Editor Files Discrimination Suit Against The New York Post

In the lawsuit, Michelle Gotthelf said the tabloid’s longtime top editor, Col Allan, had retaliated against her after she turned down a sexual proposition.

#allan-col, #gotthelf-michelle, #new-york-post, #news-and-news-media, #news-corporation, #newspapers, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

What the Supreme Court’s Vaccine Case Was Really About

The justices are turning around long-established law giving government agencies running room to do their jobs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #food-and-drug-administration, #labor-and-jobs, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

A Quandary for New York Restaurants and Workers: What to Do About Omicron?

Without hard rules about employees who test positive, owners and workers are weighing safety against finances, and not always agreeing on the answer.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

OSHA Can Do More to Protect Americans From Covid-19

The Supreme Court’s decision on vaccine mandates leaves the door open for a new strategy to protect workers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

When You’re Stuck in the Middle of a Workplace Battle

What do you do when your company’s leadership has essentially abdicated any culture-creating or policy-setting role to you?

#careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-selfcare

Jail Unions Gain a Powerful Supporter: Mayor Eric Adams

Eric Adams has reversed some measures enacted to regain control over the crisis at Rikers Island, in an early victory for the correction officers’ unions. —

#adams-eric-l, #banks-philip-iii, #correction-department-nyc, #correction-officersbenevolent-assn-nyc, #legal-aid-society, #molina-louis-a, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #schiraldi-vincent-n, #solitary-confinement, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

But the justices allowed a vaccination requirement for health care workers at facilities that receive federal money.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

U.S. Refines Tool to Evaluate Havana Syndrome Cases

The tool, essentially a standardized battery of questions and medical tests, can help determine the kind of care needed by people affected by the “anomalous health incidents.”

#government-employees, #havana-syndrome, #state-department, #tests-medical, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Why Some Workers Are Getting All the Covid Tests They Need

In the absence of a national effort to make coronavirus testing widely available, a number of big American companies ramped up their own, making tests available for a select group of workers.

#blackrock-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #google-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #medicine-and-health, #microsoft-corp, #morgan-stanley, #tests-medical, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

For Retail Workers, Omicron Disruptions Aren’t Just About Health

Stores are shortening hours, fitting rooms are being closed and some employees can’t go on break. “Morale could not be lower,” one retail worker said.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #kroger-company, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #shopping-and-retail, #stopshop-supermarket-co, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

U.S. Sues Shop Owner Who Dumped 91,500 Pennies on Ex-Worker’s Driveway

The Labor Department said the owner of a Georgia auto-repair shop had retaliated against the former employee for reporting that he had not received his final paycheck.

#a-ok-walker-luxury-autoworks-peachtree-city-ga, #automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #peachtree-city-ga, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

You Know What Would Help Exhausted Doctors and Nurses? More Money.

Health care workers during the pandemic deserve hazard pay.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #medicine-and-health, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

No More Working for Jerks!

For almost two years, couches have been cubicles. Colleagues are instant message avatars. And people are reconsidering how much they should have to put up with from a boss.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executives-and-management-theory, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #working-from-home, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Supreme Court to Hear Challenges to Biden Vaccine Mandates

Challengers say the administration exceeded its authority in requiring vaccines or testing at large employers and mandating vaccines for many health care workers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Federal Labor Officials Claim New York Times Violated Workplace Law

The National Labor Relations Board alleges that Times management wrongly prevented some employees from showing support for a union, a claim the paper denied.

#national-labor-relations-board, #new-york-times, #newsguild, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Maxwell, Omicron, Madden: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #content-type-service, #deaths-obituaries, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #football, #madden-john, #maxwell-ghislaine, #memorial, #national-football-league, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Greene and Clyde Rack Up Fines for Defying House’s Mask Mandate

Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Andrew Clyde have incurred more than $100,000 combined in penalties for dozens of violations.

#clyde-andrew-1963, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fines-penalties, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #house-committee-on-ethics, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Air Filters and Outdoor Spaces: Office Costs Rise as Workers Return

Building owners may have saved on maintenance when their offices were dark, but new pandemic-related costs are being added to the bill.

#cleaning-services, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #real-estate-commercial, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

The Students Returned, but the Fallout From a Long Disruption Remained

“They’re like, ‘The world’s out of control, why should I be in control?’” the principal of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa., said of some of his struggling students.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bailey-iii-harrison, #bethlehem-pa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #liberty-high-school, #mental-health-and-disorders, #principals-school, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #school-discipline-students, #teachers-and-school-employees, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Bosses Have a New Headache: How Long Should Sick Workers Isolate?

Amid staffing shortages, companies are weighing conflicting guidance on when employees who have tested positive for the coronavirus can safely return to work.

