Employment Law Consultant (09-22-2020)

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Tuesday morning.

VIEW: A global perspective on the Covid-19 pandemic, from The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), co-convened by the World Bank and the World Health Organization, “A World in Disorder”

UNDER THE RADAR: California employers and employees should note the recently signed “AB 2143 Settlement agreements: employment disputes” amends Civil Code, Section 1002.5 by allowing A “no-hire clause” if the employer has made a good faith determination that the aggrieved party engaged in sexual harassment or sexual assault. Take the time to read the AB 2143 and discuss it with you in house counsel.

THE DAILY:  “Fewer than one in three worry more about bias in their own news media” one of several observations contain in this report from Gallup, “Bias in Others’ News a Greater Concern Than Bias in Own News”

SET BACK: Covid-19’s  impact on global efforts to fight poverty and disease. From the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, “2020 Goalkeepers Report: Covid-19 A Global Perspective”

★ FAMILY FARM:  Engaged in or interested in farming? From Civil Eats, “For Small Farms Surviving the Pandemic, Co-ops Are a Lifeline”

HOW FAST?: Covid-19, how fast does the virus spread? From Fast Company (Compass), “Just how fast does COVID-19 spread? This visualization will shock you”

FORETOLD:  A flash back to December 2016, from The Atlantic, “How a Pandemic Might Play Out Under Trump: It’s not clear that the next administration is ready to deal with an outbreak of Ebola, flu, or other emerging diseases.” Back to the future?

LEARNING LOSS:  The financial impact of school closures on children and the economy, a report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), “The Economic Impacts of Learning Losses”

CHILDCARE RISK:Unsettling report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Transmission Dynamics of COVID-19 Outbreaks Associated with Child Care Facilities — Salt Lake City, Utah, April–July 2020”

WHERE’S THE FIRE?:  Questions about the location of the wildfires in California? See, from the San Francisco Chronicle, “California Fire Map & Tracker”

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 contact me to request a free initial consultation by e-mail at fengbarth@outlook.com or by leaving a voice message/text at (707) 479-2317.

My services are presently limited to residents or businesses located within the County of Sonoma, California.

I will return on Thursday morning.

Thank you and best regards,


Employment Law Office of Fred Engbarth  ✔Client-Centered ✔ Know Your Rights ✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Coaching ✔ Employees and Employers ✔ Prevention Focus ✔Research ✔Solution Finder ✔Internal Personnel Investigations.

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