Employment Law Consultant (10-06-2020)

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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Good Tuesday morning.

★ THE END?: A long read. Worth the time. From Politico (Magazine), “Here’s How the Pandemic Finally Ends: A vaccine by early 2021, a steady decline in cases by next fall and back to normal in a few years—11 top experts look into the future.”

YOUNG & OLD:  Not just people over 65 years of age. According to the CDC ,during June–August 2020, COVID-19 incidence was highest in persons aged 20–29 years, who accounted for >20% of all confirmed cases. see the September 23, 2020 report entitled, “Changing Age Distribution of the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, May–August 2020”

★ CRIME-UP? OR DOWN?: What is your perception of the rate of violent crime in the United States? Up? Down? From The Marshall Project,”Is Violent Crime Rising In Cities Like Trump Says? Well, It’s Complicated

WORKING MOMS: Covid-19; family; children, and work. Impact on the careers of working mothers, from CBS News, “For working moms, coronavirus can take a toll on careers”

RECORD BREAKING:  California: Can’t remember a fire season as bad as what you have experienced in 2020…so far. You are not alone, from The New York Times, “One after another, major wildfires exploded across California, Oregon and Washington earlier this month. They have added up to the worst fire season on record.”

★ MENTAL HEALTH: Mental health in the time of Covid-19. A little deep but a valuable source of information. Be patient. From, Science Advances, “The unfolding COVID-19 pandemic: A probability-based, nationally representative study of mental health in the U.S.”

VOTE!:  A perspective on voting in person-in-person vs. voting-by- mail, From Fast Company (Compass), “Why you should probably vote in person after all”

VIRTUAL WATER COOLER:Trending in this time of Covid-19…the “virtual water cooler.” From BBC (Worklife), “The rise of the ‘virtual water cooler’”

DIVERSITY: The President’s September 22, 2020 Executive Order “On Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping” and the regulation of diversity training discussed by Littler “Training by Federal Contractors and Grant Recipients”

AFFORDABLE CARE: How many people in your local area are covered and protected under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? From The California Health Care Foundation, “How Many in Your Area Are Covered by the Affordable Care Act?: 2020 Update”

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