Employment Law Consultant (10-01-2020)

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.

MILESTONE: Covid-19 deaths in the United States pass a grim milestone. View this powerful report from NBC News, “Putting 200,000 COVID-19 deaths in perspective”

WHAT’S IN A NAME?: Good question, from the BBC (Worklife), “Why do women still change their names?”

FREEZE: California’s unemployment freeze, from Vox, “We can end America’s unemployment nightmare: The problem with our social safety net is clear. The solution is, too. ”

SURVIVOR: Are you a Covid-19 long hauler?  A person who has been struggling for months to recover from the disease. As an employer how familiar are you with the prognosis and possible job accommodations? From Fast Company (Compass), “‘I feel devastated’: COVID-19 long-haulers fight for understanding from employers”

DISEASTER SERVICE: Are you involved in providing disaster-emergency services during a wildfire or evacuation from a wildfire? If so, this article may be of interest to you, from Reuters, “As wildfires approach Silicon Valley, tech firms struggle to find the backing to fight them”

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Reopening the economy post Covid-19. BBMG-GlobeScan study “finds the next generation of citizens is looking for transformative brand leadership, co-created solutions, and radical change for the future they want.” From Sustainable Brands (SB), “Survey: Gen Z Counting on Brands to Help Create a ‘Radically Better Future’”

DINING: Miss dining out? Is this the future? From Fast Company (Compass), “Why this drive-through restaurant could be the future of fine dining”

VACCINE: Children, Covid-19, and a vaccine…Not before Fall 2021, from the New York Times, “A Covid-19 Vaccine for Children May Not Arrive Before Fall 2021: While scientists are rushing to develop an immunization for adults, no one has started the process yet for children.”

WHAT’S UP?: Confused? Is Covid-19 airborne or not, from PolitiFact, “What we know about the airborne spread of the coronavirus”

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:  In The News: Wildfires…from Reuters, “California outpaced Trump’s Forest Service in wildfire prevention work: data”

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.

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Thank you and best regards,


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