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  • Walmart Worker's Suit Over FMLA Revived

    Walmart Worker's Suit Over FMLA Revived

    News by Editorial Team 22 Oct 2020

    Confusion over policies can land employers in legal trouble. A Walmart employee’s case has been revived citing contradictory directions over absence call-outs. The said employee was injured at the job and was communicating with an outside administrator. Later on she was fired for her absence. The employee has sued Walmart, alleging FMLA interference.

     

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  • Trouble Looms Over Exxon Mobil's US and Canada Staff

    Trouble Looms Over Exxon Mobil's US and Canada Staff

    News by Editorial Team 22 Oct 2020

    In a Wednesday email, the Exxon Mobil chief executive informed employees of upcoming job cuts. In his email to its 75,000-person workforce, CEO Darren Woods said the job cuts are part of a damage control plan unveiled this spring to redesign how Exxon works and to increase competitiveness. The company reportedly has been making losses for the past many months. 

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Men Likely to Replace Men in Upper Roles, says Visier

    Men Likely to Replace Men in Upper Roles, says Visier

    News by Editorial Team 22 Oct 2020

    75 percent of senior management openings vacated by men are filled by men. However, when a woman leaves a senior management role, the opportunity is evenly split between male and female successors. Women are more frequently replacing men in lower- and middle-management positions. The findings have been published by Visier.

     

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  • 2021 Pay Plans Are Grim, Reports Willis Towers Watson

    2021 Pay Plans Are Grim, Reports Willis Towers Watson

    News by Editorial Team 21 Oct 2020

    In a recent survey by Willis Towers Watson, more than one-third of U.S. employers said they have trimmed the projected salary increases for 2021. While many employers are expecting a return to normalcy in 2021, many others are rethinking their plans. Willis Towers Watson is an advisory firm.

     

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  • Lyra and Calm Team Up to Combat Stress with an App

    Lyra and Calm Team Up to Combat Stress with an App

    News by Editorial Team 21 Oct 2020

    Demand for mental health treatment upped during the COVID-19 pandemic. But there’s a widespread shortage of mental health professionals. Lyra and Calm, both start-ups, have teamed up to provide meditation, mindfulness, and sleep support through their app. Employers like Pinterest say mental health services are a popular benefit.

     

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  • More Women On Board Seats, Reports California Partners Project's

    More Women On Board Seats, Reports California Partners Project's

    News by Editorial Team 21 Oct 2020

    Inclusion of women in boards has increased significantly in the past few years, reports California Partners Project, a nonprofit. Less than 3 percent of public company boards have all male directors, compared to nearly 30 percent in 2018. A recent law requires individuals from "underrepresented communities" to have at least one seat on certain corporate boards by the end of 2021.

     

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  • Christina Hall Appointed as the First CHRO at Instacart

    Christina Hall Appointed as the First CHRO at Instacart

    News by Editorial Team 20 Oct 2020

    Instacart announced the addition of Christina Hall as the company's first chief human resources officer. The decision came in light of the growing demand for the company’s services. In March, the company launched 1,500 new locations and announced its plans to hire 300,000 new full-service shoppers. The extension was topped with additional 250,000 shoppers in April. 

     

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  • Target Announces Big Bonuses for Hourly Employees

    Target Announces Big Bonuses for Hourly Employees

    News by Editorial Team 20 Oct 2020

    Target joins the growing list of big-box retailers and grocers rewarding their employee efforts during the COVID period. In its latest announcement, the retailer committed to pay USD 200 holiday season bonuses to more than 350,000 employees who work at stores, distribution centers, and contact centers. Earlier this year, the retailer had upped its minimum wage to USD 15.

     

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  • Ex-Employee Sues Sweetgreen alleging Sexual Harassment

    Ex-Employee Sues Sweetgreen alleging Sexual Harassment

    News by Editorial Team 20 Oct 2020

    A former transgender employee has sued Sweetgreen alleging sexual harassment by a manager and a co-worker. The employee also accused the management of ignoring his complaints regarding the treatment. HR can train managers to refrain from harassment and to curtail harassment from others. 

     

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  • EEOC seeks feedback on proposed internal changes!

    EEOC seeks feedback on proposed internal changes!

    News by Editorial Team 19 Oct 2020

    In a recent development the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in had both finalized internal changes for its conciliation process and also requested stakeholder feedback on additional proposed changes. Conciliation is a part of the process EEOC uses to resolve claims under the nondiscrimination laws it enforces. The final rule that was released on 15th Oct, 2020, had EEOC’s statement stating that amending its procedural regulations to explicitly provide for digital transmissions of documents.

     

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  • Amazon expands its internal Healthcare services!

    Amazon expands its internal Healthcare services!

