Employment Law Consultant (08-06-2020)

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.

AMERICAN HERO: The Hon. John Lewis, a final message, from The New York Times, “Together, You  Can Redeem the Soul  of Our Nation”

IMPOSTER: Imposter syndrome? The most susceptible targets of the condition. From the BBC (Worklife), “Why imposter syndrome hits women and women of colour harder”

COVID-19 PLAYBOOK: California employers, the State of California has recently released a”Covid-19 Employer Playbook: For a Safe Reopening”. A helpful guide through the State’s Covid-19 guidances and requirements.

TIME CLOCK:  Do you have questions regarding the impact of Covid-19 your obligations under Fair Labor Standards Act? If so, you might wish to review the updated FAQ from the U.S Department of Labor (Wage and Hour Division), “COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act Questions and Answers”

PARENTS: Are you the parent of a school age child? If so, this publication from the CDC may be of interest to you, “Back to School Planning: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers”

A LONG ROAD: Some news on the time it takes for Covid-19 victims, who were not hospitalized, to recover from the consequences of their illness, as reported by the CDC on July 24, 2020 in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), “Symptom Duration and Risk Factors for Delayed Return to Usual Health Among Outpatients with COVID-19 in a Multistate Health Care Systems Network — United States, March–June 2020”

WORLD SCHOLARS:  A little more background information on the re-opening of schools. From Politico, “Open schools are the exception, not the rule, around the world”

JUST THE FACTS: A handy and practical guide for journalists reporting on the Covid-19 pandemic and those of us who are trying to understand the various reporting terms, from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), “Journalists’ guide to COVID data”

WORRY: What worries the parents of school age children the most?From the Kaiser Family Foundation, ” Coronavirus: Reopening, Schools, And The Government Response”

PROOF: A Covid-19 quick fix? Don’t believe it, from Politifact, “Don’t fall for this video: Hydroxychloroquine is not a COVID-19 cure”

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 contact me to request a free initial consultation by e-mail at fengbarth@outlook.com or by leaving a voice message/text at (707) 479-2317.

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