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Office Quarterly Newsletter: Employment Law Edition 7/20

My firm, the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C., issues a newsletter from time to time, and, accordingly, we sent one out on July 21, 2020.  Our newsletter updates and informs our readers as to what articles we have published, what seminars we have led, what awards we have received, and what is going on with any other happening at our Firm.

In this newsletter we offer an update on Employment Law and Faye Riva Cohen’s appearance on WWDB-AM 860 radio program “Pain and Wellness Hour with Sonny Banks.”

If you wish to read our newsletter, you can do so here.  Thanks and be on the look out for our next newsletter!

How Did America Become a Nation of Slobs?

One evening in early April I was waiting for my ten-year-old twin granddaughters to finish their indoor soccer practice when a girl their age approached me and said, “Your coat looks really nice.”

It was a wet, chilly evening, and I was wearing a London Fog given me thirty years ago by an elderly widow whose deceased husband no longer had to fret about the rain or the cold.

Though I thanked the girl, her comment took me aback. Then I looked at the other adults milling around me, and thought, as I often think nowadays, that all of them were dressed like…well, like slobs. Several were wearing sweat pants and hoodies, others ragged trousers and rumpled sweaters. One woman, a thirty-something mom, wore designer jeans torn artfully at the knees.

Several people have from time to time complimented me on my attire. One man, age fifty or so, once told me I dressed like an adult, a remark that struck me then and strikes me now as ludicrous. I typically wear a pair of khaki pants, casual shoes, and a shirt with a button-down collar. To be complimented on such mundane clothing is not only silly, it also reveals how low our standards have fallen.

Go to any public arena—a sports event, a shopping mall, Wal-Mart, you name it—and you realize the standard of dress for men and women, adults and children, has reached a low point in American history. Blue jeans are de rigueur; t-shirts with slogans, some of them billboards of obscenity, assault the eyes; pajama bottoms are worn to the grocery store; restaurant patrons appear at lunch looking as if they had just rolled out of the sack; grown men wear baseball caps while eating steaks at Outback.

Let’s contrast our contemporary “style” with the recent past. Go online, Google “baseball games 1930s photos,” and look at the pictures of the fans. Most are males wearing ties and coats. The women are wearing dresses and hats. Take a look at television shows from the 1950s or at “Mad Men,” and note how stylish people dressed when in public.

When I was a boy, I remember my mother once telling me she couldn’t go to the store until she took the curlers from her hair. “Why?” I asked.

“Good heavens,” she said, “no one in town goes shopping with their hair in curlers.”

Those days are long gone, Mom.

Of course, lots of folks still spiff up for work. The tellers in my bank always look professional, some attorneys I know hit the office in a coat and tie, and the male teachers in my grandson’s school wear ties in the classroom. Yesterday I saw a woman, mid-twenties, walking down the street in a lovely black dress. Though her looks were not remarkable, she was striking because of the dress. She is also the exception rather than the rule. A good number of people I see during the day, of all backgrounds, run the gamut in attire from hooker to beggar.

What does our own sloppy dress tell us about ourselves? Are we too pressed for time to dress a little up rather than way down? Are we rebelling against the idea of beauty and culture? Or are we just too lazy to pull on a pair of slacks instead of wearing the sweats we slept in?

I have no idea.

Recently I was watching Casablanca with two of my granddaughters. One of them suddenly turned to me and said, “Why was everyone so dressed up back then?”

“People used to dress that way. They did every day. We just don’t do it anymore.”

“You do,” my granddaughter said.

I burst out laughing. My granddaughter gave me a puzzled look, then returned to the movie.

Oscar Wilde once said, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” No one would ever consider me overdressed—or overeducated, for that matter—but if I am now regarded as well-dressed, a man representing haute couture, then I can draw only one conclusion.

We are a nation of slobs.

By Jeff Minick and published on June 20, 20181 in Intellectual Takeout and can be found here.

Office Quarterly Newsletter: Employment Law Update

My firm, the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C., issues a newsletter from time to time, and, accordingly, we sent one out on March 31, 2020.  Our newsletter updates and informs our readers as to what articles we have published, what seminars we have led, what awards we have received, and what is going on with any other happening at our Firm.

In this newsletter we offer an update on Family Law!

If you wish to read our newsletter, you can do so here.  Thanks and be on the look out for our next newsletter!

Office Quarterly Newsletter: Employment Law Update

My firm, the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C., issues a newsletter from time to time, and, accordingly, we sent one out on December 9, 2019.  Our newsletter updates and informs our readers as to what articles we have published, what seminars we have led, what awards we have received, and what is going on with any other happening at our Firm.

In this newsletter we offer an update on Family Law!

If you wish to read our newsletter, you can do so here.  Thanks and be on the look out for our next newsletter!

Office Quarterly Newsletter: Family Law Update

My firm, the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C., issues a newsletter from time to time, and, accordingly, we sent one out on September 12, 2019.  Our newsletter updates and informs our readers as to what articles we have published, what seminars we have led, what awards we have received, and what is going on with any other happening at our Firm.

In this newsletter we offer an update on Family Law!

If you wish to read our newsletter, you can do so here.  Thanks and be on the look out for our next newsletter!

Check out our new look! New Website. New Logo.

My firm, the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C., issues a newsletter from time to time, and, accordingly, we sent one out on June 17, 2019.  Our newsletter updates and informs our readers as to what articles we have published, what seminars we have led, what awards we have received, and what is going on with any other happening at our Firm.

In this newsletter we announce our brand new website!  Check out our new look!  New Website. New Logo.  Our new website is here.

If you wish to read our newsletter, you can do so here.  Thanks and be on the look out for our next newsletter!

Office Quarterly Newsletter: December 2017

My firm, the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C., issues a newsletter at the beginning of each quarter, and, accordingly, we sent one out on December 20, 2017.  Our quarterly newsletter updates and informs our readers as to what articles we have published, what seminars we have led, what awards we have received, and what is going on with any other happening at our Firm.

If you wish to read our quarterly newsletter, you can do so here.  Thanks and be on the look out for our next newsletter in the beginning of March 2018!

Office Quarterly Newsletter: September 2017

My firm, the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C., issues a newsletter at the beginning of each quarter, and, accordingly, we sent one out on August 31, 2017.  Our quarterly newsletter updates and informs our readers as to what articles we have published, what seminars we have led, what awards we have received, and what is going on with any other happening at our Firm.

If you wish to read our quarterly newsletter, you can do so here.  Thanks and be on the look out for our next newsletter in the beginning of December 2017!

Office Quarterly Newsletter: June 2017

My firm, the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C., issues a newsletter at the beginning of each quarter, and, accordingly, we sent one out on June 2, 2017.  Our quarterly newsletter updates and informs our readers as to what articles we have published, what seminars we have led, what awards we have received, and what is going on with any other happening at our Firm.

If you wish to read our quarterly newsletter, you can do so here.  In the alternative, if you do not wish to read it in that format, you can click on the images below to read it that way as well.  Thanks and be on the look out for our next newsletter in the beginning of September 2017!

Office Quarterly Newsletter: March 2017

My firm, the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C., issues a newsletter at the beginning of each quarter, and, accordingly, we sent one out on December 1, 2016.  Our quarterly newsletter updates and informs our readers as to what articles we have published, what seminars we have led, what awards we have received, and what is going on with any other happening at our Firm.

If you wish to read our quarterly newsletter, you can do so here.  In the alternative, if you do not wish to read it in that format, you can click on the images below to read it that way as well.  Thanks and be on the look out for our next newsletter in the beginning of June 2017!

 

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