Employment Law Consultant (01-16-2020)

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.


Good Thursday morning.

WORD: What do you consider to be the most powerful word in the English language? Compare your response to the word identified as “most powerful” in the article selection from BBC (Culture) “Is this this the most powerful word in the English language?” Comments?

A READ:  Looking for some good books read after the holidays? Here’s a list from Fast Company (Compass), “7 books to help you be a better leader in 2020” Comments? 

  MILESTONE: An employment  milestone, from NPR, “Women Now Outnumber Men On U.S. Payrolls” Comments?

PROSTHETIC:  If you are a person relies on a  prosthetic device  or know someone who does this article, from Marketplace,, will be of interest to you, “Bringing down the cost of bionic arms” Comments?

INEQUALITY: What is your opinion on the topic of “economic inequality”? What do other people think? The Pew Research Center provides some insight in the article, “Most Americans Say There Is Too Much Economic Inequality in the U.S., but Fewer Than Half Call It a Top Priority” Comments?

RETIREMENT PLAN: Does your place of employment offer  or provide a retirement plan? No? Then you might be interested in this article from NPR, “New Law Aims To Help Americans Without Retirement Plans. Will It Work? Comments?

PAID LEAVES: Do you have questions about paid family leave and medical leave laws in the U.S. This  practical and useful tool from A Better Balance, might be of help “Comparative Chart of Paid Family and Medical Leave Laws in the United States” Comments?

NO PUBLICITY: A friendly reminder from Entrepreneur about why, in some instances, no publicity is better than bad publicity, “Avoid These 4 Workplace Disasters Before You Make Headlines” Comments?

LOCATION….: Are you aware that where you live may have an impact on your diet and health, from Blue Zones, “Americans Who Live In Immigrant Neighborhoods Eat Healthier” Comments?

CLOSING TIME?: Resolved not to drink as much alcohol in 2020 as you did in 2019…or before? This study, reported by NPR, might  motivate you to keep the resolution and skip the drinks. From NPR, “U.S. Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Doubled, Study Says” Comments?

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