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  • Californian company to pay $1.25 million as lawsuit settlement claim!

    Californian company to pay $1.25 million as lawsuit settlement claim!

    News by Editorial Team 28 Aug 2020

    In another lawsuit battle, an electrical company – Air Systems – from California had agreed to pay about $1.25 million as Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit. According to the lawsuit the eight African-American employees were subjected to racial discrimination while their tenure at a construction project at Apple Park. The lawsuit also stated that the workers were subjected to racial epithets, a noose at the worksite and were threatened of lynching as well.

     

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  • US President plans executive action to avoid massive layoffs at airlines!

    US President plans executive action to avoid massive layoffs at airlines!

    News by Editorial Team 27 Aug 2020

    As per the report by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump is weighing executive action in order to avoid massive layoffs at the US airlines. The plan was revealed a day later American Airlines announced that it would shrink its staff by 40,000 that included about 19,000 involuntary cuts by October post the government aid expires and no resumption of air travel in sight.

     

    Read more at Reuters
  • McDonald's ex-CEO is in trouble again for his deceit!

    McDonald's ex-CEO is in trouble again for his deceit!

    News by Editorial Team 27 Aug 2020

    According to Bloomberg, McDonald’s was investigating its HR department along with whether the ex-CEO Steve Easterbrook covered up for the improprieties of other employees. The quick service restaurant is reportedly suing the former CEO for allegedly lying and covering about his sexual relationships with three employees. The report also stated that McDonald’s HR department was under internal review since April 2020.

     

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  • Employers should understand where state, federal laws overlap!

    Employers should understand where state, federal laws overlap!

    News by Editorial Team 27 Aug 2020

    In a recent announcement made by the New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal dated 20 August, 2020, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights would pursue the discrimination claims made by a former marketing director before an administrative law judge. The worker had claimed that her rights under the New Jersey Family Leave Act were denied and the company had retaliated against her when she had taken the time off under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act to recover from child birth.

     

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  • Pay raise indicated for US employees in 2021!

    Pay raise indicated for US employees in 2021!

    News by Editorial Team 26 Aug 2020

    According to the 2020 General Industry Salary Budget Survey conducted by Willis Towers Watson Data Services released on 17Aug 2020, it was revealed that there was an indication of salary hike for employees at numerous companies in the US. The hike in salary was expected to come through in 2021. The survey report also stated that most of the employers were expecting a ‘turn toward normalcy in 2021. 

     

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  • JP Morgan staff to oscillate between office and work from home!

    JP Morgan staff to oscillate between office and work from home!

    News by Editorial Team 26 Aug 2020

    According to the announcement made by JP Morgan, the workers in both corporate and investment bank would cycle between days spent at the office and at home. The move would ensure remote working on a part-time basis. The announcement was made by JPMorgan – the world’s biggest Wall Street bank by revenue – and could pressurize other financial organizations as well to offer similar arrangements.

     

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  • American Airlines to slash 19,000 US jobs in October!

    American Airlines to slash 19,000 US jobs in October!

    News by Editorial Team 26 Aug 2020

    In an internal announcement made by American Airlines on Tuesday, it was stated that the airlines would be cutting about 19,000 jobs in October. The move was planned as the COVID induced lockdown continued to affect air travel. The airline stated in the announcement that unless the government extends their aid for airline employee payrolls there would be no other option but to slash the jobs. The airlines had received about $25 billion in US government stimulus funds in March that was meant to cover payrolls and also protect jobs till September end.

     

    Read more at Reuters
  • Demand for remote jobs on the rise amid coronavirus spread fears!

    Demand for remote jobs on the rise amid coronavirus spread fears!

    News by Editorial Team 25 Aug 2020

    According to a LinkedIn report dated 30 July, 2020, it was revealed that there has been a steady increase in demand for remote jobs. The report stated that since March the remote job listings on LinkedIn have tripled and most of the organizations planned to continue with their remote work practices. The report also stated that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had advised businesses back in February to opt for teleworking so as to contain the spread of the disease.

     

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  • US shale oil producers plan to slash jobs!

    US shale oil producers plan to slash jobs!

    News by Editorial Team 25 Aug 2020

    Reporting large second-quarter losses two of the US shale oil producers – Pioneer Natural Resources Co and Parsley Energy Inc have planned to slash their workforce in coming days. With the oil demand and prices going down due to coronavirus pandemic, the cost cutting announcement are the latest by the oil and gas producers. During the pandemic, more than 100,000 jobs in the US industry have been axed.

     

    Read more at Reuters
  • Vox media pays $4 million to settle lawsuit claims!

    Vox media pays $4 million to settle lawsuit claims!

    News by Editorial Team 25 Aug 2020

    In another development for settling lawsuit claims, another company Vox Media had agreed to pay $4 million to settle a trio of lawsuits alleging that bloggers and site managers for its SB Nation team sites were misclassified as independent contractors. According to the lawsuit filed the workforce were denied overtime pay, minimum wages, and other benefits under California, New Jersey, and federal law.

     

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  • DHL Express faces lawsuit for federal law violation!

    DHL Express faces lawsuit for federal law violation!

