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Topic of the Week

Mass Layoffs

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act offers some protection to workers, their families and communities against plant closings and/or mass layoffs, by requiring employers to give their workers sixty days notice before a plant closin

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Blog of the Week

Pelosi brokers deal with liberals on drug pricing bill

House Democratic leadership on Tuesday clinched a deal to win progressive leaders’ support for a sweeping drug pricing bill that could clear its path for passage in the full House on Thursday.

Thought for the Week

"When a company navigates through layoffs, it must be mindful of its current employees. Past research has shown that layoffs and termination can cause stress-related illnesses such as burnout, which was more than twice as high to companies that had downsized compared to those who didn’t. For prospective workers, nearly half of workers said hearing about the company announcing layoffs would make them leave the recruiting process. Leaders are in a unique position during these dark times. They can easily set the tone for a company moving forward."

–Kyle Schnitzer; reporter for Ladders

List of the Week

from Paid Leave For All

Paid Leave For All

  • 19% of U.S. workers have access to paid family leave through an employer and only 40 percent have access to short-term disability insurance. 
  • Nearly 1 in 4 employed mothers return to work within two weeks of giving birth.
  • One in 5 retirees leave the workforce earlier than planned to care for an ill family member. 
  • 84% of voters support a comprehensive paid family and medical leave policy that covers all working people.

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Protecting Internet Communication Privacy in the Workplace
  2. More workers to qualify for overtime under new state rules
  3. Why is Fox News being sued again over alleged sexual harassment?
  4. Her boss has made her work all major holidays for the past 12 years
  5. Labor Department Issues Final Rule on Calculating 'Regular Rate' of Pay