Employment Law Consultant (02-27-2020)

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.

STAR MAPS: Is it in the stars? Astrology from the fringe to the mainstream aa  a multi-billion dollar industry. From NPR, a Podcast, “The Start” Comments?

  THEFT: And the winners are….from the Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2019,  published by the Federal Trade commission,  (1) Identity Theft, (2) Imposter Scams, and, (3) Telephone and Mobile Services. Comments?

NAP: Time for a nap? From Marketplace, “Business is catching on to the importance of sleep” Comments?

BAG CHECK: California Employers: Be aware of this new California Supreme Court decision regarding time spent by an employee waiting for a “bag check” conducted when entering or exiting the workplace. From JDSupra and Constangy, “Security Checks Are Compensable “Work” Time, Court Says” Comments?

You are applying for a new job. The application form asks if you were ever fired from a past job. You were. How do you respond to the question? A suggestion from Quartz, “If you were fired, don’t lie about it in a job interview. Do this instead” Comment?

WHO ARE YOU? What do you think? From the BBC (Business), “Should your email say if you’re he, she or they?” Comments?

WORKING SAMPLE: What does the labor market in the United States look like? A unique approach to finding an answer to that question from Marketplace (United States of Work), “What if the U.S. labor force were 10 people?: Our re-imagining of the 164 million people who make this economy work.” Comments?

ARTS & CRAFTS: The future of the craftsperson or artist in Japan. Why the impact of generation shifts impacts traditional attention even the finest to detail. From BBC (Worklife), “The future of Japan’s master artisans” Comments?

★ $4.99?: Are you or do you know someone who is reaching his/her 80th birthday celebration? It might make a difference in the availability of certain medical procedures such as heart by-pass surgery. From STATNews, “How the psychology of a $4.99 price tag might influence who undergoes heart surgery”

DEMENTIA: Concerned about memory loss or dementia as you or a loved one age? Then this article from the Alzheimer’s Prevention Bulletin may interest you, “Reduce your risk of dementia by understanding the brain heart connection”  Comments?

DIET MYTHS: Thinking about changing your diet? From Live Kindly, “The 9 MostCommon Plant-Based Diet Myths Debunked” Comments?

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