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Employment Law Consultant (02-05-19)

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…the start of the Lunar New Year (Year of the Pig)

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

I appreciate receiving your feedback and suggestions.

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★ Welcoming in the Year of the Pig, “Chinese New Year 2019: Celebrate and learn about the Chinese Spring festival at
Year of the Pig

★ February 1 was the start of Black History Month, learn more a the following link: Black History

★ What do you know about network of “underground railroads” which were created in America in the 1840? From the BBC, “A secret network that helped slaves find freedom” Comments?
Unerground Railroad

★ A worthwhile read on a rainy weekend, from the BBC “Seven words that can help to be a little calmer” Comments?
Calm

★ When making plans for the day’s activities do you think about your brian? From the BBC, “How to plan your day together the best out of your brain” Comments?
Brain Planning

★ A troubling report from the Los Angeles Times, “Hate crimes in L.A. highest in 10 years, with LGBTQ and African Americans most targeted” Comments?
Rise in Hate Crimes

★ Have you been subjected to a “stress interview” in your search for new employment? From the BBC, “The ‘stress interview’: A technique that goes too far?” Comments?
Stress Interview

★ Make a note of that, from Lex Blog, “I Should Have Written That Down! 5 Quick Tips for Documenting Employee Issues”Comments?
Document!

★ Have questions about service animals in the workplace? This article from Fisher-Phillips might be a good place to start, “Service Animals, Assistance Animals, Comfort Animals—And The Occasional Miniature Horse” Comments?
Service Animals

★ New “#MeToo legislation coming up in the California legislature, from Lex Blog, “#MeToo Reboot Presents Early Test for California Governor Gavin Newsom” Comments?
#MeToo 2019

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 (01-31-19)

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.

★ Pop quiz. When working are you focused on how your work or why you work? From the BBC (Capital), “Focus on how you work, not why.” Comments?
Quiz

★ Quick poll, what are your thoughts about parents bringing babies to work? Here’s one opinion the question from HR Executive, “Bring Your Baby to Work. No, Really.” Comments
Babies in the Wrokplace?

★ A new report from Deloitte Insights discusses emerging leadership skills for the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” in
the article, “How leaders are navigating the Fourth Industrial Revolution:Our latest survey of Industry 4.0 readiness” Comments?
Leadership Skills

★ What are your current views on facebook? See, from The Conversation, “How Facebook went from friend to frenemy”
Comments?
Friend Me?

★ Do you follow Axios? From, Vanity Fair, “We’re trying to grab people by the collar every day”: Axios, the fast-twitch media darling, is celebrating its second anniversary-and virtual profitability.”:
Axios: Two Year Anniversary

★ Here’s a trend worth knowing more about, from CNBC, “Apple and Aetna are teaming up on a new app to help track and reward healthy behavior” Comments?
Health Trend

★ Have you thought about this aspect of the “aging workforce”? From Next Avenue, “Boomer Brain Drain: The Big Mistake Employers Are MakingWhy: many older workers aren’t passing the torch when they retire, they’re dropping ithttps://www.nextavenue.org/boomer-brain-drain-the-big-mistake-employers-are-making/? Comments?
https://www.nextavenue.org/boomer-brain-drain-the-big-mistake-employers-are-making/?hide_newsletter=true&utm_source=Next+Avenue+Email+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0f0cef67d6-01.29.2019_Tuesday_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_056a405b5a-0f0cef67d6-164886913&mc_cid=0f0cef67d6&mc_eid=e0b7207749

★ Here’s a little gem for your “believe it or not” folder. From Brody and Associates, ” ‘Would you sleep with the manager to get this job.’ Asks a Subway Manager,” Comments?
Believe It or Not

★ Have you, or someone you know,encounrered this problem, from Fast Company, “Many women are afraid to tell their bosses they’re pregnant–and for good reason” Comments?
Prenancy Announcement?

★ A long read for those of you interested in keeping up with national and world affairs, from the U.S. Senate, “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community” Comments?
Intelligence Briefing

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…the Lunar New Year (The Year of the Pig)

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( 01-29-19)

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.

