Employment Law Consultant (04-07-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (04-07-2020)

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 Tuesday morning.

PREDICT:  A sober assessment of the course of the COVID-19 virus, from The Atlantic, “How the Pandemic Will End: The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.” Comments?

MILESTONE: March 26, 2020, a tragic milestone, from Vox, “The US now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than anywhere else in the world” Comments?

DISCRIMINATION: CALIFORN IA EMPLOYERS & EMPLOYEES: From the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH), “DFEH Employment Information on COVID-19” Comments?

★ REPORT IT!: Resource for reporting incidents of asian and asian-americas racism during the the coronavirus pandemic.  From NPR, “New Site Collects Reports Of Racism Against Asian Americans Amid Coronavirus Pandemic” Comments?

FAMILIES FIRST: UPDATE: From theU.S. Department of Labor, “Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers” Comments?

ANXIETY: A snapshot, from the, Pew Research Center, on how citizens are responding to the Covid-19 virus, “Worries About Coronavirus Surge, as Most Americans Expect a Recession – or Worse” Comments?

SOURCE MATTERS:  Your source for the news matters, from The Pew Research Center, “Americans who primarily get news through social media are least likely to follow COVID-19 coverage, most likely to report seeing made-up news” Comments?

GIG?: Are you employed within the Gig economy? From NPR, “Gig Workers Would Get Unemployment Safety Net In Rescue Package” Comments?

FAIL: From The Economic Times, “The lost month: How a failure to test blinded the US to COVID-19 ” Comments?

DISTANT STYLE: A little light humor. A step back to the future? Fashion in the era of “social distancing”, from PBS News Hour, “The fashionable history of social distancing” 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 e-mail at fengbarth@outlook.com or by leaving  a voice 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 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” 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 (04-02-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (04-02-2020)

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.

PRIVATE: Privacy in the time of COVID-19, from JD Supra and  Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC, “Privacy Laws, Duty to Warn and Communication Considerations Concerning COVID-19” Comments?

N-95 MASK:  What is a N-95(% mask? From Fast company (Compass), “The untold origin story of the N-95 mask” Comments?

OFFICE CLEAN:  A timely reminder from the BBC (Workllife), “Covid-19: The ways viruses can spread in offices” Comments?

★ UNEMPLOYED: Rising unemployment claims, from Vox, “The coronavirus unemployment insurance plan, explained” Comments?

FAMILIES FIRST:HR Professionals: From the U.S. Department of Labor, “Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers” Comments?

WARM WEATHER: You, and others, might ask the question presented and discussed in this article from the BBC (Future), “Will warm weather really kill off Covid-19?”

DELIVERY SERVICE:  The risks of being employed as or using delivery drivers during the Covid-19 pandemic, from Reuters, “Delivery drivers face pandemic without sick pay, insurance, sanitizer” Comments?

NO BEDS: An unsettling report from NPR, “Defense Secretary Esper Says Military Has ‘Limited Capacity’ To Provide Hospital Beds” Listen to the interview. Comments?

SURPRISE?: Did Covid-19 sneak up on us? From Kaiser Health News (KHN), “Was The Novel Coronavirus Really Sneaky In Its Spread To The U.S.? Experts Say No.” Comments?

CHECKED FACTS: Statements made about Covid-19, what’s true and what’s false, from Politifact. 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 e-mail at fengbarth@outlook.com or by leaving  a voice 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 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” 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 (03-31-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (03-31-2020)

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.

ISOLATION:  A long, but important, read: “Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand” which is described in the March 16, 2020 article of the New York Times, “White House Takes New Line After Dire Report on Death Toll” Comments?

ADA-UPDATE: EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEES: A timely  guidance update and FAQ from the EEOC, “What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19” Comments?

CDC GUIDE: COVID-19: from the CDC, “Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers” Comments?

FAMILIES FIRST ACT: From Best Best & Krieger LLP , “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” Comments?

CA RESPONSE: CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS & EMPLOYEES: Follow the State of California’s Response to COVID-19 at, “California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response” Comments?

★ FEARS: Views on COVID-19, from the Pew Research Center, “U.S. Public Sees Multiple Threats From the Coronavirus – and Concerns Are Growing” Comments?

