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Employment Law Consultant (12-13-18)

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

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✔ A possible direction for the use of Artificial Intelligence, from McKinsey, “Applying artificial intelligence for social good” Comments?
AI

✔ Memory. What do you know about it? From the BBC (Future). “Six reasons your memory is stranger than you think” Comments?
Memory

✔ For artists and art lovers, from CBS News, “Crushed beetles and rabbit’s skin glue: How a London artist is reviving hues from centuries past” Comments?
Past Hues

✔ An opinion on the risks of being too concerned about “the bottom line” when engaged in business. From The Guardian, “Businesses can’t afford to be stingy – or they risk losing good employees” Comments?
Bottom Line Risk

✔ “Soft skills” and “How these humanities graduates are finding jobs in Silicon Valley” from PBS Newshour. Comments?
Soft Skills

✔ Do you feel lonely or know someone who does? From Pew Research Center, “Americans unhappy with family, social or financial life are more likely to say they feel lonely” Comments?
Lonliness

✔ The federal reserve has decided that “Wells Fargo won’t be allowed to grow unless problems fixed: Fed’s Powell” (from Reuters) Comments?
Well Fargo

✔ Looking for an idea to improve the status of U.S. workers, from CBS News, “One way to help struggling workers: A guaranteed job” Comments?
Workers’ Status

✔ Do you have a Google+ account? From Reuters, “Google+ shutdown speeds up, new privacy bug affected 52.5 million users” Comments?
Google+

✔Attending college or university? How you might secure help to prepare for the jobs of the future. From the PBS Newshour, “How colleges are preparing students for jobs that don’t exist yet” Comments?
Future Jobs

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 and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Employment Law Attorney-Consultant ✔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 (12-11-18)

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 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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✔ Night shift health risks, from Reuters (Health), “Night shifts plus unhealthy lifestyle may be recipe for diabetes” Comments?
Night Shiftrt

✔ Concerned about the security and accuracy off your personal information on the internet? From Poynyer, “How to keep your personal information safe from creeps on the internet” Comments?
Privacy

✔ Questions about “hiring for diversity”? Some suggestions from Fast Company, “Employers, you need to get rid of these misconceptions about diversity” Comments?
Diversity

✔ When you focus on developing and maintaining a diverse workplace culture don’t lose sight of the value of inclusion within the workplace. From the Harvard Business Review, “To Retain Employees, Focus on Inclusion — Not Just Diversity” Comments?
Inclusion

✔ A good review of privacy issues which arose in 2018. From Mitchell|| Williams, “Did 2018 Set In Motion Privacy Regulation in the U.S. Landscape? Let’s Review” Comments?
Privacy 2018

✔ Any of you wondering, “Are millennials on track to become the richest generation?” BBC (Capital) share its opinion. Comments?
Richest Generation

✔ Do you follow true-crime stories on television or in books?BBC (Culture) offers its opinion on “How we got hooked on grisly true crime.” Comments?
Hooked on True Crime?

✔ What are your thoughts on the use off “porn-filters” on college and university campuses? From the Daily Beast, “These College Guys Are Trying to Ban Porn on Campus”
Porn Filters

✔ Some timely suggestions about employee retention from HR Executive, “Are Your Employees Leaving? Here’s How to Stop Them” Comments?
Employee Retention

✔ A book worth reading and remembering, from Undark, “Probing the Many Riddles of Memory” Comments?
Memory
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

Employment Law and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Employment Law Attorney-Consultant ✔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 (12-06-18)

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

In honor of 41, from the New York Times, The Patrician President and the Reporterette: A Screwball Story
In Honor of 41

✔ A view from the “other side of the pond” from The Lancet, “We need to talk about meat” Comments?
Meat

✔ Is it “o.k.’ to be yourself while at work? From the BBC (Capital) “Yes, you should really ‘be yourself’ at work” Comments?
Just Be Yourself?

✔ Good morning, Have you eaten your breakfast yet? From the BBC (Future), “Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?”
Comments?
Breakfast

✔ What’s the future for the Liberal Arts in colleges and universities? From the PBS Newshour, “How colleges are adapting to the decline in liberal arts majors Education” Comments?
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/education/how-colleges-are-adapting-to-the-decline-Liberal Arts

✔ A glimpse of the impact of climate change on America’s future. From VOX.. “Watch how the climate could change in these US cities by 2050”
Comments?
Climate Change 2050

✔ What’s your opinion on eating organic foods? The people at the Pew Research Center share the results of a recently conducted survey, “Americans are divided over whether eating organic foods makes for better health” Comments?
Organic Food

