Devastated by the police killing of George Floyd last spring, Patonia Rhule wanted to start a dialogue at her job about systemic racism. It seemed appropriate: She is an investigator at the federal watchdog agency responsible for protecting American workers from discrimination.
What will COVID-19 testing look like as Americans return to the workplace
NBC News investigative and consumer correspondent Vicky Nguyen takes a closer look at how COVID-19 testing may look as the American work force returns to the workplace. She learns about the possibility of at-home testing and finds out how some companies have already implemented robust testing measures.
Want a new job? As fewer workers respond to ads in the COVID era, more firms are turning to aggressive hiring tactics
It was like fishing, and they were always biting.
Indianapolis FedEx massacre: Workplace violence is rare
Most of these disgruntled workplace avengers believed that they were the victim of injustice and mistreatment on the job.
Why bias blocks Asian Americans from top leadership positions
Calling out inherent bias is critical, but it also highlights a second societal problem: A dearth of APIs in leadership roles in our country.
Do I need to disclose my workplace relationship? Ask HR
Question: I have recently entered into a romantic relationship with one of my colleagues.
5 ways companies need to step up to help keep women in the workforce — to benefit everyone
The pandemic has driven thousands of women out of the workforce so here are some ways to help keep them in the work force.
Do I tell HR about a rude boss? Ask HR
Question: I’ve noticed managers at my company will frequently yell or be condescending to their direct reports. What is the best course of action to take to remedy this unacceptable behavior?
COVID-19 vaccine: Should employers give workers paid time off or other incentives to get vaccinated?
After working at a Petco store in Colorado for 11 months during a pandemic, T.J. Daniels was hoping that the company would give him time off to get a COVID-19 vaccine and deal with any potential side effects.
‘It’s going to end up better for me’: Many workers who lost jobs due to COVID-19 have found higher-paying positions
Brandon Boyd was furloughed from his communications jobs for an events company in March and then permanently laid off November, making him a little nervous, especially with his jobless benefits set to expire within weeks.
Democratic control of Senate could mean changes in wages, child care, unions under Biden
With Democrats now poised to control both the executive and legislative branches of government, President-elect Joe Biden may be able to pass policies that will reshape the workplace by raising the minimum wage, encouraging diversity and restoring protections eliminated by his predecessor, President Donald Trump.
COVID-19 sparks more than 1,000 workplace-related lawsuits in 2020 as employees complain about safety, wages
The COVID-19 pandemic spawned more than 1,000 workplace-related lawsuits last year and drove a record number of class-action cases as employees sued over disputes over workplace safety, how they’re paid while working from home, and family and medical leave.
Labor Dept. rules Delta discriminated against pilot after questioning her mental health
The Labor Department ruled Delta Air Lines discriminated against a pilot after they questioned her psychiatric health amid her raising safety concerns.
Is my workplace being ageist? Ask HR
Could this be because they don’t want older people to move up in this company?
Can I refuse to attend my company’s diversity training? Ask HR
Question: My manager just shared that our company will conduct a new diversity training. I’m all for the intention but I’m afraid, given how 2020 is going, it might be too political or even politically biased. Can I refuse to attend? – Anonymous