Employment Law Consultant (10-01-19)

Employment Law Consultant (10-01-19)

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.

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday

Hello,

Good Tuesday morning.

IN THE NEWS: An extra Post for those of you who are following and trying to make sense out of the talk of impeachment. From The Interactive Constitution “Article II, Section 4” https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/interpretation/article-ii/clauses/349  and the The Process of Impeachment: https://www.axios.com/authors/sgrillo

CRYING: What are your feelings about crying when at work? From Fast Company (Compass), “Why crying employees can sometimes be a sign of a healthy workplace” Comments?

UN REVIEWS:  Following the United Nation’s meeting in New Yorkthe Pew Research Center released this report, “United Nations gets mostly positive marks from people around the world” Comments?

FREE SPEECH: An important guide for school and college leaders and students, from PEN America, “Campus Free Speech Guide” Comments?

RAISE?: A raise in pay may be in your immediate future, from NPR, “1.3 Million More Workers Eligible For Overtime Pay, But Some Say Rules Fall Short” Comments?

INFLUENCE: Working women and workplace leadership, from SmartBrief, “10 Ways Women Can Grow Their Influence at Work” Comments?

SCHOOL SAFETY:  K-12 school administrators and interested parents may be interested this newly released document from the U.S. Department of Education, “The Role of Districts in Developing High- Quality School Emergency Operations Plans: A Companion to the School Guide” Comments?

UNTAPPED RESOURCE: Untapped potential of the older worker, from Harvard Business Review, “The Case for Hiring Older Workers”Comments?

READ?: How many books have your read in the past 12 months? A look at who has not, from the Pew Research Center, “Who doesn’t read books in America?” Comments?

DIFFERENCES: Women and men at work, what’s different? Here’s one from the Pew Research Center, “Among U.S. couples, women do more cooking and grocery shopping than men”Comments?

WHAT’S IN YOUR FOOD?: What are the additives you are most likely to find in processed food? From BBC (Radio 4), “From E133 to MSG: Your guide to food additives” Comments?

GIFTS: Looking for a good “business” book to gift or read? From McKinsey& Company, “For your reading list: the 2019 Business Book of the Year shortlist” 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 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 (09-26-19)

Employment Law Consultant (09-26-19)

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.

AUTHORITY:  A view into the reasons Americans do not fully trust authority figures. From the Pew Research Center, “Why Americans Don’t Fully Trust Many Who Hold Positions of Power and Responsibility” Comments?

ROOTS: Hispanic roots. From the Pew Research Center, “Key facts about U.S. Hispanics and their diverse heritage” Comments?

LUCA-MENTORS: Do you know a young Latino who is the  first in his/her  family who aspires to attend college or university? If so, you may be be interested in LUCA (Latino U College Access).

SILVER LINING: Some insights on the “hidden” value of making a mistake. From Fast Company (Compass) “7 successful women on the “mistakes” that changed their careers” Comments?

AB5-AMENDMENTS?: California employers, more AB 5 information from Littler, “California AB 5’s Author and the Governor Attempt to Clarify Law’s Scope” Comments?

BURNOUT-FACTS: Information from Fast Company (Compass) on burnout, “What you’re probably getting wrong about workplace burnout” Comments?

MORE AB5:California employers: Independent contractor after AB5? From Fisher Phillips, “Rewriting California’s Independent Contractor Rules: A Business Survival Guide” Comments?

CAREER TRAPS: Some thoughts that may be standing in the way of your career’s growth, from Forbes, “Career Advancement Myths: 10 Mistakes That Keep You From Getting Ahead” Comments?

JOURNALISM: An issue worth learning more about is discussed in this New York Times (Opinion), “The Growing Threat to Journalism Around the World” Comments?

DIABETES: Employers: Diabetes, why you should care about it. From HR Executive, “Why employers should care about  diabetes” Comments?

HEART WARNINGS: Some words of caution from Reuters, (Health) People don’t reccognize heart attacks when symptoms come on slowly ” 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 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 (09-19-19)

Employment Law Consultant (09-19-19)

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.

SPEAK UP: What can you do when you observe acts of ageism at your workplace? From Forbes, “Combat Age Discrimination At Work: For Employees And Employers” Comments?

IMPOSTER: Do you have a fear of not being good enough? From MindBodyGreen, “6 Ways You Can Cure Your Imposter Syndrome” Comments?

FACE-TO-FACE: Sometimes the traditional approach is preferred, from Human Resource Executive, “Why do most Americans prefer in-person job interviews?” Comments?

