Employment Law Consultant (01-21-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (01-21-2020)

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.

CLIMATE CHANGE (PART I): An emerging trend, on note, involving climate change and investments, from BlackRock, “A Fundamental Reshaping of Finance ” Comments?

CLIMATE CHANGE (PART II):  The World Economic Forum, hosts of DAVOS, in  “The Global Risks Report 2020” states, in part, under the Executive Summary , that “..For the first time in the history of the Global Risks Perception Survey, environmental concerns dominate the top long-term risks by likelihood among members of the World Economic Forum’s multistakeholder community; three of the top five risks by impact are also environmental (see Figure I, The Evolving Risks Landscape 2007–2020). “Failure of climate change mitigation and adaption” is the number one risk by impact and number two by likelihood over the next 10 years, according to our survey….

BIAS: Concerned about bias within the workplace? For perspective on the problem listen to the Pod Cast or review the transcript ,from Harvard Business Review, entitled, “A New Way to Combat Bias at Work” Comments?

CELEBRATIONS: Is there a need for a return of celebration and rituals in the workplace? Consider the article, from Forbes, “Ritual And Celebration In The Workplace” Comments?

  EFFICIENT: From Fast Company (Compass) some suggestion on increasing efficiency during the work day, “To get more done in four 6-hour workdays, do these three things” Comments?

HR 2020s: HR executives, a look into the immediate future from Forbes, “Top 10 HR Trends That Matter Most In The 2020 Workplace” Comments?

CA PAID SICK LEAVE: California employer? From JD Supra & Fox Rothschild LLP, “A Chart Of All Of California’s State And City Paid Sick Leave Laws” Comments?

★ WISDOM: What’s old is becoming coming new…or back to the future. From BBC (Culture) , “Why philosophers could be the ones to transform your 2020” Comments?

AGING HEALTH: Do you wonder what might be trending in health care related to aging might look like during the 2020s? If so, this article from Kaiser Health News, might of interest to you, “What The 2020s Have In Store For Aging Boomers” Comments?

POSTPARTUM: A healthy moment of reflection. From NPR, “‘A Lifeline’ For Doctors Helps Them Treat Postpartum Depression” 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 e-mail at fengbarth@outlook.com or by leaving  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

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Employment Law Consultant (01-16-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (01-16-2020)

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 Thursday morning.

WORD: What do you consider to be the most powerful word in the English language? Compare your response to the word identified as “most powerful” in the article selection from BBC (Culture) “Is this this the most powerful word in the English language?” Comments?

A READ:  Looking for some good books read after the holidays? Here’s a list from Fast Company (Compass), “7 books to help you be a better leader in 2020” Comments? 

  MILESTONE: An employment  milestone, from NPR, “Women Now Outnumber Men On U.S. Payrolls” Comments?

PROSTHETIC:  If you are a person relies on a  prosthetic device  or know someone who does this article, from Marketplace,, will be of interest to you, “Bringing down the cost of bionic arms” Comments?

INEQUALITY: What is your opinion on the topic of “economic inequality”? What do other people think? The Pew Research Center provides some insight in the article, “Most Americans Say There Is Too Much Economic Inequality in the U.S., but Fewer Than Half Call It a Top Priority” Comments?

RETIREMENT PLAN: Does your place of employment offer  or provide a retirement plan? No? Then you might be interested in this article from NPR, “New Law Aims To Help Americans Without Retirement Plans. Will It Work? Comments?

PAID LEAVES: Do you have questions about paid family leave and medical leave laws in the U.S. This  practical and useful tool from A Better Balance, might be of help “Comparative Chart of Paid Family and Medical Leave Laws in the United States” Comments?

NO PUBLICITY: A friendly reminder from Entrepreneur about why, in some instances, no publicity is better than bad publicity, “Avoid These 4 Workplace Disasters Before You Make Headlines” Comments?

LOCATION….: Are you aware that where you live may have an impact on your diet and health, from Blue Zones, “Americans Who Live In Immigrant Neighborhoods Eat Healthier” Comments?

CLOSING TIME?: Resolved not to drink as much alcohol in 2020 as you did in 2019…or before? This study, reported by NPR, might  motivate you to keep the resolution and skip the drinks. From NPR, “U.S. Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Doubled, Study Says” 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 e-mail at fengbarth@outlook.com or by leaving  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 (01-14-2020)

Employment Law Consultant (01-14-2020)

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.

PREGNANCY FAIRNESS:  Spend some time reviewing this article from A Better Balance on the “Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694)” then contact your representative asking him/her to cosponsor  and or support its passage. Comments?

PRIVACY TIPS: An early, practical, consumers guide to your rights under California’s new privacy laws, from Fast Company (Compass) “How to stop Uber, Hulu, Pornhub, and more from selling your data” Comments?

 WORKPLACE SAFETY: California employers: An alarming statistic from California’s Department of Industrial Relations, demonstrates the importance of your efforts  to keep your workers and  workplace safe, “Department of Industrial Relations Reports Increase in 2018 Fatal Workplace Injuries” Comments?

