Employment Law Consultant (12-26-19)

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.

Holiday schedule: I will not be posting this Blog on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 (New Year’s Eve)


Good Thursday morning.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020: Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year 2020.  A little on the history of  the New Year’s holiday from Live Science, “Why Do We Celebrate New Year’s on Jan. 1?”

  IMPRESS: Some suggestion from Fast Company (Compass) on how to make a great impression at your job interview, “How to sound humble but not weak or insecure” Comments?

 ★ NOT ALONE: You are not alone, from Forbes, “61% Of Bosses Are Bullies. Here’s How That’s About To Change” Comments?

PRODUCTIVITY TIPS: Trying to decide on ideas to improve your work experience in 2020? Some suggestions, regarding workplace distractions, from the Harvard Business Review, “10 Quick Tips for Avoiding Distractions at Work” Comments?

PROMOTE YOURSELF:  An important question to ask, from The Harvard Business Review,  “Why Don’t Women Self-Promote As Much As Men?” Comments?

TRADITION: Here’s a traditional suggestion from the BBC (Worklife) for a New Year’s resolution, “How to be more efficient: stop ‘precrastinating’” Comments?

GAMBLE?: Are you prepared to gamble your professional work career on trust in the belief of “job security”? From Forbes, “Why You Need To Be The CEO Of Your Career” Comment?

GAZE INTO THE FUTURE: A crystal ball’s view of the 2020’s, from Fortune, “25 Ideas That Will Shape the 2020s” Comments?

WEIGHT: An impending health crisis, from Reuters (Health), “Half of U.S. adults to be obese by 2030 with one in four severely obese” Comments?

HEALTH BARRIER: A barrier to the receipt of healthy medical advice, from Reuters (Health), “Patients face difficulty talking about weight with doctors” Comments?

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Thank you and best regards,


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