#airlines-for-america, #brooklyn-nyc, #brown-university, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #city-practice-group-of-new-york-citymd, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #delta-air-lines-inc, #doordash-mobile-app, #harvard-university, #hochul-kathleen-c, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #jha-ashish-1970, #merckcompany-inc, #national-football-league, #pfizer-inc, #quarantines, #scripps-research-institute, #society-for-human-resource-management, #target-corporation, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

C.D.C. Shortens Covid Isolation Period for Health Care Workers

The agency issued revised guidelines as Omicron cases climb, and hospitals grapple with worker shortages that have left wards understaffed.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hospitals, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Amazon Reaches Labor Deal, Giving Workers More Power to Organize

The agreement’s national scope and its concessions to organizing go further than any previous settlement that the e-commerce giant has made.

#amazon-com-inc, #e-commerce, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Covid Etiquette: Don’t Come to a Holiday Party With a Cough

Even if your chest cold, stomach bug or swollen sinuses are not coronavirus-related, step away from the mulled cider until you are healthy.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colds, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #coughs, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #paid-time-off, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Whiplash on U.S. Vaccine Mandate Leaves Employers ‘Totally Confused’

Companies are struggling to figure out what to do as legal battles and rising Covid cases complicate their plans. Even up in the air: What does “fully vaccinated” mean?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #food-and-drug-administration, #labor-and-jobs, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Labor Dept. Extends Deadline for Large Companies to Mandate Vaccines

The move came a day after a federal appeals panel reinstated the Biden administration’s rule that companies with at least 100 workers require that they be vaccinated against the coronavirus or face weekly testing.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #labor-and-jobs, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Biden’s Covid Vaccine Mandate Reinstated for Large Businesses

The decision, by a split three-judge panel, overturned an earlier ruling that had blocked a Biden administration rule requiring companies with more than 100 employees mandate vaccinations or testing for workers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #national-retail-federation, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Anchorage Mayor Briefly Shut Off Fluoride in City’s Water System

Some local officials questioned whether Mayor Dave Bronson was motivated by false claims about the safety of drinking fluoridated water, which have circulated for decades.

#anchorage-alaska, #bronson-dave-1958, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #fluorides, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #water, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Several New York City Restaurants Close as Covid Cases Rise

At least a dozen businesses have temporarily shut this week in response to positive test results among their workers, and others are expected to follow.

#contento-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #new-york-city, #otway-brooklyn-ny-bakery, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Former McDonald’s C.E.O. Steve Easterbrook Repays Company $105 Million

The settlement with Steve Easterbrook, who was ousted in 2019 for an inappropriate relationship, is one of the largest ever clawbacks of executive compensation.

#easterbrook-stephen-j-1967, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #executive-compensation, #mcdonalds-corporation, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Broadway Is Canceling Shows Due to Positive Covid Tests

Broadway, where cancellations were once vanishingly rare, has seen a raft of them as positive coronavirus tests among cast and crew members have upended productions.

#actors-equity-assn, #ailey-alvin-american-dance-theater, #aint-too-proud-the-life-and-times-of-the-temptations-play, #aladdin-play, #broadway-league, #chicago-play, #chickenbiscuits-play, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dancing, #freestyle-love-supreme-music-group, #harry-potter-and-the-cursed-child-play, #little-shop-of-horrors-play, #metropolitan-opera, #miranda-lin-manuel, #mrs-doubtfire-play, #new-york-city, #opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #st-martin-charlotte, #theater, #theater-development-fund, #theaters-buildings, #tina-the-tina-turner-musical-play, #tkts-booth-nyc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Dave Ramsey Fired Employee for Taking Covid Precautions, Suit Says

In his complaint, a former employee says the Tennessee radio broadcaster, an evangelical Christian who has built a personal finance empire, violated his religious rights.

#amos-brad-video-editor, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evangelical-movement, #freedom-of-religion, #ramsey-dave, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tennessee, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Tornadoes Shouldn’t Be a Workplace Hazard

The disasters that struck in Kentucky and Illinois cannot be separated from the overall political economy of the United States.

#amazon-com-inc, #collective-bargaining, #edwardsville-ill, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #mayfield-ky, #mayfield-consumer-products, #organized-labor, #tornadoes, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Supreme Court Allows Vaccine Mandate for New York Health Care Workers

Doctors and nurses challenged a state coronavirus vaccine requirement that had medical but not religious exemptions, saying it violated their right to free exercise of their faiths.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-religion, #gorsuch-neil-m, #supreme-court-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Supreme Court Allows Vaccine Mandate for New York Healthcare Workers

Doctors and nurses challenged a state coronavirus vaccine requirement that had medical but not religious exemptions, saying it violated their right to free exercise of their faiths.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-religion, #gorsuch-neil-m, #supreme-court-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

At Amazon Site, Tornado Collided With Company’s Peak Delivery Season

Amazon, which has its highest employment during the holiday shopping season, said the tornado formed at the site’s parking lot.

