Employment Law Consultant (10-22-19)

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.

REMEMBRANCE: A moment to reflect on a great man’s passing, , from The Baltimore Sun, “Rep. Elijah Cummings rose from segregated childhood to powerful political voice in Baltimore, Washington” Comments?

OLDER: Take a moment to think of the value of “older” workers, from Ladders, “6 essential qualities employees over 50 bring to today’s workplace” Comments?

NO HIRE: California Employers and Employees: The Legislature just brought to an end the era of “no hire” clauses in settlement agreements. See the text of AB 749 at  Comments?

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT:  A perspective on private, for-profit, colleges from The Leadership Conference EducationFund, “Gainful Employment: A Civil Rights Perspective” Comments?

GENDER:  Trends in gender identity impact the workplace, from NPR, “He, She, They: Workplaces Adjust As Gender Identity Norms Change” Comments?

THINK BEFORE YOU WRITE:  Think carefully before you write a “negative” letter of reference,  from Forbes, “Bad Reference Comes Back To Haunt Supervisor Who Is Found Guilty of Discrimination” Comments? Comments?

INCLUSION:  Looking for ideas on how to develop a workplace culture of inclusion? Some ideas from Forbes, “How To Create A More Inclusive Workplace Culture” Comments?

“NICE”:  Too nice? A source of some concern for in the workplace discussed by siliconAngle in the article, “Being helpful in the workplace may hurt women’s chances of promotion” Comments?

THINK AGAIN: How thorough is your organization  in screening job announcements and the hiring process against discrimination? Maybe not enough, from Fast Company (Compass), “Discrimination in the hiring process is more prevalent than you might think” Comments?

LONGEVITY ECONOMY: In 2018, for the first time in history, those aged 65 or older outnumbered children younger than five globally. This trend is rising. Consider harnessing the potential of the “longevity economy.” from the BBC (Generation Project), “The untapped potential of the ‘longevity economy’ Comments?

GRIM: Grim news from UNICEF’s Office of Global Insights and Policy, “The State of the World’s Children” Comments?

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