  EARLY START: Focus your efforts to prevent age discrimination on the point a prospective employee first discloses his/her age, from  Forbes, “Age Discrimination Starts When An Employer Becomes Aware Of An Older Worker’s Age” Comments?

ROLE CHANGES:  Trending, from PBS Newshour and NPR,, “Unemployment pushes more men to take on female-dominated jobs” Comments?

BOOMER: Confirmation that you can “turn a lemon into lemonade.” From HR ExExecutive and Lex Blog, “HR Executive Article: “How ‘OK, boomer’ can provide a teachable moment” Comments?

TAX TIME: Just in time, from the Internal Revenue Service, “IRS issues standard mileage rates for 2020” Comments?

 NOT JUST A LYRIC: Mother’s little helpers?”; a long read from the BBC (Future)  on “The medications that change who we are” Comments?

MENTAL DIET?: NWhat is a “nutritional  psychiatrist”? What is the relationship between what you eat and your mental health? From Fast Company (Compass), ” Massive review of nutrition research finds 5 essential diet habits for better mental health” Comments?

BLACK OWNED: Are you involved in the grocery business? Do you live or work in a community of color? Civil Eats poses a question for your consideration, “Why Are There So Few Black-Owned Grocery Stores?” 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 e-mail at fengbarth@outlook.com or by leaving  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 (01-09-20)

Employment Law Consultant (01-09-20)

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

Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

Hello,

Good Thursday morning.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION…:  A significant trend in the film industry, from AP, “Study finds 2019 was a ‘banner year’ for female filmmakers” Comments?

CARBON FOOTPRINT: Concerned about your carbon footprint? This article from the BBC (Future) may be of interest to you, “Why ‘flight shame’ is making people swap planes for trains” Comments?

STILL HERE AFTER..: Ageism the workplace? The findings of this report from the AARP demonstrates that the age discrimination persists “Workplace Age Discrimination Still Flourishes in America” Comments?

  RESOLVE: The New Year is often accompanied by resolutions for change. Some suggestions, from Marketplace, on sticking to your new financial diet, “How to make financial New Year’s resolutions that stick” Comments?

LOOK BACK: A look back on the past decade and emerging trends in the workplace labor from Marketplace, “Decade in workplace culture defined by uneven recovery” Comments? 

DATA: For data junkies, from The Pew Research Center “Our favorite Pew Research Center data visualizations of 2019” Comments?

REFLECT: The New Year brings with it a time for reflection on the year past. However, the past basis for growth, as is history,  and not a creator of  barriers. From Forbes, “Break The Psychological Barriers Holding Back Your Career”  Comments?

3.5% RULE: A timely exploration of the “3.5% Rule”  by the BBC (Future), “The ‘3.5% rule’: How a small minority can change the world” Comments?

 WOMEN’S HEALTH 2020: Health topics to  consider in the 2020s , from NPR “7 Women’s Health Topics We Need To Talk About In 2020” Comments?

PASS ON THE CHIPS: Might be a good idea, for your health, to bypass the chips, from Vox, “Processed foods are a much bigger health problem than we thought” 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 e-mail at fengbarth@outlook.com or by leaving  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 (01-07-20)

Employment Law Consultant (01-07-20)

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.

CA EMPLOYERS:  Are you an employer in California? If so, you may appreciate this summary of employment law changes  coming with the new year. From the Los Angeles Times, “New labor laws are coming to California. What’s changing in your workplace?”Comments?

  VIOLENCE 2019: A grim statistic from 2019.  Let us hope for a better 2020, from the BBC, “US saw highest number of mass killings on record in 2019, database reveals” Comments?

BENEFITS: Looking for ideas on provding your employees with new or different benefits? Here are 15 for your consideration. From HR Executive, “15 employers that made employee benefit changes in 2019” Comments?

OLD BOYS: Are you surprised by this article from Inc, “Study: The Old Boys Network is Real and Explains Part of the Pay Gap” I did not think so. Comments?

FREELANCE: A you a freelance writer working in California? This article maybe of interest, from JD Supra and Fisher Phillips, “Freelancer Writers Are The Latest Group To Challenge California’s Gig Economy Law – But Will It Do Any Good?” Comments?

RUSTY:  Some suggestions from Next Avenue for older job applicants,  “How To Job Hunt If You Haven’t In Years” Comments?

NEWS READS 2019: Just in case you are interested, from Politico, “POLITICO Magazine’s Top 19 Reads of 2019” Comments?

RESOURCE: A helpful resource for employers with questions regarding the “relevant laws and regulations governing how workplaces should respond to the growing trend of legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use in jurisdictions throughout the United States.” From JD Supra and Fox Rothschild, “National Survey On Marijuana In The Workplace And Drug Testing Laws” Comments?

CA PRIVACY 2020: Doing business in California? Important changes to the state’s privacy laws which you need to be aware of, from Vox, “California’s new privacy law, explained” Comments?

★ RED WINE: After the holidays iyt may be worth our time to ask, as does the BBC (Future), “Can drinking red wine ever be good for us?” 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 e-mail at fengbarth@outlook.com or by leaving  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.