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Employment Law Consultant (08-21-18)

Articles exploring workplace trends selected by an employment law attorney whose focus is on the prevention of workplace disputes and the development of workplaces which support health and civility. 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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✔ A few suggestions from Fast Company for all of us who have a bad or slow start to the workday: “How to salvage some productivity after a crappy morning” Comments?
Bad Day?

✔ Ever wonder how you hear a word or phrase impacts your response? Here’s an article on “framing” which should interest those engaged in the business of marketing or negotiation…and some politicians from Fast Company: “This is how tiny changes in words you hear impacts your thinking” Comments?
Framing

✔ Do you commute to and from work? There are some benefits, from the BBC (Capital) “The Neglected Benefits of The Commute”. Surprised? Comments?
Commute?

✔ Ban the box legislation makes this question, article from OZY relevant reading for today’s employers: “Why You Should Hire Someone Who Went To Prison.” Comments?
Reformed Convicts

✔ Have you had a hard day at work or home? Here are some suggestions for improving things from Fast Company: “6 tricks for surviving work and personal adversity” Comments?
Surviving Bad Days

✔Is the use of good grammar and correct language important to you?
A look into the future by BBC: “What is the Future of English in the US?”
Comments?
English in the USA

✔ Interested in creating a meaningful, creative and committed workplace culture? Who isn’t? Some suggestions from Forbes: “Four Ways To Meaningfully Create A Creative, Committed Workplace Culture Comments?
Workplace Culture

✔ Differences between men and women? You may be surprised by some,, if not all, of the information presented in the book “Inferior” reviewed in this article from The Guardian: “The book that fights sexism with science” Comments?
Differences?

✔ How vulnerable is our electoral system to “hacking?” This BBC (Technology) article shows that “Hacking the US mid-terms? It’s child’s play” Comments?
Child’s Play

✔ Do you feel like you are in a “wage rut?” Your “gut instinct” is correct, from CBS News “Why your wages aren’t growing” Comments?
Salary Rut?

To find out 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”

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

I will return on Tuesday.

Thank you and best regards,

Fred

Employment Law Consultant (08-16-18)

Articles exploring workplace trends selected by an employment law attorney whose focus is on the prevention of workplace disputes and the development of workplaces which support health and civility. 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.

✔ Looking for some of the trend setters in the food industry, from Civil Eats “The Inspiring Women Reshaping the Food System” Do you have other names your think should be added to this list? Comments?
Food Trends

✔ Food for thought from ” across the pond,” from Fast Company “London’s first female-centric coworking space is in full bloom” Comments ?
Workshare Idea

✔ Some information that might make a difference to how your treated in the hospital emergency room, from Reuters “Women more likely to survive heart attack if ER physician is female” Comments?
Female M.D.

✔ Have you recently applied for a job and did not get selected? This article from the BBC (Capital) may be of interest: “How Hidden Bias Can Stop You From Getting a Job” Comments?
Hidden Bias

✔ A trend to watch, from the PBS News Hour: “Teachers are getting targeted anti-union emails from conservative groups” Comments?
Labor Trend

✔ Thinking about leaving your present job for a new one? From Fast Company: “How to quit your job without hurting your career” What your experience been like? Comments?
Quitting?

✔ Are you close to someone with a serious metal illness? If so, this article from the BBC (Future) maybe of interest: “How Do You Treat Someone Who Doesn’t Accept That They Are Mentally Ill?” Comments?
Mental Illness

To find out 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”

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

I will return on Tuesday.

Thank you and best regards,

Fred

Employment Law Consultant (08-14-18)

Articles exploring workplace trends selected by an employment law attorney whose focus is on the prevention of workplace disputes and the development of workplaces which support a culture of health, civility and respect. 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.

