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Judge Rejects Uber, Lyft Bids to Delay California Driver Injunction

A California judge on Thursday refused to give Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc more time to appeal his decision forcing them to classify drivers in that state as employees, which they have said would necessitate restructuring their businesses. At …

Judge Appears Receptive to Uber, Lyft Warnings in California Driver Case

A California judge signaled on Thursday he might be leaning against a request for a preliminary injunction forcing Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc to classify drivers as employees rather than contractors. In a hearing in San Francisco Superior Court, …

Retailers Pile on to Mask Mandates After Months on Sidelines

The chief executives of major U.S. retailers have been quick to voice concern about the safety of employees since the coronavirus struck. Four months into America’s battle with Covid-19, though, just a few national chains required customers to wear masks …

13 Hawaiian Airlines Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines Inc. says 13 of its employees have tested positive for the coronavirus following an annual training course. The employees who tested positive for COVID-19 took part in flight attendant training at the airline’s Honolulu headquarters about …

Google’s ‘Thanksgiving Four’ to File Federal Labor Complaint

Four software engineers fired by Google last week plan to file complaints with the National Labor Relations Board, in which they will argue they were the victims of illegal retaliation for workplace activism. The move would further escalate a conflict …

Uber Accused of Cheating the Public in Driver’s Suit Over Pay

Uber Technologies Inc. faces a new legal attack on its refusal to treat drivers as employees that depicts the company as mistreating not just them but the public at large. A lawyer who’s been fighting the ride-hailing giant in court …

Disney World Workers Endure Tourists Who Punch, Yell, Grope

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney World employees are easy targets. Tourists scream at them, sexually harass them and in the most serious cases, physically attack them, according to law enforcement reports. “There are so many situations, so many things that happen …

Union Splits From Uber and Lyft on California Worker Rights Law

Uber and Lyft suffered a setback in their months-long fight against rules that could force them to reclassify California drivers as employees. The ride-hailing companies, along with other businesses that depend on gig-economy work, have been talking with unions about …

Misplaced Trust Leaves Business Owners Coping with Workplace Thefts

About the photo: Deb and Kevin Durken pose for a photo in their store The Boot Shack in St. Cloud, Minn. The bookkeeper for the Durken’s store forged checks and stole an estimated $225,000 over 10 years, Deb says. NEW …

Los Angeles Judge: Employees Must Pay Attorney’s Fees to Pacers Owner

A nanny and chauffeur who lost their suit against Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon and his wife have lost even more. A Los Angeles judge ordered them Wednesday to pay $122,000 in attorney’s fees to the Simons. The judge ruled …