Employment Law Consultant (09-24-19)

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AB5 TIPS: California employer? Wondering what you should be doing after the passage and signing of AB5? Some tips from Littler, “Now What? Practical Tips for Navigating California Post-A.B. 5” Comments?

GIG FLASHBACK: California employers, AB5. Flashback to 2018 from PPRI  “A Renewed Struggle for the American Dream: PRRI 2018 California Workers Survey” Comments?

FINAL QUESTIONS Do you have any questions for us? From Fortune, “10 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview to Really Stand Out” Comments?

DISAPPOINTED?: Disappointed or frustrated with the results of your last job interview? You might have fallen victim to on of the four mistakes discussed in this article from Fast Company (Compass), “4 interview mistakes you probably didn’t realize you were making” Comments?

JOB TRAINING: Most jobs in the U.S. are middle-skill jobs and many pay well, yet not enough workers have access to training for middle-skill jobs. Some suggestions from the National Skill Coalition ways to improve workforce development, “The  Roadmap for Racial Equity:An imperative for workforcedevelopment advocates” Comments?

BIAS TRAINING: Another good reason in support of “unconsciousness bias training.” From Forbes, “Unconscious Personality Bias Keeps Women From Leadership — And Costs Companies”Comments?

PUBLIC SPEAKING:  Do you have a fear speaking in public? Here’s a suggestions from the Harvard Business Review, “To Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking, Stop Thinking About Yourself” Comments?

STRIKE?:: Strike! From Vox, “5 questions about labor strikes that you were too embarrassed to ask” Comments?

INVESTIGATE: You have just received a very serious allegation of workplace wrongdoing; what next? From Jackson|Lewis, “Considerations in Selecting an Investigator” Comments?

SAVING WORDS: Working with a person in crisis? Thoughts from the BBC (Future) “The simple words that save lives” Comments?

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