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Career Advice Round-up for the week of Sept 28th, 2020

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Curated career advice for fashion industry professionals for the week of September 27th, 2020.

California’s contagious freelancers law spreading to New York

New California legislation designed to protect gig-economy workers at tech startups like Uber and Lyft has begun to slam freelancers across the state’s media industry – and the contagion is threatening New York, too. Freelance writers and photographers from Los Angeles to San Francisco are scrambling to obtain an injunction to block the state’s independent contractors legislation, known as AB-5, from taking effect on Jan.

Mom-Bias at Work Is Real-Here’s How to Handle It

I didn’t want my colleagues to think pregnancy was affecting my performance, so I remember cramming in my last bit of work before I had to leave the office. At 34 weeks along with my first baby, I was meeting my husband to attend our first newborn care class at the hospital.

Changing Jobs Or Industries? Take A Pay Cut And Swallow Your Pride

One of the funniest things I’ve come across are people who want to gain experience, but aren’t willing to sacrifice. Changing jobs or industries means you’ll likely need to take a pay cut and put in a lot of time. Several years ago, there was a lot of debate regarding employers taking advantage of their free interns.

COVID-19 and the American Workplace

FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by reimbursing American private employers that have fewer than 500 employees with tax credits for the cost of providing employees with paid leave taken for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

Navigating the Emotional Side of a Career Transition

Let me begin this post with a personal confession: Although I’ve talked with many managers about career transitions over the years, I’ve never had a career transition myself until now. For the past 37 years I’ve worked as a management consultant at the same firm I started in straight out of graduate school.

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Chris Kidd is the owner of StyleCareers.com, StylePortfolios.com, StyleDispatch.com, FashionCareerFairs.com and MayoroftheMall.com.