Congressman Introduces a Bill Decreasing the Work Week to 32 Hours to "Increase the Happiness of Humankind"
California Representative Mark Takano thinks that reducing the work week would benefit American workers from all socioeconomic classes. No one has ever said on their deathbed that they wished they had spent more time at work. Americans are notorious for over-working themselves and California Representative Mark Takano (D), who represents California's 39th District, thinks that decreasing the average work week from 40 hours to 32 hours would help with our overall wellbeing.
Walmart closes more stores due to drop in sales
U.S. economic growth has slowed due to inflation and the interest rate increase imposed by the Federal Reserve. Customers' financial capacity is also declining and is evidenced by poor sales at several stores.
Phoenix City Manager suggests $114 million for employee wage increases in $1.9 billion trial budget
PHOENIX, AZ. - On Tuesday, Jeff Barton, the city manager of Phoenix, presented his trial budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The $1.9 billion general fund budget suggests using most of the anticipated $134 million surplus for employee wage increases. Barton argues that the city's staffing issue, with approximately 17% of city positions remaining unfilled, is caused by low wages and a tight labor market.
California lawmaker proposes 4-day workweek and overtime pay after 32 hours
A bill introduced by Rep. Mark Takano of California would have the United States adopt a 32-hour workweek as the national standard. The bill is called The Thirty-Two Hour Workweek Act.
Viral Video Shows White Couple Threatening Black Dollar Tree Employee Over 25-Cent Dispute
A video of a white couple threatening a Black Dollar Tree employee over a price dispute has gone viral on social media. The incident occurred at a store in Florida, where the couple claimed that the employee was rude and racist and that they would call the police and sue the store.
Elon Musk Apologizes After Taunting Laid-off Twitter Employee with Disability
Sources: Market Watch and Tech Crunch(Shout out to check their amazing websites) Elon Musk has expressed regret for publicly making fun of a disabled Twitter worker who was unsure if he had been let go by the social media platform.
Democrats in Alabama want to ban employers from forcing workers to get microchips
Alabama Democrats are writing a piece of legislation with one particularly interesting goal in mind: making it illegal for public and private employers in the state of Alabama to force their employees to get some kind of microchip in order to be employed. This legislation comes in the form of a bill pre-filed for the state legislator and ready for the legislature's upcoming session. It would make it a crime for state agencies, private businesses, insurance providers, or bail bondsmen in the state of Alabama to require employees to be implanted with a microchip as a condition of employment or services.
Study: Remote Workers Are Spending $12 Billion Less Per Year Than They Were Spending In The Offices
According to a new Bloomberg News analysis, the island's office workers are spending nearly $12 billion less per year than they were before the outbreak due to the shift to remote work.
Bonus checks of up to $12,750 going out to Americans - are you eligible?
General Motors (GM) employees are about to receive some good news this month. An estimated $12,750 in bonus payments will be going out to over 40,000 GM workers. The payments will be added to each eligible employee's check at the end of the month. Only GM's hourly employees will be eligible for this company history-making bonus. (source)
Chicago to provide financial assistance to workers and undocumented immigrants
The territory of Chicago in the United States is preparing a new monetary support of $500.00 USD for immigrants and domestic employees. The mayor of the so-called Windy City, Lori Lightfoot, informed that the aid constitutes a second part of the Chicago Resiliency Fund plan.
Study: Manhattan's 50% of Employees Are Back In The Offices
A recent study indicated that an increasing number of Manhattan office workers now have at least one day where they must absolutely avoid wearing pajamas. As of late January, a Partnership for New York City survey found that, on average, 52 percent of Manhattan's workers were present in their workplace. Another study conducted by the organization found that percentage to be 49 percent in September.
Some eligible U.S. workers receive financial assistance
The territory of Connecticut in the United States carries out the Premium Pay program with an initial budget of $30 million USD for workers. It was thought that about 120 thousand essential employees in the private sector could benefit with figures from $200.00 USD to $1000.00 USD.
Some Google employees didn't know they had been laid off until their badges didn't work
Google is the latest tech giant to lay off thousands of workers. The company announced on Friday, January 20, it would lay off an estimated 12,000 employees. That's 6% of its global workforce. Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in a memo that the reductions come after a "rigorous review" of the business and will "cut across Alphabet, product areas, functions, levels, and regions.
Amazon's Layoffs: A Strategy for Growth and Success?
In the first days of 2023, Amazon made headlines with its announcement of laying off 18,000 employees, the most significant job cut in the company's history and in the history of all big tech companies. The layoffs will mainly impact physical stores such as Amazon Fresh and Amazon Go and the company's PXT organizations, which handle human resources. However, it's important to note that this represents only a tiny fraction of the company's global workforce, which totals 1.5 million employees.
Tips to Motivate Your Employees
As an employer, your business needs your employees to succeed. You need to make sure that your employees are happy and motivated. Otherwise, your business will suffer. This isn’t always easy, but it is worth taking care of your employees.
Home Depot changing policy on how hourly employees are paid
It appears that Home Depot will be eliminating timesheet rounding for employees who are paid hourly. This is in response to allegations brought against the company by some of its employees in a class-action lawsuit.
More Than 18,000 Employees at Amazon Are About to Lose Their Jobs
Given the deteriorating state of the global economy, Amazon said it will fire more than 18,000 workers. A memo from CEO Andy Jassy distributed to staff members states that several teams will be impacted, including the human resources division and Amazon Stores.
Former Ollie's Employees Warn Customers for "Disorganized Stores" and "Issues With Barcodes"
Photo byBy JJBers from Willimantic, Connecticut, USA - Ollie's Bargin Outlet (Woonsocket, Rhode Island) The opinion of the author is his own and has no affiliation with the topic that was included. Sources that are used in this article are the following: BestLifeOnline and for information about individuals, he used Wikipedia.
Tips for Hiring Long-Term Employees That Make a Difference
Hiring the right employees is essential for any business. You need to be able to find people who are going to work hard for you, as well as those who fit right into your business. Otherwise, you may end up dealing with conflict in the workplace before you even realize it! You also need to look for those who are planning on staying for years to come. You want to find someone who is going to make a difference in your business. That isn’t always easy to do!