The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released its Annual Report on the Federal Workforce for fiscal year (FY) 2020. Despite the significant progress the federal sector has made in promoting equal employment opportunity (EEO), workforce data suggested that some inequities persist.
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Amazon Union Prevails in Ruling on Warehouse Access for Organizing
Federal labor regulators said that Amazon had illegally barred off-duty employees from work sites and that the policy was aimed at union backers.
Keeping Up with the EEOC: 5 Takeaways from its Algorithm Rewriting Settlement
On March 20, 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it had entered into a conciliation agreement with DHI Group, Inc. (“DHI”), a job search website operator, after it found “reasonable cause” to believe that job ads posted by DHI’s customers were violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) by discouraging workers of American national origin from applying.
Size discrimination may limit job prospects. New York City may ban it.
When Kimmie Singh started her rotations as a dietitian-in-training, she knew her schooling, grades and references wouldn’t be a problem to land the best opportunities. But her weight would be.
Why Bosses Who Praised Remote Work Sour on Productivity From Home
Some companies now see flexible work setups as a liability in a slowing economy
Fired postal worker’s age bias, retaliation claims reinstated
A federal appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling and reinstated age discrimination and retaliation claims filed by a fired postal worker.
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.