Employment Law

Workers compensation bill is a disaster for Iowa GOP

My message to Republican legislators is simple: Iowa Republicans rode Donald Trump's coattails to victory. President Trump promised us that the …

Des Moines

Illinois Issues: When Women Are Paid Less Than Men

<i>A bill in Springfield seeks to ease the gender pay gap.</i><p>Palos Heights native Kendall Coyne, an Olympic silver-medalist in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games …

Women's News

Bay Area tech executives indicted for H-1B visa fraud

FREMONT – Two Bay Area tech executives are accused of filing false visa documents through a staffing agency in a scheme to illegally bring a pool of …

Fraud

Insight: Importing a Workforce - 10 Years of Seasonal Workers

In the decade since the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme was introduced, the number of seasonal workers coming to New Zealand from the …

New Zealand News

Vancouver resident embraces delivery on demand

On a misty Wednesday night, James Fowler spent hours driving around the Portland suburbs, directed by the phone affixed to his maroon Nissan's …

Logistics

Italy could soon offer ‘menstrual leave’ to female workers

Italy might soon become the first Western country with an official “menstrual leave” policy for working women. The lower house of Italy’s parliament …

Lifestyle

I got fired after reporting my boss for sexual harassment

He saved a coworker from a boss’s sexual harassment and got canned for it, an American Museum of Natural History employee claims.<p>Software engineer …

New York City

'We should not be the most backward country on maternity pay'

<b>We asked women how they have coped financially after having a baby, following a call by a trade union body for "decently paid" maternity leave.</b><p>The TUC said statutory maternity pay for UK mothers was among the worst in Europe.<p>Here's what you had to say.<p>'The cost of living is too high'<p><i>Priya Virdi,</i> …

Budgeting

SAG-AFTRA Blasts Local Spanish-Language Radio Stations for Not Paying Minimum Wage

Accusing local Spanish-language radio stations La Raza and La Mega of multiple violations of state and federal labor law – including paying some …

Business

Harold Myerson's Just So Cute Talking About Seattle's Minimum Wage Rise

This is quite remarkable even by the standards of left wing economic punditry. Harold Myerson, over at The American Prospect, wants to tell us all that the media is biased against the idea of decent wages for all.<p>Despite abundant empirical evidence that raising the minimum wage doesn’t lead to job …

Opinion

Gig economy: Excel cycle courier wins holiday pay appeal

Courier Andrew Boxer had filed a case against Excel after he took a week's holiday for which he was not paid.<p>Gig economy worker Andrew Boxer earned …

The Real Reason So Many At Your Office Are Missing This Friday

It’s that time of year when winning college basketball teams cut down the nets—and men, apparently eager to ditch work and watch the games, elect to …

WATCHDOGS: 18 Chicago city workers topped $100K in OT in 2016

Eighteen city employees made more than $100,000 in overtime in 2016 — most of them more than doubling their salaries, records obtained by the Chicago …

Chicago

Fox News Fired Veteran Comptroller Judy Slater

Fox News Channel says it has fired Judy Slater, who worked as a comptroller for the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet for nearly two decades, …

Journalism

This Week in Seattle: Uber’s uncertain future, South Lake Union upzone, and more stuff you should know

<i>This Week in Seattle: Lawmakers promote equality and development, Uber’s future in the city looks uncertain, and unemployment continues its steady</i> …

Uber

Amanda Seyfried, Thomas Sadoski welcome baby girl; look back at her photos during pregnancy

Congratulations are in order for Amanda Seyfried and her husband Thomas Sadoski. The Mean Girls actress and husband Sadoski welcomed their bundle of joy, a girl, her media representative confirmed to several media outlets.<p><b>Also Read: Amanda Seyfried secretly ties the knot with Thomas Sadoski …

Babies

Wendy’s Employee Fired Over Receipt With N-Word on It

A Wendy’s employee was given the boot after a black Florida Highway Patrol trooper spotted an old receipt near the worker’s station that had the …

African-American News

Seven things to know about Canada’s new parental leave benefits

Ottawa plans to change the way parents may stay home with their babies – arguably the most significant family policy announced in this week’s budget. Keeping a 2015 campaign promise, the Liberal government is making parental leave more flexible so that mothers and fathers can choose to take more …

Parenting

EOTech Class Action Lawsuit Claims Now Available

A proposed settlement has been announced for the class action lawsuit initiated by Andrew Tyler Foster against L-3 Communications, for the various …

Lawsuits

Instacart To Pay $4.6M, Revise Service Amount Description To Resolve Class Action Lawsuit

Back in 2015, and again last year, Instacart shoppers took their growing ire over worker classification, as well as tip and service amount changes, a …

Lawsuits

NABET Members Voting On New ABC Contract

Contract ratification ballots went out yesterday to more than 2,700 NABET-CWA workers employed at ABC’s news, sports and entertainment divisions and …

ABC

Duterte says he fired 92 government employees in March alone

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said he fired 92 government employees from various agencies in line with his promise to purge his …

Rodrigo Duterte

Republicans Just Made It Easier For Employers To Hide Workplace Injuries

WASHINGTON ― The Republican-led Congress moved to dismantle yet another corporate regulation on Wednesday, in a move that safety experts say will …

Government

Reuters: Workers return to Escondida but outcome seen as disaster for BHP

The end of the strike at the Escondida copper mine in Chile has left owner BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) nursing a ~$1B loss and probably in a weaker …

Business

Will the Labor Secretary Help Labor?

R. Alexander Acosta had an advantage last week when he appeared before the Senate committee overseeing his nomination by President Trump to be secretary of labor: He was not Andrew Puzder, the unqualified fast-food executive and Mr. Trump’s first choice, who had to withdraw in the face of public …

Opinion

Rockville: You'll Be Disgusted About The Cost of This Superintendent's Salary

Montgomery County School Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith, under fire for his delayed response to the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl at Rockville …

Conservative POV

Check out Ohio's 20 highest-paid state employees

Ohio's 20 highest-paid state employees<br>As usual, the top earners among state employees are those working at state psychiatric hospitals. (The annual …

BlackBerry Ltd CEO had 'mixed emotions' about sending employees to Ford, $20-million lawsuit claims

Pro gamers to converge on Toronto for national ’Call of Duty’ championship as spectators pay to watch… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…<p>Major brands aren’t …

Pugh says she will veto bill that would raise Baltimore minimum wage

Mayor Catherine Pugh said Friday she will veto legislation that would raise Baltimore's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.<p>Pugh said she wants …

Minimum Wage

Suffolk registry workers describe racial hostility, sexual harassment

A Cape Verdean employee alleged that her co-workers called her a monkey. A white employee used a racial epithet to describe an African-American …

Judiciary