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Employment Law Consultant (11-27-18)

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 Tuesday morning.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

I appreciate receiving your feedback and suggestions.

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✔ Over 40? Some suggestions from MarketWatch on “What to do if you face age discrimination at work.” Comments?
Over 40?

✔ Are you developing or implementing a program on recognizing and avoiding bias in the workplace? Some suggestions from Forbes, “Six Ways To Make Sure Your Implicit Bias Training Actually Works, ”
Comments?
Implicit Bias

✔ The findings reported in this article from Reuters should come as new surprise, “Workplace bullying and violence tied to higher risk of heart problems” Comments?
Bullies

✔ A good question to ask yourself as we approach the holidays, from the BBC, “What single word defines who you are?” Comments?
One Word

✔ Another form of bias to be aware of, from the BBC (Future), “The bizarre bias that affects how you shop” Comments?
Shopping Bias?

✔ Some reading material for fans of Edward Gorey, from the BBC (Culture),the mysterious, macabre mind of Edward Gorey” Comments?
Gorey

✔ Sexual harassment claim prevention through changes in company workplace culture. Some suggestions from Holland & Hart, “Sexual Harassment Cases Provide Concrete Reason to Change Corporate Culture” Comments?
Culture & Prevention

✔ Students respond to the Secretary of Education’s proposed rule changes regarding claims of sexual harassment and assault on college and university campuses, from CBS, “Student activists plan to fight proposed campus sex assault rules” Comments?
Students Object

✔ Educating children about the history of Columbas Day and Thanksgiving, from PBS Newshour, “Teaching kids about Thanksgiving or Columbus? They deserve the real story” Comments?
True Stories

✔ Now that the rain has cleared the local air of the smoke from the Camp Fire it may be time to consider (and prepare for) the damage caused to each of us by breathing it. From Vox, “Breathing dirty air takes years off people’s lives. This tool shows just how much.” Comments?
Smoke Damage
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

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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 (11-22-18)

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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

I appreciate receiving your feedback and suggestions.

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✔ Do you trust your memory? From The Guardian, “‘Philosophically speaking, we can never fully trust our memory’” Comments?
Memory

✔ Have you ever wondered, “How much of your body is your own?” From the BBC (Earth) a little quiz. Comments?
Your body?

✔ Some thought on wildfires and how we can adapt to their presence, from the Scientific American, “From Pine Cones to Hobbit Holes, Mimicking Nature Can Help Humans Adapt to Wildfires” Comments?
Wildfires

✔ From Vox, “This will make schools less safe”: why Betsy DeVos’s sexual assault rules have advocates worried” An article which discusses the various perspective on the proposed sexual assault rules from the U.S. Department of Education. Comments?
Proposed Rules

✔ How often has this issue arisen in your workplace? From Forbes, “What To Do When Workplace Relationships Turn Toxic” Comments?
Toxic Workplace

✔ Is there a role for laughter in the workplace? Te Harvard Business Review has an opinion, “The Benefits of Laughing in the Office”
What’s yours? Comments?
Laughter

✔ Some practical suggestions on approaching the problem of climate change, from VOX, “Climate change policy can be overwhelming. Here’s a guide to the policies that work.” Comments?
Climate Change

✔ A look into the future from the BBC (Future), “The A-Z of how artificial intelligence is changing the world” Comments?
Future Stuff

✔ A timely set of suggestions for coping with diets during the Thanksgiving holiday, from VOX, “How to host Thanksgiving dinner when everyone has a dietary restriction” Comments?
Different Diets

✔ With the holidays approaching, consider this approach to the “sugar problem.” From the BBC (Capital),”A bittersweet pill for a fat nation to swallow” Comments?
Sugar

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 (11-20-18)

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.

