Employment Law Consultant (04-23-19)

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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Published every Tuesday and Thursday


Good Tuesday morning.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

Age Bias An emerging issue in the workplace…age bias. From CNBC, “Older workers are America’s fastest-growing labor pool — and the least protected from workplace discrimination” Comments?

Best Women A new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce may be of value to you in looking at the next year’s political campaigns, “MAY THE BEST WOMAN WIN? Education and Bias against Women in American Politics ” Comments?

Mindfullness Is there a role for “mindfulness” in the workplace? From Mindful, “Three Research-Backed Benefits of Mindfulness at Work” Comments?

Frustration Shikata ga nai (“It can’t be helped”)…feeling frustrated? From the BBC (Capital), “The fatalistic phrase that every culture has” Comments?

Change Management A classic on change management within organizations from McKinsey and Company, “The irrational side of change management” Comments?

Workplace Discrimination What are your thoughts on discrimination within the workplace? A lot has changed overtime but the problem, unfortunately, remains. From Vox, “Workplace discrimination is illegal. But our data shows it’s still a huge problem.” Comments?

Day Earth April 22 is Earth Day. From the Pew Research Center, “For Earth Day, a look at how people around the world view climate change” Comments?

Employee Engagement Struggling with employee engagement? Some suggestions from Human Resource Executive, “According to a panel of HR experts, it largely comes down to communication” Comments?

Best Practices From the U.S. Department of Labor, OFCCP a helpful list of “Best Practices Creating an Inclusive Workforce” Comments?

Sugar A new consumer tool, which will appear on the label, will help you determine whether a food product contains too much sugar, from Reuter’s Health, “New ‘added sugars’ labeling could save money and improve health” Comments?

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