You may have heard this week that Amazon.com will open a brick-and-mortar grocery store early in 2017 called Amazon Go. If successful, the  formerly online-only retailer would corner even more of our shopping dollars by siphoning business from traditional supermarkets and big-box stores. But w...
Uber has been ordered to pay $100 million to drivers seeking to be classified as employees, finally settling lawsuits threatening the company’s on-demand business model, which has historically depended on independent contractors. Just yesterday the popular ride-hailing company announced it will b...
The robots are coming! The robots are coming! The White House is concerned that robots are coming to snatch low-wage jobs. In a report to Congress last week, White House economists predicted that there’s an 83% chance that workers making under $20 per hour will lose their jobs to robots. E...
Workers in jobs that pay the federal minimum wage make only $7.25 per hour, before taxes. Labor rights activists, lawmakers and employment attorneys across the U.S. state that this amount (and even slightly higher state-based minimum wage rates) don't pay workers enough to cover life's basic needs. ...
Nationwide, Walmart workers are preparing for a series of Black Friday strikes, which will take place later this week in California, Florida, Minnesota, Washington, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.  Click here to find more Black Friday protests near you. The worker’s rights group planning these activit...
According to a controversial ruling by a Superior Court judge in New Jersey, casino waitresses are essentially "sex objects" (a direct quote), who can be terminated for gaining weight. The decision by Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson put the nail in the coffin of a workplace discriminati...
Hundreds of would-be Lululemon CEO’s are jockeying for the recently-vacant position, despite the fact that the job posting is clearly a joke. Two days after the wildly popular yoga-clothing maker announced that CEO Christine Day would be stepping down, Lululemon pulled an irreverent stunt to sh...
This past February, Walmart worker Janet Sparks was called in for a meeting with her boss in Baker, Louisiana, where she works as a non-salaried customer service supervisor. Weeks earlier Sparks had spoken up to complain about mistreatment of her co-workers. Yet the management was now accusing her o...
On the afternoon before this past Thanksgiving, Walmart worker Vanessa Ferreira went on strike at her St. Cloud, FL store. As news organizations reported at the time, most Walmart shoppers completely overlooked the rather humble occasion of Ferreira's walkout, which was a protest against the retail ...
Now that Initiative 502 has legalized recreational marijuana in Washington State, employers are wondering what they should  do. Many labor and employment law attorneys are also wrangling with that question. Some are looking to a recent workplace legal case that went to the Washington state Supreme...