United Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a case with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) involving the rights of disabled workers. In the case, the EEOC alleged that United failed to provide fair accommodations for workers who were unable to perform the duties of their current position due to disabilities.
Employee or independent contractor? This issue has been a contentious one for years, with many saying employers frequently misclassify workers as independent contractors to avoid paying them full income and benefits.
Nursing home patients should never be prescribed a medication out of convenience, especially ones with great risks, like a psychotropic. However, a recent study performed by University of Michigan Geriatric Psychiatrist Donovan Maust found that seniors are getting prescribed more psychiatric medications than necessary, and non-medication approaches are often being ignored.
Like it or not, social media has become an inescapable part of life. No place is immune from its influence – not even the workplace. In recent years, employers have used social media as a tool to screen and investigate workers and potential hires.
When’s the last time you took a vacation? If you’re like many American workers, you can’t remember. In 2013, American employees failed to take 4.9 of their allotted vacation days on average. Among those who did take all or part of their vacation time, 61% planned to work while they were out of the office.
Illinois recently passed legislation to allow nursing home cameras for video and audio monitoring to ensure the safe and humane treatment of residents. The bill is awaiting a decision from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Before my son entered this world a few weeks ago, I would spend a few moments each evening reading a children’s book to him/his mother’s stomach in an effort to instill in him a love of literature. This time spent together reading books has been a great opportunity of perhaps one-sided bonding, as well as […]
Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, recently announced that parents working for Virgin Management will begin receiving up to one year of paid parental leave after the birth of a child, at up to 100% of their base salary. This policy offers new parents – especially fathers – substantially more than any other leave policy […]
Two years ago, a Goldman Sachs summer intern was found unconscious in the shower after working a grueling 72-hour shift at the company’s London office. Excessive sleep deprivation, caused by a pattern of all-nighters at the bank, led to an epileptic seizure that took the young intern’s life. This tragedy caused Goldman Sachs – a […]
An AT&T executive was fired recently after an employee accused him of keeping and sending racist images on his work phone. The offensive images came into the spotlight when Knoyme King, a 30-year employee at AT&T, filed a lawsuit against Aaron Slator and other company executives, accusing them of years of discrimination on the basis […]