China court orders man to pay wife for housework in landmark case

A Beijing divorce court has ordered a man to compensate his wife for the housework she did during their marriage, in a landmark ruling. The woman will receive 50,000 yuan ($7,700; …

PROSECUTION OF A FRAUDULENT LABOUR AGENCY IN TAICHUNG: AN INSIGHT ON THE EXPLOITATION OF MIGRANT WORKERS IN TAIWAN

On 28 January 2021, public prosecutors in Taichung indicted four individuals on charges of human trafficking, violations of the Employment Services Act and forgery of documents for their role in …

UK: After the Uber ruling, there’s no excuse for government not to enforce workers’ rights

“In 2018, Ali submitted a claim against Uber for unpaid holidays. Originally from Somaliland, he had been driving for Uber since 2016, a couple of years after arriving in the …

Uber Drivers Are Entitled to Worker Benefits, a British Court Rules

Uber suffered an important labor defeat in its largest European market on Friday when Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that the ride-hailing firm’s drivers must be classified as workers entitled to …

‘Deafening silence’: UK government blasted over delays to employment reforms

The government has been accused of dragging its heels on promised reforms to zero-hours contracts and the gig economy as legislation to protect workers faces serious delays. New legislation intended to …

Building back worker safety under Biden

Under President Trump, the protection of workers in this country suffered badly. While corporations and the wealthy got tax cuts, federal worker protection programs saw staff cuts. Strategies to deter wage theft …

Push To Give Workers Right To Sue Employers For Occupational Safety And Health Act Violations

As the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) turned 50 in December 2020, the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) issued “OSHA’s Next 50 Years: Legislating a Private Right of …

Spain Prepares Labor Laws that Could Force Food Delivery Apps to Employ Gig Workers

“The Spanish government is preparing strict labor law changes that could mean food-delivery platforms have to formally employ the couriers they rely on. Under rules expected to be proposed as …

The Gig Economy Is Coming for Millions of American Jobs

California’s vote to classify Uber and Lyft drivers as contractors has emboldened other employers to eliminate salaried positions—and has become a cornerstone of bigger plans to “Uberize” the U.S. workforce. …

New York Sues Amazon, Saying It Inadequately Protected Workers From Covid-19

New York’s attorney general, Letitia James, sued Amazon on Tuesday evening, arguing that the company provided inadequate safety protection for workers in New York City during the pandemic and retaliated …

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