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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.

     

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  • 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.

     

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  • Narcissistic leaders 'a risk to entire organization' – A Study!

    Narcissistic leaders 'a risk to entire organization' – A Study!

    News by Editorial Team 14 Oct 2020

    In a September study from the Berkeley Haas School of Business, it was revealed that the characteristics of narcissistic leaders can infiltrate the company culture. The study stated that due to their “diffuse but persuasive ‘dark side’ impact” on the cultures, which they unintentionally create. The study concluded that employers need to develop practices that will prevent the recruitment and promotion of narcissistic leaders.

     

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  • C-suite leaders find pandemic-driven measures barriers to productivity!

    C-suite leaders find pandemic-driven measures barriers to productivity!

    News by Editorial Team 13 Oct 2020

    The recent survey results published in 5th Oct, 2020 report by consulting firm West Monroe revealed that C-suite found COVID-driven workplace measures to be barriers to productivity. About 40% of the 150 leaders surveyed responded saying that social distancing was the greatest hindrance to productivity while the other 37% cited remote work as hindrance to the productivity.

     

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  • British Airways chief to step down as airline navigates 'worst crisis'!

    British Airways chief to step down as airline navigates 'worst crisis'!

    News by Editorial Team 13 Oct 2020

    In an internal announcement made by the parent firm IAG on Monday, it was stated that British Airways Chairman and CEO Alex Cruz will resign from his position as the airline’s chief executive. Aer Lingus Chairman and CEO Sean Doyle are expected to take the charge after a transition period. The statement quoted IAG Chief Executive Luis Gallego saying, “We’re navigating the worst crisis faced in our industry and I’m confident these internal promotions will ensure IAG is well placed to emerge in a strong position.” The COVID-19 outbreak led to an exceptional hit to air travel and brought the entire industry to standstill.

     

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  • Rifts over support lead to 'trust gap': IBM Report!

    Rifts over support lead to 'trust gap': IBM Report!

    News by Editorial Team 13 Oct 2020

    According to a recent report by IBM Institute for Business Value report dated 30th Sept, 2020, it was revealed that while executives recognize the pressures employees face as organizations move through digital transitions, most of the employers had overestimated their offerings in areas like training, support, and job expectations. The data collected from numerous surveys conducted by IBM found that the employees were divided on various issues including physical and emotional health among other.

     

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  • Pennsylvania to increase its salary threshold!

    Pennsylvania to increase its salary threshold!

    News by Editorial Team 12 Oct 2020

    According to an announcement made on 3rd Oct, 2020, it was revealed that Pennsylvania will increase its salary threshold in stages and will eventually hit $875 a week. The announcement also stated that the state will also change its duties tests for executives, administrative, and professional workers to more closely align with those found in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The announcement was made by the Department of Labor and Industry. Changes in expanding eligibility for overtime pay to 143,000 people are expected.

     

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  • Microsoft to offer more flexibility to work from home!

    Microsoft to offer more flexibility to work from home!

    News by Editorial Team 12 Oct 2020

    In a recent announcement made by Microsoft, the tech giant told its employees that they will be able to work remotely less than 50% of the work week, whenever it will be safe to return to office. The announcement also stated that employees will also be able to work from home full time post their manager’s approval, in addition, they can also move to new geographical location for remote work again with their manager’s approval. 

     

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  • Virtual recruitment strategies gain favor amid pandemic!

    Virtual recruitment strategies gain favor amid pandemic!

    News by Editorial Team 12 Oct 2020

    In a recent survey carried out by the firm Robert Half, it was revealed that virtual hiring strategies have gained widespread favor during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the survey about 75% of the senior managers who were surveyed revealed that their companies conducted remote interviews and onboarding sessions during the pandemic. The survey also stated that more than 60% of these practices were implemented only since the pandemic had hit the world.

     

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  • No healthcare cost shifts in 2021: Mercer!

    No healthcare cost shifts in 2021: Mercer!

    News by Editorial Team 09 Oct 2020

    According to the recent survey carried out by the HR consulting firm Mercer, revealed that more than half of employers would not make cost-shifting changes like raising deductibles or copays to their healthcare benefit plans in 2021. The survey revealed that on average, respondents were expecting healthcare benefit cost increases of 4.4% in 2021, which will be slightly higher than estimates predicted in the last year’s survey.

     

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