New York-area airport workers will soon have the highest minimum wage in the country. The increase will raise the minimum hourly rate for almost 40,000 airport workers to $19 by 2023.
HR is making headlines, with some of the world’s most prominent companies at the center. Though HR departments aren’t always explicitly mentioned, there is a very public demand for better workplaces around the world.
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Representatives from 16 states have filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a lower court decision preventing employers from firing employees for being transgender. The states argue that the court unlawfully interpreted Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin, and religion.
While we believe in the value of all-in-one HR, payroll, and benefits software, we understand how critical it is to integrate with the existing business solutions HR teams use. It’s for this reason that we built Namely with an open API, and why our platform connects seamlessly everything from popular applicant tracking systems like Greenhouse and retirement platforms like Vestwell.
2018 is off to a big start in the world of benefits: on January 30, three of the biggest corporate powerhouses made an announcement. Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase declared their intention to join forces and establish an independent insurance company, with the promise to be “free from profit-making incentives and constraints.”
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On December 3, in a move that could change the face of healthcare, CVS announced that they have agreed to buy insurance-provider Aetna for $69 billion. Leadership from both companies are expectedly optimistic. In Sunday’s press release, CVS President and CEO, Larry J. Merlo said, “We look forward to working with the talented people at Aetna to position the combined company as America's front door to quality health care, integrating more closely the work of doctors, pharmacists, other health care professionals and health benefits companies to create a platform that is easier to use and less expensive for consumers.”
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 90 Americans die per day as a result of an opioid overdose. This crisis has grabbed national attention and on October 26, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency. With the number of those affected at an all time high, the workplace is not immune to the effects of opioid addiction.
On October 13, the Trump administration introduced two new rules that will no longer require businesses who are religiously or morally opposed to contraceptive methods to provide coverage for these services. Seen as part of the ongoing effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the administration maintains that the new rules will not affect the vast majority of women.
Uber has made headlines for many reasons as of late, including the leadership revamp they are undergoing in efforts to improve their employer brand. The company has made several moves toward becoming a more a diverse and inclusive workplace, which was underscored by the hiring of their first Chief Brand Officer, Bozoma Saint John. Though the ink is still drying on the contract, the hire of new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, former CEO of Expedia, marks a major step towards the fresh new Uber that many have been hoping for.