A National Labor Relations Board attorney says Google did not violate labor law in firing software engineer James Damore after he sent a memo to colleagues stating women were not as fit for coding jobs as men. Damore is seeking class-action status for a lawsuit he filed against Google claiming the company discriminates against white, male and conservative employees.
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Jobless claims remained under the 300,000 threshold associated with a strong labor market for another week, with initial claims for unemployment benefits hitting 230,000 for the week ending Feb. 10, per the Labor Department. The jobless rate is at 4.1%, a 17-year low.
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Some 160 national, state and local groups have informed the Trump administration that requirements to vet Medicaid patients to make certain they are employed could keep patients with opioid addiction from receiving treatment. Health officials expressed their concerns in a letter to Alex Azar, US Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Human resources professionals can improve onboarding, recruitment and other functions by likening their organization to a rock band that succeeds through combining the different talents of each member, writes Deepak Bharadwaj, vice president of the HR Business Unit. In this commentary, Bharadwaj offers four steps for HR to bridge the divide between departments.