Zero-tolerance policies on workplace discrimination are being put to the test as #BlackLivesMatter protests demand action against systemic racism in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. On Tuesday, Boeing alerted law enforcement and launched an internal investigation at ...
A Washington law passed last year raised hopes among minority and marginalized populations whose access to public resources has withered since affirmative action was banned in the state in 1998. But before the law went into effect and reintroduced diversity goals into public education, employment...
In a landmark ruling on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that gay and transgender workers are protected from workplace discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The decision hinged on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, rel...
When the COVID-19 pandemic swept over the U.S. in March, federal and state governments intervened with emergency measures to shore up company balance sheets and provide temporary benefits to employees being laid off and furloughed. Now, as businesses contemplate reopening, some of those workers ar...
Seattle-based Amazon.com has come under the scrutiny of federal labor regulators following worker allegations that the company retaliated against them for protesting safety conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to public documents filed last week and viewed by Buzzfeed News. The Chicago-...
The battle of the generations is alive and well, as a new meme can attest. And it may soon have implications in the office. The catchphrase “OK Boomer” has become a weapon of choice for young Americans to shoot down baby boomers, the generation ranging in age from 55 to 73 years old. After ...
Long hours and ruthless competition are often the prerequisites of a successful career at tech companies in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood and the east-side suburbs. While employees' personal sacrifices are amply rewarded with stock options and salaries, it’s not always possible to li...
When we talk about workers who need flexibility to manage their personal lives and family responsibilities, most people envision a working mother. The leading assumption is that working moms want and need flexibility at work. It's true, of course, that many working mothers carry the load of double s...
Starbucks will shut down all stores in the U.S. for several hours next month so workers can complete racial-bias training. In response to the arrest of two black men in one of its Philadelphia stores, Starbucks announced that it is closing over 8,000 stores and corporate offices nation-wide ...
Amazon Go, the automated convenience store that recently opened to the public in Seattle, lets shoppers stroll in, grab whatever they want, and zoom back out, all without having to deal with a checkout line or a human worker at the cash register. The self-checkout store is, of course, just the late...