Employment Law Consultant (07-28-2020)

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Tuesday morning.

HONOR: Voices in the wilderness, from the California Health Care Foundation, “Public Health Officials Unfairly Targeted for Protecting American Lives”

DEBATE: Differences in opinion, from the Pew Research Center, “As the U.S. copes with multiple crises, partisans disagree sharply on severity of problems facing the nation”

SCHOOL GUIDE: California school employees or administrators a guidance from the California Department of Public Health, “COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Schools and School-Based Programs” updated on July 17, 2020. Note: the guidances for child care and camps have also been updated.

★ OVER-REACTION:  Strong feelings regarding the use (non-use) of face masks occasionally turn violent. How can you avoid such behavior? From JD Supra and Littler, “Avoiding Workplace Violence: How Businesses Should React if Customers Become Violent When Asked to Wear a Mask”

OFFICE?: A timely inquiry, from the Harvard Business Review, “Do We Really Need The Office?”

GREAT FALL: “All the king’s horses and all the king’s men…”, from Fast Company (Compass), “The workforce is fractured. This is how leaders need to bring people together”

GLOBAL LESSON: Planning for the reopening of schools, from Axios, “Europe’s lessons on reopening schools”

BLM RESOURCE: A new source of information from Gallup, “Gallup Center on Black Voices” The Center’s mission statement: “The Center on Black Voices is Gallup’s research initiative devoted to studying and highlighting the experiences of more than 40 million Black Americans: tracking and reporting on progress on life outcomes and a life well-lived.”

VOTE: Voting during the pandemic, from Brookings, “Are American elections pandemic-proof? A state-by-state scorecard”

ALERT!: Be aware, from the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Labor, “Unemployment Insurance Phishing Fraud Alert”

If you would like to learn more about my services and how I can help you with any challenges you’re facing at your workplace or to learn more about evaluating and planning your organization to prevent workplace conflicts

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