HR News Beat 2/27/18: Apple gets into Health Care Business

Apple launching medical clinics for employees

Tech giant Apple says it is launching primary care clinics called AC Wellness for its employees. Those will be available as early as this spring. The first two clinic are set to open in Santa Clara County, California. The company is currently looking for doctors, health coaches, and “designers” to create a program to promote health behavior. The announcement comes after Amazon, J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway announced plans to revamp health care for their employees. More information about AC Wellness can be found here.

Appeals Court Rules Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers

Discrimination based on sexual orientation is illegal under the Civil Rights Act. That’s according to a federal appeals court. The case involved a sky-diving instructor who said he was fired from his job because of his sexual orientation. The question of whether the CRA prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation has split courts in the past. It is likely the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue even though justices have previously declined to hear the case in the past. For more on the New York Times article, click here.

Carrie David Named Chief Human Resources Officer of Interstate Hotels & Resorts

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Courtesy:  Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, announced the appointment of Carrie David as chief human resources officer. David is responsible for leading all aspects of the human resources team, developing an exceptional organizational culture while providing tools, training, and career development for associates around the globe. Bringing twenty years of experience in human resources, David most recently she served as senior vice president of operational excellence and general manager support for Caribou Coffee and Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, where she also led critical HR work streams, successfully integrating the two companies. For more information, click here.

US Foods names David Works new chief human resources officer


Courtesy:  US Foods Holding Corp.

David Works is the new executive vice-president and chief human resources officer for US Foods Holding Corp. Works previously worked as the chief human resource officer for the not-for-profit health care organization, Hackensack Meridian Health. Works has also served as the president of the enterprise business unit at Windstream and chief human resources officer at Windstream. Works is also a veteran having served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. Read more from Food Business News here.