Employment Law Consultant (01-14-2020)

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Good Tuesday morning.

PREGNANCY FAIRNESS:  Spend some time reviewing this article from A Better Balance on the “Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694)” then contact your representative asking him/her to cosponsor  and or support its passage. Comments?

PRIVACY TIPS: An early, practical, consumers guide to your rights under California’s new privacy laws, from Fast Company (Compass) “How to stop Uber, Hulu, Pornhub, and more from selling your data” Comments?

 WORKPLACE SAFETY: California employers: An alarming statistic from California’s Department of Industrial Relations, demonstrates the importance of your efforts  to keep your workers and  workplace safe, “Department of Industrial Relations Reports Increase in 2018 Fatal Workplace Injuries” Comments?

  EARLY START: Focus your efforts to prevent age discrimination on the point a prospective employee first discloses his/her age, from  Forbes, “Age Discrimination Starts When An Employer Becomes Aware Of An Older Worker’s Age” Comments?

ROLE CHANGES:  Trending, from PBS Newshour and NPR,, “Unemployment pushes more men to take on female-dominated jobs” Comments?

BOOMER: Confirmation that you can “turn a lemon into lemonade.” From HR ExExecutive and Lex Blog, “HR Executive Article: “How ‘OK, boomer’ can provide a teachable moment” Comments?

TAX TIME: Just in time, from the Internal Revenue Service, “IRS issues standard mileage rates for 2020” Comments?

 NOT JUST A LYRIC: Mother’s little helpers?”; a long read from the BBC (Future)  on “The medications that change who we are” Comments?

MENTAL DIET?: NWhat is a “nutritional  psychiatrist”? What is the relationship between what you eat and your mental health? From Fast Company (Compass), ” Massive review of nutrition research finds 5 essential diet habits for better mental health” Comments?

BLACK OWNED: Are you involved in the grocery business? Do you live or work in a community of color? Civil Eats poses a question for your consideration, “Why Are There So Few Black-Owned Grocery Stores?” Comments?

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