Labor/Employment

 

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    Worker Fearing “Mark Of the Beast” Prevails in Fourth Circuit

    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the EEOC, upholding a religious discrimination claim involving a mine employee who refused to be subject to the company’s biometric hand scanner time-keeping device, on the grounds it...

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    How Climate Change Will Upend Employment

    The effects of climate change on such things as wildlife, water and food, migration patterns...

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    CenturyLink Accused Of Massive Customer Ripoff

    First a former employee sued the company, saying it fired her for calling attention to the company’s aggressive sales incentive scheme. After learning about Wells Fargo’s regulatory problems she became increasingly alarmed, she says in her complaint....

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    It’s Still Unlawful Interrogation If It’s Done Via Text

    The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that a coercive text message that a supervisor sent to an employee could serve as evidence that the employer unlawfully interrogated workers regarding their support for unions. That, says Barnes...

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    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns

    Travis Kalanick, the beleaguered head of ride-sharing giant Uber, has stepped down as CEO amid a shareholder revolt. According to the New York Times, five of Uber’s major investors demanded that Kalanick resign via a letter, titled...

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  • Trump’s Employment Agenda Remains Murky

    The Trump administration has been in office for about six months, and the direction of its employment agenda remains uncertain. President Trump’s actions so far seem to indicate that, like any Republican president, he will promote employment...

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  • Legal Hurdles in Global Employment

    Once a company begins to expand globally, its employment compliance challenges become far more challenging. Model agreements that are used across the U.S. workforce locations are not a fit for the global teams. Employment abroad comes with...

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    Whole Foods Workers Fear Amazon Robots

    Last week, online retailer Amazon announced that it plans to buy upscale grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion. That left Whole Foods workers fearing layoffs and changes to their corporate culture. “Everybody’s been kind...

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    Lawyer’s Presence Made Firing Deliberations Privileged

    The presence of an in-house lawyer on a company’s “Termination Review Committee” was enough to render the committee’s deliberations privileged, per a ruling in the Southern District of New York. A woman who had been fired from...

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    Uber’s CEO To Take Leave of Absence

    Travis Kalanick, the tempestuous chief executive of Uber, will take a leave of absence from the ride-sharing giant just as it adopts new policies to improve its workplace environment. Though Uber has been enmeshed in a public...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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