A record 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. But some companies pledged to hold off on job cuts, and are offering workers a financial cushion.

Some employers are shifting from simply talking about better sleep — or giving employees tools to track it — to helping them with what to do about it.

The CROWN Act, banning race-based discrimination hair discrimination, is being considered or has become law in at least 25 states.


The new policy starts this summer, and will increase to two directors in 2021.

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Employees are set to receive $1.6 billion in cash payouts, Delta's largest employee profit-sharing pool on record and one that handily tops what many other companies offer their employees

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One particular factor — the loss of a job — pushed some men into taking jobs in female-dominated industries, such as nursing.

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New Jersey's "Toys R Us bill," which passed Monday, requires larger employers to give one week of pay per year of service and a longer period of notice.

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The trove of internal Boeing documents -- that included discussions of manipulating regulators — add to the challenges stacking up for the aircraft maker's new CEO

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The latest lingo — which appears most prevalent among Silicon Valley companies — reflects millennial and Gen Z employees’ expectations about work, diversity experts say, as well as the impression that other terms aren’t going far enough.

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Chipmaker says it hopes other companies will do the same — but so far they are hanging back.

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It is the latest example of a growing global movement to experiment with the concept of a four-day workweek.

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Despite its stunning collapse, the company’s unorthodox and charismatic founder and former CEO, Adam Neumann, could still walk away with up to $1.2 billion.

About two dozen of the 56 companies on Stringer's list appear to have no minorities on their board.

It's still legal in most states to ban natural hair styles like braids or dreadlocks. But several state legislators -- and a coalition of civil rights groups -- are trying to change that

A controversial collection of pay data by employers — supported by equal pay activists but opposed by many employers — could soon be curtailed.

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A Twitterstorm erupted after the list, developed by business professors and published by Forbes, included only one woman. Forbes has created a task force in response.

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The Business Roundtable has abandoned shareholder primacy and embraced stakeholder capitalism.

The new statement, released Monday by the Business Roundtable -- whose members are CEOs of America’s largest companies -- suggests balancing the needs of a company’s various constituencies and comes at a time of widening income inequality, rising expectations for corporate behavior and proposals from Democratic lawmakers that aim to restructure American capitalism.

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Employment lawyers, salary negotiation experts and employee rights advocates say the question is probably still getting asked — whether by naive or rogue hiring managers — and that violations of salary history questions posed behind closed doors could prove difficult to police.

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Copart, the online vehicle auction company, became the final company to add a woman to its board. The announcement was made less than a week after The Washington Post published an analysis about the growth of female directors that noted Copart's lone status.

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