May 26, 2020
Source: Bryce Covert, The Nation
New polling suggests 75 percent of female employees have experienced sexual harassment on the job.
Source: Boston Herald
Re-entering the workforce after a long period of not working is a challenge, but it’s one that women can overcome with the help of a handful of strategies.
Source: Andie Burjek, Workforce
Based on information from various reports and expert interviews, these workforce management issues are some of the most immediate for 2020 and what practitioners should be thinking about.
Women are told more lies than men in workplace reviews, new research suggests. And that can prevent gender equality.
Source: Leah Asmelash, CNN
Turns out, gender bias in the workplace is just as detrimental as you may think. New research, published last week in the "Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin," suggests that women are lied to more than men in professional settings.
Teen essential workers juggle labor, fear, stress — and remote learning — to help support their families
Source: Hannah Leone, The Chicago Tribune
As the coronavirus pandemic continues and the economic devastation worsens, many Chicago-area high school students have picked up jobs as essential workers to help out parents who have lost jobs or income. Other teenage essential workers have themselves lost other retail jobs or are trying to save for a future that has become much more uncertain.
May 22, 2020
Source: Megan Cassella, Politico
Georgia’s early move to start easing stay-at-home restrictions nearly a month ago has done little to stem the state’s flood of unemployment claims — illustrating how hard it is to bring jobs back while consumers are still afraid to go outside.
Menard Inc., which operates over 300 Menards home improvement stores in 14 states, has been sued by federal authorities on charges that it failed to act on multiple complaints of sexual harassment by an assistant manager at its facility in Wixom, Michigan.
Source: Jacob Pramuk, CNBC
Four senators introduced a bill Wednesday to create a credit that workers displaced by the coronavirus pandemic could apply to a range of skills training programs.
Source: Rick Terrien, Entrepreneur
There are more than 100 million people in the U.S. between the ages of 40 and 65. All of us need to consider new options to create value and work in the future. If older workers wait for help, we will likely find ourselves waiting a long time.
Source: Motley Fool, Fox
After a lifetime of effort, you may be more than ready to stop working once you reach a certain age. A lot of people don't work in retirement, but there are benefits to holding down a job in some capacity as a senior. In fact, 74% of workers today say they plan to have a job in retirement, according to a recent survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
May 21, 2020
Source: Jeff John Roberts, Fortune
When employees go into the office, they give up a degree of personal privacy: Their boss may monitor what they do on their phone and computer, and even scrutinize their appearance and behavior with coworkers. But what happens when their workplace suddenly becomes their home?
Source: Ellen Sheng, CNBC
Like many small business owners, Edgar Comellas, owner of Aces Wild Entertainment in Florida, has seen business grind to a halt since March. His company, which arranges casino games for corporate, fundraising and private events, has returned deposits and doesn’t have any new bookings on the horizon.
Source: Harmeet Kaur, CNN
Now, more and more states are reopening their economies after weeks of shutdowns, with new safety protocols in place. But just exactly who has the authority to enforce those measures is often unclear -- meaning the onus of ensuring that stores stay safe from defiant customers is increasingly falling on these already vulnerable frontline workers.
Source: Christian Weller, Forbes
Women face a vastly more insecure retirement than men, a new report co-authored by Joelle Saad-Lessler, Tyler Bond and myself shows. They have fewer opportunities to save for retirement during their careers. They earn lower wages in part because of discrimination, structural barriers and more economic risks, especially from divorce and caregiving, during their working lives.
May 20, 2020
Source: Amber Stephenson, Phys.org
With our scale, we can now better measure how women experience bias barriers like the glass cliff—when women are put in positions of power when things are going poorly—and when women are held to higher performance standards than men. This should allow organizations to diagnose the level and specific types of bias women experience and to understand how their organizational culture affects women leaders.
Source: Jaclyn Skurie, Vice
As businesses have been forced to rethink their workplace culture in the wake of the #MeToo movement, companies like Emtrain that offer workplace education and training courses have seen an opportunity for a newer and more realistic take on a genre that has often been overlooked as nothing more than an office requirement.
Source: Jen Porter , Bernie Wong and Kelly Greenwood, Harvard Business Review
ERGs are created to build community among people with shared identities or experiences at work. When done thoughtfully, those that focus on mental health promote diversity and inclusion and provide support for employees managing symptoms of mental health conditions.
