Employment Law Counseltant (02-21-19)

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. Comments and suggestions from readers are encouraged. Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

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Good Thursday morning.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

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★ Some thoughts on training workers in the hospitality profession on human trafficking, from the BBC (Business)”Hotels train staff to spot human trafficking” Comments?
Trafficking

★ Health care online? From the BBC (Business), “Would you be happy to see your doctor online?” Comments?
TeleMed

★ Do you work wither are involved in a labor union? This article from The Intercept may be of interest, “UNIONS SEE AN OPENING IN THE WAKE OF A RULING THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO FINISH THEM OFF” Comments?
Unions

★ How do different generations of your adults in American compare with each other? From the Pew Research Center, “Millennial life: How young adulthood today compares with prior generations” Comments?
Generations

★ What did you consider to be the “top global threat”? From the Pew Research Center, “Climate Change Still Seen as the Top Global Threat, but Cyberattacks a Rising Concern” Comments?
Global Threats

★ A “deep dive” into the value of a diverse work force from the McKinsey and Company, “Delivering through diversity” Comments?
Diverse Workforce

★ Wrestling with a “job accommodation” issue either under the ADA or FEHA? What about “reassignment” as an accommodation? See the article from Jackson(Lewis, “Unsettled Waters at the Accommodation of Last Resort”Comments?
Reassignment-Job Accommodation

★ A graphic insight into opinions on employment and the workforce, from Brookings Now, “Charts of the week: Employment and the workforce” Comments?
Worforce Graphics

★ Pay equity between men and women, a perspective from Ladders, “Why women still earn a lot less than men”Commets?
Pay Equity

★ Looking for employment in today’s job market, from CNBC, “The 20 hottest job skills in 2019 that will get you hired” Comments?
20 Hot Skills

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 held at your place of business by using the information provided under “contact” or leave a message/text at (707) 479-2317.

My services are limited to individuals or small-medium sized businesses located within the County of Sonoma, California.

I will return on Tuesday.

Thank you and best regards,

Fred

Employment Law and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Employment Law Advice and Counseling ✔Focused on Prevention ✔Fostering Workplace Cultures of Civility, Inclusion, and Safety ✔Solutions Finder ✔Negotiation & Mediation ✔Internal Personnel Investigations

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DISCLAIMER: This site is for informational and educational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Further, your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon any information presented on this blog without seeking professional legal counsel. The legal information provided in this site is general and should not be relied on as legal advice, which I cannot provide without full consideration of all relevant information relating to one’s individual situation.

Employment Law Consultant (02-19-19)

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. Comments and suggestions from readers are encouraged. Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

Hello,

Good Tuesday morning.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

I appreciate receiving your feedback and suggestions.

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★ What’s the story with “blackface”? From NPR, “Why Blackface Endures” Comments?
Blackface

★ How important is developing and maintaining relationships to you? From Mindful, “Why Relationships Are the Key to Longevity” Comments?
Relationships

★ An emerging trend in the hiring and recruitment of new employees. From HRExecutive, “Is ‘No Job Required’ the New Norm in Hiring?” Comments?
Skills

★ Here’s a novel idea for employee screening, from the BBC (Capital), “Can dogs help us avoid hiring bias? Comments?
Dogs?

★ Are you an California employer who requires an employee to “call in” and confirm a schedule work shift? If so, this article from Jackson|Lewis may interest you, “California’s Reporting Time Pay Applies to Telephone Calls to Confirm Scheduled Shifts” Comments?
On-Call Pay

★ Opps! You realize that you made a mistake. Now what do you do? From the Harvard Business Review “What to Do When You Realize You’ve Made a Mistake” Comments?
Mistakes

★ A grim outlook on the future of our environment, from the BBC (Science and Environment), “Environment in multiple crises – report” Comments?
Environment

★ Life long learning? Life long employability? The future of education and job training? From McKinsey quarterly, “Competitive advantage with a human dimension: From lifelong learning to lifelong employability” Comments?
Employability Learning

★ What is your understanding of the term “caregiver?” Now read the report from Torchlight, “Modern Caregiving Challenges Facing U.S. Employees:
A report based on the data of over one million covered employees” Comments?
Caregiver?

