Employment Law Consultant (08-27-2020)

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.

WILDFIRES: California Wildfires: A good time for employers to review the their obligations under the State’s ” Emergency Regulation on Protection from Wildfire Smoke” which has been extended through January 20, 2021.

ACTION HERO: Superman…Batman…”Sasha Fierce”….from the BBC (Worklife) “The ‘Batman Effect’: How having an alter ego empowers you”

ELECTION 2020 & WORK (PRIVATE): The 2020 elections and the workplace. Some suggestions, from Holland & Knight, and JDSupra, on “Politics in the Workplace: Preserving Employee Productivity and Harmony During Election Season”

“BAMBOO CEILING”: The “bamboo ceiling”, from the BBC (Worklife), “The docility myth flattening Asian women’s careers”

THE VOTE & COVID: Suggestions for voting during the Covid-19 pandemic, from the Brennan Center and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, “Guidelines for Healthy In-Person Voting”

★ PREVENTION & CHILDREN:  In the news, from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, “Children and COVID-19: State Data Report (Updated: 08-13-2020)”

STORM CLOUDS: Clouds on the horizon for cities, both Red and Blue, resulting from loss of revenue as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. From The New York Times, “The Recession Is About to Slam Cities. Not Just the Blue-State Ones”

ELECTION 2020 & WORK (PUBLIC): Public employers and employees: From Lex Blog and #Bloob4Good, “Public Employment Issues and the 2020 Election – From Employee Free Speech to Taking Time Off to Vote”

FMLA FORMS & UPDATES: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) new forms and links to updated information on the FMLA from the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, “FMLA: Forms

SHOCK: Prepare for the shock. From NPR, “Pandemic Electric Bills Are Searing Hot, As Families Stay Home”

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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Thank you and best regards,


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