Source: Alexander Young, Forbes
As the founder and CEO of an experiential training solution that uses virtual and augmented reality, I’d like to discuss what leaders need to know about current workforce training and where it is heading in the future.
‘I felt violated.’ This man says he was fired for ‘gross insubordination’ for refusing to reveal his mother’s COVID-19 diagnosis
Source: Andrew Keshner, MarketWatch
Christopher Wells believes his employer didn’t have any business seeing his mother’s COVID-19 test results. Now he’s out of a job and suing his prior company, alleging wrongful termination.
May 19, 2020
Source: Alice Driver, CNN
The workers I interviewed were proud that they had been able to support their families by working on farms and in meatpacking plants, but they reported that many of their employers weren't following guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Source: Jen Geller, CNBC
After holding steady at a score of 71 all last year, the Workplace Happiness Index now measures a 73 out of 100, with slight increases in positive sentiment on all component measures, which include compensation, opportunities for advancement, feeling valued by colleagues and meaningfulness of the work.
Source: Sabrina Rodriguez, Politico
Auto manufacturing plants across the United States are resuming operations Monday, but it’s unclear whether production and consumer demand will ramp up enough for them to survive without federal aid.
Source: Sheryl Estrada, HR Dive
However, older employees possess soft skills that will lead to success in telework, Bevins said. "When talking with recruiters, I hear time and time again that they are looking for employees who are critical thinkers, have strong communication skills and are creative problem-solvers," she said. "When mature workers are able to effectively use technology in their work, their well-developed soft skills — I argue they are essential skills — translate to strong work production in online environments."
FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. will pay $3.3 million and provide programmatic relief to resolve a companywide disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
May 18, 2020
Source: Victoria Guida, Politico
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Sunday warned that the nation's unemployment rate could soar to 25 percent during the worst of the coronavirus crisis, though he said the economy should recover more quickly than during the Great Depression, when joblessness last reached those levels.
Source: Aaron Agius, Forbes
Here are a few of the specific steps we took, in case you’re thinking about going into business with your partner:
Source: Gabriel Baumgaertner, The Guardian
As the coronavirus lockdown hits baseball revenues, owners want players to take a salary hit. It could end in a nasty standoff as MLB tries to restart.
'Providing care today; face dismissal tomorrow': LGBTQ health workers on the front lines as Supreme Court weighs job protections
Source: Susan Miller, USA Today
But an uneasy reality haunts these LGBTQ health care workers on the front lines in the coronavirus pandemic: They are employed in states where they could be fired for their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Source: Leighton Schneider and Michael Dobuski, ABC
Sounds pretty normal so far, but as many states begin the process of reopening as the novel coronavirus pandemic loosens its grip, experts say it's time to start thinking about how to keep those workplaces germ-free.
May 15, 2020
Source: Kelsey Tamborrino, Politico
The clean energy sector has shed nearly 600,000 jobs since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and losses are expected to worsen in the coming months, according to a report released Wednesday by industry groups.
Source: Emily Van Zandt, Washington Business Journal
With companies moving toward the eventual reopening of physical office spaces during the Covid-19 pandemic, human resources leaders are facing a long list of questions. From sourcing hand sanitizer and masks to determining how to respond to a worker who feels unsafe returning to the office, Society for Human Resource Management Knowledge Center Manager Liz Peterson answers some frequently asked questions.
Source: Maura Thomas, Harvard Business Review
Remote work, especially in a world affected by Covid-19, naturally leads to “flex time.” Employees with small children might be getting the majority of their work done at night after the kids are in bed. Others are working early and hoping to quit early. Still others are starting late and working late.
Source: Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN
The coronavirus pandemic has prompted employees across a host of industries to leave jobs, relocate and uproot their lives in other ways. The turmoil has been especially hard on people with disabilities, many of whom are employed in the retail industry, advocates and employment service providers say. It can be harder for Americans with a disability to find work as opportunities dry up, and they may have more trouble living independently.
Source: Ethan Baron, The Mercury News
James Damore, a former Google engineer fired for writing a memo suggesting women were less suited than men for technology jobs, has dropped his lawsuit against the company.
May 14, 2020
‘All the days are blurring together’: How to battle burnout and find a healthy work-life balance during the pandemic
Source: Meera Jagannathan, MarketWatch
Now, she added, “people are finding it even harder to ‘log off’ from remote work.” “People are worried about layoffs and furloughs, and so feel even more pressure to demonstrate their value to the company, or prove they are an ideal worker,” Bohns said. “And as we shift to doing all of our living and working at home — many of us with partners and children — work-life boundaries are blurred more than ever.”
