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  • Lawmakers seek equal access to PPP funds for MWBEs!

    Lawmakers seek equal access to PPP funds for MWBEs!

    News by Editorial Team 16 Jul 2020

    Minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) face lots of challenges, however, the major challenge they face is an easy access to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans especially during the global pandemic. The issue was a major topic of discussion during a US House of Representatives virtual hearing 9 July, 2020. The historical challenges MWBEs face include the obvious ones – lack of access to capital and systemic racism, which forced them to close shops during the deadly pandemic.

     

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  • Ryder propose $5M deal to settle misclassification suit!

    Ryder propose $5M deal to settle misclassification suit!

    News by Editorial Team 15 Jul 2020

    In another incident Ryder and MXD Group have asked a federal judge to sign off on a $5 million settlement. The move was aimed to resolve misclassification claims brought against the companies. It was revealed that the class action involved more than 300 ‘Motor Carriers’ who contracted directly with the organizations and more than 600 ‘non-carriers’ that were authorized to assist the Motor Carriers but were not in direct contract with the companies.

     

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  • Uber and Lyft face another lawsuit over incorrect worker status!

    Uber and Lyft face another lawsuit over incorrect worker status!

    News by Editorial Team 15 Jul 2020

    Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc are in trouble again, as Massachusetts filed a lawsuit against the two companies for allegedly misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors instead of employees who are entitled to extensive benefits. The lawsuit was filed in Suffolk Superior Court and claimed Uber and Lyft violated state minimum wage, hour, and sick time laws.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • 'Back-to-work' bonuses can't replace $600 boost in unemployment!

    'Back-to-work' bonuses can't replace $600 boost in unemployment!

    News by Editorial Team 15 Jul 2020

    According to economists, the unemployment claim amid COVID-19 crisis was high yet much-needed. However, it should phase out gradually instead of just cutting it off. While the government’s expansion of unemployment benefits to encompass more out-of-work workers, helped millions of Americans who lost their jobs during the crisis, the additional benefits expires on 31 July, 2020. The lawmakers are wondering how to move forward considering the situation. While ‘back-to-work’ bonuses for those who find a job have been proposed, economists feel that it won’t be able to replace the boost of $600 in unemployment benefits.

     

    read more at CNBC
  • Yelp plans to bring its1,100 furloughed employees!

    Yelp plans to bring its1,100 furloughed employees!

    News by Editorial Team 14 Jul 2020

    In a recent announcement made by the organization Yelp, it was revealed Yelp planned to bring most of its 1,100 furloughed employees and would also restore employee pay and work hours beginning 10 August, 2020. In the announcement, the company also stated it plans to extend the closure of workplaces well into 2021. A move resulting in the laying off of 63 more employees.

     

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  • Delta receives buyout interest from about 15,000 employees!

    Delta receives buyout interest from about 15,000 employees!

    News by Editorial Team 14 Jul 2020

    Delta Air Lines would be able to avoid involuntary furloughs in the fall, as its more than 15,000 employees showed their interest for early buyout packages. The move came in the wake of other US airlines sounding the alarm on jobs. Delta Air Lines – one of the large US airlines – had been encouraging employees to leave voluntary before the government ban on forced job cuts expires on 30 Sept, 2020.  Delta Air Lines had given its employees a deadline of 13 July, 2020 to accept early departure or early retirement packages.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Employer didn't interfere with worker's FMLA leave!

    Employer didn't interfere with worker's FMLA leave!

    News by Editorial Team 14 Jul 2020

    In a recent development, employer was sued by one of its employee one Bryan Kelly for his informal requests for FMLA leave. According to the lawsuit filed by Kelly, it was revealed that he had informally and verbally notified his managers of his wife’s second pregnancy and that he intended to take FMLA leave about eight months later. But he had ‘never once’ formally applied for leave in the six months between notifying his managers and his termination.

     

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  • Mitsubishi dealer faces lawsuit for sexual harassment encouragement!

    Mitsubishi dealer faces lawsuit for sexual harassment encouragement!

    News by Editorial Team 10 Jul 2020

    According to a lawsuit filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), it was claimed executives at a New York Mitsubishi dealership did not do anything to prevent the sexual harassment of women employees by a general manager. EEOC in a lawsuit alleged the vice president of human resources witnessed and encouraged the harassment the repeated sexual harassment of female employees.

     

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  • Google's chief compliance officer stepped down in March 2020!

    Google's chief compliance officer stepped down in March 2020!

    News by Editorial Team 10 Jul 2020

    Continuing with the wave of executive departures, which initiated in December, Google’s chief compliance officer for more than a decade, Andy Hinton resigned and left the organization in March, 2020. According to Hinton’s interview with CNBC, he revealed he had departed from the company in late March to join a startup called #NotMe as their advisor. He refuted the claims that mounting controversies at Google were the reason for his departure.

     

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  • Walgreens Boots to slash about 4,000 Jobs!

    Walgreens Boots to slash about 4,000 Jobs!

