Employment Law Consultant (06-04-2020)

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Thursday morning.

REDUCE STRESS: Most everyone is feeling stressed by the events resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. The opening of business and returning to work will cause even more stress. Some ideas on managing the situation from Forbes, “How To Reduce Covid-19 Related Stress Of Your Workforce” Comments?

APPLES AND ORANGES: In light of our current status with Covid-19 it may be a good time refresh your memory on the differences between seasonal flu and pandemic flu…there’s a difference. From the CDC, “How Is Pandemic Flu Different from Seasonal Flu?” Comments?

THE RESERVE:  A “snapshot” of the impact of Covid-19 upon our economy prepared by the Federal Reserve (05-27-2020), “National Summary”. Comments?

ANTI-BODIES?: Returning to work. Testing. The CDC urges that “Antibody test results should not be used to determine if someone can return to work.” See, “Using Antibody Tests for COVID-19” Comments?

INDOORS:  A subtle risk to staying indoors, from the BBC (Future), “How staying indoors affects your immune system” Comments?

BURNED OUT?: Feeling overwhelmed with work? Unappreciated? Just can’t seem to “get it right”? You might be approaching “burn out”, from the BBC (Worklife), “How to tell if you’re close to burning out” Comments?

ANXIOUS: Anxious about the prospect of returning to work? A thoughtful discussion by the BBC (Worklife), “Why do we feel uneasy about a ‘new normal’?” Comments?

A DECADE: From NPR, “A Decade Of Watching Black People Die  Comments

CAL/OSHA: CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS: From Cal/OSHA, “Cal/OSHA Interim General Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19 (05-14-2020)” Includes is a comprehensive list of useful resource. Comments?

TIRED: Shelter in Place. Wash Your Hands. Don’t Touch Your Face. Too much or not too little? From Fast Company (Compass) , “Quarantine fatigue is real: Why Americans are tiring of social distancing and handwashing” Comments?

#covid19us #shelterinplace #fatigue



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