Employment Law Consultant (01-28-2020)

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 Tuesday morning.

LEADERSHIP: DAVOS and future world leaders. From Time Magazine, “Why TIME Devoted a Special Issue to Young Leaders” Comments?

  PROMOTION: For a woman,  does a workplace promotion increase her chances of a divorce? From, BBC (Worklife), “Why promoted women are more likely to divorce” Comments?

OVERLOAD: A commentary on the “flooding the zone”, disinformation, and our democracy, from Vox, ““Flood the zone with shit”: How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy”Comments?

LATER: I’ll get around to it later…sounds familiar? from BBC (Worklife), “Why procrastination is about managing emotions, not time” Comments?

GIG COLLEGE: Education and training for the “gig economy.” An emerging trend.  From JD Supra and Fisher Phillips, “Universities Are Preparing Students For The Gig Economy And The Future Of Work” Comments?

  LAST HURDLE: You successfully completed the job application process. Congratulations. Now you are scheduled for  a job interview. Some advice, from  Fast Company (Compass), “7 mistakes that can derail a promising job interview” Comments?

FIRST STEP: Improved mental health. Taking the first step. From NPR (Life Kit), “How To Start Therapy” Comments?

IEP & FMLA: FMLA administration  “may an employee take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to attend a Committee on Special Education (CSE) meeting to discuss the Individualized Education Program (IEP) of the employee’s son or daughter.?” Yes, under the circumstances described in the U.S. Department of Labor Opinion Letter, FMLA2019-2-. Comments?

HIGH SCHOOL:  Are you employed by a high school? do you have a student in high school? Then this Report from ACT (Center for Equity in Learning) may be of interest to you, ” Supporting the Mental Health Well-Being of High School Students” Comments?

THE HOOD: How “neighborhood” impacts a child’s opportunity to  grow into healthy, productive adults? From diversitydatakids.org “Child Opportunity Index (COI) ” Comments?

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