Employment Law Consultant (09-03-19)

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.

LABOR DAY: Monday was Labor Day.  A brief history of the holiday prepared by the U.S. Department of Labor, “History of Labor Day” Comments?

AI: An unintended consequence? From Forbes, “Artificial Intelligence Further Exacerbates Inequality In Discrimination Lawsuits” Comments?

MENTORS:  Mentoring tips, from HR Executive, “How to Make the Most of Mentoring Wisdom” Comments?

CLIMATE: Remember the “acid rain” crisis?  Some lessons from that experience may help us cope with the threats of climate changes. From the BBC (Future), “The bittersweet story of how we stopped aside rain” Comments?

CONSISTENCY: Analysis of a First Circuit  U.S. Court of Appeals of interest to individuals working with ADA, disability, and SSDI claims. From Ogletree Deakins, “First Circuit Rules Inconsistent SSDI Statements Doom ADA Claim” Comments?

ELEMENTARY: Sherlock Holmes fan? From the BBC (Future),”The two illusions that tricked Arthur Conan Doyle” Comments?

WORKFORCE STUDY: Know your workforce, from the Pew Research Center, “10 facts about American workers” Comments?

MENTAL HEALTH: Prevention is worth more than the cure. From  Forbes, “The Importance Of A Preventative Approach In Workplace Mental Health” Comments?

ADA OPPORTUNITY: ADA provides disabled workers with unique job opportunities, from Reuters, “Disabled workers chase ‘dream jobs’ in tight U.S. labor market” Comments?

GAY GENE?: No “gay gene.” From Science, “How do genes affect same-sex behavior?” Comments?

DON’T WORRY:  Are you not the perfectionist you wish you could be? Don’t lose hope. From BBC (Future) “The benefits of not being perfect” Comments?

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