Employment Law Consultant (09-24-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (09-24-2020)

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.

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

Hello,

Good Thursday morning.

WORLD STAGE: Our loss, from The Pew Research Center, “U.S. Image Plummets Internationally as Most Say Country Has Handled Coronavirus Badly”

ANOTHER BLOW: Another blow to California’s business community, from The Mercury News, “California wildfires could deal second punch to struggling small businesses”

A BETTER PLACE?: Climate migration? From Fast Company (Compass), “These maps show you where to move once climate change make parts of the U.S. unlivable”

BILL: Senate Bill 1383, signed into law by Govern Newsom on September 1720, expands, among other items, the covered reasons for protected leave and the family members whom employees may take leave to care for under the law, “SB-1383 Unlawful employment practice: California Family Rights Act”. The Bill takes effect on January 1, 2021.

MEDICAL DISPARITY: Disparities identified in cancer similar to those found in Covid-19. From the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), “Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2020: Achieving the Bold Vision of Health Equity for Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Other Underserved Populations”

EAT THIS: Focus on the food industry. From the Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (NCD) an analysis of tactics and strategies adopted by the unhealthy commodity industries during the COVID-19 pandemic, “Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm – Unhealthy commodity industries and COVID-19”

WOMEN FIREFIGHTERS: When thinking about the current wildfires and the 2020 fire season consider do not forget the efforts of women firefighters. From The 19th, “‘It’s getting worse’: Frontline female firefighter on this year’s historic season”

SENIOR CARE: Covid-19 and senior care facilities? Proposals for a “new normal”, from the  International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), “ICAA COVID-19 Task force releases report to forge path towards “next normal” for senior living White paper contains 35 strategies and tactics to maintain safety and reinvigorate lifestyles for older adults living in age-restricted communities and apartments” Download the white papers.

TRAVEL PLANS: Travel plans? From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic”

LONG TERM:Lifetime economic impact of a criminal conviction, from The Brennen Center, “Conviction, Imprisonment, and Lost Earnings: How Involvement with the Criminal Justice System Deepens Inequality”

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 by e-mail at fengbarth@outlook.com or by leaving a voice message/text at (707) 479-2317.

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

I will return on Tuesday morning.

Thank you and best regards,

Fred

Employment Law Office of Fred Engbarth  ✔Client-Centered ✔ Know Your Rights ✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Coaching ✔ Employees and Employers ✔ Prevention Focus ✔Research ✔Solution Finder ✔Internal Personnel Investigations.

Let’s Connect: email: fengbarth@outlook.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/fredengbarth or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fengbarth/?modal=admin_todo_tour

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 (09-22-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (09-22-2020)

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.

I appreciate receiving your feedback and suggestions.

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

Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

Hello,

Good Tuesday morning.

VIEW: A global perspective on the Covid-19 pandemic, from The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), co-convened by the World Bank and the World Health Organization, “A World in Disorder”

UNDER THE RADAR: California employers and employees should note the recently signed “AB 2143 Settlement agreements: employment disputes” amends Civil Code, Section 1002.5 by allowing A “no-hire clause” if the employer has made a good faith determination that the aggrieved party engaged in sexual harassment or sexual assault. Take the time to read the AB 2143 and discuss it with you in house counsel.

THE DAILY:  “Fewer than one in three worry more about bias in their own news media” one of several observations contain in this report from Gallup, “Bias in Others’ News a Greater Concern Than Bias in Own News”

SET BACK: Covid-19’s  impact on global efforts to fight poverty and disease. From the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, “2020 Goalkeepers Report: Covid-19 A Global Perspective”

★ FAMILY FARM:  Engaged in or interested in farming? From Civil Eats, “For Small Farms Surviving the Pandemic, Co-ops Are a Lifeline”

HOW FAST?: Covid-19, how fast does the virus spread? From Fast Company (Compass), “Just how fast does COVID-19 spread? This visualization will shock you”

FORETOLD:  A flash back to December 2016, from The Atlantic, “How a Pandemic Might Play Out Under Trump: It’s not clear that the next administration is ready to deal with an outbreak of Ebola, flu, or other emerging diseases.” Back to the future?

