Employment Law Consultant (08-27-19)

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.

GRILL:  The Labor Day holiday is coming up. Is grilling safe? From the BBC (Food), “Is your barbecue killing you?” Comments?

PLANT-BASED: Trending, plant-based meat alternatives, from Reuters (Business News) , “Plant-based meat alternatives crowd U.S. grocery stores” Comments?

COLLEGE $$$: Planning to attend college and worried about “student debt.” This proposal might interest you, from Marketplace, “How do income share agreements work?” Comments?

INNER VOICE: Listening to your inner voice or something else? From BBC (Future), “What the voice inside your head says about you” Comments?

BAD BOSS: Think your work environment may be having a negative impact on your health? You may be right, from Fast Company (Compass), “Your bad boss is having real consequences on your health” Comments?

VALUE OF COLLEGE?: Diverse perspective on higher education. For the Pew Research Center, “The Growing Partisan Divide in Views of Higher Education” Comments?

MALE EMPATHY: “Male empathy” and sexual harassment, from the BBC, ” Sexual harassment and victim-blaming women: Why male ’empathy’ could be key” Comments

★ SHOPPING: How’s your on-line shopping experience?  Some changes, designed to improve it are on the horizon. From McKinsey & Company, “Ready to ‘where’: Getting sharp on apparel omnichannel excellence” Comments?

SAFE EMAIL?: Do you have concerns about the privacy of your emails? Some possible solutions, from Fast company (Compass), “These 4 Gmail alternatives put your privacy first” Comments?

★ AGEISM: Age discrimination? An upward trend in the growth of claims, a report from Hiscox, “Ageism in the Workplace StudyTM” Comments?

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