Employment Law Consultant (09-24-2020)

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.

Comments and suggestions from readers are encouraged.

I appreciate receiving your feedback and suggestions.

Please urge your friends to join the conversation by signing up to this Blog.

Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Thursday morning.

WORLD STAGE: Our loss, from The Pew Research Center, “U.S. Image Plummets Internationally as Most Say Country Has Handled Coronavirus Badly”

ANOTHER BLOW: Another blow to California’s business community, from The Mercury News, “California wildfires could deal second punch to struggling small businesses”

A BETTER PLACE?: Climate migration? From Fast Company (Compass), “These maps show you where to move once climate change make parts of the U.S. unlivable”

BILL: Senate Bill 1383, signed into law by Govern Newsom on September 1720, expands, among other items, the covered reasons for protected leave and the family members whom employees may take leave to care for under the law, “SB-1383 Unlawful employment practice: California Family Rights Act”. The Bill takes effect on January 1, 2021.

MEDICAL DISPARITY: Disparities identified in cancer similar to those found in Covid-19. From the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), “Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2020: Achieving the Bold Vision of Health Equity for Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Other Underserved Populations”

EAT THIS: Focus on the food industry. From the Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (NCD) an analysis of tactics and strategies adopted by the unhealthy commodity industries during the COVID-19 pandemic, “Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm – Unhealthy commodity industries and COVID-19”

WOMEN FIREFIGHTERS: When thinking about the current wildfires and the 2020 fire season consider do not forget the efforts of women firefighters. From The 19th, “‘It’s getting worse’: Frontline female firefighter on this year’s historic season”

SENIOR CARE: Covid-19 and senior care facilities? Proposals for a “new normal”, from the  International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), “ICAA COVID-19 Task force releases report to forge path towards “next normal” for senior living White paper contains 35 strategies and tactics to maintain safety and reinvigorate lifestyles for older adults living in age-restricted communities and apartments” Download the white papers.

TRAVEL PLANS: Travel plans? From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic”

LONG TERM:Lifetime economic impact of a criminal conviction, from The Brennen Center, “Conviction, Imprisonment, and Lost Earnings: How Involvement with the Criminal Justice System Deepens Inequality”

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 Tuesday 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.

Let’s Connect: email: fengbarth@outlook.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/fredengbarth or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fengbarth/?modal=admin_todo_tour

DISCLAIMER: This site is for informational and educational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Further, your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon any information presented on this blog without seeking professional legal counsel. The legal information provided in this site is general and should not be relied on as legal advice, which I cannot provide without full consideration of all relevant information relating to one’s individual situation.



























Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.