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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Tuesday morning.

CA EMPLOYERS:  Are you an employer in California? If so, you may appreciate this summary of employment law changes  coming with the new year. From the Los Angeles Times, “New labor laws are coming to California. What’s changing in your workplace?”Comments?

  VIOLENCE 2019: A grim statistic from 2019.  Let us hope for a better 2020, from the BBC, “US saw highest number of mass killings on record in 2019, database reveals” Comments?

BENEFITS: Looking for ideas on provding your employees with new or different benefits? Here are 15 for your consideration. From HR Executive, “15 employers that made employee benefit changes in 2019” Comments?

OLD BOYS: Are you surprised by this article from Inc, “Study: The Old Boys Network is Real and Explains Part of the Pay Gap” I did not think so. Comments?

FREELANCE: A you a freelance writer working in California? This article maybe of interest, from JD Supra and Fisher Phillips, “Freelancer Writers Are The Latest Group To Challenge California’s Gig Economy Law – But Will It Do Any Good?” Comments?

RUSTY:  Some suggestions from Next Avenue for older job applicants,  “How To Job Hunt If You Haven’t In Years” Comments?

NEWS READS 2019: Just in case you are interested, from Politico, “POLITICO Magazine’s Top 19 Reads of 2019” Comments?

RESOURCE: A helpful resource for employers with questions regarding the “relevant laws and regulations governing how workplaces should respond to the growing trend of legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use in jurisdictions throughout the United States.” From JD Supra and Fox Rothschild, “National Survey On Marijuana In The Workplace And Drug Testing Laws” Comments?

CA PRIVACY 2020: Doing business in California? Important changes to the state’s privacy laws which you need to be aware of, from Vox, “California’s new privacy law, explained” Comments?

★ RED WINE: After the holidays iyt may be worth our time to ask, as does the BBC (Future), “Can drinking red wine ever be good for us?” Comments?

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