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UPDATED: Mon., June 15, 2020

Justices rule LGBT people protected from job discrimination

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.

More U.S. firms are boosting faith-based support for employees

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 …

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

Poll results show a third of workers changing actions amid #MeToo movement

Roughly a third of American workers say they’ve changed how they act at work in the past year amid the #MeToo movement

McDonald’s revamps its harassment policy

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 updates misconduct reporting amid employee discontent

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

Donors team up to expand #MeToo’s impact in the workplace

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 …

Workplace romances get complicated for employers in wake of #MeToo revelations

Companies have changed the way they approach the often inevitable workplace romance since the #MeToo movement caught fire last fall on social media.

Survey: Half of women in STEM jobs say they’ve faced discrimination

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

Birth control: Trump expands opt-out for workplace insurance

The Trump administration is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons.

Fear of robots taking jobs spurs a bold idea: guaranteed pay

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

One-fifth of Americans find workplace hostile or threatening

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 …

Bosses, be warned: Your biggest kiss-up could be your biggest backstabber

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 …

Want to work from home more often? Report from Gallup could help convince your boss

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 …

Trump’s first weeks spawn anxiety, discord at some companies

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 …

Amazon Web Services passes Google on most popular list

In some corners of the high-tech workplace, is more popular than Google. Services built by Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud-computing division, were the fourth most popular workplace web application …

Oregon bans weapons in state workplaces

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.

Women’s share of Microsoft jobs drops again

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 …

Facebook launches ‘Workplace’ a business version of Facebook

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 …

‘Apprentice’ cast and crew say Trump was lewd and sexist

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 …

Wells Fargo faces Labor Department review for possible workplace violations

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.

U.S. companies added 214,000 jobs in February, survey shows

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.

Appeals court favors Sacred Heart in nurse dispute

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 …

Wednesday focus: The workplace

No question about it. Change is the word for 2009. Much of the shape that change takes is out of your individual control.

Sardine-Can Office Not His Intention Inventor Of Cubicle Laments Loss Of Creativity In Office Form

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 …