Do an airline’s ramp workers qualify as “transportation workers” exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)?
Archives for December 14, 2021
So You Botched a Job Interview. What’s Next?
Five tips to help you recover — or just move forward.
3 Small Ways to Be a More Inclusive Colleague
New research shows that little gestures can make a big difference.
Teachers Hit the Floor to Scoop Up Cash. Critics Give the Event an F.
Ten teachers in South Dakota competed for $5,000 in dollar bills to spend on classroom improvements. Critics called the event at a hockey game in Sioux Falls demeaning.
Amazon Executive Who Faced Discrimination Probe Departs
AWS Outpost head Joshua Burgin says he’s leaving for a new job
Why the Workplace is Actually a Good Place to Heal
We can learn to use work – and working relationships – to grow and heal emotionally.
Surveillance is entering the workplace — even if your workplace is your home
Some workplaces have introduced surveillance technology to monitor employees to incentivize productivity. At what cost?
EEOC’s Return-to-Office Plan Violates Labor Law, Union Says
A union representing employees of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the agency over its failure to negotiate the terms of its return-to-office policy.
Why companies shouldn’t force workers to return to offices before April: Dr. Vin Gupta
Dr. Vin Gupta, critical care pulmonologist and affiliate faculty member of the University of Washington School of Medicine, says work-from-home employees should remain remote until April or May.
Judge Ho’s Excellent Opinion on Title VII, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity
In a concurring opinion yesterday in Wittmer v. Phillips 66 Co. (see pp. 9-22), Fifth Circuit judge James C. Ho provided a clear, crisp, and compelling explanation of why Title VII’s ban on discrimination on the basis of “sex” should not be read to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Tight Labor Market Means Lower Health Costs For Workers
A dip in healthcare costs came in the form of lower deductibles and co-payments this year thanks to the tight labor market when employees can more easily find a job elsewhere.
At this tech company, workers vote on each other’s pay raises
Negotiating a pay raise makes many people uncomfortable, and it can actually work against some workers, such as women, who are often judged negatively when they ask their employer for more money.
Supreme Court declines to halt New York vaccine mandate for health care workers
The Supreme Court on Monday left in place New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers, turning away a challenge by a group of medical providers who sued because it does not include a religious exemption.
This Viral Reddit Thread Is Starting An Important Conversation About Mental Health In The Workplace, And It’s Something Everyone Should Think About
If you’ve ever had to lie to your boss about needing time off for mental health, you are definitely not alone.
Tornadoes Shouldn’t Be a Workplace Hazard
For the vast majority of Americans, democracy ends when work hours begin.