Employment Law Consultant (08-15-19)

Employment Law Consultant (08-15-19)

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.

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday

Hello,

Good Thursday morning.

OZ: Where is the  whirl of presentday events leading us? The Land  of Oz? From BBC (Culture), “The subversive messages hidden in tThe Wizard of Oz” Comments?

★ BIOMETRICS: The end of paper resumes? From the BBC (Worklife 101), “Will be all soon be using  ‘biometric’ CV’s?” Comments?

SEA LIBRARY: For those of you who like to visit libraries, from BBC (Culture), “” Comments?

MANIPULATED: Do you feel confused and uncertain about your status in the workplace? It is possible that you are being manipulated. From Fast Company, “5 signs that you’re being manipulated in the workplace” Comments?

AGED WATSON: A developing story from HR Executive, “IBM is Being Accused of Widespread Age Discrimination” Comments?

TRUST: Institutional trust? An unfortunate cultural trend, from the Pew Research Center, “Young Americans are less trusting of other people – and key institutions – than their elders” Comments?

STUDENT SERVICES: Employed in higher education administration or teaching? This report may be of interest, from Higher Education Today, “College Student Mental Health and Well-Being: A Survey of College Presidents” Comments?

STYLE: Have you ever wondered, from Fast Company, “Why we dress the way we do at work” Comments?

NO EXTENSIONS: HR and EEO professionals take note, from Lex Blog, “EEOC Has Begun Denying Employers’ Requests For Extensions Of Time To Respond To Discrimination Charges” Comments?

INSURANCE: Are you employed in the insurance industry? From Lex Blog, “Licensed by Your State’s Insurance Commissioner? Comprehensive Data Security Requirements Are Headed Your Way” 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 held at your place of business 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 (08-13-19)

Employment Law Consultant (08-13-19)

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.

INSTANT: Instant hiring? From Marketplace “Advocates of “instant hiring” urge companies to take back their time” Comments?

HAPPY?: Not happy with your job? Available options? From Fast Company (Compass) “What to do when you’re stuck in a job you hate” Comments?

PUT OFF: I ‘ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today….from Fast Company (Compass)”How to combat procrastination, based on your personality type” Comments?

STILL EXISTS: Pregnancy discrimination…still a reality…from Inc. “This Viral Google Memo Alleging Pregnancy Discrimination Proves the Struggle for Equality Is Still Very Real” Comments?

EASY RETURN: What can an employer do to make it easier for women to return to the workplace? Some suggestion from Forbes, “How Business Leaders Can Support Women Re-Entering The Workforce” Comments?

YOU DON’T LOOK: Funny you don’t look….from the Harvard Business Review, “Why Women and People of Color in Law Still Hear “You Don’t Look Like a Lawyer” Comments?

READING LIST:  An addition to your summer leading list. From HR Executive, “Finally, a Sympathetic Deconstruction of What HR is Doing Wrong!” Comments?

DECOY: The “decoy effect” and how it impacts your shopping habits. From the BBC (Worklife), “The trick that make you overspend” Comments?

HEALTH: For your health, from BBC (Science &Environment), “Plant-based diet can fight climate change – UN” Comments?

FAST FOOD?: Stopping to get a quick snack on or back from work? Something to consider, from Mind Body Green, “Pass Fast Food On Your Commute? You May Have A Higher BMI, Study Finds” 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 held at your place of business 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 (08-08-19)

Employment Law Consultant (08-08-19)

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 Thursday morning.

TO DO: Overwhelmed with “to do” tasks? From Mindful, “Manage Your Attention, Not Your Time” Comments?

FINANCES:  Managing finances. Some suggestions for employers from HR Executive “Employees are Stressed About Finances. How Employers Can Help” Comments?

HIGHER ED: Are you employed by a college or university? This publication from Politico (Education) may be of interest to you, “The Essential Guide to Higher Education” Comments?”

ALCOHOL: As an employer how many times have wondered about this subject? From Ogletree Deakins, “Does Asking About Employee’s Alcohol Use Violate the ADA?” Comments?

GOOD MANNERS: Incivility and rudeness in the workplace. Some suggestions from CBS about, “What managers should do about rudeness in the workplace” comments?

RETALIATION: Unfortunately, without regard to the accomplishments of the MeToo Movement, women who make complaints of sexual harassment continue to experience retaliation,  from Vox, “Women are filing more harassment claims in the #MeToo era. They’re also facing more retaliation” Comments?

HEALTH: Anticipated medical development, from BBC(Health), “Alzheimer’s blood test ‘one step closer” Comments?

