Katharine Weber discusses best practices for minimizing risk in the trucking industry during the COVID-19 pandemic in “How HR Needs to Approach COVID-19,” published by Truckinginfo.com.
Archives for October 26, 2020
Joseph Lazzarotti, Jason Gavejian and Maya Atrakchi co-author “California Extends CCPA Employee Personal Information Exemption,” published by SHRM.
Michael Bertoncini discusses measures taken by healthcare institutions to accommodate increased risk facing employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic in “Health Care, Tech Workers Feel the Stress of Pandemic,” published by SHRM.
On October 21st, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance on what constitutes “close contact” with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 for purposes of isolation.
On October 22, 2020, a California appellate court affirmed a preliminary injunction requiring Uber and Lyft to reclassify California drivers from independent contractors to employees and to comply with the California Labor Code, the Unemployment Insurance Code, and the Industrial Welfare Commission wage orders, as requested by California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the City Attorneys of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. (A further discussion of that original August 10, 2020 San Francisco Superior Court’s original 33-page decision can be found here.)
We need to avoid a global race to the bottom in labor standards.
Experts have identified one key factor that enables people to feel secure, happy, and challenged in the workplace, over and above everything else: psychological safety, or the knowledge that one won’t be punished, rejected, or iced out for speaking up or admitting a mistake.
The 2020 election season will soon end. A record number of Californians are expected to vote by mail; many already have.
Companies that build back post-crisis with an eye on generational balance will reap multiple benefits.
While the numbers are down significantly from a peak early in the COVID-19 pandemic, some 33 million U.S. workers are still toiling from remote locations in a massive, albeit compulsory, experiment in redefining the American workplace.
“You need more than just a little bit of time to go and vote…but to be able to have some time to do a little bit of your research.”
Workplace favoritism is unfortunately very common. Here are four things you should do if it’s happening to you.
Diversity and inclusion programs for elites are tokens. A large wage increase that would most benefit the Black working class is far better.
The Labor Department’s pooled plan provider rule has gone to the White House for final review, the last substantial step before it can be published in the Federal Register and take effect.
On a Reddit post, I advised a poster to speak with her HR department. Several people jumped in to say no, go straight to the Labor Board, as HR is bad.
This is sometimes true, and I clarified that if you had a bad HR department, you