Amazon Broke Labor Law in Anti-Union Push, NLRB Judge Rules

Amazon.com Inc. violated federal labor law as part of its efforts to resist unionization at two facilities in New York City, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled in a …

Platform workers need stronger legal protection

This year will be a crucial year for the platform economy. After the European Commission’s proposal on improving working conditions in platform work in December 2021 and long discussions in …

McDonald’s Ex-HR Chief Hit With Novel Ruling Over Toxic Culture

McDonald’s Corp.’s former chief people officer, who was fired for sexual harassment, must face claims that he spent years ignoring red flags about its toxic workplace culture, a Delaware judge …

Giving Four Months’ Notice or Paying to Quit Has These Workers Feeling Trapped

Last spring, a doctor for Concentra Inc., the leading US occupational health-care company, told his boss he wanted to quit. The workload of as many as 40 patients a day was too …

Academics sue Oxford University over ‘Uberisation’ of teaching contracts

Two academics are suing Oxford University for employing them as gig economy workers in a case which draws on the landmark ruling that gave Uber drivers the right to paid …

What a Gay Flight Attendant’s Lost Discrimination Case Says About LGBTQ Rights in China

Last week, it was made public that a Shenzhen court in March 2022 dismissed a high-profile discrimination lawsuit brought by a gay flight attendant, Chai Cheng, against his former employer, China Southern …

New fine to Glovo for false self-employment and irregular work of migrants

Labor Inspectorate imposes a new penalty on the delivery company for a total of 56.7 million euros In September of last year, the first large fine for a delivery company for having …

In Lyon, Uber ordered to pay 17 million euros to 139 drivers

(article in French) The Labor Court forced the VTC company to reclassify the contracts of 139 drivers. A “quite historic” decision for their lawyer. It is a particularly heavy fine. …

OpenAI Used Kenyan Workers on Less Than $2 Per Hour to Make ChatGPT Less Toxic

ChatGPT was hailed as one 2022’s most impressive technological innovations upon its release last November. The powerful artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot can generate text on almost any topic or theme, …

Noncompete Clauses: What Are They and How Is the FTC Trying to Ban Them?

Should your employer be able to stop you from getting a new job? If you have a summer internship, for example, should the company be able to prevent you from …

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