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  • Nikola founder amid sexual abuse controversy!

    Nikola founder amid sexual abuse controversy!

    News by Editorial Team 29 Sep 2020

    The recent controversy surrounding Nikola founder Trevor Milton revealed sexual assault allegations. According to the lawsuits filed by two different women accused the 38-year-old billionaire of sexual abuse when they were both 15-years old. The accusations, which stretched more than 15 years ago, came in the wake of Milton’s resignation as executive chairman of Nikola on 21 Sept, 2020 post short seller Hindenburg Research released a damning report that had detailed fraud allegations.

     

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  • JPMorgan announces work from home for its employees till 2021!

    JPMorgan announces work from home for its employees till 2021!

    News by Editorial Team 29 Sep 2020

    In an internal memorandum shared by the bank with the staff, it was revealed that JPMorgan Chase & Co has informed its thousands of workers across the consumer unit that they could work from home until next year. According to the announcement, the directives will be applicable to most of JPMorgan’s US-based employees in the consumer unit and will exclude branch workers and some in operations.

     

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  • McDonald's expands its Passport to Success Explorer digital program for youth!

    McDonald's expands its Passport to Success Explorer digital program for youth!

    News by Editorial Team 29 Sep 2020

    In a recent announcement by McDonald’s, it revealed its plans to improve equity in skills training for youth and in order to do so it is planning to expand its Passport to Success (PTS) Explorer digital curriculum and make it reach up to 100,000 through non-profits, community organizations and post-secondary institutions which support diverse communities. The announcement was made on 21 Sept, 2020. The curriculum has been prepared in partnership with the International Youth Foundation and will teach communication skills, self-awareness, and management skills in addition to guidance on building healthy relationships and conflict management.

     

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  • US Chamber Foundation launches a new initiative to bridge future skills gaps!

    US Chamber Foundation launches a new initiative to bridge future skills gaps!

    News by Editorial Team 28 Sep 2020

    According to the recent announcement made on 21 Sept, 2020 it was revealed that a new initiative was launched by a group of economists, academics, and business leaders that was led by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The initiative will seek to create new methods of financing for training, which will prepare employees to meet current and future skills gaps.

     

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  • Alphabet reaches a settlement over a sexual misconduct lawsuit!

    Alphabet reaches a settlement over a sexual misconduct lawsuit!

    News by Editorial Team 28 Sep 2020

    In a recent development related to sexual misconduct lawsuit, Alphabet – the parent company of Google – had reached a settlement with shareholders in a lawsuit. The lawsuit alleged sexual misconduct mishandling and cover-up by executives that included former chief legal officer David Drummond. The company also announced that it will eradicate mandatory arbitration and also limit Google’s use of non-disclosure agreements. The company will also prohibit Google from ‘offering severance to any employee, including a senior executive, terminated for sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or retaliation.’

     

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  • Bank of America partners with VA Ready to retrain employees for 'high-demand jobs!'

    Bank of America partners with VA Ready to retrain employees for 'high-demand jobs!'

    News by Editorial Team 28 Sep 2020

    In a recent announcement made by the Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready) to help retrain unemployed Virginia residents for ‘high-demand jobs,’ the initiative has partnered with Bank of America. With the partnership, the candidates post achieving credentials at one of the Virginia Community College System’s 23 colleges will be granted opportunities to interview with VA Ready’s partners including Bank of America. The program will be aligned with the rising demand jobs in fields like tech, healthcare, and manufacturing.

     

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  • Employee entitlement to family, medical leave expanded significantly in California!

    Employee entitlement to family, medical leave expanded significantly in California!

    News by Editorial Team 25 Sep 2020

    In a recent development related to family and medical leave, California Governor Gavin Newsom had signed SB-1383 into law on 17, Sept, 2020 – a move that allowed a significant expansion of employee entitlement to family and medical leave. According to the Newsom’s office it was estimated that about six million additional workers in the state would have access to job-protected leave. According to the law, the employers with five or more employees should grant up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave during any 12-month period.  The law will become effective from 1, Jan, 2021. 

     

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  • Google to help employees pay their student loans amid debt crisis!

    Google to help employees pay their student loans amid debt crisis!

    News by Editorial Team 25 Sep 2020

    In an internal announcement made by Google it was announced that Google will match student loans up to $2,500 annually as a new company will benefit for full-time employees starting from 2021. The move came amid a ‘student loan debt crisis.’ According to the organization’s benefits head John Casey, they will tap Black employee resource groups for the initiative. Casey added that the burden of student loans weigh heavily of the student loans weighs disproportionately on communities of color and women.

     

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  • Randstad US to recruit for 14K seasonal jobs!

    Randstad US to recruit for 14K seasonal jobs!

    News by Editorial Team 25 Sep 2020

    According to the announcement made by Randstad US – the staffing and consulting firm – it was revealed that as the busy season is on the horizon for various companies, the firm will be hiring more than 14,000 seasonal jobs across the country. The firm also announced that there will be virtual career fairs in coordination with the local Randstad nationwide starting from 21 Sept to 25 Sept, 2020. 

     

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  • Employers fear lack of ability to meet the needs of parents!

    Employers fear lack of ability to meet the needs of parents!

