Employment Law Consultant (04-16-2020)

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.

BELIEVE: Myths? Misinformation? from the BBC (Future) “Why smart people believe coronavirus myths” Comments?

WOMEN AT RISK: Covid-19 impact, from NPR, “Women Are Losing More Jobs In Coronavirus Shutdowns” Comments?

UNEQUAL:  Covid-19 impact, from Reuters, “African-Americans dying of coronavirus at higher rates, preliminary data shows” Comments?

RECOVERY: Ideas on handling the disruption in the workplace caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, from Gallup, “How Leaders Are Responding to COVID-19 Workplace Disruption” Comments?

ZOOM: Some information on the Zoom and privacy, from Fast Company (Compass), “The Zoom privacy and security issues you still need to worry about” Comments? 

★ PENSION SAFETY: Is my pension safe in light of the Covid-19 pandemic? Retirees from public employment, from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, “LEGAL CONSTRAINTS ON CHANGES IN STATE AND LOCAL PENSIONS”

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT: Retirees, from the Pension Rights Center, “Is My Retirement Plan at Risk Due to the COVID-19 Crisis? ” Comments?

CDC GUIDANCE: Covid-19 from the CDC (issued 04-08-2020), “Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019” Comments?

CA COURTS: The Judicial Council of California issued a set of “emergency rules” as “AMENDMENTS TO THE CALIFORNIA RULES OF COURT Adopted by the Judicial Council on April 6, 2020, effective April 6, 2020” Employers should pay attention to Rule 9 (Page 28-29) Comments?

LIGHT: Looking ahead, post Covid-19, this article from Forbes explores, “What Workplaces Could Look Like, When Workers Return” Comments?

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