Labor Press Release
|05/14/2020 - 20:12||
The Heroes Act Protects and Compensates Essential Workers
The Heroes Act is an important next step in our country?s response to the COVID-19 crisis, providing compensation and critical health and safety protections for workers.
|05/14/2020 - 20:04||
What to watch for tomorrows Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey data release: A sharp fall in job openings and hires
On Friday, the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data for March will be released. Even though we already have more recent data on the labor market from other sources, this survey will provide important new information about how the coronavirus recession is unfolding.
|05/14/2020 - 19:03||
STATEMENT: In the Midst of Historic Unemployment Crisis, the Trump Administration Will Fight for Draconian Work Reporting Requirements for SNAP Recipients
Washington, D.C. — Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture under President Donald Trump made clear its intention to appeal a federal judge’s stay to delay the implementation of a rule that would strip hundreds of thousands of people of food assistance benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
|05/14/2020 - 17:39||
WCB should cover workers who contract COVID-19 at work, British Columbians say in survey
Asked if the WCB should provide coverage for workers infected with the virus on the job, four out of every five respondents agreed. And 76.4 percent supported better compensation for workers who are injured or get sick on the job. The survey of 2,003 British Columbians was conducted from May 14 to 25.
|05/14/2020 - 17:29||
KPMG LLP Introduces Dynamic, Risk-Based, Policy and Technical Framework to Help Organizations Safely Reopen Workplaces
KPMG LLP has introduced a dynamic framework to help organizations implement approaches to bring employees back to workplaces. KPMG?s framework includes a technology-enabled and data-driven assessment of COVID-19-related impacts within a community, along with an evaluation of the challenges that individuals and their employers may have to navigate as they re-enter the workplace.
|05/14/2020 - 14:33||
Retailers ask appeals court to overturn California worker classification law affecting truck drivers
WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation this week asked a federal appeals court to overturn a recently passed California worker classification law, saying the measure makes it harder for companies to contract with independent truck drivers by narrowing the circumstances under which an individual can work as a contractor rather than an employee.
|05/14/2020 - 14:26||
Understanding the Incentives for Returning to Work
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act included a $600 per week federal increase in unemployment compensation to help workers stay at home. Yet as states are reopening their economies, this benefit could discourage individuals from returning to work. In a new analysis, AAF’s Labor Market Policy Data Analyst Isabel Soto calculates the percentage of workers who could make more on unemployment in each state and at different levels of federal support.
|05/14/2020 - 11:44||
Home health companies team up to cheer on Geisinger employees
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. ? Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center employees received a visit from their own personal cheer team Wednesday, when employees from home health care companies were on hand to offer snacks, drinks and words of encouragement.
|05/14/2020 - 10:54||
UnitedHealthcare and GlassesUSA.coms New Network Relationship Gives People Online Access to Affordable, Designer Prescription Eyewear
UnitedHealthcare vision plan participants can now purchase custom eyewear through GlassesUSA.com — from the comfort of their home — often for little or no out-of-pocket.
|05/14/2020 - 10:32||
NTEU Reiterates Call to Extend Federal Tax Filing Deadline
Treasury and IRS officials initially extended the deadline from April 15 to July 15, but current economic and health conditions suggest that another three months, to Oct.
|05/14/2020 - 10:08||
Dont Ban H-1B Workers: They are Worth Their Weight in Innovation
The Trump Administration is reportedly working on an executive order to ban the issuance of new H-1B visas. His order is expected to be issued before the end of this month. His order would be quite a negative blow to the U.S. economy and hit American economic innovation the hardest. The H-1B visa system has problems: It’s unreasonably costly to change firms, workers are restrained from starting their own firms, and the wait times to adjust their status to a green card are absurdly long.
|05/14/2020 - 08:16||
Doctors to high court: Now is worst time to undo ACA coverage gains
Striking down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its provisions that extend health coverage to millions would be a self-inflicted wound that could take decades to heal.
|05/14/2020 - 07:31||
Color Of Change: HEROES Act Provides Critical Relief For Black People, Structural Changes Still Required
NATIONWIDE — As the House of Representatives considers the passage of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES), Color Of Change President Rashad Robinson issued the following statement:
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|05/14/2020 - 06:59||
Pressure Mounts for Federal Legislation Protecting Businesses from COVID-19 Lawsuits, but Dont Count on It
Thomas Kane, Maximilian D. Cadmus Thomas Kane, Member of the Firm in the Litigation and Health Care and Life Sciences practices, and Maximilian D. Cadmus , Associate in the Litigation & Business Disputes practice, co-authored an article in New Jersey Law Journal , titled ?Pressure Mounts for Federal Legislation Protecting Businesses from COVID-19 Lawsuits, but Don?t Count on It.?