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #buildings-structures, #computers-and-the-internet, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #edwardsville-ill, #tornadoes, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

How Nursing Homes’ Worst Offenses Are Hidden From the Public

Thousands of problems identified by state inspectors were never publicly disclosed because of a secretive appeals process, a New York Times investigation found.

#centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #medicare, #nursing-homes, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Warehouse Fire Was Source of ‘Putrid’ Odor in California

The fire, in Carson, Calif., on Sept. 30, consumed beauty and wellness products and sent chemicals into a nearby waterway, the authorities said. Thousands complained about the stench.

#air-pollution, #carson-calif, #fires-and-firefighters, #los-angeles-county-calif, #pollution, #prologis-inc, #smells-and-odors, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #water-pollution, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Federal Scrutiny of Cuomo Widens to His Office’s Treatment of Women

The Justice Department opened an inquiry into reports of sexual harassment and retaliation in the former governor’s administration.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #cuomo-andrew-m, #hochul-kathleen-c, #justice-department, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Report: Rampant Sexual Harassment in Australia’s Parliament

A sweeping report lays out a cloistered, alcohol-fueled environment where powerful men violated boundaries unchecked.

#australia, #discrimination, #higgins-brittany, #jenkins-kate-1968, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Ifeoma Ozoma Blew the Whistle on Pinterest. Now She Protects Whistle-Blowers.

Ifeoma Ozoma, who accused Pinterest of discrimination, has become a key figure in helping tech employees disclose, and fight, mistreatment at work.

#apple-inc, #black-people, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #ifeoma-ozoma, #law-and-legislation, #nondisclosure-agreements, #pinterest, #shareholder-rights-and-activism, #social-media, #whistle-blowers, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Cuomo’s Office Undermined Health Department, Top Doctor Testifies

The N.Y. Health Department became a “toxic work environment” early in the pandemic, a high-ranking doctor told officials investigating ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #dufort-elizabeth, #health-department-nys, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Assembly Finds ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ Cuomo Engaged in Sexual Harassment

The New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee’s findings reinforced an earlier state attorney general’s report on former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

#american-crisis-leadership-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-book, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

On Abortion and Covid-19, a Court Goes Rogue

The Supreme Court has empowered a lower court that is out of control.

#abortion, #appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #constitution-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #duncan-kyle-1972, #engelhardt-kurt-damian, #jones-edith-hollan, #louisiana, #mississippi, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #pitman-robert-lee, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #roberts-john-g-jr, #sotomayor-sonia, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Bobby Kotick, Activision’s C.E.O., Faces Calls to Step Down

More than a hundred employees protested at the company’s studio in Irvine, Calif., on Tuesday.

#activision-blizzard-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #computer-and-video-games, #kotick-bobby, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Biden Vaccine Mandate Challenges Moved to Appeals Court in Ohio

The consolidation removes the case from a Fifth Circuit panel that had blocked the Biden administration from moving forward with it.

#cincinnati-ohio, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-courts-us, #justice-department, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Appeals Court Extends Block on Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Employers

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that challengers were likely to succeed in their claim that the mandate was an unlawful overreach.

#appeals-courts-us, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #engelhardt-kurt-damian, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Jon Gruden Accuses N.F.L. of ‘Character Assassination’ in a Lawsuit

Gruden, the former coach of the Raiders, is accusing the league of leaking his offensive emails to ‘destroy’ his career and reputation.

#coaches-and-managers, #e-mail, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #football, #goodell-roger, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Outside COP26, Trash in Glasgow Piles High

At COP26, delegates address the need to curb emissions and mass consumption to save the planet while the reality of today’s throwaway society is all too apparent nearby.

#consumer-behavior, #europe, #fashion-and-apparel, #glasgow-scotland, #labor-and-jobs, #mccartney-stella, #organized-labor, #rats, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #strikes, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

The Courts Have It In for American Workers

For too long, judges have sided with corporations over labor. Biden needs to change that.

#appeals-courts-us, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #collective-bargaining, #federal-courts-us, #law-and-legislation, #organized-labor, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Cuomo’s Last Stand: What He and His Accusers Told Investigators

In Andrew Cuomo’s 515 pages of sworn testimony, the former governor defended his behavior and denied touching anyone inappropriately.

#albany-ny, #attorneys-general, #commisso-brittany, #cuomo-andrew-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #james-letitia, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations