Employment Law Consultant (11-21-19)

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.

CONSTITUTION:  A brief U.S. history lesson on a current topic of conversation…impesachment, from NPR, “Fractured Into Factions? What The Founders Feared About Impeachment” Comments?

★ CHANGING CAREERS?: Thinking about making a career change? From Forbes, “Career Changers Take Almost One Year To Make Their Move—How To Reach Your Goal Sooner” Comments?

OFFICE DESIGN: Designing office space? From Fast Company (Compass), “How to design an office that actually supports employees’ well-being” Comments?

★ CIVICS: The value, to business, of civics education, from the Harvard Business Review, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, “THE BUSINESS CASE FOR CIVICS EDUCATION” Comments?

BAD BOSS?: Do you work for a terrible boss? From The Guardian, “You’re not alone: how to survive your horrible boss” Comments?

★ 4-DAY WEEK: What are your thoughts on a $-Day workweek? From HR Executive, “Can America make the 4-day week work?” Comments?

INVESTIGATION CHECK-LIST:  Facing the prospect of conducting an internal investigation on alleged employee misconduct? From Lex Blog and Haynsworth  Sinkler Boyd, P.A., “A Checklist for Conducting Workplace Investigations” Comments?

WELLBEING AT WORK:  Workplace wellbeing. From Gallup Workplace, “Wellbeing by Generation: Where Some Thrive, Others Struggle” Comments?

OLD?:  What is considered “old age”? From BBC (Health), “Old age: Why 70 may be the new 65” Comments?

STATE OF HAPPINESS: The state of happiness in the United States is, as viewed in this article from Vox, “American happiness is plummeting. Could a few words change that?” Comments?

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