Employment Law Consultant (04-30-2020)

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Thursday morning.

WOMEN: The potential negative impact ofCovin-19 on the future of women and young girls, an opinion from Politico Magazine, “A Second Covid Crisis Is Coming: If we don’t act now, women and girls will be suffering from the pandemic’s fallout for decades to come” with David Miliband and Sheryl Sandberg. Comments?

QUACKS:  From the United State Department of Justice, “Department of Justice Announces Disruption of Hundreds of Online COVID-19 Related Scams: Hundreds of Domains Disrupted Through Public and Private Sector Cooperative Efforts” Comments?

FOOD CHAIN: LONG READ: Interested in learning more about the potential impact of Covid-19 on food systems? If so, you might wish to take the time to read this report from the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable FoodSystems (iPESFOOD), “COVID-19 and the crisis in food systems: Symptoms, causes, and potential solutions” Comments?

★ RECOVERY OPTIONS: Our recovery post-Covid-19, from Fast Company (Compass),”New proposal to steer nation through COVID-19 crisis would give a voice to frontline workers” Comments?


DATA FANATIC: Are you a data or research junkie? If so, you may be interested in browsing through the Legatum Prosperity Index 2019, which is described in the Executive Summary as follows: “Using the Prosperity Index framework, nations around the world can assess their strengths and weaknesses in order to determine the economic and strategic choices that need to be made to further build inclusive societies, open economies, and empowered people to drive greater levels of prosperity” One finding of interest, among many, is that the United States Ranked #59 of 167 countries under the “Health Pillar”. Comments?

OUR FUTURE?:Some speculation on the past-pandemic future from Deloitte, “The world remade by COVID-19: Planning scenarios for resilient leaders” Comments?

LOW INCOME: From the Pew Research Center, “About Half of Lower-Income Americans Report Household Job or Wage Loss Due to COVID-19” Comments?

LGBTQ: Be aware, from Politico “Trump team moves to scrap protections for LGBTQ patients” Comments?

MASK OR COVER?: Important differences between the use and protections provided by a mask as opposed to a respirator, from 3M Personal Safety Division, “Key Differences Between Respirators and Masks” Comments?

★ AT RISK: Essential workers, from the California Health Care Foundation, “Staying Home: Not an Option Available to All” Comments?

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