Employment Law Consultant (10-08-2020)

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Thursday morning.

LIBRARY: When was the last time you visited your local public library or used your libraries online resources? It might be a good time to see what’s new, from The New York Times, “Beyond the Pandemic, Libraries Look Toward a New Era: With a shift to online resources well underway, “the most trusted civic institutions” are in a good position to deal with the changing future.”

HOSPITALITY: California: A Covid-19 casualty, from the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Longreads, “California’s jobless hospitality workers face bleak future”

★ THE FACE MASK: A deep dive on face masks, from Scientific Reports, “Efficacy of masks and face coverings in controlling outward aerosol particle emission from expiratory activities”

WORKERS RIGHTS?: The rights of employees in the workplace, a perspective, from Slate, “No One Knows Their Legal Rights at Work: American workers have both fewer and more rights than they think.”

A LONG ROAD: Approximately 1 million lives lost to Covid-19 worldwide. The road ahead? From the BBC, “Coronavirus: Two million deaths ‘very likely’ even with vaccine, WHO warns”

WHOSE LAND?: About federally owned lands in California, from Ballotpedia, “Federal land policy in California”

HEART: Covid-19 and your heart, from The Atlantic, “The Core Lesson of the COVID-19 Heart Debate”

FORWARD: Racial equity in the workplace, from SHRM and The Society for Human Resource Management’s “Together Forward @Work”I

CLINICAL TRIAL: Covid-19: Troubling information. Which populations are included in the clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine? From Next Avenue, “OPINION: Missing the Mark: COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Are Excluding Older Adults”

SELF ASSESSMENT: Covid-19: A convenient self-assessment tool designed to help people decide whether to seek testing or in-person medical help. Read the article, from the California Health Care Foundation, and follow the link, in the article, to the tool, “Online COVID-19 Self-Assessment Eases Burden on Southern California’s Safety Net”

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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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.

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