Employment Law Consultant (02-25-2020)

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.

  PSYCHIC: Mirror, mirror on the wall…The “psychic services” industry is worth $2 billion in the U.S. From Marketplace, “Witchcraft goes mainstream, and becomes big business” Comments?

WEIGHT:  A new study from Cornell University, printed in Plos|One finds that ““Big men” in the office: The gender-specific influence of weight upon persuasiveness” The article notes that being overweight is not so much of a plus for women. Comments?

BRAIN: We can all probably benefit from a little brain expansion. From Fast Company (Compass), “How to coach your brain to increase your attention span” Comments?

“MICRO-CREDENTIAl”?:  Micro-credential? Learn more from this BBC (Worklife) article, “Could micro-credentials compete with traditional degrees?” Comments?

AT WILL?: “Employment-At-Will” Might a good time to refresh your understanding of the phrase. From Inc., “Employment-at-Will Does Not Mean What You Think It Means” Comments?

GAMBLER: “Gambler’s Fallacy” from BBC (Worklife),  “The simple maths error that can lead to bankruptcy” Comments?

#METOO: Susan Fowler is the author of “Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber”. On February 17, 2020 she wrote an article for Time:” I Spoke Out Against Sexual Harassment at Uber. The Aftermath Was More Terrifying Than Anything I Faced Before”. Attached is the Blog Post which started Ms Fowler’s journey, “Reflecting On One Very, Very Strange Year At Uber” Comments?

CHILD CARE: Struggling with the balance between child care and work? You are not along. From The Center for American Progress, “The Child Care Crisis Causes Job Disruptions for More Than 2 Million Parents Each Year” Comments?

MYSTERY: A difference in the behavior between men and women which might resolve (and explain) more “mysteries” than choice of diet. From BBC (Future), “The mystery of why there are more women vegans” Comments?

TRIVIA MAP: A good conversation starter for discussions over coffee…did you know…? From Fast Company (Compass), “This map shows which companies have lasted hundreds (and even thousands) of years” Comments?

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