LEARNING LOSS:  The financial impact of school closures on children and the economy, a report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), “The Economic Impacts of Learning Losses”

CHILDCARE RISK:Unsettling report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Transmission Dynamics of COVID-19 Outbreaks Associated with Child Care Facilities — Salt Lake City, Utah, April–July 2020”

WHERE’S THE FIRE?:  Questions about the location of the wildfires in California? See, from the San Francisco Chronicle, “California Fire Map & Tracker”

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 by e-mail at fengbarth@outlook.com or by leaving a voice message/text at (707) 479-2317.

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

I will return on Thursday morning.

Thank you and best regards,

Fred

Employment Law Office of Fred Engbarth  ✔Client-Centered ✔ Know Your Rights ✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Coaching ✔ Employees and Employers ✔ Prevention Focus ✔Research ✔Solution Finder ✔Internal Personnel Investigations.

Let’s Connect: email: fengbarth@outlook.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/fredengbarth or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fengbarth/?modal=admin_todo_tour

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 (09-17-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (09-17-2020)

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.

I appreciate receiving your feedback and suggestions.

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

Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

Hello,

Good Thursday morning.

SPIRAL: “Army ants will sometimes walk in circles until they die….”is the lead sentence to Ed Yong’s September 9, 2020, Atlantic article, “America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral: As the U.S. heads toward the winter, the country is going round in circles, making the same conceptual errors that have plagued it since spring.” Let’s hope we can find a way to move forward.

CHANGE: The future of work. A discussion, from Politico (Global Transitions), with Manpower’s North American President Becky Frankiewicz and Barbara Humpton U.S. CEO of Siemens  “Managing in Uncertain Times

MANSPLANNING: Consider, with help from the New York Times, “Why Are Men Still Explaining Things to Women?”

★ TO DO: Another victim of the Covid-19 pandemic…the To Do List. From Fast Company (Compass), “To-do lists are dead. Use these 3 daily hacks to stick to your priorities and get more done”

★ ACCOMMODATION?:  Remote work as a accommodation? On September 8, 2020, the EEOC updated, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws”. One of the many changes made can be found in Section D.15 which states, in part, that “The employer has no obligation under the ADA to refrain from restoring all of an employee’s essential duties at such time as it chooses to restore the prior work arrangement, and then evaluating any requests for continued or new accommodations under the usual ADA rules. I suggest that employers and employees  review the contents of this Technical Assistance Q&A frequently.

★ CHOICE?: A choice between the worse of two evils? From The Pew Research Center, “Despite Pandemic, Many Europeans Still See Climate Change as Greatest Threat to Their Countries”

CAREER: The work related to your career’s development never ends even when working from home. From Forbes, “How To Amp Up Your Professional Development, Even From Home”

RULE CHANGE: A recent change in the U.S. Department of Labor’s guidelines for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, may, according to the 19th news, “New federal rules could make it harder for parents to take paid leave”

★  SMOKEY:   This  might be of some help dealing with our new normal, from Quartz, “How to breathe easier in America’s Smoke Belt”

PIPER: A literary diversion from the state of current affairs. Enjoy, from BBC (Travel), “The grim truth behind the Pied Piper”

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 by e-mail at fengbarth@outlook.com or by leaving a voice message/text at (707) 479-2317.

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

I will return on Tuesday morning.

Thank you and best regards,

Fred

Employment Law Office of Fred Engbarth  ✔Client-Centered ✔ Know Your Rights ✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Coaching ✔ Employees and Employers ✔ Prevention Focus ✔Research ✔Solution Finder ✔Internal Personnel Investigations.

Let’s Connect: email: fengbarth@outlook.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/fredengbarth or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fengbarth/?modal=admin_todo_tour

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 (09-15-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (09-15-2020)

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.

I appreciate receiving your feedback and suggestions.

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

Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

Hello,

Good Tuesday morning.

