Nearly Half of Independent Workers Are Making This Mistake” Comments?Self-Employment Tax

★ Changing jobs? Losing a valued employee? From the Harvard business Review, “The “Two Weeks’ Notice” Approach to Changing Jobs Is Bad for Companies and Employee” Comments? Two Week Notice?

★ Have you heard the phrase, “Take an aspirin and call me in the morning.”? You may want to ask your medical provider for more information on this traditional medicine. From PBS, “The new truth about Aspirin, and your doctor’s slow uptake of medical evidence” Comments? Daily Aspirin?

★ Are “carbs” good or bad? From the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa, “Good Carbs vs Bad Carbs – What Are You Eating?” Comments? Carbs: Good & Bad

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