    News by Editorial Team 19 Oct 2020

    In a recent development, Amazon Care – a virtual health care service – that was available to only employees of Amazon and dependents in the state of Washington, will be expanding its services to other corporate offices as well. The company is recruiting more than half a dozen business development managers to create and grow relationships with commercial and public sector enterprises. 

     

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  • Coinbase's employees leave post apolitical culture announcement!

    Coinbase's employees leave post apolitical culture announcement!

    News by Editorial Team 19 Oct 2020

    The recent announcement made by Coinbase’s CEO Brian Armstrong on 27th Sept, 2020, enforced about five percent of the employees that is about 60 people to leave the cryptocurrency company. Following Armstrong’s announcement of moving toward apolitical culture and identification as a ‘mission-focused company, about 60 people left the company. According to the announcement, Armstrong had offered generous exit package to employee who was not interested in working under new guidelines. 

     

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  • Chipotle expands to include HBCU to its education benefit!

    Chipotle expands to include HBCU to its education benefit!

    News by Editorial Team 16 Oct 2020

    In a recent announcement made by Chipotle Mexican Grill, it was announced that the company is expanding its debt-free degree program for employees to include a historically Black college (HBCU) for the first time. The announcement was made on 7th Oct, 2020. According to the announcement, Paul Quinn College, which is located in Dallas, Texas is one of the oldest HBCUs in the country. The company through the announcement stated that the education benefit has impacted growth and tenure.

     

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  • Federal Appeals court revived DaVita's dialysis-discrimination suit!

    Federal Appeals court revived DaVita's dialysis-discrimination suit!

    News by Editorial Team 16 Oct 2020

    In a recent development, a divided federal appeals court had revived DaVita Inc’s lawsuit against an employee-benefits health plan and its administrator. The court alleged that the organization had discriminated against dialysis centers and patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in an effort to get the patients to switch to Medicare. The 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, had overturned part of a ruling for the Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Health Benefit Plan and its third-party administrator, Medical Benefits Mutual Life Insurance Co.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • COVID-19 makes recruitment more efficient – Report!

    COVID-19 makes recruitment more efficient – Report!

    News by Editorial Team 16 Oct 2020

    According to a survey conducted by talent assessment software company Criteria, it was found that as the talent market shifted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several areas of hiring – including finding high-quality candidates and making the process more efficient – were less challenging in 2020 as compared to last year. The report was published on 13th Oct, 2020.

     

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  • Starbucks commits to have about 30% of minority workers by 2025!

    Starbucks commits to have about 30% of minority workers by 2025!

    News by Editorial Team 15 Oct 2020

    According to a latest commitment by Starbucks to diversity, it was revealed that it will include a new mentorship program, piloting outreach workers at its cafes and pledges to have more minorities in its corporate workforce. The company was forced to reckon with racial inequality and its own diversity and inclusion efforts post an employee called police on two Black men in a Philadelphia café in 2018. The café also had just about 15% of senior leadership who were people of color.

     

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  • DOL issues guidelines about D&I restrictions in FAQ document!

    DOL issues guidelines about D&I restrictions in FAQ document!

    News by Editorial Team 15 Oct 2020

    In a recent development, the US Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs had published guidance last week. The guidance, which was presented in a Q&A format and lists several examples of race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating – both of which are defined in the executive order. The agency also added that it planned to take an initial rulemaking step – the publication of a Request for Information — next week.

     

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  • Amazon starts to track workers' productivity rates!

    Amazon starts to track workers' productivity rates!

    News by Editorial Team 15 Oct 2020

    In a recent development, Amazon workers in Staten Island revealed that the ecommerce giant has resumed tracking productivity rates in its facilities. The workers claim that this puts them at greater risk of exposure to the coronavirus. Amazon, in July, had said that it wouldn’t take disciplinary action against employees who fell short of productivity quotas. Amazon had said that it knew that workers need some extra time to wash their hands, sanitize their workstation, and practice social distancing. 

     

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  • Workers invested in education amid economic downturns: A Study!

    Workers invested in education amid economic downturns: A Study!

    News by Editorial Team 14 Oct 2020

    According to the findings of a study published on 1 Oct. 2020 in the MIT Education and Finance Policy, it was found that for every hundred workers who were laid off during economic recessions, there has been an increase of three students and completions of ‘career-technical programs.’ The study stated that the rise in enrollment had accounted for half of the increase in labor force non-participation after widespread layoffs.

     

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  • Unemployment becomes permanent for millions of Americans!

    Unemployment becomes permanent for millions of Americans!

    News by Editorial Team 14 Oct 2020

    According to economists, about 13 million Americans were unemployed in September, which is about 7 million more workers than pre-pandemic levels. Initially the early part of the recession was marked by temporary layoffs or furlough, however, now the permanent job loss is rising. Economists also suggested that a growing share of workers have been unemployed for a longer period of time, which can have severe financial side-effects.

     

    read more at CNBC

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