Employment Law Consultant (11-05-19)

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.

Comments and suggestions from readers are encouraged.

I appreciate receiving your feedback and suggestions.

Please urge your friends to join the conversation by signing up to this Blog.

Published every Tuesday and Thursday


I was not able to publish last Thursday as a result of the Kincaid Fire and related evacuation order, loss of electricity and internet coverage.

Good Tuesday morning

SMOKE: A timely reminder for California employers. From Ogletree and Deakins, “Employers’ Obligations in Light of California’s Wildfire Smoke Regulation” Comments?

ERROR: Now what do I do? From Glassdoor, “4 Ways to Salvage an Interview Gone Wrong” Comments?

OVER THE DINNER TABLE: Would you share your views of Donald Trump over dinner? From The Pew Research Center, “Public Highly Critical of State of Political Discourse in the U.S.” Comments?

DIGITAL FUTURE: What are your views on the future of digital life? From The Pew Research Center, “Shareable quotes from experts about the next 50 years of digital life” Comments?

INTROVERT?:  Do you consider yourself to be an introvert? From Smart Brief, “7 keys to help introverts thrive in the age of acceleration” Comments?

LEGAL TECH: Do you provide legal services? If so, you may be interested in the results of the American Bar Association’s, Legal Technology Resource Center, “Tech Survey 2019” Comments?

★ JOKING?: Just joking? From Forbes, “When Is An Office Prank Considered Harassment” Comments?

★ EMOJI CENSOR?: Peach? Eggplant? Facebook? What’s the connection? From Fast Company (Compass), “Facebook has a new policy on ‘sexual’ emoji (yes, that means the peach)” Comments?

9-1-1 CHANGE: Karl’s Law and how it might have an impact on how you do business. From the Federal Register, “Improving the 911 System by Implementing Kari’s Law and RAY BAUM’S Act” Comments?

★ STAY WELL: Engaged in a job search? Don’t forget the value of wellness., From Inside Higher Ed, “Balancing Wellness and a Job Search” Comments?

If you would like to learn more about my services and how I can help you with any challenges you’re facing at your workplace or to learn more about evaluating and planning your organization to prevent workplace conflicts contact me to request a free initial consultation by using the information provided under “contact” or leave a message/text at (707) 479-2317.

My services are limited to residents or businesses located within the County of Sonoma, California.

I will return on Thursday morning.

Thank you and best regards,


Employment Law and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Know Your Rights ✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Coaching ✔ Employees and Employers ✔ Prevention Focus ✔Fostering Workplace Cultures of Civility, Inclusion, and Safety ✔Solutions Finder ✔Negotiation & Mediation ✔Internal Personnel Investigations

“Let’s Connect” on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/fredengbarth or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fengbarth/?modal=admin_todo_tour

DISCLAIMER: This site is for informational and educational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Further, your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon any information presented on this blog without seeking professional legal counsel. The legal information provided in this site is general and should not be relied on as legal advice, which I cannot provide without full consideration of all relevant information relating to one’s individual situation.






Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.