Stories tagged: employees
Tue., Dec. 3, 2019
Four workers fired from Google last week are planning to file charges against the company with a federal agency, claiming it unfairly retaliated against them for organizing workers around social …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
A group of employees from 13 McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the company’s drive for profits puts workers at “daily risk” of physical attack by …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
Roughly a third of American workers say they’ve changed how they act at work in the past year amid the #MeToo movement
UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019
Virginia Beach officials Saturday sought to put the focus on the 12 people who were fatally shot in a government building, not the gunman. The guns recovered from the scene …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
Patience is wearing thin at the National Weather Service office in Spokane as its 25 employees remain unpaid and their jobs continue to be restricted by the longest federal government …
UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018
Walmart, the country’s largest private employer, announced Wednesday that it will pay for its workers to go back to school – as long as they get degrees in business or …
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018
U.S. companies posted the fewest open jobs in seven months in December, yet the number of Americans quitting their jobs rose to a 17-year high, a mixed reading on the …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017
At least four major companies are building goodwill in the wake of President Donald Trump’s tax cuts by finding ways to pass along some of their likely savings to employees.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
Police in Florida arrested three dairy farm employees on animal cruelty charges following the release of an undercover video by animal rights group showing workers abusing cows.
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017
Eighty percent of employees say managers are unnecessary, a national survey on manager-employee relationships found.
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
The Seattle-based steakhouse El Gaucho has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed its restaurants withheld wages and tips from employees.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017
A Wisconsin company is offering all of its employees the option to get a microchip implanted between the thumb and forefinger. It’s quick, painless and the company will even pick …
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017
A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017
Hugging can create a hostile work environment. In a decision Thursday, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived a sexual harassment lawsuit against Yolo County …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
Disclosing one’s criminal history on a job application often immediately eliminates them from the applicant pool, regardless of qualifications.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016
The gig economy has been hyped. It poses as the labor market’s new reality. It isn’t. The new reality is how the old reality is being remade
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016
Under a sweeping new scheduling law being considered by the city of Seattle, large retailers and many food-service companies with more than 500 employees would be required to give their …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016
Chicago Public Schools is laying off almost 500 teachers and another 500 school-based staff members, the district said Friday. The teachers being laid off will be eligible to apply for …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016
U.S. Labor Department investigators told Microsoft this year they had found preliminary evidence of gender-based discrimination at the company, according to court papers filed this week in a gender-discrimination lawsuit.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016
U.S. employers added a healthy 255,000 jobs in July, a sign of confidence amid sluggish economic growth that points to a resilient economy.
Thu., July 14, 2016
The employees of a company whose boss gave them a well-publicized big raise have bought him a new Tesla.
Tue., June 21, 2016
Millions of Americans aren’t taking all the vacation time they’ve earned – and that’s a commentary on America’s new work culture.
Sun., Dec. 13, 2015
The 2016 Spokane County budget includes a bump in sales tax revenues, but also includes a pay increase of 1.5 percent for most employees, their first since 2011.
Sun., March 1, 2009
WASHINGTON – Many people who are either laid off from their job or simply moving to another opportunity often secretly take proprietary data from their employer on their way out …
Sat., Oct. 26, 1996
County Manager’s Suspension Isn’t His First Cotter Served A Two-Day Suspension In ‘94 For Similar Comments
One of two Spokane County managers suspended this week for having an “earthy” on-the-job conversation also was suspended in 1994 for making profane and inflammatory comments. Jim Cotter, operations manager …
Tue., July 18, 1995
The Washington Public Power Supply System will lay off a total of 240 workers by the end of the year from the state’s only operating commercial nuclear power plant, a …