Workplace Perspective

An employment law podcast produced by SAFFIRE LEGAL, PC.

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.

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Workplace Perspective is hosted by SAFFIRE LEGAL, PC founder and principal attorney Teresa A. McQueen.
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Episode #47 – Reverse Mentoring: Michael Sorell

    Today’s guest is Michael Sorell. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Michael about Reverse Mentoring.           Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful […]

Episode #44 – Special COVID-19 Workplace Perspective – Greg Dill and the CARES Act (Part 2)

Today’s episode is Part two of our Special COVID-19 show featuring Greg Dill, Vice President of Commercial Real Estate, and SBA Lending at Union Bank in Irvine CA. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen continues her conversation with Greg about the newly enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) […]

Episode #43 – Special COVID-19 Workplace Perspective: FAQ With Neil Pedersen, Esq. (Part 2)

Today’s episode is a continuation of our FAQ episode with attorney Neil Pedersen, Founder and Principal Attorney at Pedersen Law. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen and Neil continue responding to important COVID-19 related questions such as, “Do I have to return to work if I’m still afraid of being exposed to […]

Episode #41 – Special COVID-19 Workplace Perspective: FAQ With Neil Pedersen, Esq.

Today’s guest is attorney Neil Pedersen, Founder and Principal Attorney at Pedersen Law. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen and Neil provide responses to some FAQs regarding COVID-19 and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s (FFCRA) Emergency Family Medical Leave Response and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Acts.  Neil also shares his thoughts […]

Episode #40 – Special COVID-19 Workplace Perspective – Greg Dill and the CARES Act

Today’s guest is Greg Dill, Vice President of Commercial Real Estate, and SBA Lending at Union Bank in Irvine CA. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Greg about the newly enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) which provides numerous resources for small businesses including: the Paycheck […]

Episode # 36 – Write to Influence!: Col. Carla Bass

  Today’s guest is Col. Carla Bass. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Carla about her book Write to Influence!, why every boss needs a staff that can write effectively and how to banish bureaucratic blather – We love that! Carla also shares with our listeners  some very practical tips […]

Hot Topic – Legislative Update 2020

Today’s Hot Topic focuses on some of the new legislative changes set to take effect in California on January 1, 2020.  SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks about the new laws impacting mandatory arbitration agreements, the codification of the Dynamex ABC test, and what policies you’ll need to have in your […]

Hot Topic – 2019 Holiday Survival Guide

Today we’re in full holiday mode with our annual Holiday Survival Guide. The holiday mix & mingle season is in full swing which can mean added stress for those who dread the inevitable holiday business social scene. Fear not! Workplace Perspective is here to help you sail through your holiday events with confidence and style!  […]

Episode #32 – Lessons from an ESOP Convert: Shawn Burcham

Today’s special guest is Shawn Burcham, Founder & CEO of Pro Food Systems, Inc. and the author of the Amazon Bestselling book Keeping Score with GRITT: Straight Talk Strategies for Success. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Shawn about the challenges in creating & operating a 100% employee owned business. […]

Episode #31 – Ethics In The Workplace: Dr. Steven Mintz

Today’s special guest is Dr. Steven Mintz, author, speaker and “Ethics Sage.” SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Dr. Mintz about the impact of ethics in the workplace and focusing on creating a more productive and civil working environment.  A wonderful episode that highlights the practical steps employees and employers […]

Epsiode #29 – The Role of AI in the Workplace – Michael Ashley

Today’s special guest is Michael Ashley, Owner and Creative Content specialist at Ink Wordsmith. Mr. Ashley is also a speaker and co-author of “Own the A.I. Revolution: Unlock Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy to Disrupt Your Competition.”  SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Mr. Ashley about his views artificial intelligence and […]

Episode #28 – The 9-5 Culture Is Changing – HR Professional Mona Shah

Today’s special guest is attorney and Human Resources professional Mona Shah. With over ten years of HR experience Ms. Shah as accumulated a wealth of experience working in the field of human resources. Her impressive career spans various industries and includes working as an HR professional for Twitter, Kaiser Permamente and most recently California Pacific […]

