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    Cal/OSHA’s inability to set clear workplace rules for California’s reopening Tuesday is inexcusable. It’s been two months since Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the state aimed to fully reopen June 15, giving the workplace safety regulator ample time to give businesses the guidance they need to avoid confusion among employers and employees. Businesses hate uncertainty. Cal/OSHA’s failure placed yet another...
    Muthumalla Dhandapani, an Indian immigrant with an H1-B visa and a Comcast employee in Sunnyvale, protests President Trump's immigration orders in 2017.Santiago Mejia | Hearst Newspapers | Getty Images The U.S. does not have enough high-skilled workers to meet demand for computer-related jobs, and employers are seeking immigrant talent to help fill that gap, according to a new report released...
    Although large employers have sung the praises of the retail, grocery, health care, delivery and other workers deemed "essential" during the pandemic, they've generally resisted raising the pay of this mostly low-wage workforce. Oxnard, California, is trying to buck that trend. The city of 200,000 is giving a $1,000 bonus to every essential worker who was employed at least three...
    After failing to follow the law and overcharging thousands of New Mexico businesses on unemployment insurance taxes, the Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) reviewed and recalculated tax rates for all employers. More than 50,000 New Mexican employers’ rates were reviewed by the DWS resulting in approximately 9,000 of those having their rates reduced. During the recalculation, 2,000 were found...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Restaurant Association is hoping to make it easier to bring together employers and workers amid the shortage of restaurant workers. The shortage could impact businesses as more people dine out across the state. (credit: CBS) A new job board is available that allows potential employees to filter through locations and positions. Employers can also post their...
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    Former President Donald Trump clearly sided with employers when asked by Stuart Varney about recent job reports and claims that Covid relief and extended unemployment benefits are keeping unemployment numbers high and hurting economic growth. Trump was interviewed by the Fox Business host Monday morning — who noted how Trump had earlier claimed that people don’t want to come back...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Labor has partnered with Maryland Public Television to develop an advertising campaign to promote the state’s Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance Program as a flexible reopening strategy for businesses as the economy recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Work Sharing Program helps to preserve jobs by providing employers with a flexible alternative to layoffs,...
    WOODLAND HILLS (CBSLA) – Cal-OSHA’S Thursday ruling that workers no longer have to wear face coverings if all employees are vaccinated, guidelines that differ from federal recommendations, has sparked some confusion for employers. The vote to ease restrictions on face-coverings was supposed to make it easier for people to return to the workplace, but Cal-OSHA’s latest recommendations are stricter than those...
    Californians may have to remain masked at work for a little while longer — at least if they have unvaccinated colleagues, per new rules state regulators considered Thursday during a heated, marathon meeting. The new rules would require employees, even those that have been vaccinated, to continue wearing masks indoors if they are around other workers who have not received...
    Amazon said Tuesday that it will stop testing jobseekers for marijuana. The company, the second-largest private employer in the U.S. behind Walmart, is making the change as states legalize cannabis or introduce laws banning employers from testing for it. In March, a New York man sued Amazon, saying the company rescinded his job offer at an Amazon warehouse because he...
    NEW YORK -- Amazon said Tuesday that it will stop testing jobseekers for marijuana.The company, the second-largest private employer in the U.S. behind Walmart, is making the change as states legalize cannabis or introduce laws banning employers from testing for it.In March, a New York man sued Amazon, saying the company rescinded his job offer at an Amazon warehouse because...
    Amazon said Tuesday it will stop testing jobseekers for marijuana. The company, the second-largest private employer in the U.S. behind Walmart, is making the change as states legalize cannabis or introduce laws banning employers from testing for it. In March, a New York man sued Amazon, saying the company rescinded his job offer at an Amazon warehouse because he tested...
    Amazon CEO Jeff BezosAlex Wong | Getty Images Amazon is throwing its weight behind federal legislation to legalize marijuana, while pledging to no longer screen some of its workers for the drug. In a blog post Tuesday, Amazon's consumer boss Dave Clark said the company supports the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, reintroduced in the House late last...
