Employment Law Consultant (03-05-2020)

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.

★ GLASS: What holds women back in the areas of retention and promotion?  A long, but worthwhile read, from The Harvard Business Review, “What’s Really Holding Women Back?” Comments?

TRADITION: Parents, teachers, and education administrators, the challenges and opportunities faced by schools when making changes to the traditional school schedule. from Unlocking Time, “The Unlocking Time Survey Results  February 2020” Comments?

LISTEN: Could you help me out with this problem? From NPR (Life Kit), “How To Give Advice: Less Fixing, More Listening” Comments?

 PROTECTED?:  A “heads up” for California employers, from JD Supra and JacksonLewis PC, “Is “Cannabis User” The Next Protected Class In California?” Comments?

THREAT: How does an employer respond to a threat of suicide made by an employee? From Littler, a thoughtful response, “Dear Littler: What to Do When an Employee Threatens Suicide?”  Comments?

WORK READY: Getting work ready, from Marketplace, “Apprenticeship programs could help solve labor market woes” Comments?

GIG’S UP?: California employers…writing on the wall? From Fisher Phillips, “Judge Forces Instacart To Reclassify Workers As Employees – But Not This Instant”  Comments?

PODCASTS: Like Podcasts?  These 6 podcasts will make you smarter From Fast Company (Compass), ” Comments?

100% REALLY?: How much attention should you pay to the disability provisions of the ADA and California’s FEMA? How about a couple of million dollars? From Inc., “The Cost of Ignoring the Americans With Disabilities Act: $2 Million” Comments?

PREPARE: Prevention is worth a pound of cure…from NPR, “A Guide: How To Prepare Your Home For Coronavirus” Comments?

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