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The Robot Will Hear You Now: Easing Job Harassment Reporting

Bloomberg Law

Worker advocacy groups, like Workplace Fairness, have looked into the capabilities of reporting aids, like Spot, to help whistleblowers, but it is still early in the process, Brantner said. “They’re important for a start, but I would hate to see them replace talking to someone who can really give you sound advice,” she said. “The question is, do the machines have the sophistication to ferret out conduct that might not be actionable harassment now, but the company would want to know about?”

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After nearly 2 months on strike, Hawaii workers secure better contract

Casey Quinlan

Supreme Court poised to drastically reverse LGBTQ equality

Zack Ford

Amazon employees across Europe protest ‘inhuman’ working conditions

Melanie Schmitz

Transgender guidance disappears from Office of Personnel Management website

Zack Ford

In the Courts more

Acosta v. Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

Held that the U.S. Secretary of Labor has authority under the OSHA statute to issue a citation to a general contractor at a multi-employer construction worksite who controls a hazardous condition at that worksite, even if the condition affects another employer's employees. Criticized a circuit precedent, Melerine v. Avondale Shipyards, Inc., 659 F.2d 706 (5th Cir. 1981), which had held that the Act protects only an employer's employees.

Cristain v. Hunter Buildings and Manufacturing, L.P.

Reinstated an employee's claim that he was fired for filing a workers' compensation claim, in violation of the Texas Labor Code. Reversed a judgment as a matter of law entered at the close of evidence at trial and remanded for a new trial on this particular claim.

November 29, 2018

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In the News

Feds Find Kentucky Fails To Meet Standards For Worker Safety

California must improve conditions for the workers who help prevent fires

The G20 summit is a reminder of how little the US is doing for American workers

General Motors to lay off 15 percent of workers, shutter 5 plants in North America

Sonoma County's low-income workers left out of local recovery from 2017 wildfires, report says

DOL Again Asks to Delay Lawsuit Over Tips Guidance

Listen: How Toys R Us workers got the retailer's private equity owners to pay severance

US retail workers face long hours, poor pay and 'anxiety through the roof' on Black Friday

The human costs of Black Friday, explained by a former Amazon warehouse manager

Harassment in Workplace May Seem Obvious, Except When It Isn’t

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