    (CNN)As life in the United States tiptoes back toward something resembling Before Times, many employers are facing an unexpected problem: they can't hire the workers they need. Despite unemployment numbers in the millions, some 8.1 million job vacancies remain. This problem is concentrated among America's low-wage workforce, hitting restaurants, warehouses, manufacturers and the service industry. Jill FilipovicMany Republicans see...
    Businesses are struggling to track employee hours in a COVID-19 world of remote work, and some have become the target of wage-and-hour claims from disgruntled workers who have been furloughed or laid off. John Viola, an employment lawyer with Thompson Coburn LLP, said employers have seen an uptick in claims from displaced employees who are taking legal action as a...
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching a new plan to address the 'crisis' shortage of workers that is says it holding back economic recovery from the pandemic. The Chamber on Tuesday unveiled its 'America Works' program to mobilize government and industry resources to boost the number of qualified job seekers across the country. 'This is Operation Warp Speed for...
    In the Star Tribune, Kavita Kumar writes: “For Jon Halper, owner of Top Ten Liquors stores in the Twin Cities, there were lots of good reasons to boost starting wages from $12 to $15 an hour. … And then, there’s the matter of finding workers. ‘It’s become very challenging to hire people in the environment we’re in,’ Halper said. …...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX) — There’s a growing backlash in the business community in Santa Clara County over a new requirement for employers to collect the vaccination status of their workers. “I personally don’t think it’s a good idea. And none of my staff thinks it’s a good idea,” says Yolked Restaurant owner Jim Angelopoulos. “They don’t want to do it....
    It's a question many are asking. Policy experts weigh in. Can employers make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory? Yes, with some exceptions. Experts say U.S. employers can require employees to take safety measures, including vaccination. That doesn't necessarily mean you would get fired if you refuse, but you might need to sign...
    (CNN) — Employers can offer incentives to employees to get vaccinated for Covid-19, according to new guidance from the federal Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. Companies administering vaccines to employees also may offer incentives as long as the incentives are not “coercive,” the EEOC said. READ MORE: AMC, Regal Cinemas And Cinemark End Mask Requirement For Vaccinated People In December the...
    (CNN) — Employers can offer incentives to employees to get vaccinated for Covid-19, according to new guidance from the federal Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. Companies administering vaccines to employees also may offer incentives as long as the incentives are not “coercive,” the EEOC said. READ MORE: Ocean City Beach Patrol Is Officially On Duty For The Summer In December the...
    New York (CNN Business)Employers can offer incentives to employees to get vaccinated for Covid-19, according to new guidance from the federal Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.Companies administering vaccines to employees also may offer incentives as long as the incentives are not "coercive," the EEOC said.In December the EEOC said that companies can legally mandate that all employees re-entering the workplace and...
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    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Cal/OSHA's standards board released a draft of workplace rules on Friday giving more insight as to what the future workplace could look like.Under these proposed guidelines employees who are fully vaccinated won't need to wear their facemask in a room where everyone else is vaccinated. Employers would need to provide N-95 masks for employees who...
    As the state prepares to re-open fully on June 15, workplace regulators are taking a cautious stance to protect unvaccinated workers, saying that masks can come off only in settings where someone is working alone or where everyone has gotten a shot. On Friday, the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, citing underrerported workplace outbreaks, proposed new rules that...
    COMPANIES can make it mandatory for employees to get Covid jabs and offer them incentives for doing so, the federal government has announced. As America's vaccine rollout goes from strength to strength, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has confirmed that businesses can legally require workers to get their shots. 2Employers can require workers to get Covid vaccine, it's been confirmedCredit:...
    The U.S. federal agency responsible for overseeing the protection of civil rights and prevention of discrimination in the workplace said in updated guidance Friday that employers may legally offer incentives for workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said in a fact sheet posted to its website that under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Genetic...
    Good help is hard to find for NYC’s super-rich. Thanks to last year’s lockdown, when domestic workers were frequently asked to quarantine alongside their deep-pocketed employers, staffers ranging from chefs to butlers are now in short supply. Those domestic workers not living year-round with their employers are now demanding high salaries — with high-qualified nannies now making as much as...