TRUST: Planning for a return to work? From Edelman, “Covid-19 and return to workplace; we have a trust problem”

★  PLEDGE: In the news, from Reuters, “U.S., European COVID vaccine developers make pledge to uphold testing rigour”

★ AT THE TABLE: A Labor Day refresh? From American Compass, “Conservatives Should Ensure Workers a Seat at the Table: Statement on a conservative future for the American labor movement.”

DAYCARE: Covid-19 has placed the day care business at risk. Consider the impact on your employees and the workplace. From the Center for American Progress, “Coronavirus Pandemic Could Lead to Permanent Loss of Nearly 4.5 Million Child Care Slots”

HARVEST: Essential workers: The people who harvest, deliver, prepare,, and serve our food. From Politico, “Harvest of shame: Farmworkers face coronavirus disaster”

DOLLARS AND CENTS: What are your thoughts on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy? From NPR, “NPR Poll: Financial Pain From Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Much, Much Worse’ Than Expected”

TOWN AND GOWN: Do you have a college or university located within your county? If so, you may be interested in this article from the New York Times, “A New Front in America’s Pandemic: College Towns”

CAREGIVERS: California: Are you a family caregiver or do you work with someone who is? If so, please note, from the California Health Report, “Bill Would Reverse ‘Discriminatory’ Policy That Mostly Impacts Women of Color”

TIME!: Feel like there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish your tasks? From Fast company (Compass), “3 ways to improve your time management skills”

SEPSIS:  For your health: Sepsis, the unrecognized cause of 1 our of 5 deaths. From the World Health Organization (WHO), “WHO calls for global action on sepsis – cause of 1 in 5 deaths worldwide”

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 by e-mail at fengbarth@outlook.com or by leaving a voice message/text at (707) 479-2317.

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

I will return on Thursday morning.

Thank you and best regards,

Fred

Employment Law Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Client-Centered ✔ Know Your Rights ✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Coaching ✔ Employees and Employers ✔ Prevention Focus ✔Research ✔Solution Finder ✔Internal Personnel Investigations.

Let’s Connect: email: fengbarth@outlook.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/fredengbarth or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fengbarth/?modal=admin_todo_tour

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 (09-10-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (09-10-2020)

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.

I appreciate receiving your feedback and suggestions.

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

Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

Hello,

Good Thursday morning.

“CHINA FLU” :“China Flu” is just one of many examples presented by National Geographic in the article, “America’s long history of scapegoating its Asian citizens”

REPEAT?: “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”  George Santayana  Pause and remember the last time the government rushed a vaccine through in an election year. From History.com, “When the US Government Fast-Tracked a Flu Vaccine in an Election Year’

★  ANOTHER STEP: Another step towards recession, from the 19th, “Public sector job loss is coming. Women will be hit hardest

JERK:  Pass the word, from CNN Business, ” It doesn’t pay to be a jerk at work, research finds”

NUMBERS: In case you were wondering, “No, the CDC did not ‘quietly adjust’ US coronavirus deaths” from PolitiFact

UNION: Are your employees a part of a labor organization  (union)?  If not, it might be just a matter of time, from Gallup, “At 65%, Approval of Labor Unions in U.S. Remains High”

POLLS:  Tis the season…from The Pew Research Center, “Key things to know about election polling in the United States”

TIME TO VOTE: California employers and employees: With mail-in voting you might ask “Do Employers Still Need to Provide Time to Vote in California?” Jackson|Lewis provides some guidance in the linked article.

FUTURE OF LEARNING:  What’s the future of education after Covid-19? View current opinions in the Person “Global Learner Survey ”

A TWEET: The story of a tweet, from Brookings, or “How hate and misinformation go viral: A case study of a Trump retweet”

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 by e-mail at fengbarth@outlook.com or by leaving a voice message/text at (707) 479-2317.

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

I will return on Tuesday morning.

Thank you and best regards,

Fred

Employment Law Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Client-Centered ✔ Know Your Rights ✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Coaching ✔ Employees and Employers ✔ Prevention Focus ✔Research ✔Solution Finder ✔Internal Personnel Investigations.

Let’s Connect: email: fengbarth@outlook.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/fredengbarth or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fengbarth/?modal=admin_todo_tour

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.