Employment Law Consultant (07-02-19)

Employment Law Consultant (07-02-19)

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.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

CANADA DAY: Some information about Canada Day which was celebrated on July 1, 2019.

WORPLACE VIOLENCE (I):  Difficult to think about…important enough to anticipate, from MarketPlace, “Is your office prepared for a workplace shooting?” Comments?

  WORKPLACE VIOLENCE (II):Gun violence in the workplace (Part II) from Marketplace, “What is active shooter insurance and does my employer need it?” Comments

NOT A ROBOT: “I am not a robot” Some change to reCAPTCHA you might want to know about, from Fast Company Compass, “Google’s new reCAPTCHA has a dark side” Comments?

FACULTY BURNOUT: Do you teach a a college or university. Some helpful times to avoid “burn out” from HERC Jobs, “Managing ‘Cultural Taxation’ and Combating Burnout: Tips and Resources for Underrepresented Faculty and Staff”  Comments?

QUICK QUIZ: At least 50% of your already know the answer to this question: Which sex score higher on leadership tests…men or women? From the Harvard Business Review, “Research: Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills” Comments?

  MEDICAL HOPE: Some good medical news,  from the BBC (Health), “Hopes raised of cervical cancer eradication” Comments

HAIR:  California employers; keep your eyes open to impact of this new form of discrimination, from the BBC, “California set to be first US state to ban hair discrimination” Comments?

★ WHY?: Getting ready for a job interview? Some advice from Forbes,The Best Way To Answer ‘Why Do You Want This Job'” comments?

★ MEDIA STUDIES: Are you a media junkie?  If so, this report from the Pew Research Center may be of interest, “State of the News Media” Comments?

★ PET MEMORY: Concerned about your risk of Alzheimer’s? How’s your memory? It may be that we should inquire into the status of your dog’s memory?  From Fast Company compass, “What we’re learning about animal memories could help us crack Alzheimer’s” 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 (06-27-19)

Employment Law Consultant (06-27-19)

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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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.

★ MEMORY: Looking for a memory improvement hack?  Fast Company presents five  for your consideration, “5 free apps to supercharge your memory” Comments?

★ WOMEN: Cause for celebration, from the Pew Research Center,U.S. women near milestone in the college-educated labor force” Comments?

METOO:  How did we get to this? The workplace needs people who have the authority, independence. and support to resolve problems before they become major issues or lawsuits. From the Atlantic, The Problem with HR” Comments? #

★ CBD-DIET:  Diet change. Trending. Adding CBD (Cannabidiol) to food.  The BBC (Food) inquires, “Why are people eating CBD and will it get me high? “ Comments?

★ VACCINES: Measles? Small Pox? Flu? Vaccinations and the workplace, from Workforce, “Employers Must Face the Vaccination Conversation Among Their

★ OFFICE CRUSH:  Motivated to go to work because of the presence of  a workplace crush? From Ladders, “A guide to surviving the workplace crush”  Comments?

★  COMMUNICATION: Are you a recent graduate or do you know someone who is? Job Hunting? Some advice from Forbes. “The One Learnable Skill That Makes New Grads Attractive To Employers In Any Field” Comments

★ LIGHT TRIAD: The ”light triad”…what is it? What does it have to do with why some people are naturally good? From the BBC (Future), “The “light triad” that can make you a good person” Comments?

★ MEETING TIMES: Want to better manage your time? Step One, examine the meetings that consume your time. Some practical advice from McKinsey and Company in its briefing, “Meeting Time” Comments?

★ PROTEIN QUIZ: What do you know about protein? Quick quiz and some information, From, Heated, “Most of What You Know About Protein Is Wrong: Take this quiz to find out more. 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 (06-25-19)

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.

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.

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.