Employment Law

New Law Says Employers Can't Ask Applicants About Criminal Past

An estimated one out of three California adults has an arrest or conviction record, according to the nonprofit National Employment Law Project. If …

Los Angeles

NFL Owners May Force Players To Stand For National Anthem With New Rule Change, League Now Says

National Football League owners will meet next week to potentially adopt a new rule that would force NFL players to remain standing during the …

Joe Lockhart

Epidemic at work?: Businesses forced to deal with drug abuse

NEW YORK – After a troubled youth himself, Phillip Cohen made it a practice to hire people at his woodworking business who have also struggled with addiction and mental health issues. But when an employee died from a drug overdose, he adopted a zero-tolerance policy.<p>"I think I have saved lives," …

Substance Abuse

The number of people on zero-hours contracts has peaked

The number of people on controversial zero hours contracts peaked in 2016, before falling to a three-year low in the first half of this year, …

Human Geography

Significant number of Ryanair pilots reject bonus offer - source

DUBLIN (Reuters) - A significant number of Ryanair (RYA.I) pilots have rejected a request to work additional days to alleviate a pilot shortage that has caused the cancellation of over 2,000 flights in the coming weeks, a source close to the pilots said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO - People board a …

Aviation

EMPLOYMENT LAW: Doughnut shop facing ‘hole' lot of trouble

<b>Q:</b> I am 16 years old and worked at a local doughnut shop for a year, part-time. After attending high school all day, I worked a regular eight-hour …

Canadian News

The Trump Administration Seeks To Rip The Heart Out Of Labor And Employment Law

Paul Clement of Kirkland & Ellis will argue before the Supreme Court in these cases.

Law

We Don’t File Lawsuits On Principle (Or: Why All Employment Lawsuits Often Have Such Bad Facts On Both Sides)

Recently I attended a pretrial conference where one of the opposing counsel said something very profound: we don’t try cases on principle. As a …

Law

Beware the gig economy

about 23 hours ago<p>Sir, – I refer to John Holden’s article “The main tool needed to work in the gig economy? A smartphone” (August 24th). The gig …

Gig Economy

Qatar passes law to protect employment rights of domestic workers

Domestic employment law will limit working day to a maximum of 10 hours and ensure monthly payment of wages<p>Qatar has approved a law limiting domestic staff to a maximum of 10 hours’ work a day, the first such protection for thousands of household maids, nannies and cooks in the emirate.<p>The domestic …

Slavery

The NAACP's Missouri Travel Advisory Has Reportedly Caused St. Louis To Lose Business

You may remember that the NAACP recently issued a travel advisory, cautioning black people about traveling to Missouri.<p>Rod Chapel, head of Missouri's …

Diversity

Why Google doesn’t need to care about employees’ free speech

Gender equality advocates largely applauded Google’s decision Monday to fire a software engineer who wrote a memo suggesting women were biologically less suited to coding jobs. But some, including many conservatives, saw the decision as something else: a politically motivated firing that raised …

Politics

'People look at us as cleaners': care workers feel stretched and undervalued

New book gives insight into experiences of the homecare sector’s mostly female and working-class workforce and calls for changes to labour law<p>“My ex-husband fixes cars, and I fix people. Like lots of men he says: ‘I couldn’t do the job you are doing’, but I couldn’t be a car mechanic. So why should …

Social Work

Company Employment: The Dos & Don'ts Of Interview Questions

With changes to employment law and so much advice about applicant screening, a small business can face challenges. Questions once legitimate and even …

Employment

Racing stables challenging employment law finding

Ballydoyle Racing Stables are attending the Labour Court today to challenge a finding of employment law breaches by the Workplace Relations …

News (Ireland)

Government national insurance u-turn still leaves some self-employed paying more

Tax experts and the self-employed have called for clarity on a quirk of the tax system which means contractors hired by public sector organisations can be taxed as employees without being granted full employment rights.<p>Something as basic as having a company ID badge could mean an outside contractor …

Employment

Taylor review: Six major report recommendations for changing employment law with the rise of the gig economy

The government should introduce new laws for a new world of work. That's the recommendation of the Taylor Review, a long-anticipated report into the …

Gig Economy

To keep our labour market flexible, employment law must keep up with the times

The UK’s employment rate has been a standout success story of recent years, and currently sits at a record high of just under 75 per cent.<p>The …

Labor Economics

Minimum wage push for gig economy workers

<b>A government review of the rapidly changing world of work is to demand a radical overhaul of employment law and new guarantees on the minimum wage.</b><p>The review is set to call for a new category of worker called a "dependent contractor".<p>Those workers - likely to cover riders for firms like Deliveroo …

21st Century

It’s Time To Regulate The VC-Founder Relationship To Curb Sexual Harassment In Silicon Valley

Employment law hasn’t caught up with modern work relationships and workplaces, and nowhere is that more obvious than in venture capital.<p>A few weeks ago, my <i>Fast Company</i> coworker Ruth Reader posited that the time was ripe for a mass unmasking of the kind of workplace sexism that has been habitually …

Silicon Valley

Pam Loch: Adult ADHD symptoms need careful handling

Viewers of BBC Horizon may have seen comedian Rory Bremner’s programme exploring the science behind a medical condition which he suspects he has – …

ADHD

Why Startups Need to Focus on Workforce Strategy ahead of Raising Capital

We are in an age when raising money as a startup isn’t as much a necessity as a race to the nearest VC to achieve the bragging rights for raising …

Human Resources

Uber Employees Aren’t The Only Ones Vulnerable To Discrimination

Uber has a discrimination problem, and it’s not just the one you might be thinking of.<p>Many of us read Susan Fowler’s account of her experience as an …

Uber

How Employment Law Affects Your Airfare

The skies are safe. That was the message Australia’s aviation chief conveyed to lawmakers during recent government hearings. Jason Harfield was being questioned about recent changes to the country’s visa system: changes that some worry may reduce air safety.<p>Those changes cut the types of jobs …

Opinion

Why it’s so hard to say no to your boss — even if you’re director of the FBI

Comey’s testimony about Trump revealed an employee-boss relationship familiar to some.<p>When fired FBI Director James Comey appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, one question he had to answer was: Why didn’t you stand up to Donald Trump? Here’s what Comey said when asked why …

Politics

The Trump Administration Just Did McDonald's And Uber A Big Favor

The Secretary of Labor just made life easier for fast food giants and on-demand apps.<p>The Trump administration has withdrawn Obama-era legal interpretations that said millions of American workers, from McDonalds cooks to Uber drivers, should be treated as employees of the corporations they work …

Business

Public servants have a right to actually work ... perhaps

Imagine you are a cook. You just landed your dream job as a personal chef. You arrive at your employer's home ready to impress but receive a message …

Australian News

Workers have few rights in the ‘gig economy’. Only Labour will change this

Tory and Lib Dem claims to care about employment rights ring hollow when you look at their track records. But Labour has concrete plans to help workers<p>Few aspects of employment have generated more buzz recently than the “gig economy”. This sector is characterised by companies cloaking themselves in …

Opinion

Ivanka’s Maternity Leave Plan Is A Cruel Joke

A Republican president proposing paid leave, as Trump does in his budget, should be welcome news. It isn't.<p>At the urging of his daughter, Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump made sure to include a provision for six weeks of paid parental leave in the budget plan his administration released Tuesday.<p>…

News (U.S.)

Here Are 10 Skills Every HR Manager Needs to Succeed at Work

You wanted a job in Human Resources because you like people. Got it. But, liking people is not enough. There are many skills every HR manager needs …

Human Resources