WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an update to its federal agency language access plan today, in accordance with Executive Order 13166, “Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency.”
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The tendency in recent discussions about union density has been to focus on organizing and solidifying organizing gains. Where will the labor movement find new members? Which sectors are amenable to union organizing? Will newly organized workers win contracts that lock in their organizing successes? These are some of
Beloved Actor, Matthew Perry, perhaps most famously known for his iconic role as Chandler Bing on the long-running NBC television sitcom, “Friends,” recently passed away on October 28, 2023, at age 54 in his home in Pacific Palisades, California. According to law enforcement sources, the well-known actor, comedian, and producer,
A strong safety culture depends on much more than adopting a workplace safety policy or ensuring Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance. Developing a culture of safety requires leadership, listening and a team effort.
General Motors (GM) workers have narrowly approved the deal the United Auto Workers (UAW) union recently negotiated with the carmaker.
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (MNDOLI) recently issued guidance in the form of answers to frequently asked questions, a factsheet, and a video overview of the state’s sick and safe leave law. Employers must follow the sick and safe leave requirements most favorable to their employees.
An employee who alleged that he was fired after complaining to HR about unhealthy and unsafe working conditions could not go forward with his claims for unlawful retaliation and wrongful termination because his employer would have terminated him for a legitimate, independent reason, even absent his complaints, a California appeals
Employees may be required to financially support unions in Michigan a bit sooner than originally anticipated. The Michigan legislature became the first state in almost 60 years to repeal it’s right-to-work law earlier this year.
With more employers monitoring workers with cameras and GPS trackers, federal regulators and states have taken steps to strengthen employee privacy rights.
Starbucks recently announced a set of pay and benefit enhancements, some of which will not be available to unionized workers. The coffee retail giant has come under fire from federal regulators for some of its strategies to avoid unionization by its baristas.
Lawmakers and union leaders debated the broad economic impacts of labor unions at a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Nov. 14, highlighting the notable increase in union petitions and striking this year. The debate grew heated with disputes from past interactions coming up again.