HALF EMPTY?: Summary of the report from Imperial College on the possible course of the COVID-19 virus, from Fast Company (Compass), “A horrifying report says flattening the curve may not be enough—but there are reasons it might be wrong” Comments?

END?: When will the threat of COVID-19 end? From the BBC (Health), “Coronavirus: When will the outbreak end and life get back to normal?” Comments?

ADULT CARE:  Attention: Nursing Homes and Retirement Communities. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Retirement Communities and Independent Living Facilities (Interim Guidance) Comments?

FAQS: CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS: From Lewitt Hackman and JD Supra, “COVID-19: California Employer Frequently Asked Questions Updated” 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 e-mail at fengbarth@outlook.com or by leaving  a voice 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 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” 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 (03-26-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (03-26-2020)

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.

WORKDAY: An illustrated history on the evolution of the work day from the BBC (Worklife). “The evolution of the modern workday” Comments?

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE: Attention: Small Business Owners suffering from the impact of the COVID-19 virus, from the  National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) “Small Business Resources in Response to Coronavirus” Comments?

LAYOFFS: Layoffs are not outside the realm of possibility as a result the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus. Plan ahead, from Forbes, “7 Steps To Prepare For A Layoff” Comments?

DISTANCE:  A little bit of information from the Cleveland Clinic (Health Essentials) on “COVID-19: Understanding Quarantine, Isolation and Social Distancing in a Pandemic” Comments?

CA FISCAL: CALIFORNIA: from the Legislative Analyst’s Office, “COVID-19 and California’s Evolving Fiscal Outlook” Comments?

CASSANDRA: The title of this article, from Fast Company, says it all “All the times Bill Gates has warned us about a deadly pandemic like coronavirus” Comments?

CORVID-19 FAQ: An excellent “FAQ” from Payne & Fears and JD Supra, “My Employees Could Have COVID-19. What Now?” Comments? 

PRIVACY & CORVID-19:COVID-19 and privacy. From Jackson Lewis, “HIPAA Privacy Rule Waiver, Other Medical Information Questions During the COVID-19 Pandemic” Comments?

ADA & CORVID-19: A friendly reminder (“Prevention is worth a pound of cure”) from the EEOC “PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS IN THE WORKPLACE AND THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT” Comments?

UNCERTAIN TIMES:A Podcast from the Harvard Business Review, “Managing the Stress and Uncertainty of Coronavirus” Comments?
#covid19 #podcast #stress

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 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” 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 (03-24-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (03-24-2020)

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.

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.

NATIONAL EMERGENCY: National Emergency,  from Cox Media Group National Content Desk, “What is the Stafford Act; the National Emergencies Act?” Comments?

OVER 50? GOOD NEWS:  Over 50? From Marketwatch, “There may be good news on the horizon for workers over 50” Comments?

TRY, TRY AGAIN: Fail…somethings you can learn from failure, fromForbes, “3 Things You Can Learn From Failing In Your Career (And Ultimately Get Ahead)” Comments?

PRIVATE INFORMATION: Employees and employers…in this period of anxiety over the coronavirus do not lose sight of your obligations to maintain the confidentiality of your colleague’s or employee’s medical information, from Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, “Employment and Your Medical Privacy (California Medical Privacy Series)”Comments?

BENEFITS: Worth following, from Reuters, “U.S. Labor Department allows jobless benefits for coronavirus” Comments?

CA LABOR GUIDE: California employers, from the State of California, Department of Industrial Relations, “Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office” Comments?

ADA & COVID-19: Coronavirus and the Americans with Disabilities Act, from the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, “PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS IN THE WORKPLACE AND THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT” Comments?

COVID-19 & SICK LEAVE:Paid sick-leave in the era of COVID-19, from the Pew Research Center, “As coronavirus spreads, which U.S. workers have paid sick leave – and which don’t?” Comments?

TRACKER: Tracking the COVID-19 virus: how Americans are feeling; how confident they are in the response to the pandemic; and, and how prepared they personally feel.  From elucd, “National Coronavirus Preparedness Tracker” Comments?

COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER:  An excellent summary of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) from John Hopkins University and Medicine, “Coronavirus Resource Center” 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 e-mail at fengbarth@outlook.com or by leaving  a voice 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 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” 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.