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Large Companies Attack Voter Suppression Laws for Hurting Workers

Some of country's largest companies have become more targeted in their criticism of voter suppression legislation, holding states accountable in part to protect their own employees’ rights.

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One-Fifth Of Men Globally View Gender Pay Divide As 'Fake News'

A recent poll covering 28 countries finds that 20% of men dismiss news reports of a gender pay gap as “fake news.” So reports Reuters.

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Ex-HR Manager: I Was Fired for Complaining About Lax COVID-19 Safety

A former human resources manager alleges in a lawsuit that her employer fired her last year after she complained about lax COVID-19 safety practices in the workplace and when she sought help on behalf of a worker who alleged she was sexually harassed. So reports My News LA.

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Employers Target Labor Day Return to Office

Some employers are targeting Labor Day to have their staff return to the office, thanks in large part to the wider availability of COVID-19 vaccines. So reports CNBC

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JPMorgan Aims to Recruit 300 Black, Latinx Wealth Advisers

By 2025, JPMorgan Chase & Co. looks to hire 300 Black and Latinx wealth advisors to help the bank better serve customers from communities of color and to help advance the careers of diverse professionals. So reports Bloomberg.

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Citigroup Declares Fridays Zoom-Free for Its Global Workforce

Citigroup last month announced a Zoom-free Friday policy that allows its global staff to forgo video teleconferences for internal meetings. So reports CNBC.

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Quarter Of Global Employees Look to Change Employers This Year: IBM Study

As many as 25% of workers globally aim to change jobs this year posing challenges for employers trying to retain talent after a brutal 2020, according to a new study from IBM.

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190+ U.S. Firms Call for Federal Paid Family Leave

Eventbrite, Patagonia and Pinterest are among more than 190 U.S. companies that are calling on federal lawmakers to pass a paid family and medical leave policy. So reports Bloomberg.

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Supermarket Chain Offers to Pay Struggling Workers Ahead Of Payday

A supermarket chain has stepped up implementation of an earned wage access benefit amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it has seen its own employees’ struggles. So reports Human Resource Executive.

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Impact from Hiring Diversity Chiefs Yet to be Realized

Companies have really ramped up hiring of chief diversity officers nearly a year after the police killing of George Floyd and the social justice movement it sparked, but it’s uncertain what impact these executives will have influencing workplace culture. So reports Bloomberg.

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