Employment Law Consultant (10-01-19)

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Good Tuesday morning.

IN THE NEWS: An extra Post for those of you who are following and trying to make sense out of the talk of impeachment. From The Interactive Constitution “Article II, Section 4” https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/interpretation/article-ii/clauses/349  and the The Process of Impeachment: https://www.axios.com/authors/sgrillo

CRYING: What are your feelings about crying when at work? From Fast Company (Compass), “Why crying employees can sometimes be a sign of a healthy workplace” Comments?

UN REVIEWS:  Following the United Nation’s meeting in New Yorkthe Pew Research Center released this report, “United Nations gets mostly positive marks from people around the world” Comments?

FREE SPEECH: An important guide for school and college leaders and students, from PEN America, “Campus Free Speech Guide” Comments?

RAISE?: A raise in pay may be in your immediate future, from NPR, “1.3 Million More Workers Eligible For Overtime Pay, But Some Say Rules Fall Short” Comments?

INFLUENCE: Working women and workplace leadership, from SmartBrief, “10 Ways Women Can Grow Their Influence at Work” Comments?

SCHOOL SAFETY:  K-12 school administrators and interested parents may be interested this newly released document from the U.S. Department of Education, “The Role of Districts in Developing High- Quality School Emergency Operations Plans: A Companion to the School Guide” Comments?

UNTAPPED RESOURCE: Untapped potential of the older worker, from Harvard Business Review, “The Case for Hiring Older Workers”Comments?

READ?: How many books have your read in the past 12 months? A look at who has not, from the Pew Research Center, “Who doesn’t read books in America?” Comments?

DIFFERENCES: Women and men at work, what’s different? Here’s one from the Pew Research Center, “Among U.S. couples, women do more cooking and grocery shopping than men”Comments?

WHAT’S IN YOUR FOOD?: What are the additives you are most likely to find in processed food? From BBC (Radio 4), “From E133 to MSG: Your guide to food additives” Comments?

GIFTS: Looking for a good “business” book to gift or read? From McKinsey& Company, “For your reading list: the 2019 Business Book of the Year shortlist” Comments?

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