Employment Law Consultant (02-06-2020)

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.

WOMEN: Women rising to the challenge to fill high skill jobs.  From The Pew Research Center, “Women Make Gains in the Workplace Amid a Rising Demand for Skilled Workers” Comments?

CHUMS:  Go figure, from the Harvard Business Review, “Study: How Schmoozing Helps Men Get Ahead” Comments?

CULTURE OF HEALTH: Small business owners, do you feel the the establishment of a culture of health at is workplace is too costly ?  From, Entrepreneur, “Workplace Wellness Isn’t Just for Big Corporations. Here’s How Small Businesses Can Build a Culture of Health” Comments?

FIRST IMPRESSION: New to a job? Some thoughts on making a good first impression, from Fast Company (Compass), “3 things you must do to make a good impression in a new job” Comment?

RESTRAIN: California employees and employers. Just in case the occasion arises you may wish to know about Gun Violence Restraining Orders. From HRwatchdog, “Employers/Co-Workers Seeking Gun Violence Restraining Orders” Comments?

DRUGS: Do you have questions about the impact of various drugs, m such as opioids, on your workforce and society in general. If so, you may wish to take the time to review the “2019 Drug Threat Assessment” issued by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration…a long read. Comments?

★ SERMON: The Sunday sermon receives high ratings from those who attend church services. From  the Pew Research Center, “U.S. churchgoers are satisfied with the sermons they hear, though content varies by religious tradition” Comments?

CENSUS SCAM:  Census scams…is nothing sacred? From the Idenity Theft Resource Center, “Be on the lookout for 2020 census scams” Comments?

SELECT: Low-Carb? High-Carb? Protein,(plant or animal)?  Having a hard time deciding? A  little help BBC (Food), “High-protein or high-carb: Will either boost your fitness?” Comments?

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