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Layoffs Spell Trouble for This 1 Retail Stock

September 26, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

Apparel retailer Gap Inc. (GPS) has reported substantial employee layoffs recently, which indicates the business turbulence the company is facing. Hence, this might not be the right time to invest in its stock. Read on…. Apparel retail company The Gap, […]


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Airline Pilot Has USERRA Damages Reduced

September 19, 2022

Via: SHRM

The plaintiff was a pilot for American Airlines operating out of La Guardia Airport in Queens, N.Y. He served in the military from June 2013 to August 2015. During that tour, the plaintiff was diagnosed with a heart condition and, […]


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Tesla Employees Were Reportedly Asked to Leave Company If They Couldn’t Move Closer to an Office

September 15, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

Many employees have begrudgingly begun to return to the office, whether full-time or by following a hybrid model, as companies try to assimilate to a back-to-office culture. Tesla made waves earlier this year CEO Elon Musk’s emails to employees and […]


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Managers fired one day after reporting CEO to HR

September 9, 2022

Via: HRD America

Traditionally, HR is considered a safe space for employees to express their concerns about colleagues or management. That wasn’t the case at G Fuel, an energy drink brand which fired several talent managers one day after they complained to HR […]


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Starbucks shareholder files suit over diverse hiring

September 6, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Amid union turmoil, Starbucks is now facing a lawsuit alleging racial prejudice against White job candidates. On behalf of the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR), a shareholder, the American Civil Rights Project filed the lawsuit, National Center for […]


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‘They’re All Watching Me Like I’m Some Kind of Reality TV Show:’ McDonald’s Worker Outs Coworkers for Spying on Her

August 31, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

A McDonald’s worker is standing up for herself after claiming her coworkers — including her manager — were caught watching her on security cameras instead of working in a series of now-viral TikTok videos. The employee, who goes by @Tizzie..Mia […]


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Former Kaiser Permanente professor alleges hostile workplace, false DEI promises

August 31, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Kaiser Permanente’s med school is facing a discrimination lawsuit from a former employee alleging the healthcare giant fostered a toxic workplace. The school lures the best and brightest Black doctors and scientists with false DEI promises, the law firm representing […]


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SHRM denies race bias allegations, asks court to dismiss lawsuit

August 31, 2022

Via: HR Dive

The Society for Human Resource Management has responded to a recent discrimination and retaliation suit, arguing Aug. 29 that the former employee was fired for lackluster performance — not her race. The plaintiff in Mohamed v. Society for Human Resource […]


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Tesla can’t stop employees from wearing union swag, labor board rules

August 29, 2022

Via: The Verge

Union swag at Tesla is in. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said that Tesla’s current dress code policy was unlawful. Specifically, the part where it only allowed employees to wear Tesla or other pre-approved black tee shirts. That policy […]


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OSHA Fines Dollar General $1.3 Million Over Safety Issues

August 22, 2022

Via: SHRM

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined Dollar General approximately $1.3 million over workplace safety issues at three stores in Georgia. We’ve gathered articles on the news from SHRM Online and other media outlets. Several Violations OSHA found […]


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Don’t Wait Too Late to Arbitrate, Warns Supreme Court

August 22, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) favors the enforcement of arbitration agreements, but employers can’t wait too long to compel arbitration. Courts often apply a contract “waiver” rule if employers sit on their rights too long (meaning the court finds a […]


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Father-Son SHRM Certification Success

August 18, 2022

Via: SHRM

HR often is a family affair. In the Mobley family, we have been running with this profession since it was led by the American Society for Personnel Administration (ASPA), through a name change to the Society for Human Resource Management […]


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Multiple Managers’ Failures to Report Harassment Complaints Fuel Lawsuit

August 16, 2022

Via: HR Hero

An employer that had a sexual harassment policy but that failed to train its employees on the policy—and failed to insist that managers who received complaints forward them to the HR department—will face a jury trial in an Ohio federal […]


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Law Requiring Primacy of French in Workplace Concerns Some Quebec Employers

August 11, 2022

Via: SHRM

As of June 1, employers in Quebec became responsible for ensuring that all written communications to employees are in French. The new law delineates the circumstances when English is a permitted option. Bill 96, amending the Charter of the French […]


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Unwelcome Office Birthday Party Leads to $450K Verdict, Lessons on Disability Law

August 11, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Misunderstandings over an office birthday party recently taught a Kentucky employer an expensive lesson about disability discrimination. A jury awarded $450,000 to the affected employee who didn’t want the party and allegedly suffered a panic attack afterward. The employer’s alleged, […]


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Ex-Twitter employee convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia

August 10, 2022

Via: HRD America

A former Twitter worker has been convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia. Ahmad Abouammo, a dual U.S.-Lebanese citizen and a former Twitter manager, was convicted on six criminal counts, including acting as an agent for Saudi Arabia and trying to […]


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Monkeypox Not Likely to Spread Through Workplace, Travel

August 8, 2022

Via: SHRM

A world exhausted from fighting COVID-19 for more than two years is now facing another potential hazard after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern” on July 23 and the U.S. declared a […]


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EU member states to make carer work-life balance measures law

August 5, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

The rules set out minimum standards for paternity, parental and carers’ leave, and have established rights such as working fathers being entitled to at least 10 working days of paternity leave around the time of birth of the child, compensated […]


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Monkeypox at Work: Keep ADA Guidelines in Mind

August 4, 2022

Via: SHRM

Employers in the U.S. are reminded to keep the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in mind as monkeypox spreads throughout the U.S. and into the workplace. Under the ADA, employers must keep employee medical information confidential, according to Sharon Rennert, […]


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Employer Could Not Compel Arbitration Based on Electronically Signed Agreement

August 2, 2022

Via: SHRM

Starting in 2015, the plaintiff worked at a Chili’s chain restaurant in Liverpool, N.Y. When she started, the restaurant was operated by Pepper Dining Inc., but shortly thereafter was purchased by Brinker International Payroll Company LP. Once Brinker took over, […]