✔ Quick, what are your views of the top 1% wealthiest people? From the BBC (Capital), “What we just don’t understand about the 1%” Comments?
1%

✔ Is mindfulness an important factor in the workplace? From Workforce, “The Impact of Mindfulness at Work”
Mindfullness

✔ Some suggestions from the Harvard Business Review on “Convincing CEOs to Make Harassment Prevention a Priority” Comments?
CEO Convincing

✔ Future trends, from the Pew Research Center, “Post-Millennials’ on track to be most diverse, best-educated generation” Comments?
Future Trends

✔ How leadership styles impact negotiations, from the Harvard Program on Negotiation, “The Opposite of Autocratic Leadership Styles” Comments?
Negotiation Styles

✔ Proposed rule changes regarding sexual harassment on college & university campuses, from PBS, Betsy DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules” Comments?
Proposed Rule Changes

✔ An overlooked event of WWI, from PBS, “Have Americans forgotten the history of this deadly flu?” A reminder to get your flu shot. Comments?
Spanish Flu

✔ Another value of a diverse workplace, from Forbes, “What Older Workers And Younger Workers Can Learn From Each Other” Comments?
Age Diversity

✔ Looking for movies to watch over the Thanksgiving holiday? Some suggestion from the BBC, “The greatest foreign language films of the 21st Century” Comments?
Film Watch

✔ For the artists and art lovers among you, from the BBC, “The juvenile joke hidden a 16th-Century painting” Comments?
Art Jokes

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 (11-15-18)

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.

✔ Flu and cold season coming, LexBlog asks, you to consider, “What to Do When You Go “AH-CHOO!” An Employer’s Guide for Dealing with Infectious Diseases” Comments?
Sneeze!

✔ The value of attending to the health and safety of your workplace, from McKinsey, “The symbiotic relationship between organizational health and safety” Comments?
Health & Safety

✔ Cross-cultural communication during business negotiations, from Harvard’s Program on Negotiation”Cross-Cultural Communication in Business Negotiations” Comments?
Cross-cultural Negotiations

✔ Career potential? From the BBC, “Wy blockchain developers can earn $158.00” Comments?
Career Potential

✔ In the midst of the state’s wildfire an opportunity too reflect upon, “Five myths about wildfires” from the BBC. Comments?
Wildfire Myths

✔ A worthwhile perspective on higher education, from the BBC, “University ‘not for people like us'” Comments?
Higher Education Aspirations

✔ For your health, from the BBC, “Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer” Comments?
Cancer & Obesity

✔ A grim set of statistics reviewed by the Washington Post, “Hate crimes rose 17 percent last year, according to new FBI data” Comments?
Grim Report

✔ More images remembrance of WWI from the BBC, “Foreign fields in a new light” Comments?
Fields of WWI

✔ The economic impact of a plant-based diet, from the BBC (Capital)
“Swapping t-bone for tofu-but does it add up?” Comments?
Vegan Economics

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 (11-13-18)

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.

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.

✔ What is Diwali?” A discussion of this five-day Hindu festival of lights presented by the BBC. Comments?
Diwali

✔An article to keep in mind when you consider diversity and inclusion in your workplace. From Forbes ” The Troubling News About Black Women In The Workplace” Comments?
Troubling News

✔ Some great suggestions for making the workplace more collaborative, from Forbes, “Women In The Workplace: The Myth Of The Confidence Gap” Comments?
Confidence Gap?

✔ Can AI takeover the task of performance evaluations? From Workforce, “The Automation of Performance Measurement” Comments?
AI in HR?

✔ Some ideas on employee development, from the Harvard business review, “How to Help Your Employees Learn from Each Other” Comments?
Peer Development

✔ A very important story of an occurrence in Texas, from the BBC, “#BlackGirlMagic: The 19 female judges making history in Texas” Comments?
Black Magic

✔ What’s you source for “how to” information? Would you be surprised to learn that many use You Tube? From the Pew Research Center, “Many Turn to YouTube for Children’s Content, News, How-To Lessons” Comments?
You Tube

✔ Now that the dust has almost settled, the Pew Research Center provides us with an analysis on the midterms, “The 2018 midterm vote: Divisions by race, gender, education ” Comments?
Midterm Divsions

✔ Healthy trends, from VOX, “The growth of yoga and meditation in the US since 2012 is remarkable” Comments?
Healthy Trends
✔ Lest we forget, from the BBC, “Remembrance Day: In pictures” Reflections?
https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-46169514

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.