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Opinion: Supreme Court ruling unfairly snuffs out employee rights

By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that employer-promulgated individual arbitration procedures that require employees to waive the right to class actions are lawful. Such mechanisms are in poor repute because of their one-sidedness—even Uber has discontinued them for sexual harassment claims though, inconsistently, not for other employee grievances. In arriving at its […]

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From water parks to fast food joints, Denver teens keep businesses running in the summer and employers are eager for them to get to work

Students aren’t the only ones waiting for this year’s precious final ring of the school bell. Hiring managers who rely on an influx of teen labor to the seasonal job market have been crossing off the days until summer break, too. “We try to keep our pools opening coinciding with the Denver Public Schools schedule, […]

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FBI repeatedly overstated phone encryption threat

By Devlin Barrett | Washington Post The FBI has repeatedly provided grossly inflated statistics to Congress and the public about the extent of problems posed by encrypted cellphones, claiming investigators were locked out of nearly 7,800 devices connected to crimes last year when the true number was much smaller, probably between 1,000 and 2,000, The […]

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Trump called ‘very weak’ on E-Verify effort in US

By Tracy Jan | Washington Post In President Donald Trump’s many vocal pronouncements about stopping illegal immigration, one solution he promoted during the campaign has been conspicuously missing: a requirement that employers check whether workers are legal. Eight states require nearly all employers to use the federal government’s online “E-Verify” tool to check whether new […]

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Uber’s female workers ‘degraded’ and sexually harassed: lawsuit

Former Uber software engineer Ingrid Avendaño repeatedly called attention to illegal discrimination against women in the ride-hailing giant’s workplace, to no avail, according to the law firm representing her in a new lawsuit. “Each time Avendaño raised concerns regarding unlawful conduct, she was met with Uber’s entrenched disregard for the rights of its women employees […]