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Spy in the screen reveals what workers are worth

Financial Times

Paula Brantner, senior adviser at Workplace Fairness, said invasive tools could prompt employment lawsuits, but “we’re not on the front lines of that yet.” 

There is often a lag of several years before new technologies are challenged in court, she said, pointing to the handful of US cases that appeared around 2015 in relation to employee GPS tracking. Contracts often stipulate an employer has the right to monitor staff at work, she added.

Today's Workplace more

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren blast Delta’s union-busting in letter to CEO

Alan Pyke

The Teacher Strikes Could Set Off a Private Sector Strike Wave—If We Dare

Joe Burns

American Workers Are Not Happy

Leo Gerard

Future of workers uncertain as third-biggest US coal company declares bankruptcy

E.A. Crunden

In the Courts more

Sparre v. LABR

Plaintiff, a locomotive engineer, challenged the final orders and judgments in his lawsuit where he asserted violations of the Federal Railroad Safety Act. Seventh circuit denied his appeal for failing to exhaust his administrative remedies before appealing.

Figueroa v. Pompeo

In an employment discrimination case, adopted a new set of legal principles for evaluating the second step of the McDonnell Douglas framework. Revived a foreign service officer's lawsuit against the State Department for alleged national origin bias, reversing summary judgment in relevant part.

May 16, 2019

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In the News

Nike responds to backlash over maternity leave policy

Uber Drivers Are Contractors, Labor Board’s Top Lawyer Says

Don’t Get Burned by These Tricky Workplace Summer Issues

Labor Law Safeguards for Worker Lawsuits Imperiled at NLRB

House Pushes OSHA to Create a Standard Concerning Workplace Violence in the Healthcare Sector

Facebook Raises Pay for Thousands of Its U.S. Contract Workers

What Employers Need To Know About The New EEOC Chair

Trump’s Labor Board Has Unions Shelving Complaints

Uber and Lyft strikes: US drivers stop taking rides in protest over pay

Google Walkout Organizers Demand HR Investigation After Claims Of Retaliation

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