By Jessica Franco (Contributing Writer) Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed on Tuesday January 25 that COVID-19 paid leave was approved for people who tested positive or who have family members who tested positive. Small businesses that employ 26 or more employees, may be significantly impacted. “By extending sick leave to front-line workers with COVID and providing support for California businesses, we can help protect the health of our workforce, while also ensuring that businesses and our economy are able to thrive,” said Newsom in a joint statement with Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Under the agreement, California’s COVID-19 … [Read more...] about California reissues COVID-19 paid leave
With COVID-19 cases surging, independent construction contractors continue to face challenges and obstacles in adapting to COVID-19 regulations in the workforce. The construction industry was excluded from the shutdown of non-essential businesses in California, that Governor Newsom issued. When the regulations of The California Department of Industrial Relations came into effect, construction sites had to immediately implement safety and health guidelines to specifically combat COVID-19. “When modifying work stations for my 15 employees, it was difficult to come up with a plan that would reduce the amount of workers in enclosed and confined areas. At the moment, only about three … [Read more...] about Independent construction contractors continue to face challenges with pandemic regulations
By Steffanie Martinez |Staff Writer| The fact the gender wage gap is still an ongoing issue is a sad reality of 2016. On average, women not only earn less than men but they also must work longer for the same amount of pay. Women are still earning 79 cents to the dollar in comparison to men, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families. More specifically, women of color earn even less; they earn 55-to-64 cents to the dollar white men get paid. “Women are not getting the fair shot that we believe every single American deserves,” stated President Barack Obama on the seventh anniversary of signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The Fair Pay Act ensures that … [Read more...] about Time to shrink the gender wage gap
By Donte Medder |Staff Writer| It’s time for the art of expression through body piercing to make its way into the workplace. Currently, workers must now decide if they want to conform to the professional standard of a clean cut work force or maintain a sense of individualism through self-expression like body piercings. But why? The reasoning behind body piercings vary. Some are religious in nature, spiritual, for self-expression, aesthetic value, for sexual pleasure or to conform or rebel against culture. Contemporary piercing is often done in tattoo shops and most often uses safe body piercing materials. One can just look around and see athletes, rock musicians, movie stars and … [Read more...] about Piercings in the workplace: Can you still get a job?