Employment Law Consultant (12-17-19)

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday


Good Tuesday morning.

TOXIC: A toxic work environment can develop in any workplace. From Forbes, “A Toxic Workplace: ‘It Could Never Happen Here,’ Right?” Comments?

EXPERIENCED WORKERS: According to Marsh & McLennan,  “Experienced workers can not only plug the talent gap but also represent the best talents in a rising global longevity economy” For more information readthe report, “The Twin Trends of Aging and Automation” Comments?

WOMEN & WORK:  Future of work for women. According to Women, Automation, and the Future of Work, an Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) report, technological change will affect men and women differently in a number of ways. See, from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research  “Women, Automation, and the Future of Work (Executive Summary)” Comments?

TRUTH: Truth or dare, from Inc. “85 Percent of Job Applicants Lie on Resumes. Here’s How to Spot a Dishonest Candidate” Comments?

UNION SHIFT: The changing face of organized labor, from Politico,  “The New Union Label: Female, Progressive and Very Anti-Trump” Comments

★ GIG TROUBLE: Trouble within the gig economy? From The Press Democrat,”Bay Area Instacart employee leads revolt against grocery delivery service” Comments?

FUTURE HIRING: The job hiring process of the near future, from VOX, “Artificial intelligence will help determine if you get your next job” Comments?

“9-8-8”: Soon, “9-8-8” suicide hotline, from PBS, “FCC votes to set up 3-digit suicide hotline number like 911” Comments?

DYING AT HOME: On death and dying from Reuters, “Home is now the most common place of death in the U.S.” Comments?

ECONOMY CLASS:  Fear of flying discomfort? Help may be on the way, from Fast Compoany (Compass), “This ingenious airline seat will making flying coach less awful” Comments?

#flying  #economy  #comfort



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