Empoloyment Law Consultant (08-30-19)

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.

CHANGE: The BBC asks, “The world of work is in transition. Are you ready? “ Read, the 101 people, ideas and things Changing how we work today.” Comments?

NODDING OFF: Nodding off during that after lunch meeting?  From the BBC “What’s the best way to stay awake in meetings? Comments?

DO OVER: Wish to you have a “do over” on your last major decision. From the Guardian, “The science of regrettable decisions” Comments?

VENTURE CAPITAL: Planning to change careers? Some good advice from Forbes, “How To Financially Prepare To Make A Career Change” Comments?

INTERVIEW: Entering the job market? Some tips for your first interview from Ceoworld Magazine, “Top 5 Tips For Your First Ever Job Interview” Comments?

CHANGE TIME:Something needs to change, from Fast Company (Compass), “Silicon Valley is where women go to fail—unless they do these three things” Comments?

HEADS UP!: A “Heads up”  for  California employers from Jackson|Lewis,”California Extends Paid Family Leave from 6 Weeks to 8 Weeks” Comments?

WAGES: What do you think is the answer to this question posed to Inc. , “Can My Employer Change Me from Hourly to Salary?” Read the article. Was your guess correct?

SPY: Spy v. Spy? HR Executive asks, “Are Companies Going Too Far in their Tech Surveillance?” What do you think?

★ BIRTH: What does birth have to do with a person’s leadership talent? From BBC (Worklife), “Are we born leaders: How your siblings – or lack of them – has shaped the skills you need at work.” Comments?

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