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The Intercept_

AM Best, a global ratings firm for the insurance industry, suggested in a January 28 report that to combat corporate misconduct, companies “may choose to be proactive” by providing training and education for employees. Training, though, gets mixed reviews. Brantner, the employee advocate, said training programs have historically been focused on limiting a company’s liability — not necessarily on improving the workplace.

Today's Workplace more

Illinois poised to be next state to pass $15 minimum wage

Laura Clawson

Denver teachers go on strike for the first time in 25 years

Elham Khatami

Meet the Militant Flight Attendant Leader Who Threatened a Strike—And Helped Stop Trump’s Shutdown

David Dayen

Protecting America’s Workers Act Introduced. Would Strengthen OSHA and Workers’ Rights

Jordan Barab

New York bill would jail employers for discriminating over immigration status

Rebekah Entralgo

In the Courts more

Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC

Held that an employee could not sue a payroll company (that is, an independent payroll service provider) for violating California wage orders. The employee had brought suit against both her former employer and the company it hired to handle payroll tasks. However, the California Supreme Court concluded that the payroll company was not subject to such claims, reversing the appellate court.

EEOC v. Global Horizons, Inc.,

Reinstated certain claims that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had brought against two farming businesses. According to the government, the farms hired Thai citizens for seasonal agricultural work and subjected them to poor working conditions and substandard living conditions on the basis of their race and national origin. Reversed a dismissal and a summary judgment ruling.

February 14, 2019

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In the News

This grievance board for federal workers has one person left — and he’s about to leave

After Winning a $15 Minimum Wage, Fast Food Workers Now Battle Unfair Firings

Think Federal Workers Have It Bad? It's Worse for State and Local Employees.

Revolt of the gig workers: How delivery rage reached a tipping point

Shortage of home-care workers in US, Arizona called a 'growing crisis

House Democrats’ new plan for a $15 minimum wage, explained

Government workers still waiting for paychecks after end of shutdown

Face of Trump’s Job Training Agenda Marred by Vacancies, Confusion

In new report on automation, some good news for Minnesota’s workers

Some Workers Can Now Trade Vacation Time for Student Loan Relief

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