Employment Law

Lehigh Valley Health Network moving 500 workers to Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Lehigh Valley Health Network is moving 500 employees from the suburbs to downtown Allentown, the eastern Pennsylvania city where one of its eight hospitals is located.<p>The white-collar support workers are now located in a business park in Salisbury Township, about four miles from …

Lehigh Valley

Are you overpaying your babysitter? Here are the national averages

The national average hourly rate for babysitters last year was about $14, according to a new survey from Care.com. It's a 26 percent increase from …

New Orleans

Award-winning nurse 'fired by care home bosses after five-year-old daughter got cancer'

An award-winning nurse claims he was fired from a care home after telling bosses his five-year-old daughter had cancer.<p>Daniel McCarthy, 42, has filed …

Health Care

New York City will count all construction deaths

The City Council on Tuesday approved a measure requiring the Department of Buildings to post a complete list of all construction deaths in the city …

New York City

Free hockey in first round mounts for teams moving on

A record 18 games went to overtime in the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, surpassing the previous mark of 17 set in 2013. While no series went seven games, each one included at least one overtime game, with the eight teams that moved on battling varying degrees of fatigue going into …

NHL

Workers involved in union activities say Tesla is illegally intimidating them

Tesla is once again facing allegations that it's working to quash a union drive at its factory in Fremont, California.<p>Last week, the United …

Tesla

McDonald's offers workers zero-hours switch

Paul Pomroy explained: "I want to treat them fairly and look them in the eye".<p>Mr Pomroy will tell all 115,000 employees of the restaurant chain that …

Black Market

Ivanka Trump’s Interest in Germany’s Equal Pay Law Doesn’t Align With Her Father’s Actions

On her first international trip since becoming an official representative of the United States, First Daughter Ivanka Trump appeared in Berlin …

Women's News

Writers Guild members vote to authorise strike

Members of the Writers Guild of America have voted to authorise a strike with 95% support.<p>There hasn’t been a writers strike since back in 2007 which …

Comedy

The Working Families Flexibility Act Will Hurt Women And Families

A true misnomer if ever there was one.<p>Much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the falsely cloaked Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180/S. 801) would hurt, not help, working women and families. The Working Families Flexibility Act, a true misnomer if ever there was one, would in reality ensure …

Poverty

Texas Woman Fired For Not Being Christian Enough

Religious discrimination: Texas company fires employee because she was not Christian enough and “needed to examine her walk with Jesus.”<p>A lawsuit …

Atheism

Big Business Asks Congress for Protection From Local Paid Leave Laws - Bloomberg

During the 2016 presidential campaign, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton pledged their support for more paid family leave. Now big business is …

Government

Survey: Restaurant Tips Down as Minimum Wage Climbs

To say minimum wage is a hot-button issue in the restaurant industry would be a comical understatement. While it is rather (extremely) difficult to …

Full-time a fantasy as Australians work fewer hours than ever before

Full-time work was once the norm but in March a record 17% of all hours worked was done by part-time employees<p>Australian workers on average are working fewer hours than ever before as the shift from full-time to part-time work continues and, with it, the rise in underemployment.<p>In March, Australian …

Budgeting

New York wastes billions on ‘prevailing wage’ construction jobs

New York state, its local governments and public authorities are committed to spending tens of billions of dollars on public works in the next five …

Opinion

Indian IT firms get less than 20% of H-1B visas: Nasscom refutes US claim of lottery exploitation

The trade association challenged the White House’s claim of TCS, Infosys and Cognizant bagging a ‘lion’s share’ of the work permits granted.<p>The …

Finance

H-1B visa: Trump govt's 'serious actions' cause for worry for IT firms, says Arvind Subramanian

<b>Washington</b>: Any “serious actions” taken by the Trump Administration on the H-1B visa program would be a cause of “worry” as a majority of Indian …

Recruitment

Writers Guild inches toward Hollywood strike

A writer's strike looms after Writers Guild of America members authorized a strike against the Hollywood studios, should the studios not meet their demands, according to <i>CNN</i> and <i>Variety</i>.<p>Late Monday, <i>Variety</i> reported that 96 percent of the guild's membership authorized a strike, largely a formality …

Read This Before Calling Your Boss A 'Nasty Motherf**ker'

It's protected, but only in certain cases.<p>A U.S. appeals court has ruled that you can’t lose your job for cursing out your boss on social media, but don’t fire off that angry tweet or Facebook post just yet.<p>There’s some fine print: The comment has to be a part of union-related activities, per …

Administrative Law

From Cape Cod to Aspen, Visa Cap Hits Popular U.S. Holiday Spots - Bloomberg

Stone masons in Colorado, thoroughbred caretakers in Kentucky and waiters in Cape Cod are in shorter supply after Congress allowed a temporary …

Boston

Labor shortage a stress test for Japan's 24/7 convenience stores

TOKYO – Japan's growing labor shortage threatens the nation's ubiquitous convenience stores, whose business model relies on an army of part-timers packing bento lunch boxes, manning cash registers and delivering goods 24/7.<p>The big three "combini" operators 7-Eleven, FamilyMart and Lawson, which …

Japan

California kids get no homework amid teachers union pay fight

Students at Hillsdale Elementary School in North Highlands, Calif., aren't getting any homework, for now.<p>The Twin Rivers School District Teachers Union has said its 1,500 members will only perform contracted work during a current labor dispute. This means teachers will not work during their lunch …

Education

Restaurants need to stop treating low-wage workers like avocados

It’s not unusual to see <i>a la carte</i> charges for guacamole at restaurants when avocado prices surge. But low-wage workers are not avocados.<p>In Nov. 2017, 2.1 million working Americans in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington state had their wages raised by varying degrees and another 6 million …

Restaurants

Small business warn against applying new visa charges to skilled EU workers

Small business have today warned the government against expanding existing charges to recruit skilled workers to cover European staff.<p>Rules coming …

Business (UK)

Alitalia Employees Vote On Liquidation Over Pay Cuts & Layoffs

Well, I think it’s fair to say that Alitalia’s employees have just called the government’s bluffs, and don’t think that the government will let them …

Airlines

Elon Musk Earns California's Minimum Wage for CEOs (TSLA)

Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk is a billionaire many times over. But he pays himself a paltry salary to manage the electric company he founded with …

Elon Musk

General Motors fires 2,700 in Venezuela after plant closure: workers

CARACAS (Reuters) - General Motors' (GM.N) Venezuelan subsidiary has sent a message to almost 2,700 staff informing them that they are no longer employed by the company and had received severance pay in their bank accounts, according to two employees.<p>A Venezuelan court last week ordered the seizure …

General Motors

Why Aboriginal workers in Ontario are fighting the taxman

Thousands of low-wage Aboriginal workers have been in a tax fight with Canada for decades — and some of those workers say that unless the federal …

British Columbia

Alitalia workers reject rescue plan

The loss-making Italian airline Alitalia is again on the brink of bankruptcy.<p>In a ballot, two thirds of its workers have voted to reject a management restructuring plan.<p>The agreement to lay off 980 full-time staff plus hundreds more contract workers and reduce flight crews wages by around eight …

Airlines

How much do H1B workers really earn? Firstpost Facebook Live April 25, 8 am IST

What does an H1B worker really earn? To which the precise counter would be - in which of the 50 states of the U.S.A?<p>The backlash against the H1B is …

April 25