Employment Law Consultant (10-10-19)

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.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: What the #MeToo movement has accomplished. From Vox, ” 7 positive changes that have come from the #MeToo movement” Comments?

DISTAFF TREND: An emerging trend to follow. From Morgan Stanley, “The Rise of the SHEconomy” Comments?

WHAT’S UP AND WHAT’S DOWN: Business trends, what’s up and what, from the Axios+The Harris Poll|100, “The 100  Most Visible Companies” Comments?

ROMANCE: Romance in the workplace? Exercise caution. From Ogletree Deakins, “Fraternizing May Lead to Your Partner’s Promotion, Your Discharge, and Possibly a Lawsuit” Comments?

GENDER MATTERS: Gender and the supervision of employees. Does it make a difference if your boss is a man or a woman? Should it? From Quartz at Work, “Why are workers more resentful of criticism when the boss is a woman?”

★ GLOBAL WORKPLACE: Workplace and culture. A long read, full of insights, from O.C. Tanner, “Global Culture Report: Workplace culture and everyday employee experiences go hand in hand. And both are more critical than leaders imagine.” Comments?

FUTURE OF WORK: “The Future of Work in  Black America”  A perspective from McKinsey & Company and Axios.  Comments?

FACIAL RECOGNITION: Facial recognitio’s use in job interviews. Some potential problems are discussed in this article from The Conversation, “Facial analysis AI is being used in job interviews – it will probably reinforce inequalityFacial analysis AI is being used in job interviews – it will probably reinforce inequality” Comments?

NEW HACK: Apple customers. Beware of strangers making a gift of an I-phone cable. From Fast Company Compass) “There’s a scary new reason not to borrow a stranger’s iPhone cable” Comments?

MENTAL HEALTH:  From The Mayo Clinic, “Mental health: Overcoming the stigma of mental illness” Comments?

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