The Federal Aviation Administration proposed Thursday that flight attendants get 10 consecutive hours of rest between shifts. The proposal does not change the current 14-hour limit on a flight attendant’s work day.
Pot users welcome: Amazon to stop testing jobseekers for cannabis
The company, the second-largest private employer in the United States behind Walmart, is making the change as states legalize cannabis or introduce laws banning employers from testing for it.Read More
Indianapolis-area employers reluctant to require employee vaccinations
Companies are offering plenty of incentives to encourage their workers to get COVID vaccinations, but few, if any, are requiring the shots as a condition for coming back to work—or, in the case of new hires, for getting a job offer.Read More
Policy forbidding cell phones at work not limited to FedEx
From safety concerns to productivity and data security, there are many reasons why companies may limit employee access to cell phones. Some FedEx employees said the company’s no-phone policy delayed contact with loved ones after the mass shooting on April 15.Read More
Employers are increasingly moving from luring workers to get their shots to using threats, workplace experts say, frustrated by vaccine holdouts and emboldened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine this week.
The sentiment is similar for workplace mask mandates, with 50% of Americans working in person favoring them and 29% opposed, while 59% of remote workers are in favor.
Critics are calling for improved workplace safety enforcement with the state’s rate of deaths while working about one-third higher than the national average.
Here’s a look at the eight people who lost their lives Thursday in the tragic mass shooting at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis.
Mental health counselors say it’s important for workers in such situations get immediate and ongoing care to help them get through the trauma.
Indianapolis police Deputy Chief Craig McCartt said the gunman arrived at the facility shortly after 11 p.m. in a car and almost immediately began “randomly” shooting at people in the parking lot with a rifle.
The chairman of FedEx said Friday that eight of the people who died in a mass shooting at one of the company’s facilities in Indianapolis late Thursday night were employees.
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 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.
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.
Around the United States, office workers sent home when the pandemic took hold in March are returning to the world of adjustments, but offices in many cities still remain mostly vacant.
Diana and Jason Brugh talks with podcast host Mason King about how they were able develop a robot in just weeks, what it has been like working together, and what the robot costs. Plus, Diana explains her family’s experience with the coronavirus that helped motivate the project.
It could be months, or longer, before downtown bustles again with the office workers who help restaurants and other retailers thrive. And the wait might be a death knell for some of those retailers.
Federal OSHA found that Amazon did not prove all of the criteria to establish employee misconduct occurred in this case, but the state agency disagrees.
Target, CVS, Apple and Walmart all said Sunday that they had temporarily closed or limited hours at some locations for safety reasons, while Amazon said it has adjusted some routes and suspended some deliveries.
A federal investigation into how the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration reviewed an Amazon employee’s death in 2017 has found that the state agency should not have dismissed the safety violations.
Most firms have just begun to wrestle with what they—and their workers—will face.