Employment Law Consultant (09-19-19)

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.

SPEAK UP: What can you do when you observe acts of ageism at your workplace? From Forbes, “Combat Age Discrimination At Work: For Employees And Employers” Comments?

IMPOSTER: Do you have a fear of not being good enough? From MindBodyGreen, “6 Ways You Can Cure Your Imposter Syndrome” Comments?

FACE-TO-FACE: Sometimes the traditional approach is preferred, from Human Resource Executive, “Why do most Americans prefer in-person job interviews?” Comments?

HONOR: Important transitions from American Veterans, from The Pew Research Center, “The American Veteran Experience and the Post-9/11 Generation” Comments?

TIPS:  Some practical advice on writing a good email, from Fast Company (Compass), “Use this email format to simplify your overflowing inbox”Comments?

★ VOLUNTEER?: The approach of the holiday season, from Hallows Eve through the New Year, brings with it the rise of volunteer activities. As a employer you need to be aware when such activity is considered as compensable work. Some advice from the U.S. Department if Labor (FLSA2019-2). Comments?

FMLA VS MOU? Are you responsible for the administration of your company’s FMLA policy? Representative of an employee labor organization?  Note, from Jackson|Lewis,”New DOL Opinion Letter – No Delaying Designating FMLA Leave, Even When A Collective Bargaining Agreement Provides Otherwise” Comments?

CONFUSED GIGS:  Some reactions, by workers, to the passage, in California, of AB5, from Marketplace, “Some contractors worry California’s AB 5 will limit their flexibility” Comments?

COMPLAINT CHECK-LIST: Here it is…the checklist for people who wish to complain effectively. From BBC (Radio 4), “Ten top tips for nailing complaining” Comments?

DIET MYTHS: Wading through some myths about your diet, from Heated, “The Internet Is Littered with Dubious Diet Tips” Comments?

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