Employment Law Consultant (06-25-19)

Employment Law Consultant (06-25-19)

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.

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday

Hello,

Good Tuesday morning.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

JUNETEENTH: June 19 was the day to celebrate Juneteenth. Here’s a little bit of history, from the National Registry Juneteeth Organizations & Supporters, “History of Juneteenth” Comments?

PERCEPTIONS: What is your vision of an “illegal immigrant”? You might be surprised to learn, from the Pew Research Center, that “Mexicans decline to less than half the U.S. unauthorized immigrant population for the first time ” Comments?

DISCIPLINE:  Employee discipline. A reason to be aware of its impact on women and minorities. From the World Economic Forum, “The punishment gap: how workplace mistakes hurt women and minorities most” Comments?

★ OLDER WORKERS:  Not just a simple matter of perspective. Opinions on  “older workers” may be a source of tension within your workplace, from Associated Press, “Poll: Some younger workers view aging workforce negatively” Comments?

★ AUTHENTIC:  As an employer do you encourage employees to “be themselves” while at work? Doing so may make a difference. From the Harvard Business Review, “Why Authentic Workplaces Are More Ethical” Comments?

DIVERSITY: The value of diversity in the workplace. In this survey by the Pew Research Center, “Americans See Advantages and Challenges in Country’s Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity”. Comments?

HEALTH CARE TRENDS:  Trends in employer sponsored health care discussed in this report by PwC|United States, “Medical cost trend: Behind the numbers 2020” Comments?

FINANCES:  Concerned about your personal finances? Of course you and the rest of us are. Some helpful suggestions from Fast Company, “These are the 5 books that got me to save 20% of my salary” Comments?

TALENT: Business owners and HR professionals; what is your talent strategy? How does your organization value talent? From the McKinsey Company, “Are we long-or short-on talent” Comments?

POPULATION BOMB: Do you remember the book, “Population Bomb” by Paul R. Ehrlich? The pendulum may have “swung” too far. From the Pew Research Center, “World’s population is projected to nearly stop growing by the end of the century” 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.

Thank you and kind regards,

Fred

Employment Law and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Learn Your Rights✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Employees and Employers ✔Focused on Early Intervention and Prevention ✔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 (06-20-19)

Employment Law Consultant (06-20-19)

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.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

MINDFUL: Are you interrupted at work by repetitive thoughts or behaviors? If so, you may be interested in try9ing some or all of the techniques described by Mindful in its article, “How to Curb Self-Defeating Habits” Comments?

MEETINGS: Invited to attend another meeting. What’s the goal? From McKinsey, “Want a better decision? Plan a better meeting” Comments?

SMARTPHONES: Do you use a smartphone? Who doesn’t? The Pew Research Center provides some useful insights in this article, “Mobile Technology and Home Broadband 2019” Comments?

CA PAY EQUITY: Are you a California employer with 100 or more employees? If so, be aware of California State Senate Bill From LexBlog, “California To Protect Pay Equity Reporting Requirements From Federal Challenge?” Comments?

4 DAYS A WEEK: Have you considered the possibility of a four-day work week? What are your thoughts about it? Learn more  from Lex Blog, “A Four Day Workweek?” Comments?

“DARK TRIAD”: What is the “dark triad”? Knowing about it may save you grief in the workplace. From Forbes, “Know The “Dark Triad” To Prevent Workplace Chaos” Comments?

SEXISM: A perspective on sexism in the workplace seen from the perspective of Dame Stephanie Shirley in this  biographical article from the BBC (Business), “‘I just got fed up with the sexism. It was everywhere'” Changes? Comments?

SOCIAL MEDIA: Social media. Can you use it to help secure the job of your dreams? From CNBC, “Simple ways to craft a perfect social profile for job hunting” Comments? #

  COMMUTE APPS: Do you commute to and from work? Looking for ideas to help make your journey more productive? There’s an app for that, from Fast Company, “These 5 free apps make your commute productive, not dead time. Comments?

CONFLICT: Conflict at work. Can it be lead to more productive workplace relationships? It is possible.  From HR Executive< “How You Can Use Conflict to Build a Better Team” 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.

Thank you and kind regards,

Fred

 

Employment Law and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Learn Your Rights✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Employees and Employers ✔Focused on Early Intervention and Prevention ✔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 (06-18-19)

Employment Law Consultant (06-18-19)

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.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

Bones: Text neck? Shrinking elbows? What? From the BBC (Future), “How modern life is transforming the human skeleton” Comments?

Burnout: A trending topic…“burnout.” From the BBC. “How to tell if you are close to burning out.” Comments?

Strangers: Reluctant to reach out and talk with someone you do not know? From the BBC, “Why talking to strangers could be good for you” Comments?

Leaves: Are you a California employer? If so, this article from Jackson|Lewis should be of interest to you, “Will They or Won’t They: A Look at Some Significant Proposed California Legislation Relating to Leaves, Disability, and Other Protected Time Off” Comments?

Stagnation: A long and worthwhile read for the ambitious among you, from the American Enterprise Institute, “Red, White, and Gray: Population Aging, Deaths of Despair, and the Institutional Stagnation of America” Comments?

Avoid Pitfalls: Looking for suggestions on how you might avoid the legal “pitfalls” within the workplace. From HR Executive, “Here’s How to Avoid Legal Pitfalls” Comments?

