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Government launches Back to Work plan to tackle economic inactivity

July 11, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

Government estimates suggest 9.4 million people are economically inactive, including 2.8 million with a long-term health condition and 900,000 young people who are not in education, employment or training. Kendall will say at a visit to a Jobcentre in Leeds […]


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Labour government sets out to deliver bold employment agenda

July 5, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

The next prime minister Sir Keir Starmer said this morning: “Change begins now”. “It feels good, I have to be honest,” he added. The new government has pledged “the biggest upgrade to rights at work for a generation” but will […]


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Amazon to pay $5.9-million fine for California labour violations

June 20, 2024

Via: HRD America

The Labor Commissioner’s Office of California has ordered Amazon to pay almost $6 million in fines due to its violation of the Warehouse Quotas law, which was enacted in 2021, involving two of its distribution warehouses in Moreno Valley and […]


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Employer to pay nearly $40K after DOJ finds its job ad requested White candidates

May 29, 2024

Via: HR Dive

According to DOJ, Arthur Grand violated the Immigration and Nationality Act, which prohibits unlawful discrimination based on citizenship and national origin in hiring, as well as Executive Order 11246, which prohibits federal contractors from identity-based discrimination, including race, color and […]


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DOL Weighs-In (Again) With Final Rule on Independent Contractors

May 29, 2024

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a final rule (the “Final Rule”) in January of this year, which took effect March 11, 2024, and changed how the DOL analyzes whether a worker is properly classified as an employee or […]


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Lego ties employee bonuses to annual emissions

May 28, 2024

Via: HRD America

Toy company Lego Group has announced that it is linking employees’ bonuses to annual emissions in a bid to be more sustainable. In its announcement, Lego said it has a new annual key performance indicator (KPI) to motivate staff in […]


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Morrisons warehouse workers strike over pension contribution change

May 24, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

The workers at sites in West Yorkshire and Cheshire claim to be losing £500 each through the company’s plan to reduce how much it puts into their pension pot while workers pay more. Unite also claims Morrisons is ditching a […]


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Kroger cuts CEO’s pay as company’s performance weakens

May 22, 2024

Via: HR Dive

McMullen’s reduced compensation in 2023 reflects the fact that the supermarket company’s annual performance incentive came in below target, the grocer said in a filing detailing how it paid its most senior executives. That incentive program, which is based on […]


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USPS to pay $141K after firing worker for reporting an injury, judge rules

May 14, 2024

Via: HR Dive

Section 11(c) of the OSH Act prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for filing a health or safety complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration or reporting a work-related injury or illness. The worker was […]


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Adjust Job Expectations for Employees on FMLA Leave

May 3, 2024

Via: HR Hero

An employee’s performance is measured by the amount of work done. Fair enough. The employee takes Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. Must the metrics of performance measurement be adjusted as a result? Earlier this year, by a 2-to-1 […]


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How does remote monitoring work? Here’s what HR needs to know.

April 24, 2024

Via: HR Dive

With new work models have come new work challenges. Early on, employers ’fessed up to remotely monitoring employees — chiefly in the name of productivity. Leaders told Digital.com in 2021 that they’d taken note of more than half their employees […]


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Many Professionals Are Scared of AI: HR Managers Are Embracing It

April 12, 2024

Via: Spiceworks

Drawing examples from leading companies, Stephane Rivard, CEO and co-founder of HiringBranch, highlights the benefits of AI in HR, such as streamlined processes, cost reduction, and improved candidate screening, encouraging overcoming fear to take action In just six years, PWC’s […]


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8 Mental Health Tips for Coping with Layoffs

April 4, 2024

Via: HR Hero

Losing a job can hurt not only your bank account – but also your mental well-being. The aftermath of a layoff can leave you feeling a wide array of emotions, and it’s important to recognize that the impact of unemployment […]


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How to Craft a Social Media Policy for Your Employees in 2024

March 22, 2024

Via: HR Hero

These days, a social media policy isn’t just an afterthought—it’s a must. The vast majority of your employees likely engage in some type of social media usage, whether they’re constantly sharing snippets of their days on TikTok, sharing interesting articles […]


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Managing artificial intelligence in the workplace

March 21, 2024

Via: HR Hero

The last several years have seen artificial intelligence (AI) become mainstream in the workplace. Today, HR professionals widely use AI tools for recruiting, onboarding, and administering leave and benefits. Managers use generative AI to assist with their administrative and supervisory […]


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Firefighter wins harassment and discrimination case

March 6, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

The employment tribunal ruled in December 2023 that Sacha Acheson had been subject to direct sex discrimination, harassment on the grounds of sex, harassment on the grounds of sexual orientation, victimisation and unfair dismissal. The tribunal service has now published […]


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New NLRB Election Procedures in Effect for Union Elections

February 28, 2024

Via: HR Hero

In August 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or the “Board”) significantly changed its procedures when employees are seeking representation by a union. First, the Board enacted its “Representation-Case Procedures” rule or “2023 Election Rule,” which, among other […]


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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 […]