Source: Rebecca Rainey, Politico
Thursday's report brought the eight-week total of coronavirus-induced layoffs to 36.5 million.
Source: Annie Nova, CNBC
As companies look to cut costs amid the coronavirus pandemic, many of them have or will soon stop matching their employees’ 401(k) contributions.
Source: Terina Allen, Forbes
The House will vote this week on another coronavirus relief stimulus package that includes $200 billion in hazard pay for essential workers. The question now is will this money get to the essential workers who actually work on the frontlines, or will they be overlooked?
Source: Hallie Crawford, U.S. News
To help you get started making a plan and understanding what this all means, here are some answers to five common questions about furlough.
May 13, 2020
Source: Suhuana Hussain, The LA Times
But this rise in wages — the “hero bonuses” and “appreciation pay” — is already subsiding, even with the number of new infections refusing to fall. With Starbucks reopening stores, those $3 raises will terminate at the end of May. So will Target’s $2 hourly raise. Kroger-owned grocery chains such as Ralphs, QFC and Fred Meyer will stop paying an extra $2 per hour Sunday.
Source: The Associated Press
Democrats controlling the House have unveiled a $3 trillion-plus coronavirus relief bill — the fifth coronavirus response legislation so far — and are planning to pass the measure on Friday. The legislation replenishes existing accounts to respond to both the COVID-19 health care crisis and to try to ease the economic impact of the pandemic, which has produced record job losses and fears of a depression.
Source: Laurie Girand, GritDaily
Women who are still employed are affected by the sharp rise in unemployment. They may be afraid to report misconduct out of fear of retaliation or loss of their own jobs. A significant downturn of the economy also discourages reporting.
Source: Vala Afshar, ZDNet
All companies, even those with no remote work culture, have had to mandate and effectively manage their employees working from home. Research shows how the workforce is experiencing the shift, and what employees need to stay productive and engaged. The future of work after the COVID-19 pandemic will not be the same.
Source: Amy Woodyatt, CNN
As the coronavirus pandemic plunges economies around the world into recession, governments and businesses are scrambling to find ways to get people back to work. One tool many are banking on is the antibody test.
May 12, 2020
Source: Preston Cooper, Forbes
Workers without college degrees were hit particularly hard. The unemployment rate for people with only a high school degree reached 17.3%, exceeding its peak during the Great Recession by 6 percentage points.
Source: Greg Kihlstrom, Forbes
It is a challenging time for employees and employers right now. Although most of the currently large remote workforce will likely return to their offices after the pandemic ends, a significant number of formerly full-time employees may find themselves part of the gig economy, whether by choice or necessity.
Source: Helena Bottemiller Evich and Liz Crampton, Politico
The Trump administration has deemed the millions of people who are cutting lettuce, picking cherries, packing peaches and otherwise getting food from farm to table to be “essential workers” but is doing little to keep them healthy during the pandemic.
Source: Suzanne Lucas, Inc.
The best way to ensure remote workers are in fact working is to assess their performance. That's it.
Source: Ariane de Vogue, CNN
The Supreme Court struggled Monday with where to draw a line in a dispute concerning when teachers who work in religious schools can file employment discrimination claims.
May 11, 2020
Source: Petruce Jean-Charles, USA Today
The coronavirus outbreak is pummeling LGBTQ Americans, especially those of color, leaving a population already vulnerable to health care and employment discrimination suffering from high job losses and a growing rate of positive cases, according to preliminary data collected from multiple LGBTQ advocacy groups.
Source: Adi Gaskell, Forbes
It's a question that seems increasingly pertinent in our coronavirus age, as so many of us are working from home on a semi-permanent basis. It creates the inevitable dilemma around when exactly work time begins and ends each day. This blurring of boundaries can create considerable challenges for our work-life balance, especially when employees have so much else on their plate at the moment too.
Source: Katie Sear and Dori Goldstein, Bloomberg
Covid-19 and the economic downturn have forced many gig workers to take on risky, difficult work, and has forced many others out of work altogether. But the crisis also has positioned gig workers—those currently working and those who are not—to win greater employment protections and benefits in the future.
Source: Joy P. Waltemath and Pamela Wolf, Above the Law
‘There is the fear of the virus -- and the fear of liability.’
