Alphabet Inc Class C (NASDAQ: GOOG) has announced that employees who don’t follow vaccine regulations could lose pay and their positions. The company has given its employees until December 3 to get a vaccine and show proof of vaccination. Workers can so apply for a religious or medical exemption.
After December 13, Google will contact employees who did not give their vaccination status and those whose exceptions it did not approve. The company will place employees who fail to comply on 30 days of paid administrative leave, six months of unpaid leave, then terminate them if they still haven’t complied. Google has stated that frequent vaccinations are not an option for it.
Nevertheless, the rule won’t apply to all employees. Those working outside the office would be allowed to forgo the conditions. Employees who do not want to share their status can apply for such positions as long as they are available and their jobs allow them to work remotely.
Google announces another zero-day attack
Moreover, Google has warned Chrome users of another zero-day attack. This attack will be the 16th of the year. The company has also discovered high-threat vulnerabilities in Chrome. Google is now asking Chrome users to protect themselves and download a new version of Chrome.
Despite frequent attacks, many people recognize that Chrome has not warned its users of a zero-day attack since October, which could signify its progress in security matters.
Meanwhile, the company has announced that it would hire an Augmented Reality OS team to build software for an AR device. Google has appointed Mark Lucovsky to lead the team. Most of the positions the company wants filling are in the U.S. However, there are also others in Waterloo, Canada.
E.U lawmakers propose laws to regulate big tech
Lawmakers in the E.U have also passed an important law to regulate social media content. The legislators showed overwhelming support for the law, which forces big tech companies like Google, Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ: FB), and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN)/to monitor the illicit sale of goods and remove harmful content in their platforms.
The great of parliament will vote on the law in January. The legislators hope to have the law enforced by January 1, 2023.
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