Employment Law Consultant (09-26-19)

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.

AUTHORITY:  A view into the reasons Americans do not fully trust authority figures. From the Pew Research Center, “Why Americans Don’t Fully Trust Many Who Hold Positions of Power and Responsibility” Comments?

ROOTS: Hispanic roots. From the Pew Research Center, “Key facts about U.S. Hispanics and their diverse heritage” Comments?

LUCA-MENTORS: Do you know a young Latino who is the  first in his/her  family who aspires to attend college or university? If so, you may be be interested in LUCA (Latino U College Access).

SILVER LINING: Some insights on the “hidden” value of making a mistake. From Fast Company (Compass) “7 successful women on the “mistakes” that changed their careers” Comments?

AB5-AMENDMENTS?: California employers, more AB 5 information from Littler, “California AB 5’s Author and the Governor Attempt to Clarify Law’s Scope” Comments?

BURNOUT-FACTS: Information from Fast Company (Compass) on burnout, “What you’re probably getting wrong about workplace burnout” Comments?

MORE AB5:California employers: Independent contractor after AB5? From Fisher Phillips, “Rewriting California’s Independent Contractor Rules: A Business Survival Guide” Comments?

CAREER TRAPS: Some thoughts that may be standing in the way of your career’s growth, from Forbes, “Career Advancement Myths: 10 Mistakes That Keep You From Getting Ahead” Comments?

JOURNALISM: An issue worth learning more about is discussed in this New York Times (Opinion), “The Growing Threat to Journalism Around the World” Comments?

DIABETES: Employers: Diabetes, why you should care about it. From HR Executive, “Why employers should care about  diabetes” Comments?

HEART WARNINGS: Some words of caution from Reuters, (Health) People don’t reccognize heart attacks when symptoms come on slowly ” Comments?

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