Source: Thomas Ahearn, ESR
On April 20, 2020, a proposed class action lawsuit was filed in a Delaware federal court “against Bank of America for violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a result of discriminatory background check policy and practice,” according to a copy of the complaint available on the Bloomberg Law website.
May 8, 2020
Source: Nick Martin, The New Republic
This tracks with what many companies are looking to do as American businesses prematurely reopen. The Washington Post reported that companies like the trade publication the High Plains Journal are requiring employees to create avatars for a digital office and to have their webcams on around the clock.
Source: Dave Cook, Phys.org
We are experiencing the biggest remote work experiment in history—but many are beginning to imagine life after lockdown. Amid unprecedented global job losses, concerns about transport infrastructure and the continuing need for workplace social distancing, governments are launching back-to-work plans.
Source: Rebecca Rainey, Politico
The unemployment rate shot up to 14.7 percent in April, its highest level since the Great Depression, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. U.S. employers shed 20.5 million jobs in April as small businesses struggled to access hundreds of billions that Congress appropriated in an attempt to stem layoffs.
Source: William Arruda, Forbes
Just as with 9/11, many of the major coronavirus changes that we’re experiencing now will evaporate, and things will go back to the way they were without much notice. We’ll adopt the mindsets and postures we had before the crisis. But the coronavirus will permanently alter many elements of how we work.
Source: Paige Smith, Bloomberg
Companies can ask employees about known medical conditions and prevent them from working during the coronavirus pandemic if they reasonably believe those conditions will pose “a direct threat” to the workers’ health, the EEOC said in updated guidance.
May 7, 2020
Source: Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic
The greatest irony of the coronavirus pandemic may be that many of the American workers now considered the most essential were among those treated as the most disposable before the outbreak began.
Source: Yolanda Lau, Forbes
Today, managers and executives must not only master their own emotions, but also craft strategies to support emotions at work. Doing so ultimately creates a more productive, supportive and energizing work environment for all.
Source: Annie Palmer, CNBC
Tensions have been growing between Amazon and warehouse workers nationwide, as the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths at its facilities have climbed.
Source: Suzanne Lucas, HRAcuity
I talk about when things get back to "normal" all the time, but that's never happening. We will be creating a new normal after all the stay at home orders are lifted. What will HR look like in this new world? Well, here are some guesses.
Source: Jessica Smith, Yahoo News
As Congress eyes the next phase of coronavirus relief, some lawmakers want to help pay frontline workers’ student loans or higher education costs.
May 6, 2020
Source: Saket Soni and Marielena Hincapie, CNN
These workers need what they also deserve: the right to stay and keep working. But at the bare minimum, they need more than what they have gotten -- which is close to nothing.
Source: Michael Brainard, Forbes
According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, "telework or virtual work is a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work during any part of regular, paid hours, at an approved alternative worksite (e.g., home, telework center)."
Source: Sophie Quinton, Stateline
As governors start to allow businesses to reopen, they’re under pressure to clarify whether people can refuse a job offer and stay on unemployment if they’re afraid of catching the coronavirus at work.
Source: Leslie Josephs, CNBC
The labor union that represents more than 25,000 United Airlines aircraft and passenger service workers sought an injunction Tuesday against sharp schedule cuts, alleging the airline violated the terms of billions in federal coronavirus aid by cutting employee work schedules.
Source: Stephen Battaglio, LA Times
Former employees at NBC News have been questioned by the New York attorney general’s office about how the company handled sexual harassment allegations in the division.
Source: The Rebound Detriotf, ABC News
If you're completely healthy and you just want to stay home because you want to stay at home – which it can be understandable given the circumstances – but your employer can still compel you to come to the office unfortunately.
May 5, 2020
Source: Sarah Gershman, Harvard Business Review
Especially in a virtual context, listening needs to be active, participatory, and helpful. Here are five strategies to listen more effectively in your next virtual meeting.
Source: Melinda Fouts, Forbes
So, what do you do to allow and hold space for grieving a peer or colleague? What are some steps you can take as a leader in the workplace? Below are examples to consider.
Workers 35 Years And Older May Suffer More Job Losses And Chronic Unemployment In The Wake Of COVID-19
Source: Jack Kelly, Forbes
One of the many unfortunate repercussions of COVID-19 is that older workers will have an exceedingly more difficult time getting back on their feet. They’re more likely to be terminated and will certainly experience hardships finding a new job at the same level and compensation as the one they’ve lost.