HONOR: Important transitions from American Veterans, from The Pew Research Center, “The American Veteran Experience and the Post-9/11 Generation” Comments?

TIPS:  Some practical advice on writing a good email, from Fast Company (Compass), “Use this email format to simplify your overflowing inbox”Comments?

★ VOLUNTEER?: The approach of the holiday season, from Hallows Eve through the New Year, brings with it the rise of volunteer activities. As a employer you need to be aware when such activity is considered as compensable work. Some advice from the U.S. Department if Labor (FLSA2019-2). Comments?

FMLA VS MOU? Are you responsible for the administration of your company’s FMLA policy? Representative of an employee labor organization?  Note, from Jackson|Lewis,”New DOL Opinion Letter – No Delaying Designating FMLA Leave, Even When A Collective Bargaining Agreement Provides Otherwise” Comments?

CONFUSED GIGS:  Some reactions, by workers, to the passage, in California, of AB5, from Marketplace, “Some contractors worry California’s AB 5 will limit their flexibility” Comments?

COMPLAINT CHECK-LIST: Here it is…the checklist for people who wish to complain effectively. From BBC (Radio 4), “Ten top tips for nailing complaining” Comments?

DIET MYTHS: Wading through some myths about your diet, from Heated, “The Internet Is Littered with Dubious Diet Tips” 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 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 (09-17-19)

Employment Law Consultant (09-17-19)

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.

AGEISM: Have you experienced or observed ageism in your workplace? From Fast Company (Compass) , “Ageism at work starts earlier than you think” Comments?

BURNOUT:  Burnout?:WHO now considers burnout a syndrome” Comments?

FACTFILE: Deep statistical deep dive on a topic under discussion in the workplace and community, from PPRI (Public Religion Research Institute,) “The State of Abortion and Contraception Attitudes in All 50 States”Comments?

CORRECTIONS: Some practical advice from Quartz At Work, “The best way to correct your boss when they’ve made a mistake” Comments?

BLAKE: A writer of timeless poetry. It is well worth your time to read William Blake. From BBC (Culture),, “William Blake: The greatest visionary in 200 years” Comments?

MOMMUNE:  Is there a “mommune” in your future or that of a colleague? From the BBC (Worklife), “The single mums who live together on ‘mommunes’” Comments?

THERAPY: Wrestling with how to take time off for therapy? From Huffington Post, “How To Tell Your Boss You Need To Go To Therapy During Work Hours” Comments?

JUGGLERS: Juggling act? From McKinsey & Company, “How dual-career couples find fulfillment at work” Comments?

CALIFORNIA GIG: Gig work redefined in California, from NPR, “California Lawmakers Advance Bill To Redefine And Protect Gig Economy Workers”Comments?

LONG WORK: Does working longer hours make you a more productive worker? From BBC (Worklife), “What wartime /‘munitionettes’ can teach us about burnout” 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 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 (09-12-19)

Employment Law Consultant (09-12-19)

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.

DIVERSE POPULATION: A graphic view of the “wide spread” diversity of ethnic groups in America. From Brookings, “Six maps that reveal America’s expanding racial diversity” Comments?

TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF: “So, tell me about yourself”; the infamous interview question. How to respond? From Fast Company (Compass), “Why longer responses to “So, tell me about yourself” are better”Comments?

MINDFUL WORK: Mindfulness in the workplace? From Forbes, “How To Create A Mindful And Compassionate Workplace: The Story Of LinkedIn” Comments?

TRENDING BUSINESS: Millennial business trends to watch. From Fast Company (Compass), “Coffee, travel, and skincare are among 12 industries millennials are boosting” Comments?

CLOSING QUESTIONS: Preparing for an important job interview? Some suggestions from Forbes, “Creative Job Interview Ideas: Powerful Closing Strategies Top Performers Use” Comments?

GRADUARTE SEARCH: Looking for that first job after college/university graduation? From NPR, “How To Get A Job After College” Comments?

DO YOU BELIEVE?:Have you ever wondered (from BBC (future), “Why we believe fake news” Comments?

SUICIDE PREVENTION: Engaged the education of students K-12. The Model School Policy on Suicide Prevention from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention may be of interest to you and/or your administration, Comments?

CHOLINE?:Do you follow a vegan or vegetarian diet? From, Live Kindly, “How to get choline in a vegan diet” Comments?

★ CRITICAL ANALYSIS: Do vegetarian and vegan diets increase stroke risk? From PBN (Plant Based News), “Heart Attacks, Strokes, Vegetarians, Vegans and Headlines: A Few Comments” 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 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.