★ Interested about the future of the healthcare workforce in California? Read the report from The California Future Health Workforce Commission, “Meeting the Demand for Health: Final Report of the California Future Health Workforce Commission” Comments?
Healthcare Workers

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 held at your place of business by using the information provided under “contact” or leave a message/text at (707) 479-2317.

My services are limited to individuals or small-medium sized businesses located within the County of Sonoma, California.

I will return on Thursday.

Thank you and best regards,

Fred

Employment Law and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Employment Law Advice and Counseling ✔Focused on Prevention ✔Fostering Workplace Cultures of Civility, Inclusion, and Safety ✔Solutions Finder ✔Negotiation & Mediation ✔Internal Personnel Investigations

“Let’s Connect” on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/fredengbarth
DISCLAIMER: This site is for informational and educational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Further, your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon any information presented on this blog without seeking professional legal counsel. The legal information provided in this site is general and should not be relied on as legal advice, which I cannot provide without full consideration of all relevant information relating to one’s individual situation.

Employment Law Consultant (02-14-19)

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. Comments and suggestions from readers are encouraged. Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

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Happy Valentine’s Day and good Thursday morning.

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A little extra, “The Dark Origins of Valentine’s Day” from NPR
Valentine’s Day

★ Are you a California employer who requires employees to call in two hours before a shift to determine whether or not they are needed, and report to work if called in? If so, you will want to read this article from Fisher|Phillips, “California Court Ushers In Sweeping Changes For Scheduling Policies” Comments?
Shift Work Changes

★ Have you considered what to do if an employee has a drug overdose at work or suffers from an addiction to drugs? From Forbes, “One Thing Every Workplace Should Make A Priority In 2019” Comments?
Drugs in the Workplace

★ The “R” word has been creeping into discussions on the economy, from McKinsey & Company, “Anticipating economic downturns” Comments?
“R” Word

★ Some practical conflict resolution tips from Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, “3 Negotiation Strategies for Conflict Resolution” Comments?
Dispute Resolution

★ Concerned about losing employees? You might find this new report from the Addison Group of interest, “What makes employees head for the hills?” Comments?
Why Employees Leave

★ A useful tool from the Pew Research Center, “Explore unauthorized immigration by state using our new interactive” Comments?
Immigration Tracker

★ Some foods for thought, from the BBC (Good Food), ” 5 ways the food you eat affects your brain” Comments?
Brain Foods

★ A “deep dive” on the evolution and transformation of technology from the BBC (Future), “Technology in deep time:how it evolves alongside us” Comments?
Technology Evolves

★ A moment of calm, for cat lovers, from Blue Zone, “Cat Cafe Trend: Loneliness and Relaxation in a Time of Political and Economic Unrest” If you have cats you already knew this.
Comments?
Cats

★ Couldn’t talk about the health value of cats without reference to another one of nature’s gifts to humans, from the Blue Zone, “Dread the Treadmill? Ditch it and Get a Dog” Comments?
Dogs

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 held at your place of business by using the information provided under “contact” or leave a message/text at (707) 479-2317.

My services are limited to individuals or small-medium sized businesses located within the County of Sonoma, California.
I will return on Tuesday.

Thank you and best regards,

Fred

Employment Law and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Employment Law Advice and Counseling ✔Focused on Prevention ✔Fostering Workplace Cultures of Civility, Inclusion, and Safety ✔Solutions Finder ✔Negotiation & Mediation ✔Internal Personnel Investigations

“Let’s Connect” on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/fredengbarth
DISCLAIMER: This site is for informational and educational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Further, your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon any information presented on this blog without seeking professional legal counsel. The legal information provided in this site is general and should not be relied on as legal advice, which I cannot provide without full consideration of all relevant information relating to one’s individual situation.

Employment Law Consultant (02-12-19)

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. Comments and suggestions from readers are encouraged. Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

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Good Tuesday morning.

