Employment Law Consultant (04-04-19)

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 Thursday morning.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

HAPPY 4TH! 4th of July 2019. Learn about the history of Independence Day from PBS,”A Capital Fourth” Comments?

  LIARS: Do you value speaking the truth? Wonder why those apparently don’t seem to succeed? From the BBC. “The jobs where liars excel” Comments?

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION (II): Workplace violence prevention. Some valuable lessons from a tragic incident. From East Bay Times: “When getting fired gets violent — what experts say about avoiding workplace tragedy: In wake of Morgan Hill shooting experts say preventing tragedy begins long before ‘you’re fired’” Comments?

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION (III):In the third part of the series on gun violence in the workplace Marketplace provides an assessment on “The costly aftermath of a workplace shooting” Comments?

WORKPLACE CULTURE: A good time to assess your workplace culture and ask the question discussed in this article from Forbes, “Is The Workplace Culture Stalling Women’s Progress” Comments?

HONOR VETERANS: Something to consider as the celebrations for the 4th of July get underway. From the BBC, “Are US veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam treated equally?” Comments?

BENEFIT TRENDS:  Emerging trends in employee benefits, from HR Executive, “What’s New in Employee Benefits? :The changing world of work is fueling shifts in employee benefits” Comments?

PUFF?:More harm than good. From the BBC (Health) “Smoking ‘damages eyes as well as lungs” Comments?

GREEN OFFICE: Don’t overlook this important factor when designing work space? From Mindful, “Why Your Office Needs More Nature:Research finds that sunlight and natural elements in the workplace may improve workers’ moods and job satisfaction.” Comments?

HEALTHY EATING:  Getting ready for holiday cooking? Some information that may change your selection of food items, from Forks over Knives, “New Studies: Highly Processed Foods Linked to Increased Disease and Mortality Risks” Comments?

CROHN’S HOPE?:Some medical news for those who suffer from Crohn’s disease. From Bustle, “A Plant-Based Diet For Crohn’s Disease Can Help Alleviate Symptoms, A New Study Says”Comments?

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