    News by Editorial Team 24 Sep 2020

    According to a recent survey by Willis Towers Watson, it was found that fewer than half of employers revealed that their programs and policies were effective in meeting the needs of working parents. The firm announced on 17 Sept, 2020. The survey also reported that despite about 74% of respondents admitting that working parents needed their support, turnover has become an issue. The report revealed that one in four respondents reported that talent left due to increased caregiving responsibilities.

     

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  • 'Hybrid' work-from-home models for Google employees!

    'Hybrid' work-from-home models for Google employees!

    News by Editorial Team 24 Sep 2020

    In a recent survey carried out by Google internally for its staff members, it was revealed that most of the Google employees wanted to return to the office at some point in the future, though not every day. The survey was titled as employees’ desires for post-pandemic work. The organization revealed that it was planning ‘hybrid’ models for future work and that will include rearranging the offices.

     

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  • Georgia-based firm to pay $1599 to an employee denied paid sick leave!

    Georgia-based firm to pay $1599 to an employee denied paid sick leave!

    News by Editorial Team 24 Sep 2020

    A Georgia-based insurance company – Risk & Insurance Consultants Inc. – was in the news, as it had failed to pay an employee when he was asked to self-quarantine due to coronavirus concerns. The company has finally agreed to pay $1599 in back wages to the employee who was denied the paid sick leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division reported on 15 Sept, 2020. 

     

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  • Managers trained to coach but face accountability struggles!

    Managers trained to coach but face accountability struggles!

    News by Editorial Team 23 Sep 2020

    According to the statement by the Association for Talent Development, it was revealed that most organizations informed that their managers received training on at least some coaching skills. However, about 60% of the respondents said that the top barrier to effective coaching was ‘not holding managers accountable for it.’ The survey also revealed that about 90% of organizations expected managers to coach direct reports, while about 75% of employers expected this from all their managers.

     

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  • Ralph Lauren to slash thousands of jobs!

    Ralph Lauren to slash thousands of jobs!

    News by Editorial Team 23 Sep 2020

    In an internal announcement made by the luxury apparel maker Ralph Lauren, it was announced that the company will cut about 15% of its global workforce by the end of its fiscal year. The move was announced on Tuesday to facilitate company-wide restructuring to lower costs and beef up its online business. The company had about 24,900 employees around March end and based on that data, the plan can impact more than 3,700 jobs.

     

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  • Uber launches set of rideshare products as employers reopen offices amid COVID-19!

    Uber launches set of rideshare products as employers reopen offices amid COVID-19!

    News by Editorial Team 23 Sep 2020

    In the latest development related to commuting during the reopening of businesses, Uber has launched a suite of rideshare products that have been designed to help employers plan commutes and other transportation needs as they plan a reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. Uber for Business will pilot two products – Employee Group Rides and Business Charter and will launch the programs in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

     

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  • DOL to promote COVID-19 paid leave on television, radio!

    DOL to promote COVID-19 paid leave on television, radio!

    News by Editorial Team 22 Sep 2020

    In a recent announcement made by the US Department of Labor, it was stated that the agency will promote COVID-19 paid sick and family leave in a series of television, radio, and social media public service announcements. The announcement was made on 14th Sept, 2020. The agency also stated that the announcement will be made in English and Spanish to create more awareness and inform workers and employers of their rights under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA). With this plug-in DOL aims to encourage individuals with questions or concerns to contact the department.

     

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  • Republican senators introduce additional $28 billion aid for airlines!

    Republican senators introduce additional $28 billion aid for airlines!

    News by Editorial Team 22 Sep 2020

    In a recent development related to government aid Republican senators introduced a bill, which will give the ailing airline industry additional $28 billion aid, as they prepare for more than 30,000 job cuts as early as next month. The airline industry had suffered massively amid coronavirus pandemic, have racked up losses in billions with no significant rebound in travel demand coming anytime soon. Earlier, Congress approved bill had protected jobs till 30th Sept, 2020. The new bill will protect the jobs till the end of March next year.

     

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  • Workforce agility 'extremely important' for future organizational success!

    Workforce agility 'extremely important' for future organizational success!

    News by Editorial Team 22 Sep 2020

    According to the results of an Aon survey, which was conducted in late August, it was revealed that about 82% of North American HR stakeholders had rated workforce agility as ‘extremely important’ to the success of their organization in the future. Building agility, technology, and communications infrastructure had topped the list of the factors, which the respondents had said were most important for the organizational success.

     

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  • Chipotle fires employee on sexual harassment complaint!

    Chipotle fires employee on sexual harassment complaint!

    News by Editorial Team 21 Sep 2020

    According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Chipotle fired a service manager at a Tampa, Florida store. The EEOC alleged in a lawsuit filed on 10 Sept, 2020. The agency also stated that the ex-employee’s initial complaints about co-workers’ harassment went unaddressed and when the employee escalated the complaint to the corporate office, she was fired from her position.

     

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  • Federal judge weakens Tesla's lawsuit against former employee!

    Federal judge weakens Tesla's lawsuit against former employee!

    News by Editorial Team 21 Sep 2020

    In a recent lawsuit case, federal judge had weakened Tesla’s lawsuit against a former employee. The company had accused the employee of hacking into its computers and leaking the confidential data to a reporter. In addition, the judge also dismissed the defamation counterclaim by the former employee. According to the federal judge’s decision Tesla failed to show that the former employee failed to show that ex-employee’s disclosure of confidential information caused a decline of about $167 million in the electric car maker’s market value.

     

    read more at Reuters

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