Employment Law Consultant (10-17-19)

Employment Law Consultant (10-17-19)

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.

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday

Hello,

Good Thursday morning.

CAUTION: California workers and employers: On October 10, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 9 into law, extending the statute of limitations for claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), from one year to three. Comments?

RESILIENCE:  How resilient are you? What is the role of resilience in the development of your career? From Forbes, “Why Resilience Can Make Or Break Your Career” Comments?

LAZY?: What are your thoughts on “laziness”?  How does being lazy differ from being idle? Could laziness by a symptom of something you should attend to? From Fast Company, “We need to stop seeing laziness as a bad thing. Here’s why” Comments?

  HOME?: An interesting statistic, from Marketplace, “Housing costs force young Californians to live with their parents” Comments?

SHOCK: California employers: A summary of the new laws regulating the workplace, from Littler (Insight), “Shock and Awe! California Employers Face Onslaught of New Regulations” Comments?

WEED UNIONS?: Cannabis Industry employers and employees: Trending, from Vox, “The push to unionize cannabis workers, explained” Comments?

★ WRITE: Do you view writing a letter, email, or report as a task to be “put off to another day?” Is so, your are not alone. From Fast Company (Compass), “Four steps that make writing less overwhelming” Comments?

WOMEN AT WORK 2019: A view of some of the changes and trends impacting women in the workplace in 2019, from McKinsey & Company, ” Women in the Workplace 2019″ Comments ?

THE PANTSUIT: A moment of fashion history, from Fast Company (Compass), “The outrageous, deeply sexist history of the pantsuit”Comments?

OFF TRACK: Do you find yourself “getting off track” by the experience of a small failure? From BBC (Worklife), “How ‘emergency reserves’ can help you stick to your goals”Comments?

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 using the information provided under “contact” or leave a message/text at (707) 479-2317.

My services are 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 and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Know Your Rights ✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Coaching ✔ Employees and Employers ✔ Prevention Focus ✔Fostering Workplace Cultures of Civility, Inclusion, and Safety ✔Solutions Finder ✔Negotiation & Mediation ✔Internal Personnel Investigations

“Let’s Connect” on 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 (10-15-19)

Employment Law Consultant (10-15-19)

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.

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.

INTROVERT:Introvert? Networking? The internet helps resolve the discomfort. From Forbes, “How I Learned to Love Networking as an Introvert” Comments?

SPEAK UP!:  Talking to men in the workplace as a step towards preventing inappropriate conduct, from NBC News (Know Your Worth), “How to effectively talk to men about bad behavior in the workplace” Comments?

E-BOOK CHALLENGE: E-Books. Future challenges. From Fast Company (Compass), “The battle for the future of e-books is happening at your local library” Comments?

TRICK QUESTION: Preparing for a job interview? Watch out and prepare for the trick question. From Fast Company (Compass), “How to answer 5 common trick questions designed to trip you up in an interview” Comments?

HEADS UP: California employers. Changes in lactation accommodation  requirements scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2020, see Senate Bill 124. Comments?

EVALUATIONS: What are your thoughts on this question asked by Forbes in the article, “Are Men Biased In Their Evaluations Of Women?” Comments?

LISTEN: Can you hear me? From the Atlantic, “Why Everything Is Getting Louder” Comments?

SUPREMES:  In the news, at the start of its new term, is the United States Supreme Court. From the Pew Research Center, “5 facts about the Supreme Court” Comments?

REMOTE: Are you a remote worker? Looking for workplace  options in addition to a coffee shop? From Fast Company (Compass), “How to manage remote work based on your personality type?” Comments?

TIRED?: Good question, from BBC (Food), “Could eating more iron stop you feeling tired?” Comments?

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 using the information provided under “contact” or leave a message/text at (707) 479-2317.

My services are 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 and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Know Your Rights ✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Coaching ✔ Employees and Employers ✔ Prevention Focus ✔Fostering Workplace Cultures of Civility, Inclusion, and Safety ✔Solutions Finder ✔Negotiation & Mediation ✔Internal Personnel Investigations

“Let’s Connect” on 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 (10-10-19)

Employment Law Consultant (10-10-19)

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.

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.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: What the #MeToo movement has accomplished. From Vox, ” 7 positive changes that have come from the #MeToo movement” Comments?

DISTAFF TREND: An emerging trend to follow. From Morgan Stanley, “The Rise of the SHEconomy” Comments?

WHAT’S UP AND WHAT’S DOWN: Business trends, what’s up and what, from the Axios+The Harris Poll|100, “The 100  Most Visible Companies” Comments?

ROMANCE: Romance in the workplace? Exercise caution. From Ogletree Deakins, “Fraternizing May Lead to Your Partner’s Promotion, Your Discharge, and Possibly a Lawsuit” Comments?

GENDER MATTERS: Gender and the supervision of employees. Does it make a difference if your boss is a man or a woman? Should it? From Quartz at Work, “Why are workers more resentful of criticism when the boss is a woman?”

★ GLOBAL WORKPLACE: Workplace and culture. A long read, full of insights, from O.C. Tanner, “Global Culture Report: Workplace culture and everyday employee experiences go hand in hand. And both are more critical than leaders imagine.” Comments?

FUTURE OF WORK: “The Future of Work in  Black America”  A perspective from McKinsey & Company and Axios.  Comments?

FACIAL RECOGNITION: Facial recognitio’s use in job interviews. Some potential problems are discussed in this article from The Conversation, “Facial analysis AI is being used in job interviews – it will probably reinforce inequalityFacial analysis AI is being used in job interviews – it will probably reinforce inequality” Comments?