✔ Questions on climate change? From the BBC, “Climate change: ‘World at crossroads’ warning as key talks begin” Comments?
More on Climate Change

✔ Workplace policies regarding menopause, from Forbes, “Tackling The Menopause Taboo In The Workplace” Comments?
Menopause

✔ Do you employ “remote workers”? some suggestions from the Harvard Business Review on, “Helping Remote Workers Avoid Loneliness and Burnout” Comments?
Remote Burnout

✔ What do you do about workplace stress?How does toxic stress affect the “bottom line”? Can meditation play a role in reduction? From Forbes, “How To Reduce Toxic Stress In Your Workplace” Comments?
Toxic Stressrkplace/#49077aec2975

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 and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Employment Law Attorney-Consultant ✔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 (12-04-18)

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 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.

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

✔ Some ideas for maintaining office morale upon the departure of a popular employee, from the Harvard Business Review, “How to Manage Morale When a Well-Liked Employee Leaves” Comments?
Loss of a Popular Employee

✔ Thinking about making a major decision in your life? this article from the BBC (Future) may give you some suggestions on timing, “The best time of the year make a life decision” Comments?
Marjor Decision-Timing

✔ The story of an unfortunate event, from the BBC “‘The blackface scandal that rocked my campus” Comments?
!st Amendment Tested

✔ Do Bots have First Amendment Rights?” in this time of “fake news” and disinformation POLITICO raises a question of increased relevance in light of California’s “Bot Law.” Comments?
BOTS as Person

✔ Some practical advice from Forbes and the EEOC…don’t forget. your remedies under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA),
“7 Tips If You’ve Been Harassed Or Discriminated, Even If You’re Not Sure – From The EEOC” Comments?
Discrimination Tips

✔ In the midst of everything don’t overlook the state and federal laws prohibiting pregnancy discrimination, from FEDweek, “EEOC Issues Reminder on Pregnancy Discrimination Laws” Comments?
Pregnancy Discrimination

✔ Findings of a new report issued by the Wharton Social Economic Initiative, from Forbes, “New Report Identifies Four Factors Women Look For In The Workplace” Comments?
What Women Look For

✔ Some suggestions on how to create a workplace culture which supports the metal health off your employees, from Forbes, “How To Create A Workplace That Supports Mental Health” Comments?
Workplace Mental Health

✔ Negotiators, a brief article from the harvard program on negotiation on the topic of anchoring. “Example of the Anchoring Effect and How it Can Impact Your Negotiation” Comments?
Anchoring

✔ If you are interested in learning more about the death of Jamal Khashoggi you may be interested in this article (Opinion) from the Washington Post, “The Khashoggi killing had roots in a cutthroat Saudi family feud”, Comments?
Khashoggi Opinion

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

Employment Law and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Employment Law Attorney-Consultant ✔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 (11-29-18)

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 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.

✔ Looking for ideas on how to be more productive, from Goop, “Productivity Hacks of 4 Successful Career Women” Comments?
Productivity Hacks

✔ A death and an opportunity to reflect upon the past, from the BBC,
“Olivia Hooker: Tulsa race riot survivor dies aged 103” Comments?
Passing

✔ What gives your life meaning? From Pew Research Center, “Where Americans Find Meaning in Life” Comments?
Meaning in Life

✔ To accompany its report on “Where Americans Find Meaning in Life” (previous Post) the Pew Research Center has developed an insightful interactive “tool” entitled, “What keeps us going” Comments?
Pew Interactive

✔ Blue Zones poses the question “Can Meditation Really Slow Aging?” and offers an opinion on the question by Jo Marchant, PhD. A nice post-holiday read. Comments?
Prevent Aging?

✔ The value of a clear, well drafted, job description when presented with a request for a job accommodation, from Jackson|Lewis, “Employers Asserting “Essential Job Function” Defense Need a Clear Job Description.” Comments?
Essential Functionsiption/

✔ The value of happiness in the workplace, from the Harvard Business Review, “Making Kindness a Core Tenet of Your Company” Comments?
Kindness

✔ A prospective on a set of dated workplace rules, from Forbes, “The 4 Outdated Workplace Rules Employers Still Grip Onto” Comments?
Dated Rules

✔ An article from the BBC (Culture) of interest to artists and lovers of paris, “Toulouse-Lautrec: peter boy of the Paris elite.” Comments?
Poster Boy

✔ A grim statistic, reported by the BBC (World), “The women killed on one day around the world” Comments?
Grim Statistic

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 and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Employment Law Attorney-Consultant ✔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.