Employment Law Consultant (10-15-19)

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.

INTROVERT:Introvert? Networking? The internet helps resolve the discomfort. From Forbes, “How I Learned to Love Networking as an Introvert” Comments?

SPEAK UP!:  Talking to men in the workplace as a step towards preventing inappropriate conduct, from NBC News (Know Your Worth), “How to effectively talk to men about bad behavior in the workplace” Comments?

E-BOOK CHALLENGE: E-Books. Future challenges. From Fast Company (Compass), “The battle for the future of e-books is happening at your local library” Comments?

TRICK QUESTION: Preparing for a job interview? Watch out and prepare for the trick question. From Fast Company (Compass), “How to answer 5 common trick questions designed to trip you up in an interview” Comments?

HEADS UP: California employers. Changes in lactation accommodation  requirements scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2020, see Senate Bill 124. Comments?

EVALUATIONS: What are your thoughts on this question asked by Forbes in the article, “Are Men Biased In Their Evaluations Of Women?” Comments?

LISTEN: Can you hear me? From the Atlantic, “Why Everything Is Getting Louder” Comments?

SUPREMES:  In the news, at the start of its new term, is the United States Supreme Court. From the Pew Research Center, “5 facts about the Supreme Court” Comments?

REMOTE: Are you a remote worker? Looking for workplace  options in addition to a coffee shop? From Fast Company (Compass), “How to manage remote work based on your personality type?” Comments?

TIRED?: Good question, from BBC (Food), “Could eating more iron stop you feeling tired?” Comments?

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