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  • Norfolk Southern pays $2.5 million to settle disability bias lawsuit!

    Norfolk Southern pays $2.5 million to settle disability bias lawsuit!

    News by Editorial Team 03 Aug 2020

    In a recent lawsuit filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), it accused Norfolk Southern Corporation and Norfolk Southern Railway Company of a wide range of unlawful behavior against employees and job applicants under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Thirty-seven employees would receive monetary relief as per the lawsuit settlement.

     

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  • Chevron reports $8.3 billion quarterly loss!

    Chevron reports $8.3 billion quarterly loss!

    News by Editorial Team 03 Aug 2020

    In a recent report shared by Chevron Corp, it revealed about $8.3 billion quarterly loss, its largest in at least three decades. With this loss Chevron had joined its rival oil producers in writing down billions of dollars in assets due to plunging demand for fuel. Chevron’s oil and gas production writedowns added up to $5.6 billion.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Verizon to groom 500K individuals for 'jobs of the future!'

    Verizon to groom 500K individuals for 'jobs of the future!'

    News by Editorial Team 03 Aug 2020

    In a recent announcement made by Verizon, it was revealed that the company would groom and prepare about 500,000 individuals for jobs of the future through extensive skills training and mentorship by 2030. The announcement was made on 14 July, 2020. According to the announcement the move is aimed as a part of a broader initiative – Citizen Verizon – a set of targets in support of business, environmental, and social advancement. The statement also stated that the initiative contained specific plans that addressed digital inclusion, climate protection, and prosperity.

     

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  • McDonald's restaurants fined for child labor law violations!

    McDonald's restaurants fined for child labor law violations!

    News by Editorial Team 31 Jul 2020

    In a recent investigation by the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), it was found that 12 McDonald’s restaurants in North Carolina would pay $17,586 for alleged child labor law violations. The facts were revealed in an announcement made on 21 July 2020. According to the announcement, Mt Airy Partners, the operator of the restaurants had employed 35 workers who were under 14 and 15 years old violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.

     

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  • GreenPath Financial Wellness gets a new chief people officer!

    GreenPath Financial Wellness gets a new chief people officer!

    News by Editorial Team 31 Jul 2020

    In a recent development, GreenPath Financial Wellness – a nonprofit organization offering financial counseling and debt management services – welcomes Susan Murphy as Chief People officer. Susan, in her new role would build on GreenPath’s strong culture of empathy, compassion, meaning and impact, fostering a culture that is inclusive and connects people to be their whole selves at work.

     

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  • Exxon prepares job cuts to save dividend!

    Exxon prepares job cuts to save dividend!

    News by Editorial Team 31 Jul 2020

    According to the reliable sources, Exxon Mobil Corp is prepared for deep spending and job cuts, as it fights to preserve an 8% shareholder dividend with a multi-billion-dollar quarterly loss looming. Currently, there is no clear indication how extensive would be the cuts. It should be noted the largest US oil company had cut this year’s budget by 30% in April, however, the chief executive Darren Woods’s turnaround through rebounding demand and increased asset sales didn’t panned out and losses were climbing.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • FedEx worker rendered unqualified for ADA protection!

    FedEx worker rendered unqualified for ADA protection!

    News by Editorial Team 30 Jul 2020

    A FedEx worker in a recent ruling was rendered unqualified for a job because of her lifting restrictions and hence was also ineligible for the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) protections. The worker had challenged her termination that was followed by an injury due to which a doctor had limit her regular overhead lifting to no more than 15 pounds.

     

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  • Nike appoints new chief diversity, talent officer!

    Nike appoints new chief diversity, talent officer!

    News by Editorial Team 30 Jul 2020

    In a recent announcement made by Nike on Tuesday, the sportswear giant revealed its current chief diversity and inclusion officer – Kellie Leonard – would be leaving the company to ‘pursue other interests’ after 18 years of working at Nike in numerous roles. Felicia Mayo would be replacing Leonard and she would take over the role with a new title as chief talent, diversity, and culture officer. According to the statement the change in the role aims to constitute a new way of approaching diversity and inclusion at Nike.

     

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  • Federal Government faces lawsuit by the US business groups!

    Federal Government faces lawsuit by the US business groups!

    News by Editorial Team 30 Jul 2020

    In an interesting turn of events, the US business groups including the US Chamber of Commerce have sued the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of State. The business groups have alleged that the federal government’s restrictions on work visas were unlawful. The lawsuit directly protests a proclamation signed by the US President Donald Trump on 22 June, 2020.

     

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  • Exempt employees to continue with the status during pandemic!

    Exempt employees to continue with the status during pandemic!

    News by Editorial Team 29 Jul 2020

    According to the guidance released on 20 July, 2020 by the US Department of Labor, it was revealed that employers would continue to treat their salaried executive, administrative, and professional employees who are exempt under the FLSA as exempt. The guidance stated that the status would hold true even if the employees are performing non-exempt duties during the pandemic. The agency further added that COVID-19 is a rare event that had affected the public welfare of the entire nation, which an employer could not reasonably anticipate and is consistent with the FLSA’s regulatory criteria for emergencies.

