Earlier this month, the California Department of Public Health updated its COVID-19 public health Order and guidance regarding isolation/quarantine and face-covering recommendations. Here is a link.
Archives for March 22, 2023
ESG: Considerations for Retirement Investments
The Biden Administration’s prudence in selecting plan investments and exercising shareholder rights rule allows plan fiduciaries to consider environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors when selecting retirement plan investments.
It’s That Time Again: OFCCP Certification Portal Opens March 31, 2023
OFCCP announced yesterday, March 20, 2023, that the Contractor Certification Portal will open in ten days. Contractors have until June 29, 2023 to certify that they are in compliance with OFCCP’s affirmative action and non-discrimination regulations.
Research: Remote Workers Are More Anxious About Layoffs
A study of 80,000 employees found that remote employees were 32% more likely than their in-office peers to feel anxious in the wake of news about layoffs.
The ‘Fork Police.’ Offices Crack Down—Over Missing Utensils
As workplaces go green, silverware goes missing. One office made a sign to shame ‘fork stealers’ into returning them; an ‘angry standoff’
Return to office resulting in these thefts at shocking rates
It’s a big fork you to workers everywhere.
House Republicans subpoena labor authorities in Starbucks union dispute
The House Education and Labor Committee on Wednesday issued a subpoena to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), alleging officials of the labor body failed to conduct fair and impartial union elections at Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O).
California lawmakers want to investigate wage theft. But labor unions seek a different path
On this, labor unions and lawmakers agree: Wage theft is rampant in California, and the state system set up to help robbed workers is broken.
Washington [State] Bill To Protect Job Applicants From Marijuana Discrimination Advances In House After Passing Senate
A Washington State House committee advanced legislation on Tuesday that would protect job applicants in the state from being discriminated against for using marijuana.
Think the bosses are back in charge? Think again: Recruiters predict talent will keep leverage for another 5 years
As countries around the globe face varying levels of economic hardship, business leaders have been trying to take back some of the leverage their employees gained in boom times.
Nearly 70% of people using ChatGPT at work haven’t told their bosses about it, survey finds
Can ChatGPT change the way you work?
Tech workers claimed caste bias. Now California could make it illegal.
California state Sen. Aisha Wahab (D) will introduce a new bill Wednesday aiming to add caste as a protected category to state law, making discrimination against a person based on their caste explicitly illegal.
Why workplace drinking culture is fading fast
Drinking has long been the centre of workplace culture. But younger employees are changing the role of alcohol in the office.
USCIS Issues Additional Guidance in Evaluation of O-1B (Extraordinary Ability) Nonimmigrant Visa Petitions
USCIS shared updated guidance on how it will evaluate evidence for petitions seeking O-1B classification as individuals of Extraordinary Ability in the Arts or in the Motion Picture and Television Industry (MPTV).
The updated guidance, released on March 3, 2023, is found in the USCIS Policy Manual, Volume 2, Part
OFCCP Contractor Portal to Re-Open March 31, 2023
On March 20, 2023, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it will re-open the Contractor Portal on March 31, 2023. Once open, covered federal contractors and subcontractors must certify that they have developed and maintained AAPs before the June 29, 2023, deadline.
In a change from