Employment Law Consultant (09-29-2020)

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.

IT IS POLITICAL: Politics vs health, from Brookings, “Politics is wrecking America’s pandemic response”

LOST JOBS: After Covid-19 some jobs may not return, from Brookings, “In many communities, COVID-19 will permanently kill jobs. Here’s how they can respond.”

★ MANDATORY?: Mandatory flu vaccination policy? Some suggestions from #Blog4 Good and LexBlog, “A Guide for Employers Considering A Mandatory Flu Vaccination Policy (US)”

WORK RELATED:  California: Covid-19 & Workers Compensation, from JacksonLewis, “Amended Workers’ Compensation Benefits for COVID-19 Positive Employees”

NEW COVID RULES: California: Covid-19 and the workplace. New requirements, California Labor and Employment Law Blog, “ALERT: California Enacts More New COVID-Related Laws Affecting Employers”

SOME GOOD NEWS: California: Good news for photographers, photojournalists, videographers, photo editors, freelance writers, translators, editors/copy editors and illustrators/newspaper cartoonists. From California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog (Seyfarth), “AB 2257: Sweeping Changes To AB 5 Independent Contractor Law”

CONVICTION:  Notice a record of a criminal violation on a prospective employee’s job application? From the Harvard Business Review, “Give Job Applicants with Criminal Records a Fair Chance”

OPEN MEETINGS:  California public entities and open meetings. From Best Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law, “AB 992: Open Meeting Laws and Social Media: New California Law Addresses Prohibition on Serial Meetings on Social Media”

REMOTE GAP:Telework and the widening income gap, from Quartz, “Teleworking is widening the income gap around the world”

★ POLARIZED: An example of how the politicization of a crisis facing the United States, in this case Covid-19, impacts our ability to resolve it. effectively. From The Daily Beast, “A Notorious COVID Troll Actually Works for Dr. Fanucci’s Agency”

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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