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 ...
Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you probably heard about the bombshell report the New York Times ran last week on the brutal work conditions at Amazon.  The story detailed a cut-throat work culture (marathon conference calls on Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving, criticism from bosses for spotty...
Claire Cain Miller, contributor to the New York Times, posted an article this week exploring how family friendly workplace policies can sometimes hurt workers. She cites cases in countries like Chile, where one result of legal requirements to provide working mothers with childcare is that women are...
The Family and Medical Leave Act was passed over 20 years ago, making landmark changes that allow workers to take off 12 weeks of unpaid leave for medical or family reasons without risking termination from their jobs. But now, many workers, politicians, labor activists and workers compensation la...
 Over the past year many workers, employers, attorneys and workers' rights advocates have been closely monitoring the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's move to crackdown on businesses for rigid leave-of-absence policies that automatically terminate employees when a person does not (or simpl...