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|05/14/2020 - 04:58||
Crew change: ITF and JNG Joint Statement
Recommended Framework of Protocols for ensuring safe ship Crew Changes and travel during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic.
|05/14/2020 - 04:49||
Brain Waste & Credential Recognition
Immigrants make up a disproportionately high number of U.S. health-care workers, from doctors and nurses to home health aides. In 2018, more than 2.6 million immigrants worked in the U.S. health-care field. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, immigrants have played a key role in the frontline response. This article explores the demographics of this group of essential workers by occupation, origin, language, education, and more.
|05/14/2020 - 03:41||
Rio Tinto supporting WA jobs as COVID-19 recovery phase ramps up
MELBOURNE, Australia--( )-- Rio Tinto’s iron ore business in Western Australia is continuing to recruit for skilled roles, apprentices, graduates and Aboriginal trainees to fill vacancies as the company progresses its development plans in the Pilbara.
|05/14/2020 - 03:06||
Workplace Pensions in Flux, Rules Need Reform
May 14, 2020 – As workplace pensions evolve, rules and regulatory law should adjust to reflect the realities of the 21st century pension landscape, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.
|05/14/2020 - 02:08||
Indeed Survey Indicates Half of New Grads Worry About Finding Work During COVID-19
AUSTIN, TX (May 14, 2020) – Indeed, the world’s number one job site, released today the results of a college graduate sentiment survey in the US. As we navigate one of the most difficult job markets in recent history, more than half (52%) of the graduates surveyed indicate that they feel less confident in being able to find work after school due to the impacts from COVID-19. Additionally, 34% of respondents think they will have a difficult time getting into the industry they are graduating in as a result of COVID-19.
|05/14/2020 - 01:41||
The Power of Human Connection
All the above is certainly true, and much of what we are all hearing or saying these days. For those in leadership roles, the stressors are two-dimensional, financial health of their companies and the health and happiness of their customers and employees.
|05/14/2020 - 01:26||
Progress on Multiemployer Pensions?
The multiemployer-pension system is in crisis, as major plans and their federal backstop are critically underfunded. House Democrats? new coronavirus response package, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, includes a different kind of reform to multiemployer pensions than Democrats have publicly supported in the recent past, notes AAF?s Director of Fiscal Policy Gordon Gray. This shift brings Senate Republicans and House Democrats closer to a compromise, he writes.
|05/14/2020 - 01:22||
CUNA Training Bundle and CPD Online usage surges amid COVID-19 pandemic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2020 Washington, DC and Madison, WI CONTACT: Lauren Williams CUNA Communications 202-672-3396 Tracy Travis CUNA Marketing 608-231-4219.
|05/14/2020 - 01:13||
iCIMS Acquires Opening.io, Launches New AI Solution for Building Transformative Workforces at Scale
HOLMDEL, N.J. [May 14, 2020] – iCIMS, Inc., the market-leading cloud recruiting platform provider, today announced the acquisition of Opening.io, the Ireland-based data science company that powers best-in-class artificial intelligence for talent, and the launch of iCIMS Talent Logic, a new AI solution that delivers speed and precision for building transformative, diverse workforces at scale. Powered by Opening.io and iCIMS’ patent-pending capabilities, iCIMS Talent Logic brings customers entirely new AI that helps reshape the future of hiring.
|05/14/2020 - 01:03||
Geisinger launches online resource hub for reopening businesses
DANVILLE, PA – As businesses prepare to reopen across Pennsylvania, Geisinger is providing tools, information and guides to help employers keep their staff and patrons safe and healthy.
|05/14/2020 - 00:42||
Free COVID-19 Testing Available Starting May 18 for Prisons, Community Corrections, Juvenile Justice Staff
Free COVID-19 Testing Available Starting May 18 for Prisons, Community Corrections, Juvenile Justice Staff Partnership with FastMed, LabCorp, State Health Plan enables confidential, voluntary testing.