Monthly Archive: August 2016

Aug 30

Online Learning Will Save The Millennial Workforce

Saving The Millennial Workforce With eLearning Millennials are the new majority: Both in the overall population, and in America’s labor force. Despite having the numbers on their side, they are still struggling for influence and power at work. Much is made of how Millennials are changing the workplace with their set of unique expectations and demands: …

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Aug 29

What Millennial Job Candidates Want From Tech Startups

In the technology driven world, employees that are comfortable and efficient with technology are ideal candidates for hiring. Millennials, the generation that grew up with technology, have proven to be the most “in touch” with that aspect. In addition, millennials have become the largest generation in today’s workplace. However, tapping into this talented workforce isn’t …

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Aug 26

Former GE employee files lawsuit, claiming harassment for being transgender

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A former worker has filed a lawsuit against General Electric, saying he was singled out, harassed and fired for being transgender. Mykel Mickens worked at GE’s Appliance park from October 2014 to June of this year. He says when co-workers turned on him when they found out he used to be Michelle. “They treated …

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Aug 26

Gallup: Millennial employees a ‘flight risk’; 50 percent plan to leave current employer

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Millennial employees are a “flight risk” from their current employer, according to a new Gallup poll, and only 50 percent plan to stay in their current jobs a year from now because they are continually eyeing new and better opportunities. They are choosy about the jobs they accept, the poll …

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Aug 25

EEOC settles case over Muslim server fired for wearing headscarf | Pennsylvania Record

  PHILADELPHIA – A settlement has been awarded in a case against a Philadelphia restaurant with an apparent “no hoodies” policy regarding an employee’s right to wear a headscarf as part of her religious freedom.    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit against Rotten Ralph’s Restaurant in the case EEOC v. Half …

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Aug 25

EEOC Advances Cause of Transgender Employee Seeking Insurance Coverage from Hospital System for Sex Transformation Surgery

Sex Transformation Surgery In a lawsuit filed in June in the Northern District of California, an operating room nurse claims that his hospital system employer, because of his sex, refused to provide insurance coverage related to his sex transformation. The plaintiff alleges that the hospital’s conduct violates both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act …

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Aug 25

NLRB Declares Student Assistants Can Unionize – Lexology

The National Labor Relations Board today opened the door for further unionization efforts at institutions of higher education by finding that student assistants are employees and therefore eligible for union organizing. Its decision in Columbia University permits the expansion of the nationwide efforts over the last several years to organize contingent faculty. The issue of …

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Aug 24

This Is How You’re Failing Millennials in the Workplace 

This Is How You’re Failing Millennials in the Workplace Published August 23, 2016 Entrepreneur.com Recent research of more than 250,000 people, conducted by Happify and published in theHarvard Business Review in July, indicates that millennials tend to have a negative outlook when it comes to their career and their future. Is this just another example …

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Aug 24

Fired For My Firearm? I’ll Sue!

As if employers already did not have enough reasons to have to think through termination decisions carefully, here is yet another “trigger” word that should make employers think twice about plans to discipline or fire an employee: guns. Before terminating an employee for bringing one (or more) gun to work, make sure state law does …

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Aug 23

Being a breadwinner makes millennial men miserable, study says | News & Observer

Recent years have seen a lot of dialogue on women in the workplace, with studies showing women tend to be less stressed at work than at home, breaking thoughts on traditional gender roles. But what about the men? A new study shows that men are equally unhappy when forced into their traditional breadwinner role, at …

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