As healthcare organizations continue to battle major workforce shortages, many are turning to labor from staffing agencies.
Archives for March 9, 2023
Research: Where Employees Think Companies’ DEIB Efforts Are Failing
And 10 strategies for employers to up their game.
The ABCs of Creating a Brain-Healthy Workplace
How to align your workplace with your brain’s ways of working.
Electric Car Charging Is the Newest Workplace Perk
Comfortable seating. Free coffee. A place to plug in? Companies looking to attract talent are increasingly considering EV chargers at the office.
Why the new workplace is a work in progress
Covid-19 dismantled outdated practices but what replaces them remains contested
Artificial intelligence will destroy ‘laptop class’ workers
The coming artificial intelligence economic revolution will be a major shock to the world.
Settlement reached in City of Lansing religious discrimination suit
A civil rights violation case brought against the City of Lansing by a former detention officer and counterclaims by the city were settled in federal court Wednesday.
I’m an Amazon employee who’s worked remotely since 2021.
Now that we’re returning to the office soon, I worry I’ll lose the productivity and work-life balance I perfected during the pandemic.
AI issues hitting HR from ‘everywhere at once,’ former EEOC chair says
Tools developed appropriately may be able to help with DEI initiatives — but therein lies the problem, experts said during a recent SHRM panel.
Manhattan District Attorney Sets Sights on Allegations of Employer Wage Theft
On February 16, 2023, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg Jr. announced the creation of a special unit to “investigate and prosecute” wage theft, harassment, and exploitation of workers. He also announced the establishment, in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor, of a fund to repay victims
Supreme Court Won’t Consider Whether Bristol-Myers Decision Applies to Collective Actions
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to settle the circuit split on whether its 2017 decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of Cal. applies to collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
In Bristol-Myers, a mass tort action, the justices held that a federal court could not exercise specific
Employees Use Salary Transparency Laws Just as Companies Feared
Many businesses balked at new salary transparency laws. The California Chamber of Commerce called California’s law a “job killer.” Companies started complying with the “letter of the law” by posting wildly large ranges. Citibank, for instance, posted a job with a salary range of “$0-$2,000,000.”
Why were they scared?
TikToker Learns Important Lesson About Employment Rights
When management approached Megs (@spicychickenslinger on TikTok) and asked her to resign from her position, a swarm of TikTokers advised her against it. “DO NOT QUIT LET THEM FIRE U I PROMISE YOU!” one person wrote. Another commented ,“don’t quit – let them fire you and apply for unemployment.
DOL Clarifies Telework Eligibility Under FMLA and ADAAA, Including Reduced Schedule Leave for ‘Serious Health Conditions’
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently released informal guidance to address some issues arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that commonly challenge employers. Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) No. 2023-1 addresses points such as how
USCIS Clarifies Guidance on O-1B Extraordinary Ability Visa Eligibility and Updates USCIS Policy Manual
On March 3, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new policy guidance, Evaluating Eligibility for O-1B Visa Category, which describes new updates made to the USCIS Policy Manual.