With new members in place, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been busy reviewing policy. Three of the five members of the NLRB are from the current president’s political party, continuing a trend that has existed in previous presidential terms.
Every night on the news, it seems like more stories of workplace harassment are coming to light. According to a Harris Poll released in November 2017, although 64% of American women say they felt more comfortable today speaking out and challenging abusers, only 20% of women said they believe their companies would listen and be supportive if they were to speak out against their abusers.
We are here again, the end of another year! 2017 came and flew by! As in previous issues of Astronology®, we would like to take our last issue of 2017 to look at HR trends and topics that could possibly be impactful for the coming new year.
Recently, a Yelp company employee, “Jane,” was fired after blogging about her CEO. Her blog focused on how the CEO did not provide employees with a living wage, and that after taxes she was making approximately $8.15 per hour.
In 2006, Peggy Young worked for UPS as a pickup and delivery worker while she was pregnant. Her doctor restricted her from lifting items heavier than 20 pounds during her first 20 weeks of pregnancy, and items heavier than 10 pounds during the remainder of her pregnancy.
Two very popular past Astronology articles are 2008’s “Facial Hair in the Office? Pros and Cons” and “Readers Response: What are Typical Policies Regarding Female Employees with Tattoos and Body Piercings?” Has much changed in the past eight years since we’ve last discussed these topics?