Employment Law Consultant (12-05-19)

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.

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Good Thursday morning.

TUNNEL: Wonder why you are having a bad day at work? Could be that you are a victim of “tunneling.” From the BBC (Worklife), “Why having too much on your plate means nothing gets done” Comments?

WISE DONATIONS:  Giving Tuesday; before making a donation you may wish to read this article from Fast Company (Compass),  “This nonprofit rating service measures effectiveness so you can make the most of Giving Tuesday” Comments?

NEWS: A “snap-shot” of the state of the news  media industry from The Pew Research Center, “9 charts about America’s newsrooms” Comments?

REFERENCE CHECK: Confirming credentials listed on a resume? Helpmay be on the way, from HRExecutive, “Why IBM and others are building a global database for employee credentials” Comments?

CLOSE TO ME?: Are  you familiar with the “Billy Graham Rule” which requires married men and women to avoid one-on-one situations with members of the opposite sex? From Fisher Phillips, “Men Refusing To Work Alone With Women: The HR And Legal Guide” Comments?

TITLE IX PITFALLS:  Are you responsible for the implementation and enforcement of Title IX regulations? From Cohen Seglias, “Top Ten Pitfalls of Title IX Investigations and How to Avoid Them” Comments?

CAL-FEHA: California Employers: Do you utilize the services of a staffing agency? If so, you should be aware of the case described in this article from BakerHostetler, “California Court of Appeal Determines Customer of Staffing Agency Is Employer Because of Direction and Control” Comments?

OFFICE PARTY: Making plans for your office’s holiday party? From Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada, “Tips for Having a Great (and Responsible) Holiday Party” Comments?

MEANING:  In 2018, The Pew Research Center asked people “What makes life meaningful?” Here is a summary the responses, “Where Americans Find Meaning in Life” Comments?

PUNCH IN?: The end of an era.  From Marketplace, “The mechanical time clock is itself clocking out” Comments?

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