Employment Law Consultant (11-17-2020)

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,

EDUCATION: Job losses in education, from Pew Trusts,  “Nearly All States Suffer Declines in Education Jobs”

DON’T FORGET!: CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS: Do you employee 5 or more employees? Please remember that an important deadline, January 1, 2021, is approaching. From Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP and JDSupra, “California’s Deadline is Fast Approaching: Employers Must Complete Harassment Prevention Training for English and Spanish-Speaking Workforces by Year’s End”

MEDIATE:  Disputes in the workplace? Try mediation, from Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc (JAMS) and JDSupra, “[PODCAST] Resolving Employment Disputes through Mediation”

★ GIG:  The Gig Economy post California Proposition22, from the New York Times, “Fight Over Gig Workers Persists Despite Win for Uber and Lyft”

THANK YOU!: Please express your support of health care professionals. It makes a difference. From The Atlantic, “‘No One Is Listening to Us’”

BRAIN FOG:  “Brain Fog” and other hacks to your ability to concentrate clearly, from the BBC (Worklife), “Cognitive Load Theory: Explaining our fight for focus”

FAMILY RIGHTS: California Employers: Are you prepared for the changes in the expanded California’s Family Rights requirements? From Goldberg Segalla, “Employers Prepare for Changes Following California Family Rights Act Expansion”

MANDATE?:  Some thoughts on “vaccines” and the workplace from JacksonLewis and JDSupra “To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate… That Is The Question”

EFECTIVE: Face Masks, new from the Centers forDisease Contol and Prevention (CDC), “Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2”

HUMILITY: Worth reading: A veteran’s impact, from The Undefeated, “Tony Dungy’s life lesson about the Tuskegee Airmen and the meaning of humility”

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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Thank you and best regards,


Fred Engbarth


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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