Employment Law Consultant (09-03-2020)

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.

ONLINE COUNSELOR: Online counseling sessions, an unintended consequence of Covid-19 pandemic, from Fast Company (Compass), ” Is this the end of in-person counseling? How COVID-19 has accelerated our embrace of teletherapy”

REOPENING CALIFORNIA (1):  Part 1 of 2: California businesses and residents. Revised on August 28, 2020) with an effective date of August 31, 2020, “Blueprint for a Safer Economy ”

★  REOPENING CALIFORNIA (2): Part 2 of 2: California’s revised “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” To determine how businesses and activities can open in counties statewide beginning on August 31, 2020, see the detailed “Blueprint Activities and Business Tiers”.

MASK SHOPPING?: From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a new and practical; web page on, “How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask”

A LITTLE DOWN: Californians: Feeling a” little down in the dump” as a consequence of the wildfires and Covid-19 pandemic? You are not alone, from California Health Report, “Disasters Are Driving a Mental Health Crisis”

THUMBS UP OR DOWN?: What is your opinion on the country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic? From the Pew Research Center, “Most Approve of National Response to COVID-19 in 14 Advanced Economies: But many also say their country is more divided due to the outbreak”

DISTANCE: Wondering about how remote work is affecting your psyche? From Fast Company (Compass), “4 major long-term psychological effects of continued remote work”

LEMONADE: Turning the Covid-19 “lemon” into career choice “lemonade”, from the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), “Now is the time for remote work, so seize the benefits!”

TOXIC COMBINATION: California wildfires and Covid-19 a toxic combination, from the California Health Care Foundation, “California Wildfires Add Toxic Threat to Pandemic Crisis”

SILVER LINING?: Covid-19’s silver lining? From Vox, “Quarantine has changed us — and it’s not all bad”

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