     

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  • Victoria Secret's L Brands to cut about 15% of its workforce!

    Victoria Secret's L Brands to cut about 15% of its workforce!

    News by Editorial Team 29 Jul 2020

    In a recent announcement by Victoria’s Secret owner, L Brands on Tuesday revealed that it is planning to slash about 15% of its corporate workforce, or about 850 jobs. The company said it planned to save about $400 million annually through various cost-cutting efforts including the layoffs. The announcement also stated that net sales forecast to be down by 20% overall compared with a year ago.

     

    read more at CNBC
  • US low cost carrier to have potential job cuts due to pandemic!

    US low cost carrier to have potential job cuts due to pandemic!

    News by Editorial Team 29 Jul 2020

    In an internal memo shared by Spirit Airlines revealed its preparation to inform unions that about 20%-30% of workers may be furloughed in October. The memo was shared on Friday and also stated that the airline would be the first low-cost carrier to detail potential job cuts due to the global pandemic. According to the memo shared the workers at a furlough risk include pilots, and flight attendants.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Marshalls, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods to pay $31.5 million as wage settlement!

    Marshalls, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods to pay $31.5 million as wage settlement!

    News by Editorial Team 28 Jul 2020

    In another development of settlement claims, the parent companies of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods agreed to pay about $31.5 million to settle class action claims. The claims were brought by assistant store managers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York labor law. The managers alleged that they were misclassified as exempt and were denied overtime.

     

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  • Uber driver entitled for unemployment benefits: Penn. Supreme Court!

    Uber driver entitled for unemployment benefits: Penn. Supreme Court!

    News by Editorial Team 28 Jul 2020

    In a recent ruling by Pennsylvania Supreme Court, it was revealed that the driver working with Uber Technologies Inc was the employee under state law and should be entitled to unemployment insurance benefits. The driver who was the ride-hailing service’s employee because the company had total control over his job performances. The court in a 5-2 decision on Friday informed the driver Donald Lowman could not set his own rates or hire others to pick up passengers so he was not self-employed and could not collect unemployment despite working part time for Uber. He worked as a behavioral health specialist.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • IBM offers 1,000 paid internships to prepare students for STEM careers!

    IBM offers 1,000 paid internships to prepare students for STEM careers!

    News by Editorial Team 28 Jul 2020

    According to IBM in order to create diversity in the technology field the training for the same should begin with preparing students for STEM careers at an early age. The tech giant announced on 20 July 2020 that it would be offering 1,000 paid internships to students and graduates of its Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) program. The internship program would run through 31 Dec, 2021.

     

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  • Schlumberger plans deeper cost cuts post quarterly loss reports!

    Schlumberger plans deeper cost cuts post quarterly loss reports!

    News by Editorial Team 27 Jul 2020

    Schlumberger – oilfield services giant – outlined its plans for deeper spending cuts post recording a $3.7 billion charge and a second straight quarterly loss on thousands of job cuts and a pipeline outage in Ecuador. The plan was announced on Friday. The oilfield services giant has cut about 21,000 jobs – a fifth of its workforce – amid the steep drop in activity during the pandemic.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • DOL releases simpler and easier FMLA certification forms!

    DOL releases simpler and easier FMLA certification forms!

    News by Editorial Team 27 Jul 2020

    The US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued optional-use forms for employers coordinating Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. According to WHD, employers do not need to use these forms, as they could collect the information in any format. As per the agency, the update makes the forms ‘simpler and easier’ for employees, employers, leave administrators and healthcare providers to understand and use.

     

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  • Facebook: Employees would to be fired if found bullying colleagues!

    Facebook: Employees would to be fired if found bullying colleagues!

    News by Editorial Team 27 Jul 2020

    In an internal announcement made by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it was revealed the organization would not tolerate any bullying amid the colleagues. Zuckerberg in his mail reportedly threatened to fire employees if they were found ‘bullying’ colleagues. The reported threat came in the wake of widespread employee walkouts.

     

    read more at CNBC
  • LinkedIn plans to eradicate about 960 roles!

    LinkedIn plans to eradicate about 960 roles!

    News by Editorial Team 24 Jul 2020

    In a blog post shared by LinkedIn’s CEO Ryan Roslansky on 20 July, 2020, it was revealed that LinkedIn is planning to eliminate approximately 960 roles that would be about six percent of the employee base across the Global Sales and Talent Acquisition Organizations. According to the blog, Roslansky revealed that while the organization had added product offerings, however, the company was not immune to the pandemic effects.

     

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  • Tesla sues Rivian for trade secrets theft and poached employees!

    Tesla sues Rivian for trade secrets theft and poached employees!

    News by Editorial Team 24 Jul 2020

    Tesla filed a lawsuit against the rival electric vehicle start-up Rivian, alleging the company stole its trade secrets and poached its employees. The lawsuit also named four ex-employees of Tesla – Tami Pascale, Kim Wong, Jessica Siron, and Carrington Bradley. Rivian has denied allegations. Apparently, this is not the first time Tesla had filed a suit against former employee for trade secret thefts or called out an organization for employee poaching.

     

    read more at CNBC

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