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

★ Hiring managers talk a lot about the value of “soft skills” in the workplace. What are the “soft skills” in demand? From Forbes, 15 Soft Skills You Need To Succeed When Entering The Workforce” Comments?
Soft Skills

★ What is a “psychological safe” work environment and how can it be fostered? From the Harvard Business Review, “Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace” Comments?
Safe Workplace

★ Workplace conflict…how do you manage it? From U.S, News and World Report, “How to Handle Conflict in the Workplace”
Comments?
Resolving Conflicts

★ A good reason for fostering a healthy work environment, from Reuters, “Heart attack, stroke tied to lost work and wages” Comments?
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-heart-income/heart-attack-stroke-tied-Health Benefit

★ What do you think are the American public’s priorities for 2019? From the Pew Research Center, “Public’s 2019 Priorities: Economy, Health Care, Education and Security All Near Top of List” Comments?
Priorities 2019

★ What are your views on masculinity? From the Pew Research Center, “Americans’ views on masculinity differ by party, gender and race” Comments?
Masculinity

★ How do you handle the subject of “unconscious bias” in your workplace? Some suggestions from Forbes, “Battling Unconscious Bias In The Workplace” Comments?
Unconscious Bias

★ An interesting unexpected consequence of having a “bad boss.” From the Harvard Business Review, “Does Having a Bad Boss Make You More Likely to Be One Yourself?” Comments?
Bad Boss

★ An increasingly important subject of conversation…AI and its impact on the workplace. See, from the Brookings Institute, Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How machines are affecting people and places” Comments?
AI Report

★ California’s newly approved “cannabis regulations” from California’s Cannabis Portal
California’s Cannibas Regulatios

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 (01-24-19)

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.

★ Have you been “ghosted”? From the BBC (Capital), “How people are ‘ghosting’ their employers” Comments?
Ghosted

★ A practice whose time should end, from BBC “Why are single women still mistaken for prostitutes?” Comments?
Change Called For

★ The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. from Reuters.
MLK

★ “Burn Out” does not distinguish between generations, from the BBC (Capital), “Is there an answer to millennial burnout?”
Comments?
Burnout

★ Part of the “aging workforce”? A couple of uplifting stories from LexBlog, “Aging? A Couple of Articles To Lift Your Spirits” Comments?
Aging

★ Is union membership losing its appeal to works, from
Lex Blog, “Report: Union Representation Numbers Remain Low” Comments?
Unions Losing Appeal

★ Looking for some ideas for your training sessions with managers and supervisors, from LexBlog, “Need to know concepts of California employment law” Comments?
Training Ideas

★A reading list for 2019, from Gallup, “10 Gallup Reports to Share With Your Leaders in 2019” Comments?
Gallup Reading List

★ Do you employ or work with temporary/contract employees? From HR Executive, “Temp Workers Are Angry—And HR Needs to Listen” Comments?
Angry Temps.?

★ Some insights on handling office politics, from Forbes, “Your Office Politics Playbook: Understanding The Psychology Of The Human Workplace” Comments?
Office Politics

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 (01-22-19)

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.

★ Have concerns about your diet? From Reuters (Health), “Scientists reveal ‘ideal diet’ for peoples’ and planet’s health”
Comments?
“Ideal Diet?”

★ An excerpt from what appears to be a timely book on an important historical and societal subject, from Longreads, “The Silence of Women” Comments?
Silence

★ Stories of immigrants becoming American.” From The Marshall Project, “We are Witnesses: Becoming An American” Comments?
Immigrants

★ “Generation Z” a snapshot from The Pew Research Center, “Generation Z Looks a Lot Like Millennials on Key Social and Political Issues” Comments?
Generation Z

★ Advances towards equality, from The Pew Research Center, “Blacks have made gains in U.S. political leadership, but gaps remain”Comments?
Trend

★ Martin Luther King Day, a look back provided by Frontline and You Tube, “A Class Divided (full film)” Comments?
Class Divided

★ Have questions about what is happening on the U.S.-Mexico border? This infographic from the Wilson Center may be of help, “Infographic: What’s Happening at the U.S.-Mexico Border?” Comments?
Border Facts

★ Artificial Intelligence and your health. From the BBC (Future), “The invisible warning signs that predict your future health” Comments?
AI & Health

★ An emerging workplace trend? From the BBC (Business), “Drag queen or delivery driver: What’s your ‘side hustle’?”Comments?
Side Hustles

★ Where do you stand on the debate over the value of “carbs” in a healthy diet? From the BBC (Future), “A high-carb diet may explain why Okinawans live so long” Comments?
Carb Debate

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 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.