Disney World Employees Face Ron DeSantis' Demand For $2 Million in Back Taxes For Old Perks
A sudden withdrawal of annual passes and an unexpected tax demand leave Disney World employees in a quandary, as tensions between Governor Ron DeSantis and Disney escalate. Employees of the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District (CFTOD) have been informed that they owe $2 million in back taxes on Disney World annual passes, a perk of their employment that has recently been revoked. This revelation comes amidst growing tensions between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Disney World, with the issue expected to culminate in a legal battle at both federal and state levels.
Major Shake-Up in Florida's Airport Dining: Over 100 Employees Facing Layoffs
Florida's bustling airport hubs, known for their eclectic array of dining options, are undergoing significant changes. HMSHost, a dominant player in airport dining, particularly in South Florida, is set to lay off over a hundred employees in a move that signals a major shift in the landscape of airport food services.
Publix Employees Fight for Fair Pay: Overtime Lawsuit Expands
Department managers across multiple states join in pursuit of back pay damages. In a developing story that raises significant questions about fair labor practices, 18 department managers have joined a federal lawsuit against Florida-based grocery chain, Publix. The litigation, originally filed in October, alleges that the company failed to pay employees for all the overtime they worked.
Dealing with Toxic Employees: Strategies for a Healthy Work Environment
A toxic employee, by definition, is an individual in the workplace who consistently manifests negative attitudes, incessant complaining, and a conspicuous lack of accountability, thereby creating a disruptive and toxic work environment. These individuals can significantly disrupt team dynamics, hinder productivity, and lead to decreased job satisfaction for other employees. For instance, a toxic employee who constantly complains and shifts blame to others can lower morale and cause rifts within the team. Therefore, addressing the issue of toxic employees promptly is crucial in order to prevent the issue from spreading and to maintain a healthy work environment. The impact of not handling toxic employees promptly can lead to a negative domino effect, causing a decline in productivity and an increase in the turnover rate.
Bus Driver Strike Paralyzes Santa Clarita Transit
The ongoing bus driver strike in Santa Clarita has brought the public transportation system to a standstill, leaving many commuters and students without a reliable means of transportation.
L.A. County’s Urgent Need for Mental Health Workers Sparks Crisis
The shortage of mental health workers in California has reached a critical level, creating a crisis in the delivery of vital services. Country data states a 28% vacancy rate in the California Department of Mental Health, and there are currently 1,890 unfilled positions, exacerbating an already dire situation.
Food for Thought and owner fined over $250K for wage violations
This article may contain AI-assisted content. Williamsburg, Virginia - The U.S. Department of Labor has successfully secured a consent judgment against a Williamsburg-based restaurant and its owner for intentionally denying its workers the overtime wages they rightfully earned.
Target's New Policy Change Could Have Ripple Effects Across Corporate America
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Hundreds of Accenture Employees to Lose Their Jobs: Over 1,000 Layoffs This Year Alone
Accenture, the global professional services company, has issued its third round of layoffs in Austin this year, impacting 351 employees at its Domain office. The latest Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) comes as a significant blow to the city's job market and adds to the already challenging landscape for affected workers.
The End of the Remote Work Revolution
The golden age of remote work seems to be ending. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that even tech firms (the first industry that told employees they could work from home forever just a few years ago) are getting engineers and project managers back in the office. The economic blogger Kevin Drum, formerly of Mother Jones, has taken note of the increasing anti-remote literature and is making a bold prediction about the future of work: there is none. It’s not going to look much different than it’s ever looked. That’s because the remote work revolution just isn’t going to materialize.
"Coffee Badging": Workplace Flexibility in the Hybrid Age
Coffee badging': The new workplace trend to get around hybrid policies. 'Workers aren't afraid to walk away from jobs that don't afford them the level of flexibility they expect' Amid a massive return-to-office push from executives around the world, employees have discovered a way to get around these mandates in an emerging behavior research is calling "coffee badging."
175 employees laid off from Denver vacation rental company, months after they let go of 164 workers
In a recent development, an additional round of layoffs has hit a Denver vacation rental company, further impacting its workforce. Evolve, the vacation rental company in question, has confirmed that 20% of its employees, numbering around 175 individuals, have been affected by the layoffs. This comes just four months after the company let go of 164 employees.
What Was the Sleaziest Thing Your Boss Expected You to Do?
Picture this: you're at work, diligently chipping away at your tasks, when your boss approaches with an eyebrow-raising request. It's one of those moments when you wonder if you've somehow been transported into a sitcom or a parody of office life. We've all been there—faced with a bizarre or downright sleazy request from our boss. In this article, we're delving into the world of workplace absurdity with tales of the sleaziest things bosses have expected their employees to do. So grab your coffee, and let's embark on this eye-opening journey of office absurdity with a dash of humor and a pinch of persuasion.
Title: "20% Happier & 50% Less Pollution: Benefits of Working from Home"
Work from Home" employees are 20% happier and emit 50% less pollution than people. People who work from home are 20% happier and emit 50% less pollution than those who go to the office every day. A study by Tracking Happiness found that workers who have the ability to work from home report that they are happier at work. The respondents also believed that 27% of someone’s life happiness can be explained by someone’s happiness at work.
Nike Closes Portland Store Amid Rising Thefts
Nike permanently shuts down its community store in Portland, Oregon. The store faced continuous thefts and deteriorating public safety conditions. Despite Nike's willingness to pay, Portland couldn't provide off-duty police for store security.
What’s the Value of Positive Recognition?
Ever feel like your hard work and effort goes unnoticed? You’re not alone there. People all over the country are feeling the same way, unappreciated and undervalued, and the problem is becoming expensive. The absence of positive recognition has been costing businesses way more than they think, and it’s time for a change. For supervisors and managers in charge of employees, the ability to spread a little validation might just become a critical skill that keeps their companies one step ahead of the competition.
13,000 Auto Workers Strike; Ford Reacts with 600 Layoffs
For the first time ever, workers from all Big Three car makers (GM, Ford, and Stellantis) simultaneously went on strike. Union leaders are demanding a 40% pay rise over four years, noting similar pay rises for executives.
Indeed Offers $10K Relocation Benefit for Transgender Workers Seeking Puberty Blocker Access
Indeed offers $10,000 relocation benefit for transgender employees seeking gender-affirming care. The 'gender-affirming care relocation benefit' initiative became effective in July.
What Virginia employees want
People around Virginia and across America have gone back to work. Many laborers have gotten new jobs or have returned to their previous places of employment after they were forced to quit their jobs during the pandemic.