NEW HACK: Apple customers. Beware of strangers making a gift of an I-phone cable. From Fast Company Compass) “There’s a scary new reason not to borrow a stranger’s iPhone cable” Comments?

MENTAL HEALTH:  From The Mayo Clinic, “Mental health: Overcoming the stigma of mental illness” Comments?

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 using the information provided under “contact” or leave a message/text at (707) 479-2317.

My services are 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 and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Know Your Rights ✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Coaching ✔ Employees and Employers ✔ Prevention Focus ✔Fostering Workplace Cultures of Civility, Inclusion, and Safety ✔Solutions Finder ✔Negotiation & Mediation ✔Internal Personnel Investigations

“Let’s Connect” on 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 (10-08-19 )

Employment Law Consultant (10-08-19 )

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.

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.

RETALIATION I: An unfortunate consequence from acts of courage. From NPR, “What’s Happened To Women And Men Who Made Accusations Of Sexual Harassment” Comments?

RETALIATION II: Part II: Acts of Courage :From the Cut, “The Toll of Me Too Assessing the costs for those who came forward.” Comments?

CANNABIS:  A you involved as either an employee or employer with the cannabis industry? If so, a little a little “wage and hours” heads up from Fisher Phillips, “Cannabis Employers Can’t Escape Wage Claims, Says Court” Comments?

NATIONAL DEBT: Remember the National Debt? It is important that we do. From Marketplace, “Breaking down the national debt and budget deficit” Comment?

FREELANCER?: Freelancer, independent contractor, or employee? This question will only become harder if the trend,  described by Fast Company (Compass,  continues,, “35% of the U.S. workforce is now freelancing—10 million more than 5 years ago” Comments

DANGEROUS BIAS: The dangerous “outcome bias.” Learn more, from BBC (Worklife), “The bias that can cause catastrophe” Comments?

INCLUSION DESIGN: Looking for ideas on how to make your workplace more inclusive? Here are eight of them from the ABA Journal, “8 ways to enhance workplace inclusivity through physical space and design” Comments

REVERSE MENTORING: What is “reverse mentoring”? It may be an effective tool for retaining talented employees. From the Harvard Business Review, “Why Reverse Mentoring Works and How to Do It Right” Comments?

#METOO & HR: A  perspective on what happens after you file a sexual harassment complaint with HR, from Vox, “Why HR is powerless to effectively handle sexual harassment claims” Comments?

SCIENCE?:  Is meat making a comeback the dietary guidelines? From the Plantrician Project, “Response from The Plantrician Project to the Annals of Internal Medicine Reviews on Dietary Meat Guidelines”Comments?

CORPORATIONS:  Long Read: A view of the role of the future role of corporations and workers in our society. A paper byretiring Chief Justice of Delaware’s Supreme Court, Leo Stine, Jr. linked and summarized by Reuters, “As Strine prepares to leave bench, a call for institutional investors to push for change” Comments ?

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 using the information provided under “contact” or leave a message/text at (707) 479-2317.

My services are 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 and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Know Your Rights ✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Coaching ✔ Employees and Employers ✔ Prevention Focus ✔Fostering Workplace Cultures of Civility, Inclusion, and Safety ✔Solutions Finder ✔Negotiation & Mediation ✔Internal Personnel Investigations

“Let’s Connect” on 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 (10-03-19)

Employment Law Consultant (10-03-19)

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.

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.

SPOOF: Don’t fall victim to the “email spoof.” From BBC (Technology) “Spoofing emails: The trickery costing businesses billions” Comments?

WHAT IS IT WORTH?: How valuable is information on your health? Would you be willing to sell it…for a price?  From Fast Company (Compass), “You can now make money selling your own health data, but should you?” Comments?

KNOW WHEN TO GO:A few signs that tell you when it might be time to “fold them.” From Forbes, “13 Signs Your Workplace Is Toxic Enough To Warrant Quitting” Comments?

MORE AB5: Another perspective on California’s AB5. From the Harvard Business Review, “What California’s New Gig Work Law Gets Wrong About Gig Work” Comments?

TRUTH: Writing your resume? Be honest. There are serious consequence if you lie and your lie is discovered. From U.S News and World Report, “Lying on Your Resume: Consider This Advice Before Embellishing Your Career”

NEEDY: How do you work with an employee who acts vulnerable and always shares his/her feeling while at work. Some suggestions from the Harvard Business Review, “4 Ways to Manage an Emotionally Needy Employee” Comments?

EEOC 2019:  HR professionals. EEOC statistics for 2019. From Lex Blog, “What A Long Strange Year It’s Been . . . The EEOC’s Fiscal Year Comes To An Uncharacteristically Quiet Close” Comments?

SCOTUS: SCOTUS and employment law, from Fisher Phillips, “Pendulum To Swing Back As SCOTUS Prepares For Exciting 2019-2020 Term” Comments?

CULTURE: Are you a member of a corporate board of directors? Your role in maintaining your company’s culture. From Gallup (Workplace), “The Board’s Role in Sustaining Company Culture” Comments?

BRAIN: Gendered brain? Take a few minutes to read the BBC (Future) article and then share your comments, “The myth of the gendered brain” Comments?

HEART ATTACKS: For your health, a potentially deadly consequence of bias.  From BBC (Health)”Inequalities in heart attack care ‘costing women’s lives'” Comments?

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 using the information provided under “contact” or leave a message/text at (707) 479-2317.

My services are 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 and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Know Your Rights ✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Coaching ✔ Employees and Employers ✔ Prevention Focus ✔Fostering Workplace Cultures of Civility, Inclusion, and Safety ✔Solutions Finder ✔Negotiation & Mediation ✔Internal Personnel Investigations

“Let’s Connect” on 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.