Employment Law Consultant (02-04-2020)

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.

★ GIRL BOSS:” What is your reaction to this phrase? From the BBC (Worklife) the phrase’s journey through the world of advertising, “Girl boss’: When empowerment slogans backfire” Comments?

  SOURCE: Questions at work regarding the Coronavirus? All you need to know, from the CDC, “Coronavirus”  Comments?

PINNOCHIO:  Fact-checking stories about the coronavirus. This Post, which will be updated, can be used to bring some reality to the myths about the coronavirus, from Poynter, “Coronavirus: Fact-checkers from 30 countries are fighting 3 waves of misinformation” Comments?

COVER LETTER: Writing a cover letter to accompany your job application? From Fast Company (Compass), “These are the 4 sentences you need to make your cover letter get noticed” Comments?

IMPLICIT BIAS: California employees and employers within the health care industry take note of the provisions of AB 241 which (beginning in 2022)  requires physicians, surgeons, nurses, and physician assistants to take implicit bias training as part of their continuing education requirements. Comments?

EXPENSIVE: Sexual harassment in the workplace. Another reason why this problem must be taken seriously by all employers. From Fisher Phillips, “Sexual Harassment Payouts Hit All-Time High In 2019” Comments?

HIGHER EDUCATION 2020:  Long Read: Employed by a college or university? If so, you may be interested in this report by the Bipartisan Policy Center, “A New Course for Higher Education” Comments?

RECOGNIZE ME?: What is your opinion regarding the use of AI for facial recognition? A perspectives on the subject from Fast Company (Compass), “Privacy groups want a federal facial-recognition ban, but it’s a long shot” Comments?

GOOD MANNERS:  It is never too late in life, for any of us, to consider, as does this article from The Spruce, “20 Bad Habits You Need to Break” Comments?

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: A discussion on diet and intelligence. As a person person who follows a Whole Food Plant Based Diet I found this article interesting. Hope you do as well. Vegan or not.  From the BBC (Future), “How a vegan diet could affect your intelligence” Comments?

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