Source: Suzanne Lucas, Cornerstone
But how, exactly, are businesses going about hiring when people can’t come in for interviews? Even those who aren’t currently hiring—but hope to a few weeks or months from now—will need to rethink the process. Here are the steps several companies are taking, as well as a few important reminders to consider.
Wayne Farms, LLC, one of the nation’s largest poultry producers, will pay $175,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
May 4, 2020
Source: Mitchell Schnurman, The Dallas Morning News
Now federal and state leaders are publicly saying, “Stay home if you’re 65,” at a time when over 30 million Americans have filed unemployment claims.
Source: Courtney Connley, CNBC
In fact, nearly 43% of full-time American employees say they want to work remotely more often even after the economy has reopened, according to a survey released by business publishing company getAbstract.
Source: Connor Maxwell, Center for American Progress
The Trump administration’s recent “Guidelines for Opening Up America Again” ask employers to consider accommodations for seniors and those with underlying health conditions in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. But these workers—who are disproportionately people of color—deserve more than their employers’ considerations; many are actively risking their lives to provide essential goods and services for others.
Source: Shawn Harris, Forbes
From my perspective, based on my experience in retail technology and crafting innovative solutions, the truth is that modern technology does not present a major threat to today's workers. On the contrary, human workers could benefit from robots in a number of surprising ways.
Source: Andrew Das, New York Times
The players’ claims about unequal working conditions can continue, but the ruling was a serious blow to a yearslong campaign by the women.
May 1, 2020
Source: EEOC, EEOC
Spencer Gifts LLC (Spencer), a Delaware corporation that operates novelty gift stores throughout the United States and Canada, will pay $90,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
Source: Audrey Andrews, Ms. Magazine
McDonald’s is facing a $500 million sexual harassment class-action lawsuit in Florida.
Represented by the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund (a legal charity with origins in #MeToo), the plaintiffs Jamelia Fairley and Ashley Reddick are suing on behalf of an estimated 5,000 women throughout 100 franchise-owned McDonald’s restaurants.
Source: Eric Bachman, Forbes
The recent, unprecedented changes to our country and its workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic have upended the lives of millions. The economic fallout continues and in many instances, employers simply have no choice but to lay off large swaths of their employees due to the lack of business/revenue. And these employers have legitimate reasons for doing so and view this as a heart-wrenching but necessary step.
April 30, 2020
'We can't go back to the way things were before.' Pandemic job actions offer hope for renewed labor movement
Source: Nicholas Riccardi and Dee-Ann Durbin, USA Today
Across the country, the unexpected front-line workers of the pandemic – grocery store workers among them – are taking action to protect themselves.
Source: Shelley Smith, Forbes
Your employees may be working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but paying attention to company culture is even more important than ever
Source: Elissa Sangster, Forbes
Inequality doesn’t just disappear when we move our work online, and gender equity is still elusive, whether you’re meeting via Zoom or in a board room. Let’s use this time to take steps toward gender parity, build more inclusive cultures, and change our workplaces so they’re welcoming to all.
Source: EEOC, EEOC
Horizontal Well Drillers LLC (HWD), a Purcell, Okla.-based oil and gas drilling contractor, will pay $650,000 to a fired worker and hundreds of unsuccessful job applicants to resolve a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
Source: Mike Moen, Public News Service
Iowa officials say furloughed workers who resist calls to return to their jobs during the pandemic run the risk of losing their unemployment benefits. The warning comes amid some workers' fears of becoming infected as economic activity picks up again.
As states reopen, many weigh difficult decision to return to work amid pandemic: 'It's a precarious situation'
Source: Korin Miller, Yahoo News
U.S. officials have released guidelines for reopening, called Opening Up America Again, which encourages states to open again only after they’ve had two weeks of declining numbers of positive tests for the coronavirus. None of these states that have begun to reopen meet the criteria.
April 29, 2020
Source: Kaitlin Mulhere, Money
More than 26 million people have filed unemployment claims in the past month, a number that shatters previous records tenfold.
Source: EEOC, EEOC
Versant Supply Chain, Inc. and AT&T Services, Inc. have agreed to pay $150,000 and furnish other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
Source: EEOC, EEOC
Assisted Living Concepts, LLC, doing business as Enlivant, a national owner and operator of senior living facilities, has agreed to pay a former chef $66,000 and is making significant changes to its human resources programs to enhance compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These terms are part of a settlement of a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.
