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ketchup-fueled assault

“Police are looking for a woman they say pushed and choked a McDonald’s employee over an argument about ketchup” writes unknown author for usatoday.com. The Santa Ana Police Department said the woman entered an employee back door and asked for ketchup in a statement released Tuesday.The woman is seen with her arms around the McDonald’s employee’s throat, forcing her around an area with cups and a coffee pot. More: McDonald’s launches plan to help employees kick-start careers across various fields Police are asking anyone with information about the identity of the woman…

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Square wants to make benefits a no-brainer for small businesses

“Businesses can face some red tape when it comes to benefits, but by offering benefits, this can help reduce businesses’ payroll tax burden” writes Rosalie Chan for businessinsider.com. For small businesses, it can be difficult to offer employees benefits, but now Square is making it easier.On Wednesday, Square announced employee benefit offerings with Square Payroll, which allows small businesses to give their employees access to benefits like health insurance, retirement savings, pre-tax spending, and workers’ compensation. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Security breach at Nordstrom exposed sensitive employee data

“The company isn’t saying how many of its employees may be impacted by the security breach it alerted workers to this week” writes Seattle Times Business for seattletimes.com. The company is “investigating an incident where a contract worker improperly handled some Nordstrom employee data,” the statement said.Seattle-based retailer Nordstrom is notifying employees of an information-security breach that exposed their names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, checking account and routing numbers, salaries and more.Employees across the company received an e-mail notification and apology from co-President Blake Nordstrom on Wednesday informing…

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Google, after employee walkout, overhauls abuse policy

“On Thursday last week, around 20,000 Google employees walked out of work across the globe to show their dissatisfaction” writes The New York for seattletimes.com. Another employee said Pichai also seemed dismissive of the idea of an employee representative on the board.A week after more than 20,000 employees around the globe staged a walkout over the handling of sexual harassment and assault cases, Google said it was altering some of its policies. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Google walkout organizers vow to ‘not let up’ following CEO’s response

“Hours after Google CEO Sundar Pichai emailed employees a plan to end forced arbitration in cases involving sexual harassment and assault at the company, organizers of last week’s global Google walkout responded with a statement of their own” writes Jack Morse for mashable.com. The walkout, which took place on Nov. 1, saw approximately 20,000 employees leave their Google offices around the globe at 11:10 a.m. local time.The letter, signed by nine employees, was clear: There’s more work to be done. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Google to overhaul sexual harassment policies following employee walkout

“Google employees walked out of the company’s offices around the world on Nov. 1 in protest of the search giant’s handling of sexual harassment claims — specifically at the executive level” reports cnet.com. In a letter sent to Google employees, CEO Sundar Pichai apologized for how the company has handled sexual harassment cases in the past and announced a “comprehensive action plan” to make progress. Source: cnet.com Share This:

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One of Google’s new sexual harassment policies could be the key to changing all of Silicon Valley’s bro culture

“In a memo, Pichai announced the new policy, while also defending Google’s general policy of forced arbitration by claiming it never required confidentiality” writes Julie Bort for businessinsider.com. On Thursday, Google published new policies for how the company will handle sexual harassment after employees staged a walkout and sent the company a list of five demands. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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At $49 billion company Essilor, employees are the largest shareholders — and the CEO says that’s the best way to do it

“At The Essilor Group, an ophthalmics company based in France, employees are the largest group of company shareholders” writes Shana Lebowitz for businessinsider.com. Holding shares as an Essilor employee not only means that you own a part of the company you work for.If you join the employee shareholders association, Valoptec, you also play a role in making key organizational decisions.Although employee-owned firms are relatively rare, Essilor isn’t the only company where employees are a large group of shareholders.To date, 55% of Essilor’s 67,000 global employees are shareholders, and they own…

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U.S. companies team up with hospitals to reduce employee maternity costs

“Suzanne Delbanco, executive director of the nonprofit Catalyst for Payment Reform, has worked with large employers seeking to reduce C-section rates” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Three of the program’s 19 health metrics involve maternity care such as lowering C-section rates, the company told Reuters. “We were shocked,” said Sheila Savageau, U.S. health care leader for GM. “We have to change the system.”. GE launched its Maternity Care Select Program in Cincinnati, Ohio, home to its aviation business, where nearly 300 babies are born to employee families every year.The…

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More Than 20,000 Google Employees Participated in Walkout Over Sexual Harassment Policy

“The walkout included Google offices in 50 cities, where employees walked out at 11:10 a.m. local time, according to a Medium post from organizers” writes Lisa Marie Segarra for fortune.com. More than 20,000 employees and contractors walked out of Google’s offices around the world Thursday, Nov. 1, organizers said.Rubin left the company with that money and the praise of the parent company, and Google never revealed the allegations against him. Source: fortune.com Share This:

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