Tag: Workplace safety

Amazon warehouse workers facing quotas protected by new California law

California has become the first state in the nation to regulate working conditions related to quotas at Amazon.com Inc. warehouses. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 701 on Wednesday. The new law, which will take effect at the beginning of next year, would make it illegal for companies such as Amazon AMZN, +1.09% to punish […]

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Delta Air Lines to impose $200 monthly surcharge for unvaccinated employees in health care plan

Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL, +1.32% is stepping up efforts to get employees vaccinated against Covid-19, introducing measures including weekly testing requirements and a monthly health insurance surcharge for employees who don’t take the vaccines. The airline’s moves come amid growing pressure on companies to mandate vaccines for employees, particularly now that the Food and […]

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Can my employer make me get vaccinated?

Major American companies including Disney, Google and Netflix are asking their employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination as the delta variant spreads across the U.S. This begs the question, can my employer make me get vaccinated? The short answer is: yes. And here’s why. The government-run U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has stated that it […]

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Microsoft, Google and other U.S. companies ask employees to get vaccinated before returning to work

With the recent rise of the Delta variant, many major American companies are now requiring full-time employees to get vaccinated before returning to the office. In the past few weeks, more companies have announced plans to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for employees who are working at in-person offices. Cases for the novel coronavirus continue to rise […]

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Silicon Valley is hardening line on returning to work — it’s fully vaccinated or bust

Silicon Valley is rebooting its back-to-work plans, with stricter rules that require full vaccination, as well as pushing back the timeline for reopening or shutting down offices. In the process, the industry could influence other U.S. employers coping with a renewed spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations caused by the delta variant of the coronavirus. […]

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Ex-oil company head sentenced for not reporting to prison for plant explosion conviction

The former president of a Montana oil processing company was sentenced to an extra day behind bars for repeatedly failing to show up to serve an earlier 18-month prison term stemming from a 2012 plant explosion that left two workers severely burned. Peter Margiotta, 64, of Edmonton, Alberta, had been convicted in 2019 of conspiracy […]

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Feeling ‘FOGO’ or ‘cave syndrome’ as things reopen? Here’s how to get back out there

While the pre-pandemic “fear of missing out” drove people to crave the picture-perfect vacations, dishes and experiences that their friends were flaunting on Instagram, a year or so spent at home as many businesses and workplaces closed has forced some to do a complete 180. So now that states like New York and California are […]

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