Employment Law Consultant (08-22-19)

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 Thursday morning.

HACKED: Worried about getting hacked…or worse? From Fast Company (Compass), “Take these 5 critical steps to protect yourself from cybercrime” Comments?

TRUST YOUR GUT:  Gut feelings in business?  From McKinsey & Company,”Strategic decisions: When can you trust your gut?” Comments?

DIET: Are you a workaholic? Concerned about weight loss? This article from the Pritikin Center may be of interest to you,”Weight Loss for the Workaholic” Comments?

HOME BUYING:Thinking of buying a home? what’s FICO have to do with it? Important changes, from Marketplace “More people could qualify for mortgages under new rule” Comments?

LOCAL NEWS: Who prefers reading the local news stories? From the Pew Research Center, “Older Americans, Black Adults and Americans With Less Education More Interested in Local News” Comments?

GUN FACTS: Some facts about gun deaths in the United States, from the Pew Research Center, “What the data says about gun deaths in the U.S.” Comments?

FMLA COMPLIANCE: The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed new forms the use of employers in efforts to comply with the requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). You have the opportunity to present comments. From Jackson|Lewis, “Do The DOL’s FMLA Forms Work For You? Now is Your Chance to Speak Up”Comments?

TRUST ME: Workplace misconduct. How are allegations of workplace misconduct handled in your workplace? Some suggestions for improvement from Yahoo and the California Influencers Newsletter, “Victims of workplace misconduct need a system they can trust. But what does that look like?” Comments?

LIFE LINE: Are you a teacher? If so, this RAND report may be of interest to you, “Where Do Educators Turn to Address Instructional and Behavior Challenges?” Comments?

SAFE SOY?: Soy. Is it safe to eat? From BBC (Future), “Is soya bad for women’s health?” Comments?

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