Employment Law Consultant (06-04-19)

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 Tuesday morning.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

GIG: A development in the “gig economy” worth following. From VOX, “California is cracking down on the gig economy” Comments?

TIME: Running out of energy during the workday? Here’s some suggestion from Entrepreneur, “8 Non-Work Related Activities That Increase Productivity” Comments

EMAILS: Spending too much time checking emails? Try this suggestion from Fast Company, “Using this method could cut your email time in half” Comments?

VOTE: Thinking about 2020? Here’s an interesting report from the Pew Research Center, “Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X outvoted older generations in 2018 midterms” Comments?

INTROVERT?: Introvert? Extrovert? How do you manage the differences in the workplace? Here’s one perspective from Fast Company, “How introvert bosses can manage extroverts without stressing out” Comments?

TOXIC:  Toxic workplace? Some suggestions “how to survive”  from Ladders, “This is how to survive in a toxic workplace: 3 secrets from research” Comments?

HEAT STRESS: Here’s an issue which has not been considered, for most of us, since last summer…heat stress. From LexBlog, “As we mark National Heat Awareness Day, is a heat stress standard on the horizon?” Comments?

★ MIND HEALTH: A bit of a long read but worth the time for those of you interested in a “snapshot” of mental health in the workplace. From Mental Health America, “Mind the Workplace” Comments?

ULTRA-PROCESSED: The impact of ultra-processed food on your health. From the BBC, “Ultra-processed food linked to early death” Comments?

TRIVIA: Here’s a little trivia quiz…what’s the origin of the dollar (“$”) symbol? From the BBC (Capital), “The curious origin of the dollar symbol” Comments?

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