Employment Law Consultant (10-17-19)

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.

CAUTION: California workers and employers: On October 10, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 9 into law, extending the statute of limitations for claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), from one year to three. Comments?

RESILIENCE:  How resilient are you? What is the role of resilience in the development of your career? From Forbes, “Why Resilience Can Make Or Break Your Career” Comments?

LAZY?: What are your thoughts on “laziness”?  How does being lazy differ from being idle? Could laziness by a symptom of something you should attend to? From Fast Company, “We need to stop seeing laziness as a bad thing. Here’s why” Comments?

  HOME?: An interesting statistic, from Marketplace, “Housing costs force young Californians to live with their parents” Comments?

SHOCK: California employers: A summary of the new laws regulating the workplace, from Littler (Insight), “Shock and Awe! California Employers Face Onslaught of New Regulations” Comments?

WEED UNIONS?: Cannabis Industry employers and employees: Trending, from Vox, “The push to unionize cannabis workers, explained” Comments?

★ WRITE: Do you view writing a letter, email, or report as a task to be “put off to another day?” Is so, your are not alone. From Fast Company (Compass), “Four steps that make writing less overwhelming” Comments?

WOMEN AT WORK 2019: A view of some of the changes and trends impacting women in the workplace in 2019, from McKinsey & Company, ” Women in the Workplace 2019″ Comments ?

THE PANTSUIT: A moment of fashion history, from Fast Company (Compass), “The outrageous, deeply sexist history of the pantsuit”Comments?

OFF TRACK: Do you find yourself “getting off track” by the experience of a small failure? From BBC (Worklife), “How ‘emergency reserves’ can help you stick to your goals”Comments?

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