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

✔ Do you know the answer to this question from the BBC (Capital) : Why We Hate Using Email But Love Sending Text Comments?
Text

✔ Here’s a surprising development, from PBS News Hour: Jobs boom favors Democratic counties, not Trump strongholds Comments?
Jobs

✔ Civility in the workplace? From HR Exec
utive, Google’s Goals for Civility in the Workplace Comments? Contact me to learn more.
Civility

✔ Lower unemployment rates are not unique to the United States. From Pew Research Center: EU unemployment rate falls to near pre-recession low Comments?
Unemployment Rates

✔ A significant voting trend and it potential impact, from fivethrityeight.com: Young Women Could Redefine The Women’s Vote Comments?
Voting Trend

✔ Want to avoid “burn out?” Some suggestions from Fast Company: 5 ways new managers can protect themselves from burning out Comments?
Avoid Burn-Out

✔ In a way, it doesn’t seem like the time to worry about getting laid off; however, you might want save this article from The Ladders for a “rainy day. 18 best pieces of advice about life after layoffs, from people who have lost their jobs . Comments?
Layoff Tips

✔ Does your workplace support mentorships? Do you have a person you consider to be your mentor? Here’s a thought from Forbes: Why Female Mentorship In The Workplace Is More Important Than Ever Comments?
Female Mentors

To find out 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”

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

I will return on Tuesday.

Thank you and best regards,

Fred

Employment Law Consultant (08-09-18)

Articles exploring workplace trends from the perspective of an employment law attorney whose focus is on the prevention of workplace disputes and the development of workplaces which support a culture of health, civility and respect. 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.

✔ Mindfulness at work? A perspective from the BBC (Capital): What You’re Getting Wrong About Mindfulness. Comments?
Mindfullness

✔ Office E-Mail policies: From the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Board Invites Briefs Regarding Employee Use of Employer Email Comments….pass them on to the NLRB.
E-Mail

✔ From PRRI (Public Religion Research Institute) the results of a new study: Wedding Cakes, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Future of LGBT Rights in America Comments?
Wedding Cake

✔ Remember when remote working was considered unusual? From Forbes, 50% Of The U.S. Workforce Will Soon Be Remote. Here’s How Founders Can Manage Flexible Working Styles” Comments?
Remote

✔ Here’s a response to a question some of you may have been asking (in private). From the BBC (Capital) Stopping Bullies Rising to the Top Comments?
Bullies 1

✔ Another suggested antidote to workplace bullies from the Harvard Business Review, An Antidote to Incivility Comments?
Bullies 2

✔ From the Pew Research Center, Why Americans Go (and Don’t Go) to Religious Services Comments?
Church Services

✔ For artists and art lovers, the color purple , from the BBC (Culture): Tyrian Purple: The regal colour taken from mollusk mucus. An interesting origin story. Comments?
Purple

To find out 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”

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

I will return on Tuesday.

Thank you and best regards,

Fred

Employment Law Consultant (08-07-18)

Articles exploring workplace trends from the perspective of an employment law attorney whose focus is on the prevention of workplace disputes and the development of workplaces which support a culture of health, civility and respect. 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.

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

✔ Have you been scammed? Here are some possible reasons why we a vulnerable to them, from the BBC: Why So Many People Fall for Scams Comments?
Scams

✔ From the Pew Research Center: Strong Men, Caring Women: How Americans describe what society values (and doesn’t) in each gender What are your thoughts on the Pew Center’s findings? Comments?
Gender Differences

✔ “Mansplaining”? From the BBC (Capital): Mansplaining Explained in One Chart A helpful tool. Comments?
Mansplaining

✔ Deciding on benefits? Some helpful information from Human Resource
Executive, 3 Biases Keeping Employees from Making Better Benefits Decisions Comments?
Benefit Decisions

✔ Thinking of hiring an “older worker”? Some helpful information from Human Resource Executive, Why Older Workers Are Now In Demand
Comments?
Older Workers

✔ Aging workforce? An important consideration from Fast Company,
Let’s stop letting women age out of the workforce worse off than men Comments?
Women in the Workforce

✔ A good discussion about workplace bullying and why we should be concerned about it. From Forbes, Here Is Why We Need To Talk About Bullying In The Work Place What is your experience? Comments?
Workplace Bullies

✔ Wondering if you should “tough it out” and stay in a job you don’t like.
Here are some tips from Fast Company, Here are six signs that it’s time to quit your job Comments?
Should I Stay or Shoiuld I Go

✔ From Forbes, How Disability-Friendly Is Your Workplace? 4 Ways To Put Your Business To The Test The title of the article says it all. Will you “put your business to the test”? Comments
Disability Friendly?

To find out 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”

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

I will return on Thursday.

Thank you and best regards,

Fred