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Blizzard is encouraging its own employees to attend Wednesday’s walkout with paid time off

July 27, 2021

Via: The Verge

On Wednesday, Activision Blizzard employees will walk out of work to protest the company’s response to a giant sexual harassment and workplace discrimination lawsuit filed by the state of California. Now Blizzard, the studio at the center of many of […]


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Amazon to investigate allegations of harassment and discrimination in its AWS unit

July 23, 2021

Via: The Verge

Amazon will investigate allegations of discrimination and harassment within its Amazon Web Services (AWS) unit, following an employee petition that criticized AWS’s culture, The Washington Post reported. More than 550 Amazon workers signed the petition, which calls out AWS for […]


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HR.com Announces Upcoming HR West 2022 Conference as both an In-Person and Virtual Event Experience

July 22, 2021

Via: HR Vendornews

HR.com, the largest network of human resources (HR) professionals, announces their annual HR West Conference will take place both in-person and online March 8 – 9, 2022 for a hybrid event experience. It will take place at the Oakland City […]


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Employee Misconduct at Off-Site Party May Qualify as Workplace Harassment

July 16, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Is an employer liable for employee misconduct at “after-hours” gatherings? When a trial court adopted a narrow view of what constituted “the workplace,” an appeals court weighed in using a “totality of the circumstances” test. Party, the After-Party, and After-Party […]


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Worker Boxed Out of Suit Against Temp Agency’s Client

July 15, 2021

Via: HR Hero

A temporary worker asserted claims for racial discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and battery. He settled his claims against the temp agency but tried to pursue them against the company that ran the facility. A federal judge in Southern Illinois told him […]


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6th Circuit Sides With College Prof on Religious Objection to Student’s Pronouns Request

July 13, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Michigan and Ohio employers) recently addressed whether a public university violated a professor’s rights under the First Amendment’s Free Speech and Free Exercise Clauses when it disciplined him for refusing to […]


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Top HR Conferences of 2021: In-Person Events

July 12, 2021

Via: HR Hero

As a HR professional, it is important to keep your ear to the pulse of the industry, grow, and learn new skills and best practices. But for many of us, it’s been more than a year since we’ve attended an […]


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Suit: Extended Stay America fired worker over transgender presentation

July 9, 2021

Via: HR Dive

The U.S. Supreme Court expanded Title VII when it handed down its Bostock decision in 2020. It ruled that the statute’s provision that employers may not discriminate on the basis of sex includes sexual orientation and gender identity. On the […]


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SHRM Announces HR Tech Competition Finalists

July 7, 2021

Via: SHRM

The five startups battling it out in the inaugural SHRMLabs Better Workplaces Challenge Cup Finals will showcase their innovative workplace technology solutions live at a pitch fest. The competition will wrap up in grand style at the SHRM Annual Conference […]


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Junior Salaries Rise as Top Companies Struggle with Young Employee Retention

July 6, 2021

Via: SHRM

New York City law firm Milbank LLP made headlines earlier this month when it announced that junior lawyers will make more than $200,000 in their first year of work. The decision marks the latest pay increase among elite law firms […]