Employment Law Consultant (12-05-19)

Employment Law Consultant (12-05-19)

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.

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday

Hello,

Good Thursday morning.

TUNNEL: Wonder why you are having a bad day at work? Could be that you are a victim of “tunneling.” From the BBC (Worklife), “Why having too much on your plate means nothing gets done” Comments?

WISE DONATIONS:  Giving Tuesday; before making a donation you may wish to read this article from Fast Company (Compass),  “This nonprofit rating service measures effectiveness so you can make the most of Giving Tuesday” Comments?

NEWS: A “snap-shot” of the state of the news  media industry from The Pew Research Center, “9 charts about America’s newsrooms” Comments?

REFERENCE CHECK: Confirming credentials listed on a resume? Helpmay be on the way, from HRExecutive, “Why IBM and others are building a global database for employee credentials” Comments?

CLOSE TO ME?: Are  you familiar with the “Billy Graham Rule” which requires married men and women to avoid one-on-one situations with members of the opposite sex? From Fisher Phillips, “Men Refusing To Work Alone With Women: The HR And Legal Guide” Comments?

TITLE IX PITFALLS:  Are you responsible for the implementation and enforcement of Title IX regulations? From Cohen Seglias, “Top Ten Pitfalls of Title IX Investigations and How to Avoid Them” Comments?

CAL-FEHA: California Employers: Do you utilize the services of a staffing agency? If so, you should be aware of the case described in this article from BakerHostetler, “California Court of Appeal Determines Customer of Staffing Agency Is Employer Because of Direction and Control” Comments?

OFFICE PARTY: Making plans for your office’s holiday party? From Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada, “Tips for Having a Great (and Responsible) Holiday Party” Comments?

MEANING:  In 2018, The Pew Research Center asked people “What makes life meaningful?” Here is a summary the responses, “Where Americans Find Meaning in Life” Comments?

PUNCH IN?: The end of an era.  From Marketplace, “The mechanical time clock is itself clocking out” 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 (12-03-19)

Employment Law Consultant (12-03-19)

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 Tuesday morning.

SHORTER LIFE: Trending downward: The life expectancy of Americans between the age of 25 to 34. From USA Today, “A distinctly American phenomenon’: Our workforce is dying faster than any other wealthy country, study shows ” Comments?#lifeexpectancy #youngadults  #trend

GIVING: A good time of the year to ask this question, from the BBC (Worklife), “Why do we spend so much money on others? Comments? #gifts #holidays #givin

WISDOM: A matter of experience and perspective, from Forbes, “Look To Older Workers For Clues About The Next Recession” Comments?#olderworkers #experiencematters #recession

WOMEN & TECH: Some reasons why it may be difficult to recruit women to the “tech industry.” From Fast Company(Compass), “This is why women don’t want to work at your tech company” Comments? #women #technologyjobs #barriers

INNOVATIVE BENEFIT: Looking for an innovative idea for an employee benefit? From Forbes, “A Workplace Benefit On The Rise: Mobile Mammography” Comments?#employeebenefits #innovation

WEIGHT: Consider this when entering the holiday eating cycle, from Gallup,  “More Americans Say They Weigh 200 Lbs. or More This Decade” Comments?#weightlossmotivation #perceptions #deceptive

SLEEP:  Does getting a good night of sleep elude you? From BBC (Worklife), “How we could sleep better – in less time” Comments?#sleepdeprivation #sleephealth #techniques

TIMING: Planning your menu? Have you considered the timing of your meals? From Nutrition Action, “How important is meal timing?” Comments?#menudesign #timing #diet

BRAIN FOOD: With the approach of the holiday season at clip on diet and health from CBS News, “You are what you eat? How nutrition may affect brain health” Comments?#diet #nutrition #health

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 (11-26-19)

Employment Law Consultant (11-26-19)

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.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2019:  Day and traditions from History.

★ CAUTION: An  article from the PBS News Hour, “Why you shouldn’t say ‘OK boomer’ at work” Comments?

FUTURE OF WORK: A possible future of work for better-paid, better-educated workers resulting from automation. From Vox, “‘Knowledge workers’ could be the most impacted by future automation” Comments?

BEST WORK: How do you perform your work best? From Fast Company (Compass),  “These 5 questions will help you identify your productivity style” Comments?

