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News Roundup (1046)

BlackRock Orders More Than Half Of Its Staff Back to Office Nov. 1

The world’s biggest fund manager is requiring that more than half of its global workforce report back to the office for three days a week on average beginning November 1. So reports Reuters, citing an internal memo.

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Revamping Culture for a Post-COVID-19 Workplace

While the desire to return to what was considered normal before last year’s pandemic may be strong among many human resources professionals, expecting that to happen is likely to fail. So reports Human Resource Executive.

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EEOC Sues Car Dealership Over Unequal Pay

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a Baltimore car dealership for running afoul of federal law when it paid a female dispatcher less than her male counterpart and then fired her about a week after she complained to human resources. So reports JD Supra.

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Iowa County HR Head Alleges Forced Resignation Tied To Political Vendetta

The former human resources director for Polk County, Iowa, alleges in a lawsuit that his forced resignation was connected to a political vendetta. So reports the Des Moines Register.

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Activision Nabs Disney HR Exec Following Firm's Sexual Harassment Scandal  

Activision Blizzard has hired the woman who led Walt Disney Parks and Resorts human resources department following a lawsuit against the video gaming giant. So report Variety.

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Unilever Requires Hybrid Workers Be Able to Commute Within 24 Hours to Office

As many Unilever employees continue working remotely, the global consumer business conglomerate with 150,000 staff is requiring that those offsite workers are able to commute back to the office within 24-hours. So reports The Times.

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How to Deal with HR Challenges When Moving From a Large to a Small Firm

Human resources managers who transition from a large company to a small one may have greater opportunities, but that may entail finding ways to be successful with fewer resources. So reports Forbes.

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California Man Alleges Traders Joe’s Fired Him Over Covid-19 Vaccine  

A California man is suing Trader Joe’s, alleging the grocery chain fired him instead of finding a way to accommodate him after he refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds. So reports The Press-Enterprise.

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HR Investigator Alleges Top Police Officers Engaged In 'Racial Discrimination'  

A human resources investigator in Arkansas alleges that a police chief and two top officers were engaged in “racial discrimination, hostile working conditions, and retaliation.” So reports KARK’s Working 4 You, citing an email it obtained.

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Amazon Ups Average Pay In U.S. to $18/Hour, Seeks 125,000 Hires  

Amazon is hiking up its average starting hourly U.S. pay to $18 and is scouting for an additional 125,000 warehouse and transportation employees. So reports Reuters.

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