Episode #27 – Albert Eloyan – Importance of Employee Engagement

Today’s special guest is Albert Eloyan, CEO of Surprise HR in San Francisco, CA. Surprise HR helps companies most effectively celebrate their values, wins, and their people. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Mr. Eloyan about the importance of engaging with employees in any business. Workplace Perspective is a regular […]

Episode #24: Millennials In The Workplace – Dr. Joshua Fredenburg

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.    Today’s special guest is nationally acclaimed speaker and author, Dr. Joshua Fredenburg.  SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks […]

Episode #23: Background Checks – Tim Santoni

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.       Today’s special guest is Tim Santoni of Santoni Investigation Services.  SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks […]

Episode #22: Ban The Box Redux – Alan Crivaro

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   Today’s “redux” episode is a replay of a very informational interview with attorney Alan Crivaro on California’s Ban The Box legislation. The […]

Episode #21 – Improving Workplace Training: Teresa McQueen

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.     Today’s special guest is SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen! Ms. McQueen discusses why training – specifically training […]

Episode #20 – Violence In The Workplace: Dr. George Cartwright

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   Today’s special guest is Dr. George Cartwright, a former police officer who now teaches criminology as a professor at Madera Community College […]

Episode #19 – Cannabis In The Workplace: Andrea Bird

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   Today’s special guest is attorney Andrea Bird, founding attorney at Bird Law Group, a cutting-edge firm focusing on all aspects of the […]

Episode #18 – Ryan Gottfredson: Mindfulness In The Workplace

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   Today’s special guest is Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D, a cutting-edge leadership consultant, trainer, coach, and researcher. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney […]

Episode #17 – Christele Demuro: Immigration 2019 Hiring Foreign Workers

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   Today’s special guest is immigration attorney Christele Demuro. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Ms. Demuro about […]

Episode #14 – Robert Lopez: Realities of Workplace Culture in Emerging Startups

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   Today’s special guest is Corporate Communications professional Robert Lopez. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Mr. Lopez […]

Episode #13 – Anderee Berengain: The Power of Workplace Culture in Emerging Startups

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   Today’s special guest is Cie Digital Labs CEO Anderee Berengain. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Mr. […]

Episode #12 – Neil Pedersen: Inherent Bias In The Arbitration Process

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   Today’s special guest is plaintiff’s employment law litigation attorney Neil Pedersen. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with […]

Episode #11 – Andrea Paris and the Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis case

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   Today’s special guest is employment and civil litigation attorney Andrea Paris. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with […]

Episode #10 – Harlene Miller: Bankruptcy Tips and Information.

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   Today’s special guest is bankruptcy attorney Harlene Miller. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Ms. Miller about […]

Episode #9 Stephanie Pottick and Intellectual Property Agreements

WELCOME TO WORKPLACE PERSPECTIVE – Raising The Bar At Workplaces Everywhere! Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   Today’s guest is Orange County intellectual property attorney Stephanie Pottick of […]

Episode #8 – Dynamex and Dining Etiquette!

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   In today’s episode I’ll be talking about a recent (April 2018) CA Supreme Court decision on an important case known as Dynamex […]

Episode #5 – 2017 Holiday Survival Guide – Small Talk and Socializing

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   Thank you for joining us! Today’s episode continues our 2017 Holiday Survival Guide! – This is the third of our  four part series […]

Episode #4 – 2017 Holiday Survival Guide: Good Host, Good Guest

WELCOME TO OUR 2017 HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE EPISODE #2! Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   Thank you for joining us! Today’s episode continues our 2017 Holiday Survival Guide! – […]

EPISODE #3 Terminations, 2018 Legislative Overview – 2017 Holiday Survival Guide

WELCOME TO OUR HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE EPISODE! Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   Thank you for joining us! Today’s episode includes a primer on effective terminations including specific […]

Episode #2 Employee Selection & Interviewing – Alan Crivaro and Ban The Box Legislation

Welcome to Our Ban-The-Box Episode! Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   Today’s special guest is criminal defense attorney Alan Crivaro. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa […]

Episode 1: Trainings, Tina Rad and Meeting Etiquette Tips.

Welcome to Our Inaugural Episode! Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.   Today’s special guest is attorney Tina Rad of the Wagener Law firm. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and […]