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Greggs among 500 listed in minimum wage underpayments

February 21, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

The Department for Business and Trade yesterday published a list of 524 employers who have collectively left 172,000 workers a combined £16 million out of pocket, although many of the cases date back several years. The list’s release comes as […]


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McDonald’s employee had to pump breast milk in stockroom corner, lawsuit alleges

February 20, 2024

Via: HR Dive

Since 2010, employers covered by the FLSA have been required to provide certain lactation accommodations for nursing mothers so they can express milk at work. The accommodations are required for up to a year after the child’s birth. In 2022, […]


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Ambulance services told to address workplace culture issues

February 19, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

An independent review was commissioned by NHS England after the National Guardian’s Office issued a report last year showing that workers in ambulance trusts felt uncomfortable reporting misconduct. The review, led by Siobhan Melia, chief executive of Sussex Community NHS […]


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‘Mentors sexually harassed staff’: MoD faces more allegations

February 8, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

The survey found that 60% of the 200 female public sector workers in the defence industry who responded had personally experienced problems, while a similar number had witnessed sexual harassment. About 100 private sector defence workers also responded, with just […]


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Starbucks employee fired after foiling robbery attempt

February 5, 2024

Via: HRD America

A former Starbucks employee who thwarted an attempted robbery at one of the coffee giant’s chains has launched a legal action after his employer fired him weeks after the incident. According to Michael Harris, he was wrongfully terminated by Starbucks. […]


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Walmart rewrites the rulebook: Equity, expansion, and evolution

January 31, 2024

Via: Entrepreneur

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) has recently unveiled a series of strategic initiatives that underscore its commitment to growth, employee empowerment, and customer satisfaction. These announcements, ranging from a significant stock split to ambitious expansion and modernization plans, mark a change in […]


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Aerospace company pays $7.4M to settle no-poach suit tied to DOJ investigation

January 26, 2024

Via: HR Dive

A collection of aerospace companies has agreed to settle with workers who alleged that the companies engaged in an illegal no-poach agreement with one company, Cyient Inc., set to pay $7.4 million, according to court documents filed Wednesday. The news […]


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Why the Harvard president scandal is a cautionary tale for HR pros

January 25, 2024

Via: HR Dive

When Claudine Gay resigned as president of Harvard University on Jan. 2, she did so amid a swirl of controversy that was not only damaging to her personally, but also to Harvard overall. While Gay’s situation, which involved criticism over […]


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Kraft Heinz dips into generative AI with employee tool for data analysis

January 24, 2024

Via: HR Dive

Kraft Heinz is in pursuit of a familiar goal associated with generative AI adoption: expand data-driven insights to employees in real time. The promise of boosting employee efficiency and reducing tedious tasks is alluring to tech leaders and employees. Nearly […]


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A ‘Trusted’ Employee Stole $90,000 From a Company Now on The Brink of Collapse. Here’s 1 Simple Thing You Can Do to Avoid a Similar Fate.

January 24, 2024

Via: Entrepreneur

Anewspaper in Eugene, Oregon was recently forced to stop printing. Was it because of a downturn in the publishing industry? A new competitor? A natural disaster? Nope. It was because of embezzlement. According to this report in The New York […]


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Canada Goose CHRO: ‘We’re all humans – I want to ensure that we lead with humanity’

January 19, 2024

Via: HRD America

When Jess Johannson first joined Canada Goose, it wasn’t just the industry shift from tech to fashion that drew her in – it was the commitment to authentic leadership. Having worked across renewable energy to engineering to manufacturing and finally […]


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Wickes announces flexible working for store managers

January 18, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

In preparation for the move, Wickes partnered with social enterprise Timewise to carry out research on the roles of store managers, operations managers and duty managers to find out what barriers there were to flexible working. It then sought to […]


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Sexism in the City: FCA to review harassment and misconduct

January 18, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

The review – to be concluded by the middle of the year – comes amid complaints from alleged victims that they are often silenced or forced to quit. Sarah Pritchard, an executive director at the Financial Conduct Authority, told MPs […]


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Walmart to pay $60K over claim it did not promote woman with young children

January 12, 2024

Via: HR Dive

Employees generally may be wary of expressing interest in promotions due, in part, to fears about bias or unfair treatment, according to a 2022 Syndio survey. Moreover, a 2021 Indeed report cited survey data that showed women were less comfortable […]


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Social care workforce development plan revealed

January 11, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

For the first time, there will be a national career structure for the adult social care workforce, which is intended to help care workers understand the knowledge, skills and expertise needed to do different roles, so they can plan their […]


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Barclays cuts 5,000 jobs worldwide

January 9, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

According to Sky News, a quarter of the headcount reduction in 2023 took place in the UK. Jobs were cut through a combination of redundancies, a hiring freeze and decisions not to fill vacant positions. Barlcays, which says it employs […]


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MoD employee reveals sexual harassment episodes

January 4, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

The woman spoke out via the Prospect trade union after reading reports in November 2023 that 60 senior female officials had made allegations of sexual assault, harassment and abuse in the MoD in a letter to permanent secretary David Williams. […]


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Schuff Steel pays $500K to settle alleged harassment of Black and Latino workers

December 28, 2023

Via: HR Dive

Fueled by a number of factors, including a budget increase and Senate confirmation of Commissioner Kalpana Kotagal to the board restoring the agency’s Democratic majority, the EEOC is returning to a heightened level of litigation activity not seen in years, […]


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McDonald’s to survey franchisees on child labor practices

December 18, 2023

Via: HR Dive

McDonald’s did not comment on whether its efforts to ensure franchisee compliance with child labor laws, safety standards and hours procedures constituted the sort of “indirect” or “reserved” control over essential conditions of employment laid out in a National Labor […]


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Employee’s Job Transfer May Have Been Age Discrimination

December 15, 2023

Via: SHRM

A trial court erred in dismissing an employee’s age bias claim before trial, a California appeals court recently ruled. The man’s employer claimed he voluntarily accepted a new position during a corporate reorganization, but there was evidence to support the […]