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    Age-Discrimination Challenge of Discharge Rejected

    Despite the fact that an employer did not adhere to its internal discipline policy or initially provide a plaintiff with a reason for her termination, she could not establish that the reason the employer ultimately offered for her firing was false or pretext for age discrimination, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. In […] More

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    Termination for Sleeping at Work Upheld

    An HR professional could not revive his Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claim by arguing that he was not sleeping at work but instead lost consciousness due to diabetes, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Champion National Security Inc., a uniformed security services company, hired the plaintiff in October 2015. He was responsible […] More

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    Pandemic Forces Employers to Cut Pay

    Employers, whether large, midsize or small, are cutting salary and hourly wages, at least temporarily, in response to their revenue losses during the coronavirus pandemic: BuzzFeed, a news website, told its approximately 1,700 employees it would implement a graduated salary reduction for April and May. Those who make less than $65,000 will face a 5 […] More

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    Los Angeles Passes COVID-19 Supplemental Paid-Sick-Leave Ordinance

    The Los Angeles City Council just passed a COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law which provides up to 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave to employees who work within the city of Los Angeles.  This ordinance brought under an “urgency clause” is unique in that it goes into effect immediately upon publication. It will remain in […] More

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    Advocating for Your Employees

    ​You put one of your most promising employees, Sam, in charge of leading the integration of a recent acquisition. But during a meeting among higher-ups, another manager—Lila—criticizes Sam as being a micromanager, calling him a “control freak.” As proof, Lila tells a story about how Sam was mired in some minor details, implying Sam lacks […] More

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    Spectralink partners with Funktel to provide versatile and fully integrated ATEX certified DECT solution

    (Horsens, Denmark) – Tuesday 31st March 2020 – Spectralink, the global leader in enterprise mobility solutions, announced today its partnership with Funktel, the leading German manufacturer of professional security and communication solutions in Germany. The businesses have joined forces to develop additional features for ATEX handsets at sites with standard Spectralink DECT infrastructure based on […] More

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    Ververica introduces free Community Edition of its Platform to meet the increasing demand for Apache Flink adoption at all levels

    Press Release A free, lite, flexible platform for stateful stream processing and streaming analytics with Apache Flink London, UK, March 31, 2020 — Ververica, founded by the original creators of Apache Flink®, today unveiled Ververica Platform Community Edition, specifically designed to welcome the adoption of stream processing with Apache Flink for everyone. The Community Edition […] More

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    Unions and retailers at odds over warehouse social distancing

    ASOS’s Barnsley warehouse Image: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/PA Images Online retailers are facing mounting pressure to halt the sale of non-essential items or improve the protections they provide warehouse employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Fashion retailers in particular have come under fire for their alleged complacency over social distancing measures in their warehouses. According to unions, […] More

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    ‘What has surprised me about the coronavirus crisis’

    Could empty offices could be here to stay? Shutterstock On 5 March the 21st Pandemic Planning for Employers conference heard from a series of health and business experts on the likely course of the coronavirus outbreak and how companies could mitigate risks. It seems a long time ago, before the idea of a lockdown gained […] More

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    Coronavirus: Home Office speeds up right to work checks

    Home secretary Priti Patel Photo: Shutterstock The government has adjusted the way right to work checks can be conducted during the coronavirus pandemic. For the time being, the Home Office will not require employers (and landlords) to see original documents and will allow checks to be undertaken over video calls. Checks can now be carried […] More

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