On Memorial Day 2020, a teenaged employee of a Minneapolis convenience store called "Cup Foods" phoned police on suspicion that a customer had used a counterfeit bill to pay for cigarettes. The teen worker was following protocol in contacting the police. Video footage shows that teen and another worker walking towards a parked car and talking to the people sitting inside. One man in that vehicle was the person who the teen employee had contacted police about. His name was Geo
Did you know the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a free publication which provides guidance on how to prepare workplaces in light of the COVID-19 pandemic? Go here to obtain your copy of this document: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
Two years ago tomorrow, eight students and two teachers were murdered at Santa Fe High School in Texas and 13 other innocents (faculty and students) were wounded. Please watch the following brief video by Joseph D. Bonczyk concerning this continuing American tragedy we call the modern school shooter/bomber era established April 20, 1999 at Colorado's Columbine High School. Joseph pictured below with our beloved friend, Rosie Stone, whose son Christopher Jake Stone, 17, died a
The impact of COVID-19 has changed the way we do business in ways that could not have been imagined just two months ago. Making your time work for you is absolutely critical during these challenging times. Please watch the following brief video for suggestions on how to make your meetings operate as efficiently as possible.
Although the individual states are responsible for paying weekly unemployment benefits, the federal government is kicking in a much-needed additional $600 to those benefits as part of the new stimulus recovery package. The first step to receiving this $600 benefit from the federal government is to apply for unemployment compensation through your state's program. Additionally, the federal stimulus recovery package entitles Americans who have historically been disqualified from
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate has hit the highest level since the Great Depression. However, unlike the Great Depression when it took YEARS to hit the high unemployment mark, the current astounding unemployment rate of 14.9% occurred within a matter of weeks. In the interim, countless Americans await unemployment compensation payments from state systems that were completely unprepared for the unprecedented scenario that has arisen due to
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") is offering guidance concerning COVID-19 and the federal anti-discrimination/harassment laws enforced by that agency. Go here to what the EEOC has to say concerning the same: https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws Additionally, please watch the following brief video for an introduction to the EEOC.