Employment Law Consultant (06-13-09)

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 Thursday morning.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

Fake News:“Fake News”…what is your reaction to that phrase?  From the Pew Research Center, “Many Americans Say Made-Up News Is a Critical Problem That Needs To Be Fixed” Comments?

Burnout: “Job Burnout” as an industrial injury?  A emerging trend worth monitoring, from Lex Blog, “The World Health Organization is focusing attention on workplace burnout, and so should employers” Comments

Nursing: Looking for ideas on how to accommodate nursing mothers in your workplace? From the Business Journals, “6 ways employers can accommodate nursing mothers in the workplace” Comments?

Word Choice: What difference does your choice of words make? How about the work “disabled”? From Quartz, “Yes, you can call me disabled” Comments?

Burnout II:  It is Monday the start of a new workweek. Feeling run down? From Mindful, “Is It a Bad Day or Is it Burnout?: How to identify the symptoms and navigate your way through burnout.” Comments?

Imposter: Do you suffer from imposter syndrome? From Forbes, “15 Ways To Overcome ‘Imposter Syndrome’ In The Workplace” Comments?

Speak Up!: Workplace communication and culture? Speak up! From Fortune, “Better Communication Tools Can Radically Improve Workplaces—If Managers Can Convince Workers to Speak Up” Comments?

Early Education: Do you have an interest in early childhood education? If so, this report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office may be of interest to you, “CHILD CARE AND EARLY EDUCATION: Most States Offer Preschool Programs and Rely on Multiple Funding Sources” Comments?

EURO Lesson: Traveling to Europe this Summer or just intellectually curious? If so, you might be interested in this story from the BBC, “The painstaking story behind the euro symbol” Comments?

Nutrition: Health and nutrition a national priority? From Blue Zones, “Doctors Prescribing Fruits and Veggies: Why Nutrition Policy is National Priority” Comments?

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