Source: Eric Morath, Fox Business
When combined with state benefits, weekly government payouts create incentives that employers say complicate efforts to reopen businesses
Source: Matt Day, Bloomberg
Starting May 1, the company will stop offering no-questions-asked unpaid leave, and employees will have to formally apply for time off.
Source: David Neal, Bradenton Herald
Whataburger will settle an EEOC lawsuit by paying lost wages, damages and legal fees to a former manager who said she refused to hire only white applicants at a Tallahassee store.
Source: Alison Green, The Cut
Focusing on what people are wearing during this risks coming across as out of touch and like your priorities are in the wrong place. Let people be as comfortable as they can be while they’re stuck at home.
Source: Joshua Rhett Miller, New York Post
Roughly one in three Americans have witnessed someone blaming Asian people for the coronavirus pandemic, a new poll released Tuesday found.
April 28, 2020
Source: Scripps National, TMJ4
As America rebounds from the coronavirus crisis, there could be new challenges as companies ask employees to return to workplaces.
Source: EEOC, EEOC
HM Solutions, Inc., a Greenville, S.C.-based company that provides commercial and industrial janitorial services, will pay $315,000 and provide other relief to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC charged that HM Solutions violated federal law when it subjected four female employees to a sexually hostile work environment, then later fired the women in retaliation for objecting to the harassment.
Source: Diana Vienne, Fast Company
A senior partner of a leadership consultancy says, “Rather than waiting for reentry and being reactive, leaders need to prepare, setting expectations for the ways of working that will benefit the organization down the road.”
Millions of Americans are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. For some, that may wind up being a permanent change as the fallout from the pandemic causes businesses to transition their operations to be fully remote. Others who have been forced out of work may decide to finally launch the independent businesses they've been dreaming about. Plainly speaking, working remotely may become a far more common thing than before.
Source: NBC Chicago
A judge has blocked a new Illinois workers' compensation rule granting benefits to any employee deemed essential who contracts COVID-19, even if working from home.
Source: William Feuer and Jasmine Kim, CNBC
New York City plans to hire 1,000 health workers to track coronavirus cases as well as anyone who has come into contact with someone who’s tested positive for Covid-19, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.
April 27, 2020
Source: Key Executive Leadership Programs, LinkedIn
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our friend and colleague, Joe Kaplan, who died Wednesday, April 22, as a victim of the coronavirus pandemic at the age of 66.
Source: Hope Keller, The Daily Record
Joseph V. Kaplan, an attorney who represented federal employees and moonlighted as a songwriter and actor, died April 22 from COVID-19. He was 66.
Source: Glenn Jordan, Press Herald
Rather than keeping people wondering until July about pending unemployment claims, the Department of Labor makes some assumptions and decides on 12,000 cases.
Source: Madeline Holcombe and Sonia Moghe, CNN
With a spike in anti-Asian discrimination related to the coronavirus pandemic, New York City has formed a team to respond to the incidents.
Source: Nico Lang, NBC News
This case, along with a lawsuit involving HIV-positive military service members, is shining a spotlight on workplace discrimination based on HIV status.
April 26, 2020
Source: EEOC, EEOC
Baltimore County will pay approximately $5.4 million to over 2,000 county employees resolve a federal age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
April 24, 2020
Source: Ed Rogers, Forbes
Implementing a flexible work environment might feel daunting to employers who worry about how their staff will react to an autonomous workday. The solution is more familiar than many realize.
Source: Michelle F Davis and Jeff Green, Bloomberg
Six weeks into a nationwide work-from-home experiment with no end in sight, whatever boundaries remained between work and life have almost entirely disappeared.
Source: Geoffrey James, Inc.
With unemployment rising apace, many business owners are probably thinking that if they let go of workers now, they'll be able to hire on the cheap after the quarantines are lifted. While that might turn out to be true short-term, it ignores the lesson of history, which is that pandemics have always resulted in labor unrest--often to the point of armed insurrection
Source: Lisa Milam and Joy P. Waltemath, Above the Law
Because of the push to get information out to affected employers quickly, it’s often difficult at best, and confusing and contradictory at worst, to track the newest guidance from the agencies.
Source: Sarah Wynn, ABC 6
On Thursday, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Patty Murray (D-WA) in introducing legislation to protect U.S. workers from COVID-19 in response to widespread reports of unsafe workplaces leading to preventable illnesses and deaths.