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During the past 2 years, Ernst & Young’s Parental Leave Program has resulted in doubling the percentage of men taking full leave. New dads also took longer leave in general in 2018. Parental leaves intend to equalize responsibility among men and women and improve female representation in the leadership positions.
In a recent lawsuit, Hyatt Corporation has agreed to pay $85,000 and provide six weeks of paid leave worth about $15,000 to an aggrieved employee. The employee claimed to have been discriminated on account of a back impairment. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) explained that it’s sometimes sensible to offer low-cost accommodation such as a policy that allows for a chair and orange juice for a diabetic sales assistant.
Goldman Sachs was prosecuted by its former vice president, William Littleton, who claims the bank discriminated against him for being gay and then fired him after he criticized it. He was holding a position of senior LGBTQ leader at the firm and was fired after eight years of superior performance reviews. Bankers, on the other hand, called the suit baseless.
A vote tally revealed that Facebook Inc investors will only get to vote Mark Zuckerberg’s pay every three years. Facebook has been under the weather because of a number of investigations over privacy on the social network. Earlier, few politicians had called for the company’s division. Investor proposals aimed to limit Zuckerberg’s power over the company he co-founded. The company urged to vote down these proposals.
Earlier this year, Yumi Ishikawa, a Japanese writer, tweeted and opined about the compulsion to wear heels during work hours. Following that, she started a #MeToo campaign on the same. She then told the reporters that they submitted the petition calling for the introduction of laws banning employers from forcing women to wear heels.
A factory in northern France that makes a quarter of the world's Nutella has been blockaded by workers for a week. This is hampering the production of the popular breakfast spread for millions of Europeans. Reportedly, key ingredients are running low and the owners have cautioned to heavily fine the strikers. The striking workers are calling for a 4.5% pay raise, along with a €900 bonus.
Sephora, a multinational chain of personal care and beauty, is going to shut all its US stores after a racial incident involving the R&B artist, SZA. The artist had said that she had been racially profiled while shopping at a Sephora store in California. This prompts Sephora to hold "inclusion workshops" on the morning on 5 June at its US stores as well as its distribution centers and corporate offices.
Maine will be providing 1 hour of paid leave for every 40 hours worked, up to a maximum of 40 hours of paid leave per year which can be used after 120 days of employment. With this decision, it becomes the first state to mandate paid leave for any reason. This new policy will make employers reevaluate their current leave policies to ensure compliance with the new law.
The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that forty percent of 55-and-older people are actively looking for work. Older workers are being considered outdated or incapable of learning new skills. BLS found five occupations where opportunities might come include real estate appraisers and assessors with 39% older workers and 14% growth projected; technical writers (45%, 11%); tax preparers (38%, 11%); property, real estate and community association managers (39%, 10%) and construction and building inspectors (39%, 10%).
Japanese bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has offered 500 directors and managing directors in London voluntary redundancy. A spokeswoman for the bank confirmed the managers were informed yesterday. Further, those who do not take voluntary redundancy will have to wait till summer to discover whether they will remain at the bank. Managers at the bank’s Japan, Paris, and North America location are not affected.
Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) has paid $25 million to eliminate its employees’ student debt, the company told in an email sent to HR Dive. As part of its pay-down program it created in 2016, it offers $1,200 per year to its associates and senior associates. U.S student debt totals near $1.4 trillion and accrues at a rate of $2,858 a second, Debt.org reports.
WHO, in its 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), officially listed burnout as an “occupational phenomenon”. It described burnout as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” The health organization classified burnout under “problems associated with employment or unemployment”. A 2018 university poll reported more than half of the employees experienced burnout.
Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of Tesla and SpaceX, wrote an email to Tesla employees urging them to hit a record delivery in the second quarter. The company produced 900 model-3 cars per day last week and has a target to deliver 7000 per week. The company is on course to break last year’s record, the email said.
California state assembly on Wednesday passed legislation that would recognize hundreds of thousands of contractors as employees. The bill will now move to the Senate. As per the bill, to be exempt from labor requirements, an employer needs to prove that workers have complete control over how services are provided and the service is not related to the employer’s main business.
Work-life balance is a top priority for job satisfaction among hourly workers, revealed a new survey conducted by Shift board in partnership with Lux Insights. Among 2,150 U.S. hourly workers, 77 percent said work-life balance was needed to feel satisfied on the job. Being well-paid, having a positive boss/employee relationship, convenient work location, and performing enjoyable tasks were other job satisfaction drivers.
Google’s work culture and its employee-appeasing assortment of perks and benefits might be unconvincing for its temp employees. On Tuesday, The New York Times shared a narrative and indicated their pitiful condition. In the past, its employees have demanded better treatment of temp workers and contractors and have hosted several walkout and protests.
Micro internships are emerging as a better way for students to begin their career. These internships are proving equally beneficial for employers, as they get to test talent before making a hiring decision. Jeffrey Moss, CEO of Parker Dewey, says these internships give “the career professional or student early insight into what the job is really about.”
A new survey says that over 39 percent of Gen Z and 33 percent of Gen X reach out to HRs for job training and career development need. The survey was conducted among 1000 U. S respondents of age between 18 to 65. The survey also found that Gen X and baby boomers were likely to contact HR to understand processes or benefits.
Bernie Sanders, a leading Democratic presidential candidate is protesting against Walmart’s minimum wages. In a recent disclosure, he announced that he will be gate-crashing Walmart’s annual meeting. Walmart has been paying its workers an average of just $14.26 per hour (£11.25) wages. Sanders has been a longtime critic of working conditions at Walmart. However, the proposal is unlikely to attract many votes.
Visier Insights Database says that ageism in tech is rampant and the frequency of promotions in tech-industry declines rapidly after age 36. The report also suggests that average tech worker is younger than workers in other skills. Visier recommends employers keep a tab against any sort of age discrimination in hiring, promotions, salaries, performance, and turnover. Age Discrimination in Employment Act protects 40 years and older workers against bias.