Employment Law Consultant (09-08-2020)

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Tuesday morning.

★  REOPENING-AGAIN?: California reopening-Sonoma County, from State of California Blueprint for a Safer Economy, “Find the status of activities in your county (08-31-2020)” Check for updates.

NEXT?:  Covid-19, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, an, coming soon, the flu. Focus on prevention, from Politico, “States confront new Covid-19 challenge: Getting flu shots to apathetic Americans”

TRENDING: A passing trend or the future of work? From BBC (Worklife), “Why the future of work might be ‘hybrid’”

SCHOOL LEAVE:  Employers: The United States Department of Labor (DOL), on August 27, 2020, updated its ”Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers” to address eligibility for FFCRA benefit under the following circumstances: #98-Alternate Dey Care; #99-Parent Choice: and, #100-Remote Start. I suggest checking the DOL website on a regular basis for updates.

SEARCHING:  In the news: Looking for your stimulus check? Enhanced unemployment benefit? From Gallup, “Broad Bipartisan Support for Additional Stimulus in U.S.”

FUTILE RESISTANCE: Wonder why people are not wearing face masks? From Brookings, “American individualism is an obstacle to wider mask use in the U.S.”

NECESSARY DOUBT?:  Covid-19 death toll. Less than 10,000 or 182,000?Alternative reality or a desire for simple solutions How faulty, casual thinking influences opinions on the impact of Covid-19, from Vox, “Covid-19 death skepticism, explained by a cognitive scientist”

DEBATE: The wearing of face masks. An ongoing source of discussion. This article, from Fast Company (Compass), provides some insight into…”The real reason why some men are still refusing to wear a mask”

THINK AHEAD: Employers: Some food for thought on a vaccine for Covid-19 and your workplace policies, from JD Supra and Foley & Lardner LLP, “Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines: Coming to a Workplace Near You?”

TIRED:Do you live in California? Tired of the wildfires, smoke, power shut-offs and evacuations? Consider this report from Pro Publica, “They Know How To Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen?”

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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