Jobless claims fell last week and are trending near half-century low
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A Democratic majority took control of the five-member National Labor Relations Board in August and the agency has already signaled an intent to do away with a series of business-friendly Trump-era moves and expand legal protections for workers.
The cost of office maintenance dropped significantly in the pandemic when workers went remote and companies saved money on services like cleaning and security, as well as perks like dry cleaning and endless pantry snacks.
Misconduct, bullying and harassment in the workplace have been problems for employees long before the pandemic took hold, but while remote work may have gotten people out of the physical office, it didn’t rid employees of these concerning issues.
The number of women working outside of the home is the lowest it’s been in 34 years, a fact that should trouble all of us.
In 2020, 4,764 U.S. workers died while on the job — an average of 13 workers dying per day and the equivalent of one worker dying every 111 minutes.
On November 8, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law an amendment to the New York Civil Rights Law that requires employers with places of business in the state to provide prior notice concerning the monitoring of employee telephone, email, or internet usage.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that it is updating its quarantine and isolation guidance for people with COVID-19, reducing the isolation period from 10 days to five days, as long as the individual has no symptoms or their symptoms are resolving after five days.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it is withdrawing most of the Emergency Temporary Standard for healthcare employers (Healthcare ETS) it promulgated more than six months ago.
The Westchester County prosecutor said the incidents don’t meet “statutory requirements of the criminal laws of New York.”
As the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, many employers are putting safety restrictions back in place that have been relaxed over the past few months. Many are reinforcing vaccine requirements, reinstituting mask policies and creating incentives for following health and safety precautions.
A new year offers employers the opportunity to reflect on how their organization has adapted to recent challenges.
The white gaze is a term popularized by critically acclaimed writer Toni Morrison.