BILL: AB-1651 Worker rights: Workplace Technology Accountability Act.

Here is the full text of the bill introduced in California to curb ‘bossware’: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1651

Ukraine’s new labour law could ‘open Pandora’s box’ for workers

Ukrainian parliament set to vote on new labour law that threatens workers with a ‘rollback to the 19th century’ “With one letter [our employer] sent us away, and our dialogue …

Cooperatives and the World of Work No. 14 – Partnerships between trade unions and the social and solidarity economy to support informal economy workers

“Over two billion workers, representing 61.2 per cent of global employment, are in the informal economy (ILO 2018a). Workers’ experiences differ significantly depending on their occupation, with women concentrated in …

Failure to Deliver: Assessing Amazon’s Freedom of Association Policy under International Labor Standards

On March 11, 2022, Amazon announced a new policy on freedom of association under international standards.[1] Citing International Labor Organization and United Nations principles, Amazon pledged to comply with global norms …

ILO Working Paper: Protection of workers’ personal data: General principles

“This study on “the legal protection of workers’ personal data” aims to develop the knowledge base on this subject in light of legal and technological developments. The purpose of this …

Japan’s Moment to Act on Forced Labor in Supply Chains

Despite past commitments, Japan is the only G-7 member that has not imposed sanctions on Beijing for its state policy of forced labor. In October 2021, the G-7 nations, including Japan, issued …

ILO Flagship Social Dialogue Report 2022: Collective bargaining for an inclusive sustainable and resilient recovery

“Concerns have been growing over rising in- equality in earnings and widening gaps in labour market opportunities. This is mirrored by sluggish productivity growth on the one hand, and a …

Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses: A Guide for Victims and NGOs on Recourse Mechanisms

“Published for the first time in 2010, FIDH’s guide on Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses seeks to provide a practical tool for victims and their (legal) representatives, NGOs and other …

The gig workers fighting back against the algorithms

“In the Bendungan Hilir neighborhood, just a stone’s throw from Jakarta’s glitzy central business district, a long row of makeshift wooden stalls crammed onto the sidewalk serves noodle soup, fried …

The False Promise of “Third-Category” Worker Laws

Over a century ago, in Lochner v. New York, the U.S. Supreme Court infamously struck down a workplace maximum hours law, suggesting that it was “an unreasonable, unnecessary and arbitrary interference” …

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