Employment Law Consultant (08-18-2020)

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 Tuesday morning.

INTERNATIONAL VIEW: An international perspective, from Associated Press (AP) , on the grim fact that the “US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe’s alarm”

★ RECESSION: Covid-19’s impact on working women, from the 19th (Business & Economy), “America’s first female recession”

AT HIGH RISK:Covid-19’s impact on women. A long read from Undark “When a Contagion Comes, Women Bear a Heavy Burden”

★ UMBRELLA: Covid-19 and business interruption insurance, from the New York Times, “Businesses Thought They Were Covered for the Pandemic. Insurers Say No.”

VOTE!: An increase in 2020 elections activity and polls. A lot to sift through. Some help from the Pew Research Center, “Key things to know about election polling in the United States”

HISPANIC BUSINESS:  Covid-19 and the Hispanic business community, from the Pew Research Center, “Coronavirus economic downturn has hit Latinos especially hard”

BE  AWARE: Buyer be aware, from Fast Company (Compass), “Can UV light kill COVID-19? Experts advise caution”

PUBLIC OPINION: A review of public opinion on gender equality by Gallup, “Americans Regard Gender Equality as Unfinished Business”

OPIODS: On August 5, 2020, the EEOC (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) issued a Guidance letter, in question and answer format, on “Use of Codeine, Oxycodone, and Other Opioids: Information for Employees”

WILDFIRES: With the approach of “wildfire season” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued this guidance letter, “Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19” Please review and share this document with your friends and connections.

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