Employment Law Consultant (07-07-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (07-07-2020)

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.

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

Hello,

Good Tuesday morning.

PREVENTION: Be safe this July 4th weekend. From Surgeon General Jerome Adams an important message for Americans ahead of the 4th of July weekend “Fight Coronavirus this Independence Day” Comments?

SURGE:In the news, from Vox, “The US’s new surge in coronavirus cases, explained” Comments?

GENDER GAP: Gender and the lockdown, from Fast Company (Compass), “Why killing the office won’t close the gender gap” Comments?

TALE OF TWO: A tale of two U.S. Covid-19 pandemics, from the Pew Research Center, “Republicans, Democrats Move Even Further Apart in Coronavirus Concerns:Growing share of Republicans say ‘the worst is behind us’ Comments?

REOPENING?: Reopening business in California, from the California Department of Public Health, a helpful check list, “Responding to COVID-19 in the Workplace” Comments?

LESSON: A brief, but important, lesson on the prevention of gender bias in the workplace. From New Scientist, “Managers who think gender bias isn’t a problem make it worse” Comments?

PPP & COVID-19: A long but productive report, from Opportunity Insights, regarding the impact of the PPP program on employment. “How Did COVID-19 and Stabilization Policies Affect Spending and Employment?” Comments?

FLOOD RISK: It might be a little early in the season to be thinking about the risk of flooding but it is the time to analyzed your future risk. From First Street Foundation, “First Street Foundation Releases New Data Disclosing Flood Risk of Every U.S. Home” Follow the links contained in the press release. 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

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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 (07-02-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (07-02-2020)

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.

DUTCH: Some ideas on working remotely from the Netherlands, from BBC (Worklife), “What the Dutch can teach the world about remote work” Comments?

GRIM MARKET: A grim picture painted by this report from Brookings, “COVID-19 and labor markets” (Download the papers) Comments?

CONSTRUCTION: Employed with the construction industry? Some suggestions on how to handle masks in your workplace from JacksonLewis, “Face Masks in the Construction Industry” Comments?

★ TRAIN FREE: A reminder, from JD Supra and Evin Cohen & Jessup LLP, “California DFEH Online Harassment Prevention Training for Non-Supervisors Now Available – and It’s Free!” Comments?

WISE WORDS: A word to the wise, from JD Supra and Proskaueh-California Employment Law, “Safety Concerns Regarding COVID-19 Infection Could Lead to More Plaintiff-Friendly Juries” Comments?

CHILDCARE: How important is child care? From Politico, “A lack of child care is keeping women on unemployment rolls” Comments?

DIVERSE SCIENCE: Diversity has a place in the life sciences. Read, from Undark Magazine, “Coronavirus Coverage and the Silencing of Female Expertise” Comments?

MASK GUIDANCE: California employers and employees: On June 18, 2020, The California Department of Public Health issued this “Guidance for the Use of Facemasks” Comments?

★CONSUMER PRIVACY:. A reminder, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will be enforced effective July 1, 2020. For my information on the Act visit https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa.   Comments?

COVID FACT CHECK: Trying to sift through the social media posts and news stories about Covid-19? What true? What’s false? What’s misleading? Then you might be interested in this resource from Poynter, “Fighting the Infodemic: The #CoronaVirusFacts Alliance” 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

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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 (06-30-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (06-30-2020)

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

Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

Hello,

Good Tuesday morning.

SCHOOL BELLS: Back to school in the Fall? From Education Week, “Most Educators Want Schools to Stay Closed to Slow Spread of COVID-19” Comments?

SCHOOL HEALTH: How have other Covid-19 impacted countries handle the reopening of their schools? From, The Learning Policy Institute, “Reopening Schools in the Context of COVID-19: Health and Safety Guidelines From Other Countries” Comments?

WORKERS’ RETURN?: A helpful Q  & A from JD Supra and Arnall Golden Gregory LLP for any employer struggling with the question, “What To Do If Employees Are Unwilling to Return to the Workplace” Comments?

★ ANTIBODIES: Thinking about requiring an antibody test for employees returning to work upon reopening? EEOC says “No”. See the EEOC’s new (06-17-2020) , “EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Technical Assistance Publication Addressing Antibody Testing” (follow the link) Comments?

