Stories tagged: workplace
UPDATED: Mon., June 15, 2020
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court.
Tue., Feb. 11, 2020
It has become standard practice for U.S. corporations to assure employees of support regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation. There’s now an intensifying push to ensure that companies …
Sun., Feb. 2, 2020
Electronic devices in the workplace adding to loneliness, which is already a big problem among young men in cities
Loneliness is having an impact on the workplace as electronic devices increasingly pull employees away from contact with others, drawing their attention to screens on tablets, phones and laptops, according …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
Roughly a third of American workers say they’ve changed how they act at work in the past year amid the #MeToo movement
Tue., May 21, 2019
McDonald’s Corp., in the face of criticism for its handling of harassment complaints, says it is training workers to deal with the issue and is starting a hotline for victims.
UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019
Google said Thursday it has updated the way it investigates misconduct claims – changes the company pledged to make after employees called for action last year.
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019
In an unusual team effort to broaden the #MeToo movement, a group of prominent U.S. foundations is launching a new fund aimed at combating sexual violence and harassment in the …
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
Companies have changed the way they approach the often inevitable workplace romance since the #MeToo movement caught fire last fall on social media.
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018
As Silicon Valley’s workplace diversity wars play out, a Pew Research survey finds that half of women who work in science, technology, engineering and math say they have experienced some …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017
The Trump administration is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons.
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017
As technological innovations increasingly edge into the workplace, many people fear that robots and machines are destined to take jobs that human beings have held for decades. For many affected …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
An in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles, has found the American workplace is grueling, stressful and …
Thu., April 13, 2017
One of the most widely held – if rarely practiced – ideas in management is that it’s important for chief executives to encourage different opinions from the people who work …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
Employees who’ve tried to negotiate a remote work arrangement often ask to spend one day working from home. But new data from a big workplace study suggests they might be …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
President Donald Trump’s first weeks in office have spawned anxiety and even arguments at some workplaces, putting owners – especially at smaller companies – in the position of needing to …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017
In some corners of the high-tech workplace, Amazon.com is more popular than Google. Services built by Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud-computing division, were the fourth most popular workplace web application …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017
Oregon officials banned state employees from carrying weapons in the workplace unless they’re needed for their jobs, causing consternation Thursday among Republican leaders in the Legislature.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016
At Microsoft, about one of every four employees is female. The latest data on the diversity of the Redmond software giant’s workforce, released this week, showed a second consecutive annual …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016
NEW YORK – You probably already use Facebook at work. Now, Facebook is creating a separate version aimed at helping you do actual work instead of catching up on baby …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016
In his years as a reality TV boss on “The Apprentice,” Donald Trump repeatedly demeaned women with sexist language, according to show insiders who said he rated female contestants by …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016
The Labor Department has launched a “top-to-bottom review” of how Wells Fargo & Co. treated employees as it pushed the aggressive sales quotas that led to the bank’s fake-accounts scandal.
Wed., March 2, 2016
U.S. businesses added a healthy 214,000 jobs last month, another sign that the U.S. job market remains resilient despite economic weakness overseas and tumult in financial markets.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2011
The Washington Court of Appeals has ruled that registered nurses at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center are not entitled to overtime pay when their duties prevent them from taking their …
Wed., Jan. 7, 2009
No question about it. Change is the word for 2009. Much of the shape that change takes is out of your individual control.
Mon., Sept. 1, 1997
Robert Propst, the inventor of the cubicle, doesn’t like what corporate America has done with his original vision of an open office where workers can share their ideas. “An organization …