Employment Law Consultant (11-12-19)

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Good Tuesday morning

VETERANS DAY: November 11, 2019 is Veterans Day. From the United States Department of Defense, “5 Facts to Know About Veterans Day” Comments?

TODAY’S VETERANS: Today’s veterans, from the Pew Research Center, “Key findings about America’s military veterans” Comments?

WHISTLEBLOWING IN THE USA: In the light of current events it  feels like some have forgotten “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day” July 30, 2019), recognized by U.S. Senate Resolution 194 116th Congress (2019-2020) Worth a quick read.  Comments?

HR FRIEND?: An interesting article from Fortune. What can be done to change this perception?  “HR Is Not Your Friend. Here’s Why” Comments?

RESUME TIP: Wonder what a prospective employer is looking for when viewing your resume? From Fast Company (Compass), “This is the most essential trait you need to land any job” Comments?

★ OFFICE COMMUNICATION:“Let me think about this.” What does this phrase mean to you? From Fast Company (Compass), “This is what these 4 vague comments you’ll hear at work actually mean” C Comments?

  WORKERS’ MENTAL HEALTH:  (PART 1) Mental health in the workplace. A discussion of some important  trends from Reuters, “Culture change is the cutting edge of mental health benefits at work” Comments?

WORKERS’ MENTAL HEAL;TH (PART 2): Employee mental health, from Forbes, “13 Physical Workplace Elements That Support Employee Mental Health” Comments?

WAGE CLAIM: You just received a notice from the  Labor Commissioner  of a “wage and hour”  claim.  Now what? From JD Supra and Seyfarth, “Demystifying Labor Commissioner Wage Claims” Comments?

★ GETTING THINGS DONE: Does it seem like you can’t get everything you need to do done? Every wonder why? From the BBC (Worklife), “The ‘law’ that explains why you can’t get anything done” Comments?

★ CHILDHOOD OBESITY: Concerned about the rise of obesity in children? Some thoughts on the subject from The Lancet, “Child nutrition: the need for courageous action” Comments?

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