Employment Law Consultant (09-01-2020)

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.

AFTER HOURS: Getting together for a drink? Some locations may be at a high risks as a result of Covid-19, from Kaiser Health News, “Deadly Mix: How Bars Are Fueling COVID-19 Outbreaks”

SMOKE: Wildfire smoke and poor air quality. From Brookings, “Amid COVID-19, don’t ignore the links between poor air quality and public health”

EQUAL?: Health care equality? From Salon, “The pandemic has revealed America’s zip code map of inequality”

VACCINE:  Making plans for the arrival of a Covid-19 vaccine? As an employer are your thinking about requiring your employees to be vaccinated? Thank ahead, from JD Supra and Husch Blackwell LLP, “Can You Require Your Employees To Get Vaccinated When A COVID-19 Vaccine Becomes Available”

WORK HOURS: Tracking the work hours of remote workers, from the U.S. Department of Labor, “Employers’ obligation to exercise reasonable diligence in tracking teleworking employees’ hours of work.”

★ HAPPINESS: What’s your answer to this question presented by Brookings in the article “Are women happier than men? Do gender rights make a difference?”

IMMIGRANTS: A poll of current opinions on U.S. Immigrants from the Pew Research Center, “Key Findings About U.S. Immigrants”

SATISFIED?: What is your level of satisfaction in regard to current affairs? From Gallup, “Satisfaction Among Americans Remains at Nine-Year Low”

★ CONTACT TRACER: What does a Contact Tracer do? From, California Health Care Foundation, “Coronavirus Contact Tracers: Part Detective, Part Social Worker”

SMALL WORLD: It is a small world after all, from the BBC (Worklife), “The new residency schemes inviting workers abroad”

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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