Employment Law Consultant (06-20-19)

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.

MINDFUL: Are you interrupted at work by repetitive thoughts or behaviors? If so, you may be interested in try9ing some or all of the techniques described by Mindful in its article, “How to Curb Self-Defeating Habits” Comments?

MEETINGS: Invited to attend another meeting. What’s the goal? From McKinsey, “Want a better decision? Plan a better meeting” Comments?

SMARTPHONES: Do you use a smartphone? Who doesn’t? The Pew Research Center provides some useful insights in this article, “Mobile Technology and Home Broadband 2019” Comments?

CA PAY EQUITY: Are you a California employer with 100 or more employees? If so, be aware of California State Senate Bill From LexBlog, “California To Protect Pay Equity Reporting Requirements From Federal Challenge?” Comments?

4 DAYS A WEEK: Have you considered the possibility of a four-day work week? What are your thoughts about it? Learn more  from Lex Blog, “A Four Day Workweek?” Comments?

“DARK TRIAD”: What is the “dark triad”? Knowing about it may save you grief in the workplace. From Forbes, “Know The “Dark Triad” To Prevent Workplace Chaos” Comments?

SEXISM: A perspective on sexism in the workplace seen from the perspective of Dame Stephanie Shirley in this  biographical article from the BBC (Business), “‘I just got fed up with the sexism. It was everywhere'” Changes? Comments?

SOCIAL MEDIA: Social media. Can you use it to help secure the job of your dreams? From CNBC, “Simple ways to craft a perfect social profile for job hunting” Comments? #

  COMMUTE APPS: Do you commute to and from work? Looking for ideas to help make your journey more productive? There’s an app for that, from Fast Company, “These 5 free apps make your commute productive, not dead time. Comments?

CONFLICT: Conflict at work. Can it be lead to more productive workplace relationships? It is possible.  From HR Executive< “How You Can Use Conflict to Build a Better Team” Comments?


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