FEHA: California employers, from JD Supra and Weintraub| Tobin, “Even Unintentional Disability Discrimination Is Actionable In California” Comments?

WHISTLEBLOWER: Federal intelligence employee whistleblower protections. Some basic information from Just Security, “Trump and GOP Call to ID Whistleblower Exposes Glaring Gaps in Protections” Comments?

PANIC: Have you or one of your colleagues suffered a panic attack while at work? From Forbes, “What To Do When A Panic Attack Hits At Work” Comments?

NOISE: Have you ever wondered, along with BBC (Worklife), “Why office noise bothers some people more than others” Comments?

★  POLLING:All you might want to know, and a little more, about polling. From The Pew Research Center, “A Field Guide to Polling: Election 2020 Edition” Comments?

SPEAK UP: Harassment prevention; a trendsetting approach. From the BBC (Business), “‘Speak up’: Lloyd’s takes harassment crackdown to pubs” Comments?

MAN’S WORLD: A discussion in Vox exploring why, “Women suffer needless pain because almost everything is designed for men” 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 next Tuesday morning.

I will be spending Thanksgiving with family and friends.

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 (11-21-19)

Employment Law Consultant (11-21-19)

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.

CONSTITUTION:  A brief U.S. history lesson on a current topic of conversation…impesachment, from NPR, “Fractured Into Factions? What The Founders Feared About Impeachment” Comments?

★ CHANGING CAREERS?: Thinking about making a career change? From Forbes, “Career Changers Take Almost One Year To Make Their Move—How To Reach Your Goal Sooner” Comments?

OFFICE DESIGN: Designing office space? From Fast Company (Compass), “How to design an office that actually supports employees’ well-being” Comments?

★ CIVICS: The value, to business, of civics education, from the Harvard Business Review, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, “THE BUSINESS CASE FOR CIVICS EDUCATION” Comments?

BAD BOSS?: Do you work for a terrible boss? From The Guardian, “You’re not alone: how to survive your horrible boss” Comments?

★ 4-DAY WEEK: What are your thoughts on a $-Day workweek? From HR Executive, “Can America make the 4-day week work?” Comments?

INVESTIGATION CHECK-LIST:  Facing the prospect of conducting an internal investigation on alleged employee misconduct? From Lex Blog and Haynsworth  Sinkler Boyd, P.A., “A Checklist for Conducting Workplace Investigations” Comments?

WELLBEING AT WORK:  Workplace wellbeing. From Gallup Workplace, “Wellbeing by Generation: Where Some Thrive, Others Struggle” Comments?

OLD?:  What is considered “old age”? From BBC (Health), “Old age: Why 70 may be the new 65” Comments?

STATE OF HAPPINESS: The state of happiness in the United States is, as viewed in this article from Vox, “American happiness is plummeting. Could a few words change that?” 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 (11-21-19)

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

CONSTITUTION: A brief U.S. history lesson on a current topic of conversation…impesachment, from NPR, “Fractured Into Factions? What The Founders Feared About Impeachment” Comments?

CHANGING CAREERS?:Thinking about making a career change? From Forbes, “Career Changers Take Almost One Year To Make Their Move—How To Reach Your Goal Sooner” Comments?

OFFICE DESIGN: Designing office space? From Fast Company (Compass), “How to design an office that actually supports employees’ well-being” Comments?

CIVICS: The value, to business, of civics education, from the Harvard Business Review, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, “THE BUSINESS CASE FOR CIVICS EDUCATION” Comments?

BAD BOSS?: Do you work for a terrible boss? From The Guardian, “You’re not alone: how to survive your horrible boss” Comments?

4-DAY WEEK: What are your thoughts on a $-Day workweek? From HR Executive, “Can America make the 4-day week work?” Comments?

INVESTIGATION CHECK-LIST: Facing the prospect of conducting an internal investigation on alleged employee misconduct? From Lex Blog and Haynsworth  Sinkler Boyd, P.A., “A Checklist for Conducting Workplace Investigations” Comments?

WELLBEING AT WORK: Workplace wellbeing. From Gallup Workplace, “Wellbeing by Generation: Where Some Thrive, Others Struggle” Comments?

OLD?:  What is considered “old age”? From BBC (Health), “Old age: Why 70 may be the new 65” Comments?

STATE OF HAPPINESS: The state of happiness in the United States is, as viewed in this article from Vox, “American happiness is plummeting. Could a few words change that?” 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.