Pregnant At Work:  It is unfortunate that this still has to be a concern for many  female employees, from Glamour, “I’m Afraid to Tell My Male Bosses I’m Pregnant” Comments?

Career Advances: Looking for ideas on how to advance your career? Here’s six of them from Fast Company, “6 easy ways to fast-track your career” Comments?

Manufacturing: Interested in trends within the manufacturing workforce? If so, take the time read the Executive Summary, or for the more ambitious of you, the report from the Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce, “Upskilling and Downsizing in American Manufacturing” Comments?

Ageism: Take a moment to think about your organization’s attitude towards older workers. Interested in staying ahead of your competitors?  Take a look into the past and future of ageism  from Forbes,  “The Distressing Story Of Age In The Workforce” 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.

Thank you and kind regards,

Fred

Employment Law and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Learn Your Rights✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Employees and Employers ✔Focused on Early Intervention and Prevention ✔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 (06-13-09)

Employment Law Consultant (06-13-09)

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.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

Fake News:“Fake News”…what is your reaction to that phrase?  From the Pew Research Center, “Many Americans Say Made-Up News Is a Critical Problem That Needs To Be Fixed” Comments?

Burnout: “Job Burnout” as an industrial injury?  A emerging trend worth monitoring, from Lex Blog, “The World Health Organization is focusing attention on workplace burnout, and so should employers” Comments

Nursing: Looking for ideas on how to accommodate nursing mothers in your workplace? From the Business Journals, “6 ways employers can accommodate nursing mothers in the workplace” Comments?

Word Choice: What difference does your choice of words make? How about the work “disabled”? From Quartz, “Yes, you can call me disabled” Comments?

Burnout II:  It is Monday the start of a new workweek. Feeling run down? From Mindful, “Is It a Bad Day or Is it Burnout?: How to identify the symptoms and navigate your way through burnout.” Comments?

Imposter: Do you suffer from imposter syndrome? From Forbes, “15 Ways To Overcome ‘Imposter Syndrome’ In The Workplace” Comments?

Speak Up!: Workplace communication and culture? Speak up! From Fortune, “Better Communication Tools Can Radically Improve Workplaces—If Managers Can Convince Workers to Speak Up” Comments?

Early Education: Do you have an interest in early childhood education? If so, this report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office may be of interest to you, “CHILD CARE AND EARLY EDUCATION: Most States Offer Preschool Programs and Rely on Multiple Funding Sources” Comments?

EURO Lesson: Traveling to Europe this Summer or just intellectually curious? If so, you might be interested in this story from the BBC, “The painstaking story behind the euro symbol” Comments?

Nutrition: Health and nutrition a national priority? From Blue Zones, “Doctors Prescribing Fruits and Veggies: Why Nutrition Policy is National Priority” 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.

Thank you and kind regards,

Fred

Employment Law and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Learn Your Rights✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Employees and Employers ✔Focused on Early Intervention and Prevention ✔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 (06-11-19)

Employment Law Consultant (06-11-19)

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.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

D-DAY REMEMBERED: June 6 was the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. From the BBC, “D-Day: 10 things you might not know about the Normandy invasion” Comments?

 

DISABILITY SECRET?: Have you asked the question raised in this article from the Harvard Business Review sometime in the past, wonder no more, “Why People Hide Their Disabilities at Work” Comments?

PARENTAL LEAVE: New dads and parental leave. A development worth following, from HR Executive, “Here’s Why a Recent Settlement May Help New Dads” Comments?

DISCRIMINATION & SCOTUS: A little technical but important reading none the less, from SCOTUSBlog, “Opinion analysis: Administrative exhaustion is not jurisdictional for employment-discrimination plaintiffs” Comments?

SAFE WORKPLACE:  Some practical recommendations, from Entrepreneur, on “How to Create a Safer Workplace for Women” Comments?

TV NEWS: Pursuing a career in television journalism 22 tips from Poynter, “Advice for TV journalists you might not know (but really should)” Note the link to Storytelling with Les Rose: Tips, Tricks and True Tales . Comments? TV NEWS

WORKERS ACTIVE: Are you an HR professional? A trend worth noting, from HR Executive, “Reading the Signs of the Time:Employee activism is on the rise. How can HR leaders be ready if a protest hits their organization?” Comments?

MEETINGS! :Another meeting…how much time do you spend planning the meeting you schedule? From McKinsey, “Want a better decision? Plan a better meeting” Comments?

DRESS: Dressing for work? From the BBC (Capital), “How women’s  workwear has evolved.” Comments?

SHY SCIENCE: Are you shy? Is going to a networking event something you avoid? Fear speaking in public?  If so, this article from the BBC (Future) may be of interest to you,  “The science behind why some of us are shy” Comments?

★ NURSING HOME: Are you in the process of looking for a nursing home for a member of your family or someone else you care for?  If so, you might appreciate the information provided by Next Avenue in its article, “Nursing Home Ratings: Who Can You Trust?” 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.

Thank you and kind regards,

Fred

Employment Law and Mediation Office of Fred Engbarth ✔Learn Your Rights✔ Advice and Counseling ✔Employees and Employers ✔Focused on Early Intervention and Prevention ✔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.