Employment Law

Iowa GOP bill to reverse raises worries low-income workers

As House Republicans push for a bill that would prevent local governments from determining minimum hourly wages, workers in some Iowa counties are …

Minimum Wage

Tennessee employees fired after taking part in 'Day Without Immigrants' protest

Workers had promised the company to make up time but were summarily dismissed.<p>Eighteen employees of a commercial painting company in Nolensville, …

Dozens Fired After Joining “Day Without Immigrants” Protests

More than 100 people were suddenly out of work across the country this past week after they participated in Thursday’s “Day Without Immigrants” …

“It’s Unfair” – Hispanic Workers Upset After Being Fired For Absence On “Day Without Immigrants”

The manager of the ironically named “I Don’t Care” Bar and Grill in Catoosa, Oklahoma is hiring…<p>After firing 12 staff last week for violating his “no …

Restaurant slammed with one-star reviews after allegedly firing protesting workers

From our friends at<p>BY SARA MORRISON AND ADI COHEN<p>A restaurant in Tennessee is getting hammered with one-star Facebook and Yelp reviews after it was …

ATO admits working hours are below community standards

The Australian Taxation Office has admitted its working hours do not meet community expectations and are inefficient.<p>Key points:<p>ATO staff have …

Australian News

This is the new face of creeping underemployment

If you felt reassured by last week’s ‘fall’ in the unemployment rate, and wish to hang on to that feeling, you’d better stop reading now.But if you …

Salaries & Wages

Pawsonal leave

In the ruff world of business, one company is recognising its staff’s commitment to furry family members by allowing workers one week of paid leave …

Dogs

Cleaning contractor at 18 Victorian public schools in wages scandal

A cleaning contractor faces an investigation into claims of "massive wage theft" spanning a large network of Victoria's government-run schools.

Australian News

Bourke Street attack: How will victims be compensated?

One month ago today, a car ploughed through the heart of Melbourne's CBD resulting in the deaths of six people, injuring dozens and psychologically …

Australian News

We all have the ‘right to disconnect’ – but only some of us can afford it

Laws protecting workers from employers’ out-of-hours emails ignore the fact that, for many, switching off is not an option<p>The global race to tame and civilise digital capitalism is on. In France, the “right to disconnect” – requiring companies of a certain size to negotiate how their employees …

Opinion

Trump Vineyard Requests Visas For Still More Foreign Workers

"America First" doesn't apply to Trump wines.<p>While President Donald Trump rails against immigrants and foreign workers taking away American jobs, the Trump Vineyard Estates has filed yet another request for visas for foreign farm workers at its Virginia winery.<p>The application filed last week asks …

Eric Trump

Trump's failed labor secretary pick reveals a fast-food industry at war

On Wednesday, fast-food CEO Andy Puzder withdrew his name from consideration for the position of secretary of labor just a day before his confirmation hearing.<p>Puzder's personal life likely played a role in his decision to withdraw, as the Senate examined allegations that he abused his ex-wife …

U.S. Secretary of Labor

Uber CEO Opens "Urgent Investigation" Into Workplace Sexism Described By Former Employee

A former engineer with the company described serial sexual harassment — which managers and HR ignored — in a blog post on Sunday.<p>On her first day at Uber after training, site reliability engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti said her new manager told her about his open marriage and tried to get her to have …

Uber

What To Do If You Are Placed On Suspension

I know. You’re reading the title of this post and probably saying to yourself, “What the –?!” That’s exactly what this HR Bartender reader is saying …

Human Resources

SFV/NELA NOW TARGETS SEXUAL HARASSMENT

<b>FIGHT BACK AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT</b><p><b>IN NORTH EAST LOS ANGELES</b><p><b>WHERE: Metro Studio, 114 N Ave 58 Los Angeles CA 90042</b><p><b>WHEN: Sunday February 26, 12</b> …

Sexism

21 workers fired for taking part in 'Day Without Immigrants' protest

LEXINGTON COUNTY, South Carolina - Twenty one people were fired from a South Carolina company after taking part in the Day Without Immigrants Protest.<p>…

South Carolina

Push for ride-share companies in Alaska hits speed bumps

The drive to allow ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Alaska has hit speed bumps.<p>The bill, from Anchorage Republican Sen. Mia …

Government

Treatment gaps persist between low- and high-income workers, even with insurance

Treatment gaps still exist between workers at different wage levels. Photo via Getty Images<p>Low-wage workers with job-based health insurance were …

Health Care

OSHA: Airport employee apparently demoted in retaliation

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found that a Cleveland airport employee was apparently demoted in retaliation for …

Aviation

These Ridiculously Sexist Rules From A Cheerleading Handbook Reveal The Profession’s Dark Side

They perform kickass moves every time a player scores a goal or hits a whopping six. They dance without a break while everyone else is gorging on …

Cheerleading

GOP targets state's retirement plans for workers

<i>This article originally appeared on the</i> International Business Times.<p>House Republicans voted to rescind a federal rule making it easier for states to …

Retirement

Unions seek Jaitley’s intervention to resolve IDBI Bank wage issue

The All India Bank Employees’ Association and the All India Bank Officers’ Association have sought Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s intervention in …

Banking

BlackBerry employees file $20-million class action lawsuit over transfer to Ford | Generation Z MEDIA

BlackBerry Ltd. is facing a $20-million class action lawsuit from employees who allege they were misled into accepting jobs with Ford Motor Company …

Lawsuits

Where do sheepskin effects come from?

From a loyal <b>MR</b> reader:<p>I’m very curious about the macroeconomics of the sheepskin effects. Traditional productivity forecast research tends to assume …

Economics

This Brewery Gives a Week of Paid Leave to Employees With New Puppies

A new puppy is a lot to manage. You have to buy food, devote time to training, adjust your schedule for walks, and -- of course -- play with and …

Cool Stuff

Bank workers will protest to form their first US union — and the whole world is watching

Behind the pristine business attire and impeccable offices, banks in the United States have a secret: Their public faces — tellers and salespeople — …

Banking

Beer Company Gives Its Staff A Week's Paid 'Pawternity' Leave

🐶 🐶 🐶<p>This is one totally paw-some job perk.<p>Bosses at Scotland-based craft beer company BrewDog are giving their almost 1,000 employees around the world one week’s paid leave when they welcome a new puppy into their lives.<p>“It’s not easy trying to juggle work and settle a new dog into your life, …

Weird

Study: Working From Home Causes More Stress

For some remote employees, it's not such a great thing.<p>You'd think that working from home is all about warm slippers, hot cocoa and your cat purring contentedly on the desk next to you. Or maybe it's just you purring contentedly. Whatever. It's the life, right? Well, maybe not so much.<p>A study of …

Hot Chocolate

Bowing to business unrest, D.C. Council will revisit paid-leave law, chairman says

The D.C. Council will begin considering dramatic revisions in the coming weeks to the District’s new law guaranteeing expansive family and medical leave benefits to private-sector workers, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) said Friday.<p>In an interview, Mendelson said he was suggesting changes …

Government