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“Today, we continue to work to implement reforms to increase labor rights and create a safer working environment for our employees,” said Mike Stein, head of Walmart’s internal labor department. “With the passage of t영주안마 영주출장안마he bill and the addition of our new national rights board, we’ll take our work a step further to improve the conditions for our employees.”
Earlier Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed two controversial orders that aim to curb access to health care coverage for millions of workers. 스웨 디시The order, signed by Trump on Wednesday night, suspends the ability of many millions of people to see family doctors, and it requires many employers to provide workers with at least one month of maternity leave, paid or unpaid.
He has said he believes the order is necessary to improve the healthcare system because millions of citizens cannot see doctors who can treat them.
But critics of the executive orders say it will have little to no effect.
“It makes no sense to have an executive order when they’re only partially successful in reducing the number of people getting김천출장안마 coverage, or they’re simply not going to meet the standards of care mandated by law,” said Michael Kofman, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.
A national rights board will advise Congress on how to roll back the Affordable Care Act’s health care reform law and will oversee Walmart’s own wage, hour and other compliance with its wage and hour regulations.
Walmart employees’ rights will also be reviewed. The executive order also imposes a hiring freeze, and workers who have experienced or filed claims for violations of the company’s rights will receive a notice to appear before an arbitrator to hear their case.
Walmart’s president said in a statement Wednesday that the new rules would be rolled out incrementally, starting with the national rights board. In addition to the freeze, a temporary hiring freeze is also in place until July 2018, as are the requirements that Walmart have a workforce of at least 4,000 in five full-time positions.
For Walmart, the rules are another step toward its commitment to reduce employees’ costs. The company said in a 2015 filing that its total annual labor cost was $22 billion.