In March, when vaccine eligibility was widening and distribution efforts improving in the U.S., a survey by the consulting firm Gartner found 30% of companies planned to bring vaccines to their employees.
Exotic dancers raise veil on job-classification issue
Two lawsuits filed against Indianapolis strip clubs are putting a spotlight on an increasingly common question: When is an independent contractor really an employee?Read More
Indiana Senate OKs optional pregnant worker accommodations
The proposal allows a pregnant employee to request accommodations and requires the employer to respond in a reasonable time frame, but it does not mandate that managers grant any of the requests.Read More
Lilly exec created hostile work environment for women, former lobbyist claims in suit
Sonya Elling filed suit Friday in federal court against the drugmaker, alleging that Leigh Ann Pusey, senior vice president for corporate affairs and communications, precluded her from engaging with members of Congress because she was “not a cute, young thing.”Read More
House panel advances pregnancy accommodations bill with virtually no mandates
If it becomes law, House Bill 1309, authored by Republican Rep. Karen Engleman of Georgetown, will allow employees to request accommodations from their employer—something pregnant workers are already allowed to do.Read More
Mental health counselors say it’s important for workers in such situations get immediate and ongoing care to help them get through the trauma.
In addition to the nine deaths reported overnight at FedEx, at least four other Indiana deaths and four injuries have resulted from workplace shootings since mid-2015 in Indiana.
The bill would make it easier to sue employers over pay discrimination, curb the ability of companies to retaliate and include a requirement that businesses submit detailed pay data to the federal government for use in policing pay discrimination laws.
The change is part of a larger reckoning over sexual harassment at McDonald’s. At least 50 workers have filed charges against the company over the last five years, alleging physical and verbal harassment and, in some cases, retaliation when they complained.
Eli Lilly and Co. included in its proxy statement an intricate graphic breaking down the presence of women and minorities in its overall workforce and in management.
The use of customer preference in selection—whether based on gender, race, age or any other protected characteristic—is one of a number of examples of possible systemic discrimination outlined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently.
The data found burnout is widespread—54% of workers said they are overworked and 39% said exhausted.
Ford’s announcement sent one of the clearest signals to date that the pandemic has hastened a cultural shift in Americans’ work lives by erasing any stigma around remote work and encouraging the adoption of technology that enables it.
The days of relying on perks and benefits to attract talent and differentiate culture are over. And when you strip those perks from the equation, all you’re left with is people—and the goals, values, motivations and desires that come with them.
House Bill 1309, authored by Rep. Karen Engleman, R-Georgetown, will allow employees to request accommodations from their employer—something pregnant workers are already permitted to do.
Josh Smiley, Lilly’s CFO since 2018, resigned from the company after the drugmaker said he had engaged in a improper personal relationship with an employee.
Joshua Smiley, who was Lilly’s second-highest-paid employee, was named CFO in January 2018. Lilly said Smiley also engaged in “inappropriate personal communications” with other employees.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and a group of lawmakers and family advocates are pushing for legislation that would require companies to offer more breaks or modify schedules and tasks for pregnant women—if they need them.
Regardless of whether any new laws that affect the workplace are enacted, there are always administrative changes at the federal level that affect companies. Regulatory agencies and commissions such as the EEOC, the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board have rule-making authority on a variety of important issues that can impact employers, and their interpretations often change with new administrations.
WTHR’s website still lists Andrea Morehead as one of its news anchors, but her attorney told IBJ that the station fired her in December.
Some business owners are being trashed on social media and their establishments boycotted, while rank-and-file employees at other businesses have been fired.
Unlike a verbal conversation, emails create perpetual, written records of business messaging. If executed well, email is an effective and expedient form of business communication, but confusing messaging can leave a lasting bad impression.
Middle managers who work at an organization where robust remote work policies were not in place prior to the pandemic are increasingly the go-between for individual contributors and executive leaders—even more than they were in the past.