Employment Law Consultant (03-24-2020)

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.

NATIONAL EMERGENCY: National Emergency,  from Cox Media Group National Content Desk, “What is the Stafford Act; the National Emergencies Act?” Comments?

OVER 50? GOOD NEWS:  Over 50? From Marketwatch, “There may be good news on the horizon for workers over 50” Comments?

TRY, TRY AGAIN: Fail…somethings you can learn from failure, fromForbes, “3 Things You Can Learn From Failing In Your Career (And Ultimately Get Ahead)” Comments?

PRIVATE INFORMATION: Employees and employers…in this period of anxiety over the coronavirus do not lose sight of your obligations to maintain the confidentiality of your colleague’s or employee’s medical information, from Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, “Employment and Your Medical Privacy (California Medical Privacy Series)”Comments?

BENEFITS: Worth following, from Reuters, “U.S. Labor Department allows jobless benefits for coronavirus” Comments?

CA LABOR GUIDE: California employers, from the State of California, Department of Industrial Relations, “Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office” Comments?

ADA & COVID-19: Coronavirus and the Americans with Disabilities Act, from the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, “PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS IN THE WORKPLACE AND THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT” Comments?

COVID-19 & SICK LEAVE:Paid sick-leave in the era of COVID-19, from the Pew Research Center, “As coronavirus spreads, which U.S. workers have paid sick leave – and which don’t?” Comments?

TRACKER: Tracking the COVID-19 virus: how Americans are feeling; how confident they are in the response to the pandemic; and, and how prepared they personally feel.  From elucd, “National Coronavirus Preparedness Tracker” Comments?

COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER:  An excellent summary of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) from John Hopkins University and Medicine, “Coronavirus Resource Center” Comments?

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