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Pandemic Highlights Five Employee Needs

The coronavirus pandemic has forced employers to tackle new and complicated challenges with little to zero warning, but has also heightened five long-standing practices that have become even more crucial now. So reports Quartz at Work.


Heading Off Workplace Grievances

Being timely, confidential and thorough are hallmarks of how to handle workplace grievances, but just as important is being proactive in preventing such disputes from even coming up. So reports


Scammer Tried to Score $20M from Covid-19 Small Biz Relief Program

A New York City man allegedly tried to collect $20 million meant for small businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. So reports The New York Daily News.


Man Accused of Lying to Boss About Positive Covid-19 Test

Federal officials allege that a 34-year-old Georgia man lied to his employer about testing positive for Covid-19. So reports The Associated Press.


Amazon Worker in Fear After Finding Noose in Warehouse

An Amazon employee describes finding a noose left out in the open for others to see in the Phoenix, Arizona warehouse where she works. So reports News 12.


Citigroup: Our Top Female, Male Employees Leave for Different Reasons

Senior-level female and male employees are leaving their jobs at Citibank citing different reasons for their decision, a survey conducted by the global bank finds. So reports Bloomberg.


Pandemic Gives Rise to Virtual Happy Hour

The coronavirus pandemic that has relegated millions of employees to work from home has given rise of so-called virtual happy hours. So reports Human Resources Director.


Lawsuit: Whataburger Told Me to Hire White Workers

Whataburger Restaurants will pay $180,000 to settle a harassment and constructive discharge lawsuit stemming from a hiring manager who alleged she was told to hire based on race. So reports KSAT-TV.


Ford Preps for Workers’ Return with Virus Safeguards

When 124,000 Ford Motor white-collar employees start returning to their offices beginning late June, after working remotely at home, they will find new Covid-19 safety protocols in place. So reports CNBC.


Top Non-Profit Healthcare System Wins $750K Grant to Help Its Workers

One of the top nonprofit healthcare systems in the U.S. has won a $750,000 grant to help its workers who have struggled during the coronavirus pandemic. So reports KTAR News.


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