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As Uber Probes Sexual Harassment At Its Offices, It Overlooks Hundreds of Thousands of Female Drivers

The Intercept

“If the complaint process for sexual harassment is, in essence, a black hole, and a number of women have brought this to the attention of the company and the company has refused to do something about it — then there could be some potential liability,” said Paula Brantner, a lawyer and former executive director of Workplace Fairness, a nonprofit that advocates for workplace rights.

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Trump targets USDA with some of the deepest proposed budget cuts

Natasha Geiling

The Time Is Now to Stand Up for the CFPB

Isaiah J. Poole

Paid family leave policies show corporate America's disdain for low-wage workers and their babies

Laura Clawson

40,000 AT&T Workers Begin 3-Day Strike

David Bacon

Yale: Negotiate with Your Graduate Teachers

Kenneth Quinnell

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Makinen v. City of New York

In an employment case involving a provision of the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) that defines only 'recovering' or 'recovered' alcoholics as having a 'disability', the Court certifies the following question to the New York Court of Appeals: Do sections 8‐102(16)(c) and 8‐107(1)(a) of the New York City Administrative Code preclude a plaintiff from bringing a disability discrimination claim based solely on a perception of untreated alcoholism?

May 31, 2017

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Uber harassment report is expected to hit next week

Small-business owners make the case for helping employees repay student loans

The CEO of a massive Christian-owned craft store had a surprising response when asked about maternity leave

Why are so many women dropping out of the workforce?

More than half of US workers didn’t use up their time off last year, sacrificing 662 million vacation days

Military veterans among the many workers striking on Memorial Day

McDonald’s Beefs Up Lobbying Democrats on Joint-Employer Issue

Tesla Replaces Head Of HR Amid Allegations Of Poor Working Conditions, Harassment

AP Exclusive: CEOs got biggest raise since 2013

As Store Layoffs Mount, Retail Lags Other Sectors In Retraining Workers

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