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★ Issues on the minds of Californians, from the Public Policy Institute of California, “PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government” Comments?
California Issues

★ Climate change? From the New York Times, “It’s Official: 2018 Was the Fourth-Warmest Year on Record” Comments?
Climate Change

★ A status report on “Health Insurance Coverage Eight Years After the ACA” from The Commonwealth Fund. Comments?
Health Insurance

★ It is “Cancer Prevention Month”, learn more from the American Institute of Cancer Research, “Cancer Prevention Month Touches Everyone” Comments?
Cancer Prevention Month

★ Here’s an interesting benefit from employment benefit from Sweden. From the BBC, “Sweden’t surprising rule for time off.” Comments?
Sweden’s Leave Policy

★ Do your employees look forward to returning to work on Mondays? From Gallup, “How to Help Employees Look Forward to Mondays” Comments?
Mondays

★ Are you a California employer? This publication from Fox Rothschild may be of interest to you, “Doing Business in California: A Guide for Employers” Comments?
Employment Law Update

★ Do you know about ” The Wing”? From, VOX, “The big, controversial business of The Wing, explained” Comments?
The Wing

★ From Reuters, “Lunar New Year celebrations” Comments?
Lunar New Year

★ An inspiring story about two friends, a mutual interest in food, and a successful start up. From the BBC, “How two friends built a popular food website” Comments?
Inspiring Start-Up
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 held at your place of business by using the information provided under “contact” or leave a message/text at (707) 479-2317.

My services are limited to individuals or small-medium sized businesses located within the County of Sonoma, California.
I will return on Thursday.

Thank you and best regards,

Fred

Employment Law and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Employment Law Advice and Counseling ✔Focused on Prevention ✔Fostering Workplace Cultures of Civility, Inclusion, and Safety ✔Solutions Finder ✔Negotiation & Mediation ✔Internal Personnel Investigations

“Let’s Connect” on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/fredengbarth

DISCLAIMER: This site is for informational and educational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Further, your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon any information presented on this blog without seeking professional legal counsel. The legal information provided in this site is general and should not be relied on as legal advice, which I cannot provide without full consideration of all relevant information relating to one’s individual situation.

Employment Law Consultant (02-07-19)

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. Comments and suggestions from readers are encouraged. Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

Hello,

Good Thursday morning.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

I appreciate receiving your feedback and suggestions.

Please urge your friends to join the conversation by signing up to this Blog.

★ Sex discrimination in the workplace, from Forbes, “Some interesting statistics on sex discrimination in the workplace” Comments?
Sex Discrimination

★ What are your views on the important national issues. compare your thoughts with those reported by the New Research Center in the post, “State of the Union 2019: How Americans see major national issues” Comments?
National Issues

★ What is an “inclusive work environment’? From Forbes, “What An Inclusive Workplace Actually Looks Like, And Seven Ways To Achieve It” Comments?
Inclusive Workplace

★ You are at a job interview when asked “What are your weaknesses.” Hw do you response? From U.S. News and World Report, “How to Describe Weaknesses in a Job Interview” Comments?
Weakneses?

★ Have you experience “flow.”? From the BBC (Capital), “The ‘flow state’: Where creative work thrives” Comments?
Flow

★ There’s an app for that, What about money and financial apps. Do they help? From BBC (Business), “Do money apps make us better or worse with our finances?” Comments?
There’s an App…

★ For your health, from the BBC (Future), “How to eat your way to a healthy gut” Comments?
Gut Food

★ The value of ethics in the workplace, from Forbes, “Creating An Ethical Workplace May Not Be Easy, But Is It Critical? Yes, It Is” Comments?
Ethics

★ A report on the consumption of meat, from the BBC, “Which countries eat the most meat?” Comments?
Meat Consumption

★ Troubling health trend, from the Lancet-Public Health, “Emerging cancer trends among young adults in the USA: analysis of a population-based cancer registry” Comments?
Obesity

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 held at your place of business by using the information provided under “contact” or leave a message/text at (707) 479-2317.

My services are limited to individuals or small-medium sized businesses located within the County of Sonoma, California.

I will return on Tuesday.

Thank you and best regards,

Fred

Employment Law and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Employment Law Advice and Counseling ✔Focused on Prevention ✔Fostering Workplace Cultures of Civility, Inclusion, and Safety ✔Solutions Finder ✔Negotiation & Mediation ✔Internal Personnel Investigations

“Let’s Connect” on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/fredengbarth
DISCLAIMER: This site is for informational and educational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Further, your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon any information presented on this blog without seeking professional legal counsel. The legal information provided in this site is general and should not be relied on as legal advice, which I cannot provide without full consideration of all relevant information relating to one’s individual situation.