TIME: Reopening? Is it a matter of timing? From the California Health Care Foundation, “COVID-19 Tracking Poll: Many Say California Reopening Too Quickly, Worry Cases Will Increase” Comments?

MANDATE: Does the state have the right to mandate the use of face masks as a public health measure? From the American Bar Association, “Two centuries of law guide legal approach to modern pandemic” Comments?

DATA TRACKING: A new tracking tool from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), “Data Visualizations” Comments?

NURSING HOMES: Nursing home administrators, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”), “25 Experts Named to Independent Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes” Comments

ELDER ABUSE: A distressing trend, from PBS Newshour, “Elder abuse appears to be climbing during the pandemic, experts say” Comments?

COVID-19 & THE BRAIN: More than the flu and we continue to learn more about it. From the BBC (Future) , “How Covid-19 can damage the brain” 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 (06-25-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (06-25-2020)

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.

LGBTQ An thoughtful opinion published by The Washington Post on “The Supreme Court’s ruling on LGBTQ protections is a triumph for textualism — and dignity” Comments?

CONTACT: Thinking about mandatory Covid-19 contact tracing for your employees? From JDSupra and King & Spalding, “Contact-Tracing Apps: A Delicate Balancing Act of Workplace Safety and Privacy Rights” Comments?

MIND THE GAPS:  From Brookings, “Race gaps in COVID-19 deaths are even bigger than they appear” Comments?

INDEPENDENT LEARNER: Students, parents, teachers and school administrators, from The Aspen Institute (Education and Society Program), “Supporting Students to be Independent Learners: State and District Actions for the Pandemic Era” download the report. Comments?

FREE TWEETS?: What are your thoughts about statements on the internet which are sometimes characterized as expression of “free speech.” See the report from The Knight Foundation, “A Pivotal Moment for Free Expression Online” Comments?

DACA: Another significant ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, from Axios, read the article and download the opinion, “Supreme Court rules Trump administration illegally ended DACA” Comments?

COVID WAIVER?:  Covid-19 “liability waivers”…ucharted territory…proceed with caution.From SF Gate, “‘This isn’t Captain America’s shield:’ What you need to know about COVID-19 liability waivers” Comments?

SAFE: Do you feel safe in your workplace? From the Harvard Business Review, “Time’s Up for Toxic Workplaces” Comments?

MASKING UP: Masking up in California. From the California Department of Public Health, “Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings” Comments?

ACTIONS OVER WORDS: From the news broadcasts and the streets into the workplace. From Forbes, “Let’s Talk About Racial Microaggressions In The Workplace” 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 (06-23-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (06-23-2020)

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

Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

Hello,

Good Tuesday morning.

JUNETEENTH:  What is Juneteenth? Glad you asked, from the New York Times, “So You Want to Learn About Juneteenth?” Comments?

HARD HIT: The group hardest hit by the Covid-19 economic slowdown; you might be surprised. From The Center for Public Integrity, “Even with positive job report, Latinas still hardest hit by the Covid-19 slowdown” Comments?

★ YOUNG ADULTS: Covid-19’s economic impact. From the Pew Research Center, “Hispanic women, immigrants, young adults, those with less education hit hardest by COVID-19 job losses” Comments?

BIAS PANDEMIC?: Ai and the upcoming bias pandemic? From Thrive Global, “COVID-19 Could Bring Bias in AI to Pandemic Level Crisis” Comments?

DINING OUT: Reopening your dining establishment to indoor eating? From Littler and JD Supra, “The Return of Dine-In Restaurants: What Restaurateurs Must Know Before Reopening in California amid COVID-19” Comments?

HOME ALONE: What about the children? From Politico, “Parents are ready to return to work, but where will their kids go?” Comments?

MASKS: Questions about face masks? From The Hill, “Fauci: why the public wasn’t told to wear masks when the coronavirus pandemic began: The infectious disease expert also discussed why they are necessary. “Comments?

STEPPING OUT: Going out? From the CDC, “Deciding to Go Out Venturing Out?: Be Prepared and Stay Safe” Comments?

REDUCE RISK: Looking for ideas on how to lower your risk of cancer? From The American Cancer Society “Guideline for Diet and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention” Comments?

LITERACY: A long, but important, article, from National Affairs, on “The Erosion of Deep Literacy” 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.