WHAT IF?: A timely topic for consideration, from the BBC (future), “What if all guns disappeared” Comments?

OPPORTUNITY:  Just in case you are looking, from Fast Company (Compass), “The 50 best workplaces for innovators” Comments?

STIGMA: During this time of national crisis let’s work to avoid stigmatizing another of society’s “minority” groups in the effort to find a solution to a complex problem. From the American Psychological Association, “Statement of APA President in Response to Mass Shootings in Texas, Ohio” 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 held at your place of business 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

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 (08-06-19)

Employment Law Consultant (08-06-19)

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.

MANAGEMENT FUTURE: The future of management? From the Harvard Business Review, “The Role of a Manager Has to Change in 5 Key Ways” Comments? #thefuture  #innovation #training

INNOVATION: Some thoughts on innovation in the workplace, from McKinsey & Company, “The eight essentials of innovation” Comments? #innovation  #productivity #insights

LEARNING TO WORK: What is the relationship between modern-day vocational or career and technical coursework and high-school graduates’ success in college or in the workforce? From Education Next, “Depth Over Breadth:The Value of Vocational Education in U.S. High Schools” Comments?  #vocationaleducation #careerdevelopment #futureoflearning

BULLIES: Bullied at work?  60 million Americans claim they are affected by workplace bullying. From Forbes, “3.5 Warning Signs Of A Bully Boss And How To React” Comments?#bullyingprevention #workplacewellbeing #humanresources

$$ RETIRING $$ Retiring but not sure if you set aside enough in investment and savings? From Next Avenue, “Retiring on a Shoestring: How one couple is doing it, and what financial advisers suggest” Comments?  #retirementplanning #retirementsavings #future

PERIOD: Destigmatize periods, from McKinsey and Company, “How McKinsey Design is helping destigmatize menstruation” Comments?

★ STAY: What is  a “stay” interview”? From Marketplace, “We know about exit interviews. What about “stay” interviews Comments?  #stay #retentionstrategies #humanresources

PM SLUMP:  You are a little more than half way through your workday or returning to work after a business lunch then…you experience an “afternoon slump.” From Fast Company, “I tried working out at lunch to combat my 3 p.m. slump: As a longtime sufferer of afternoon sleepiness, I wanted to see if breaking a sweat in the middle of the day would improve my productivity.” Comments? #productivitytips #afternoon #prevention

BUGS:Can you eat insects if you’re vegan? Fast Company raises the question in its article, “Is eating bugs any morally different than eating cows?” Comments  #veganism #foodforthought #futuretrends

CUPPA: The latest  research on the consumption of coffee. From a possible carcinogen to an “elixir.” From Blue Zones, “Science Confirms: Coffee Can Add Years to Your Life” Comments? #rebranding #trending #longevity

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 held at your place of business 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

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 (08-01-19 )

Employment Law Consultant (08-01-19 )

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.

BOOMERS: This report from the Pew Research Center merits some special attention, “Baby Boomers are staying in the labor force at rates not seen in generations for people their age” Comments?

HAPPY COACH: Happy? No? Call for a coach, from the BBC (Worklife), “The rise of ‘happiness coaches’” Comments?

HEAT IMPACT: Hot summer so far and on the horizon. Wondering how the heat is affecting your health? From the BBC, “Heatwaves and the human body” Comments?

AI FACE:  What does the surveillance camera see when it scans your face? From Fast Company (Compass), “This is what algorithms see when they spy on you in public” Comments?

★ HEALTHY ORGANIZATION: How important is the health of your organization in the conduct of business? From McKinsey & Company, “The secret ingredient of successful big deals: Organizational health” Comments?

AGE SURPRISE: You may be surprised to learn, from Forbes, that the  “U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Defends Age Discrimination In Hiring” Comments?

WORKING MOMS: Are you a working mom or mom to be? From, Fast Company (Compass), “My mother didn’t tell anyone at work that she had kids” Comments?

BIAS: Implicit bias training on its and prevention. From Psychology Today, “What Have We Learned About Implicit Bias?”  Comments?

FLARE UP: On the occasion one you run out of patience and just vent your feeling, from the Harvard Business Review, “You Just Lost Your Temper at Work. Now What?” Comments?

DARK SIDE: A not so friendly side of social media, from AP, “US cyberbullying is rising, and girls are bearing the brunt”Comments?

TRUST?: Do you feel more or less trust in your dealings with other people or institutions? Here’s what the Pew Research Center people discovered, “Trust and Distrust in America” 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 held at your place of business 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

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.