    News by Editorial Team 10 Jul 2020

    In an internal memo, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., revealed its plans to slash about 4,000 jobs in the UK and also suspend stock buybacks as demand declined in its international business amid COVID-19 crisis during the chain’s latest quarter. The pharmacy chain revealed on Thursday that the global pandemic had sliced out about $700 million to $750 million in sales for its quarter ended 31 May, 2020. The biggest impact was felt on its global retail-pharmacy business.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Employers unintentionally exclude LGBTQ employees!

    Employers unintentionally exclude LGBTQ employees!

    News by Editorial Team 09 Jul 2020

    According to research by McKinsey & Company, the inclusive organizations that would welcome diverse talent would be more likely to emerge stronger post the COVID-19 crisis. However, as per the report, employers seem to unintentionally miss creating an environment that would make LGBTQ employees feel welcomed. The report titled LGBTQ+ voices: Learning from lived experiences – stated LGBTQ community struggles with bringing their authentic selves to work. The report was released on 25 June, 2020 and had more than 2,000 LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ employees at various organizations globally contributing to it. The contributors ranged from entry-level employees to CEO. 

     

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  • Fresh claims of discrimination hit WeWork!

    Fresh claims of discrimination hit WeWork!

    News by Editorial Team 09 Jul 2020

    According to two separate lawsuits filed on Wednesday by the two former employees of WeWork Companies, the company was accused of racial and sexual discrimination. The complaint was followed by at least two similar complaints alleging widespread bias against both Black and female workers at the office-sharing company. The two ex-employees complaint they were marginalized and were ultimately forced to leave the organization because of their color and sex.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Sexual harassment suit filed against Telemundo!

    Sexual harassment suit filed against Telemundo!

    News by Editorial Team 09 Jul 2020

    In a recent incident of organizations facing lawsuit for sexual harassment, Telemundo and its parent companies, including NBC Universal and Comcast Corporation have been slapped a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former employee. The ex-employee – one Matilde Santana, who sought damages that exceeded $75,000 – in her complaint claimed her manager made sexual advances, comments and jokes towards her as well as other female employees. She also claimed that the manager’s behavior was encouraged by Telemundo’s general manager.

     

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  • Away co-founder Steph Korey steps down as co-CEO!

    Away co-founder Steph Korey steps down as co-CEO!

    News by Editorial Team 08 Jul 2020

    According to a spokesperson Away co-founder Steph Korey would step down later this year from her position as co-CEO! The move was a succession plan that was put into the motion at the beginning of this year stated the statement released by the company. It also clarified that the move was no way a result of the recent social media activity, which some news outlets reported.

     

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  • Deutsche Post reports 16% increase in Q2 profits!

    Deutsche Post reports 16% increase in Q2 profits!

    News by Editorial Team 08 Jul 2020

    In an internal communication, German logistics group Deutsche Post reported a growth of about 16% increase in second-quarter operating profit. The report was shared on Tuesday, along with the announcement that the company would pay 500,000 employees a bonus of about $339 as a reward for the efforts during the global pandemic crisis.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Tech employment slowly recovers post lockdown!

    Tech employment slowly recovers post lockdown!

    News by Editorial Team 08 Jul 2020

    According to a CompTIA analysis of US Bureau of Labor Statistics data IT employment in June added about 227,000 positions across industries. The statement also revealed that in May about 28,000 net technology positions were added. It also stated that improvement in tech sector recruitment was driven by areas like tech manufacturing, which added about 7,300 jobs in June.

     

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  • Laura Giangiuli takes over as SVP, chief HR officer at CALIBRE!

    Laura Giangiuli takes over as SVP, chief HR officer at CALIBRE!

    News by Editorial Team 07 Jul 2020

    In a recent development at CALIBRE, the organization has promoted Laura Giangiuli to senior vice president and chief human resources officer as part of the organization’s   redesign. Giangiuli has had been the organization since 2004 and she was hired as a benefits specialist. Giangiuli has been an integral part of the CALIBRE’s organizational redesign and hiring mission.

     

    read more at WashingtonExec
  • 'Exponential Increase' in pandemic-related lawsuits!

    'Exponential Increase' in pandemic-related lawsuits!

    News by Editorial Team 07 Jul 2020

    According to a recent report by law firm Fisher Phillips, it was found there had been a significant rise in the employment-related lawsuits that stemmed from the coronavirus pandemic in the month of June. The claims involving discrimination and employee leave emerged as the most common, stated the report. Fisher Phillips, a labor and employment firm revealed about 43% of all the COVID-19 related cases, it tracked were filed in federal and state courts in June.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Brazilian carrier Azul lays off about 1000 employees!

    Brazilian carrier Azul lays off about 1000 employees!

    News by Editorial Team 07 Jul 2020

    In a latest development related to pandemic, Brazilian airline Azul SA had laid off about1,000 employees. The move contends with the economic fallout from measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Denny's plans to recruit 10K employees by 2020 end!

    Denny's plans to recruit 10K employees by 2020 end!

    News by Editorial Team 03 Jul 2020

    According to a press release, Denny’s has plans to recruit 10,000 restaurant-level employees for both its company owned and franchise owned restaurants in the US by the end of 2020. The casual dining store would be hiring for various positions including cooks, servers, and restaurant managers, the press release stated. 

     

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