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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers reached an agreement Tuesday to again require employers to provide workers with up to two weeks of supplemental paid sick leave to recover from COVID-19 or care for a family member with the virus. The legislation, which lawmakers would likely fast-track to the governor in the coming weeks, would apply to all businesses with 26 or more ...

It's hardly a secret that American labor law and workplace practices are designed for the benefit of employers, not workers. But a Wisconsin hospital tried to break new ground in the field by suing to stop a team of seven healthcare workers from quitting their jobs and taking posts at another hospital. Over the weekend, the workers were in limbo. Outagamie County Circuit Court Judge Mark ...

Years in the making, California's CalSavers retirement savings program is available now to hundreds of thousands of workers whose employers don't offer pensions or 401(k) plans. The program is the state's response to a looming threat to its aging population: Millions of California workers, especially those in lower-wage jobs, have stashed away far too little money for their retirement. State ...

Universal employees will not be required to undergo weekly COVID testing if they are not vaccinated, a decision made in response to a change in federal regulations, the company said. The announcement reverses a policy Universal updated 10 days earlier. On Jan. 10, Universal sent workers a message that they would either be required to be vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID testing starting Feb. ...

Even before the pandemic hit, many companies and recruiters were already struggling to find and keep the top talent in a shifting job marketplace, especially in fields like tech and healthcare. And now, with the Great Resignation in full force and the Covid-19 pandemic in yet another new phase, filling open positions with the best […]

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Workers in the U.S. just suffered a gut punch. On Jan. 13, the six conservative justices of the U.S. Supreme Court blocked implementation of an “emergency temporary standard” issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The standard directed that employers with 100 or more workers must require their employees to either be vaccinated or else mask and undergo weekly ...

TALLAHASSEE — The Republican majority on the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday advanced a measure that attempts to tackle one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ top legislative priorities: barring the influence of critical race theory in schools and businesses across Florida. But as lawmakers start work on the proposal, they have not yet included a key part of the governor’s election-year agenda. ...

With the U.S. Supreme Court blocking the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for private companies, employers now face a patchwork of state rules on COVID-19 workplace safety. Different, and sometimes confusing, vaccine rules now apply across the economy based on the city, sector, funding source, and corporate policy. "There isn't a right answer for employers at this point," said Shannon ...

Demand for labor is so strong now that there are more job openings than workers officially listed as unemployed in Ohio and across the U.S. Nationwide, there were 10.6 million job openings at the end of November, according to the most recent federal data. Meanwhile, the number of people listed as unemployed fell to 6.4 million in December. It's a similar story in Ohio, where 381,00 openings ...

Amid the spread of the most contagious coronavirus variant yet, major decisions by conservative politicians and judges at the federal and state levels are making it virtually impossible for public health authorities to contain the virus and keep the public safe. This ideological zealotry will cost lives. The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration’s effort to impose a ...