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    NEW YORK (WABC) -- There is encouraging news about immunity and the COVID-19 virus.A new study suggests people who've recovered from COVID could have immunity for years."This is obviously great news that actually contributes to herd immunity because you have so many people out there who may have some form of natural immunity," said Dr. Atol Patel, ABC News Medical...
    Internal surveillance cameraKrisanapong Detraphiphat | Getty Images With many companies working from home during the pandemic, managers and employers have found themselves in a difficult position with running scattered teams away from the office. Some have turned to technology to help, but they may be walking a dangerous path using tools like artificial intelligence and algorithms to track employees and...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- Businesses in New Jersey can call back remote workers and can let employees work maskless if they are vaccinated beginning June 4, Governor Murphy announced on Wednesday."There should never be any stigma against any co-worker who may be fully vaccinated but chooses just to be safe to wear a mask," Murphy said. "We are going to...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive order on Wednesday aimed at office workers. On June 4, employers may allow fully vaccinated employees to forgo masks and social distancing. Employers will also no longer be required to have minimal on-site staff. “We encourage all employers to do the right things for their specific workplaces,” Murphy...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- Businesses in New Jersey can call back remote workers and can let employees work maskless if they are vaccinated beginning June 4, Governor Murphy announced on Wednesday."There should never be any stigma against any co-worker who may be fully vaccinated but chooses just to be safe to wear a mask," Murphy said. "We are going to...
    EDWARDS, Colo. (CBS4)- The high country is seeing a surge of job postings as businesses start to reopen. With a housing crunch in full swing, many employers are offering more incentives to hire and retain employees. “When the pandemic came, a lot of people left our workforce and they haven’t come back all the way, so we have more jobs...
    Joe Biden’s deputies are admitting another 22,000 foreign workers to help U.S. businesses, regardless of the damage done to working Americans and their communities now recovering from the coronavirus crash. “Today’s joint rule helps American businesses,” said a statement from Alejandro Mayorkas, the pro-migration lawyer who is now secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The joint rule with the...
    Factions of employers and employees squared off over their vision for California’s post-COVID-19 workplace Thursday, leaving state regulators caught in the middle of competing pandemic guidance and an impassioned debate over masks, social distancing and vaccinations. But the path forward was no clearer by the end of the day, with a state workplace safety board postponing decisions on key questions,...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California workforce regulators will aim for a mid-June easing of workplace masking and social distancing requirements to conform with a broader state order, asking to delay a debate Thursday on how quickly they should drop coronavirus safety rules for employees. Cal/OSHA’s staff said it would aim “to make possible a targeted effective date of June 15,...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — California workforce regulators will aim for a mid-June easing of workplace masking and social distancing requirements to conform with a broader state order, asking to delay a debate Thursday on how quickly they should drop coronavirus safety rules for employees. Cal/OSHA’s staff said it would aim “to make possible a targeted effective date of June 15, 2021,”...
    (CNN)Millions of parents and caregivers -- mostly women -- either lost their jobs or were forced to leave their jobs during the pandemic so they could handle caregiving demands at home. The rest, lucky by comparison, spent the year doing more multitasking and tantrum management than they'd ever imagined possible. To call the past pandemic year challenging would be an...
    Santa Clara County’s new order requiring businesses to determine their employees’ vaccination status is raising a host of questions as employers Wednesday began figuring out what the rules mean and how to meet a two-week deadline to compile the data before California eases COVID restrictions in mid-June. Many employers hadn’t yet heard of the order, a first in the Bay...
    A devastating pandemic with massive unemployment, followed by a shortage of workers during the recovery is forming a boon for the automation industry. With all the bad economic news swirling around the COVID-19 pandemic and, more recently, employers are having a hard time filling jobs as the nation begins to slowly return to normal, the United States has somehow been...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- "Help wanted" is a sign many may be seeing amid the coronavirus pandemic.The number of unfilled jobs is so high that last month it set a record as the National Federation of Independent Businesses found 44% - almost half of small business owners reported unfilled job openings.There's child care issues with schools not full-time, worries about...