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 #69 – Embracing Mental Wellness : Scott Shute

Today’s guest is Scott Shute, Head of Mindfulness and Compassion Programs at LinkedIn. Teresa McQueen talks with Scott about embracing mental wellness.  “I think we are seeing an evolution, you can think of mindfulness as a mental exercise, as a corollary to physical exercise” “There’s this stigma. If I admit to not being perfect, admit […]

Episode #68 – Immigration and the Lingering Impacts of COVID-19 : Christèle Demuro

Today’s guest is Christèle Demuro, experienced Attorney in business immigration law. Teresa McQueen talks with Christèle about immigration and lingering impacts of COVID-19. Teresa and Christèle talk about the first 100 Days of the new Biden Administration; what changes have we seen and what can we expect. They also discuss the limitations imposed by COVID-19 […]

Episode #64 – Addressing Microaggressions in the Workplace : Michelle Silverthorn

Today’s guest is Michelle Silverthorn, speaker and author of Authenic Diversity. Teresa McQueen talks with Michelle about addressing microaggressions in the workplace. “From a person’s perspective, are they allowed to succeed and belong here?” “You set the culture that says, ‘no, we don’t do that here, we don’t say that here, those aren’t actions that […]

Episode # 62 – Crafting a Powerful Performance Review: Col. Carla Bass

  Today’s guest is Col. Carla Bass. Teresa McQueen talks with Carla about crafting a powerful performance review.        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.   “You […]

Episode #61 – How to Create a Magnetic LinkedIn Profile : Debbie McCormick

Today’s guest is Debbie McCormick. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Debbie about how to create a magnetic LinkedIn profile. She lays out 5 tips to help improve your LinkedIn profile.  Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to […]

Episode #60 – Take Aways and Reflections : Julie McCoy

Julie McCoy Today’s guest is Life Coach Julie McCoy. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Julie about take aways from 2020 and reflections for 2021!  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 […]

Episode #59 – Special Holiday Replay – Gender Equality in the Workplace: Mekala Krishnan

    Special Holiday Replay with guest is Mekala Krishnan. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Mekala about the Gender Equality 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 […]

Episode #58 – The Dying Art of Leadership: Anthony Casablanca

      Today’s guest is Anthony Casablanca. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Anthony about the dying art of leadership.            Thank You To:Anthony Casablanca   Paul Roberts (Engineer/Associate Producer Extraordinaire!)   Melissa DeLacey (Associate Producer Extraordinaire!)   Stephen Vercelloni (Composer Extraordinaire! Today’s episode features […]

Episode #57 – Leadership in a Time of Crisis : Marilyn Gist

Today’s guest is Marilyn Gist. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Marilyn about leadership in a time of crisis. Marilyn discusses her theories on leadership and three questions for leadership: “Who are you?” “Where are we going?” and “Do you see me?” Teresa and Marilyn talk about how the pandemic […]

Episode #56 – Special Veteran’s Day Episode : Antoinette Balta

Today’s guest is Antoinette Balta, attorney, and Veteran’s Advocate. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Antoinette for a Special Veteran’s Day Episode. Antoinette discusses the barriers Veterans face when trying to reenter the workplace. She also talks about the benefits of hiring a Veteran. Don’t miss this Special Veteran’s Day […]

Episode #55 – Improving Productivity : Tim Ringo

Today’s guest is Tim Ringo, author and HR consultant. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Tim about improving productivity. Tim recently released a book; “Solving The Productivity Problem: How People Engagement, Innovation and Performance Will Transform Work.” Teresa and Tim discuss what causes productivity issues and how they can be fixed.  Workplace Perspective is […]

Episode #53 – Introverts in the Workplace: Steve Friedman

Today’s guest is Steve Friedman, author of In Search of Courage: An Introvert’s Struggle with Addictive Behaviors. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Steve about introverts in the workplace. Steve discusses challenges and triumphs for introverts as it relates to the workplace. Steve also talks to us about how introverts can […]

Episode #52 – Creating a Happier Office: Thalma Lobel

Today’s guest is Thalma Lobel, an internationally recognized psychologist and expert on human behavior. SAFFIRE LEGAL’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Thalma about creating a happier office. Thalma is the author of Whatever Works: The Small Cues That Make a Surprising Difference in Our Success at Work—and How to Create a Happier […]

Episode #51 – Special Civility Episode: Zoom Etiquette

SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks about Zoom Etiquette. COVID-19 has forced many employees to work from home, how they stay connected is Zoom. Teresa gives her tips on Zoom Etiquette for both employers and employees.  Use the video option when possible Don’t wear your pajamas Stage your video area Lighting […]

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 […]