    News by Editorial Team 24 Aug 2020

    According to a class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in Tennessee DHL Express and its vendor Flyaway Express had violated federal law by failing to properly compensate package delivery drivers and couriers. The lawsuit claimed that the company had failed to compensate drivers or couriers for all the time they worked and failed to offer overtime premium for all hours worked in excess of 40 per workweek that is in compliance with Fair Labor Standards Act. 

     

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  • Payroll tax holiday deadline looms near, employers nowhere ready!

    Payroll tax holiday deadline looms near, employers nowhere ready!

    News by Editorial Team 24 Aug 2020

    The recent executive order signed by the US president Donald Trump calling for a deferral of the employees’ portion of the payroll tax from 1 Sept, 2020 had created a furor. With the final guidelines still awaited, employers and payroll companies are in doubts as to how this would work. The final guidelines would come from the IRS. While the deadline looming, payroll companies, the US Chamber of Commerce and other business associations revealed it would be difficult to implement the deferral. The concern is about the liability both employers and employees could face.

     

    Read more at CNBC
  • Research detects bias against Black women with natural hairstyles!

    Research detects bias against Black women with natural hairstyles!

    News by Editorial Team 24 Aug 2020

    The recently published research revealed some disturbing results related to discrimination. The results revealed that Black women with natural hairstyles like Afros, braids, and twists were considered less competent, less professional, and thus less likely to be recommended for a job as compared to Black women with straight hairstyles and White women with either curly or straight hairstyles. The research was published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.

     

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  • Coronavirus highlights the strategic value of HR: Paychex

    Coronavirus highlights the strategic value of HR: Paychex

    News by Editorial Team 21 Aug 2020

    According to the Paychex’s 2020 Pulse of HR about nine out of 10 HR professionals that were surveyed by the firm revealed about their say in company strategy. The survey also revealed that respondents had placed HR strategy first when ranking the needs for third-party support. About 575 respondents pointed out evaluating workplace productivity, driving results through company culture and implementing training and development rated as these as their top priorities.

     

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  • American Airlines to suspend services to 15 small cities in October!

    American Airlines to suspend services to 15 small cities in October!

    News by Editorial Team 21 Aug 2020

    In an internal memo shared by the American Airlines, it was revealed that it was planning to suspend its services to 15 small US cities from October. The services would be suspended post the terms of federal aid that required minimum amount of flight services expires on 30 Sept, 2020. American Airline was the only airline that offered scheduled commercial services to nine of the cities including Del Rio, Texas; Dubuque, Iowa; Florence, South Carolina; Greenville, North Carolina; Joplin, Missouri; New Haven, Connecticut; Roswell, New Mexico; Stillwater, Oklahoma and Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

     

    Read more at CNBC
  • Bay Area restaurant owners pay $2.6 million as wage settlement claim!

    Bay Area restaurant owners pay $2.6 million as wage settlement claim!

    News by Editorial Team 21 Aug 2020

    In a response to the statement issued by Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), which was violated by the owners of a Bay Area Kome Japanese Seafood & Buffet, restaurant owners have agreed to $2.6 million of wage settlement claim. The claim charges were brought by California’s Labor Commissioner’s Office and alleged that it failed to offer minimum wage, overtime, and split shift premium pay to about 133 workers.

     

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  • About 40% of Americans stand on the edge of financial ruin!

    About 40% of Americans stand on the edge of financial ruin!

    News by Editorial Team 20 Aug 2020

    According to a SimplyWise survey about 40% of Americans who had lost their jobs or had a cut in their take-home salary because of COVID-19 would not be able to last most than a month on any kind of savings. The survey results were the reminder of the disturbing fact that numerous American families were standing on the edge of financial ruin. In addition, federal unemployment aid had ended in July and even eviction protections had expired in various parts of the country.

     

    Read more at CNBC
  • USCIS announces increase in employee visa fees!

    USCIS announces increase in employee visa fees!

    News by Editorial Team 20 Aug 2020

    As per the new rule published by the US Citizenships and Immigration Services (USCIS) fees for certain immigration and naturalization requests would be subject to a weighted average increase of 20%. The new rule came into being on 3 Aug 2020. The new rule also included fee increase for Form I-129, which is filed by employers on behalf on their nonimmigrant workers to bring them to the US temporarily. The increase in fee would depend on the type of worker an employer had filed for.

     

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  • Facebook announces support to Black-owned businesses

    Facebook announces support to Black-owned businesses

    News by Editorial Team 20 Aug 2020

    According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York about 41% of the 1.1 million Black-owned businesses on Main Street had shut down between February and April when the global pandemic struck the country. Facebook, in order to help this sector had announced that it would be updating its Businesses Nearby platform so that it would be easier for users to discover and support Black-owned businesses in their communities.

     

    Read more at CNBC
  • Lack of child care issues prevent employees to resume full time office!

    Lack of child care issues prevent employees to resume full time office!

    News by Editorial Team 19 Aug 2020

    According to the survey carried out by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation dated 3 Aug, 2020, it was revealed that employers had cited as lack of child care as one of the main reasons along with health and safety concerns why some workers were unable to fully return to work. About 40% of the 170 employers surveyed revealed that they have offered child care assistance, along with benefits or accommodations in response to the pandemic.

     

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