Workplace wellness programs that provide tempting incentives to employees who volunteer for optional health screenings, commit to exercise regimens, or improve their cholesterol levels have been contentious for some time now. But starting January 2019, they may become even more controversial. Tha...
Despite the good press Nike has enjoyed recently from its partnership with social activists Colin Kaepernick, the athletic apparel company is still struggling in its relations with women. Four former female employees are now suing Nike for gender discrimination, according to a class-action lawsuit f...
We often think of the home as a sanctuary from work stress. But as many of us know from lived experience, that isn’t always the case. Even if you manage to leave your work worries at the office, your spouse or partner may not be able to do so — and that stress can sometimes rub off on you. So wh...
Seventy may be the new 60, and 80 may be the new 70, but 85 is still fairly old to be in the workforce. But according to U.S. Labor Department data, it is the era of old workers has arrived. Overall, 255,000 Americans 85 years old or older held jobs in the U.S. economy during the past year. That'...
When she got pregnant, Otisha Woolbright asked to stop lifting heavy trays at Walmart. Her boss said she had seen Demi Moore do a flip on TV when she was nearly full-term — so being pregnant was “no excuse.” Ms. Woolbright kept lifting until she got injured. For years, American companie...
With summer vacation upon us, teachers across America are scrambling to make ends meet. These are no longer the "off" months they were in years past. Now, teachers have to take side jobs to pay the bills. The data on pay rates is quite alarming. Teachers now make 24 percent less than the average ...
[caption id="attachment_8168" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, says "the time when flight attendants were objectified in airline marketing and people joked about ‘coffee, tea, or me’ needs to be permanently grounded."[/caption] I...
Amazon executives recently toured Dallas, one of 20 finalists for a second company headquarters, and local officials bragged about its growing workforce and low taxes -- a perfect match for 50,000 planned Amazon jobs. But the local team also brought a surprising guest: the Reverend Neil Caza...
Starbucks will shut down all stores in the U.S. for several hours next month so workers can complete racial-bias training. In response to the arrest of two black men in one of its Philadelphia stores, Starbucks announced that it is closing over 8,000 stores and corporate offices nation-wide ...
[caption id="attachment_8058" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Muslims eat an evening meal called iftar after the sun sets during Ramadan.[/caption] Sixteen Muslim workers brought a discrimination lawsuit against a Michigan automotive supply company, claiming their former employer required them t...