Just in the last two years, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Oracle have been hit with high-profile lawsuits over to their employment practices. And while those were the cases that made headlines, workers in nearly every sector sue their bosses for unpaid wages, discrimination and verbal a...
Over the past few years, Silicon Valley has come under sharp criticism for its treatment of women. The New York Times reporter Nellie Bowles recently wrote about a growing number of men in tech who are pushing back against gender equality in their line of work. Journalist Kai Ryssdal subsequen...
In a new report titled “Pointing Out: How Walmart Unlawfully Punishes Workers for Medical Absences,” the organization A Better Balance reveals how Walmart’s absence control program not only treats workers unfairly but may actually be illegal. A few cases include the following: Ashana* got...
Americans, we assume, believe in competition. But a huge number of workers—30 million, according to a report from the Treasury Department—are restricted by “noncompete agreements” forbidding them from leaving to work for a competitor or start their own competing business. And that number is ...
Having kids typically makes it harder to advance in your career, according to overwhelming body of research. According to a new poll, most U.S. workers feel that employers aren’t doing enough to support parents returning to their jobs after they take time off to raise children. 57% report ...
Even when writers have good intentions, they can’t escape gender bias, a new study shows. Even scientists find objectivity to be tough.  Because of unconscious gender bias, they are twice as likely to write outstanding letters of recommendation for men than for women, according to an extensi...
As American workers worry more each year about losing their jobs to losing their jobs to robot, one group is helping the workforce learn about these issues and develop solutions to the problem. WorkingNation, a nonprofit project that launched just a few months ago, will be educating Americans abo...
By now you’ve probably heard about the Wells Fargo scandal, where the bank relentlessly pressured its employees to open new customer accounts, resulting in millions of “sham accounts” opened to meet unrealistic quotas.  Last month customers filed a class action lawsuit against Wells Fargo, a...
Good news for American workers: new federal overtime rules are going into effect at the end of the year. Back in 2014, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to draft now overtime regulations that would live up to the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act, while simplifying rules ...
The bill requires contracts for projects and payment within 30 days of completion. When it comes to a timely paycheck, freelancing sucks. Freelance workers often don't get compensated with the same regularity that salaried, or even hourly, workers do. Instead, they may have to follow up with a clie...