Employment Law Consultant (01-21-2020)

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Good Tuesday morning.

CLIMATE CHANGE (PART I): An emerging trend, on note, involving climate change and investments, from BlackRock, “A Fundamental Reshaping of Finance ” Comments?

CLIMATE CHANGE (PART II):  The World Economic Forum, hosts of DAVOS, in  “The Global Risks Report 2020” states, in part, under the Executive Summary , that “..For the first time in the history of the Global Risks Perception Survey, environmental concerns dominate the top long-term risks by likelihood among members of the World Economic Forum’s multistakeholder community; three of the top five risks by impact are also environmental (see Figure I, The Evolving Risks Landscape 2007–2020). “Failure of climate change mitigation and adaption” is the number one risk by impact and number two by likelihood over the next 10 years, according to our survey….

BIAS: Concerned about bias within the workplace? For perspective on the problem listen to the Pod Cast or review the transcript ,from Harvard Business Review, entitled, “A New Way to Combat Bias at Work” Comments?

CELEBRATIONS: Is there a need for a return of celebration and rituals in the workplace? Consider the article, from Forbes, “Ritual And Celebration In The Workplace” Comments?

  EFFICIENT: From Fast Company (Compass) some suggestion on increasing efficiency during the work day, “To get more done in four 6-hour workdays, do these three things” Comments?

HR 2020s: HR executives, a look into the immediate future from Forbes, “Top 10 HR Trends That Matter Most In The 2020 Workplace” Comments?

CA PAID SICK LEAVE: California employer? From JD Supra & Fox Rothschild LLP, “A Chart Of All Of California’s State And City Paid Sick Leave Laws” Comments?

★ WISDOM: What’s old is becoming coming new…or back to the future. From BBC (Culture) , “Why philosophers could be the ones to transform your 2020” Comments?

AGING HEALTH: Do you wonder what might be trending in health care related to aging might look like during the 2020s? If so, this article from Kaiser Health News, might of interest to you, “What The 2020s Have In Store For Aging Boomers” Comments?

POSTPARTUM: A healthy moment of reflection. From NPR, “‘A Lifeline’ For Doctors Helps Them Treat Postpartum Depression” Comments?

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