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Trucker Protest Shuts Down Operations at California Port

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Truckers protesting a state labor law have effectively shut down cargo operations at the Port of Oakland, it was announced Wednesday. “The shutdown will further exacerbate the congestion of containers” and port officials are urging operations …

Clogged California Ports Face New Labor Risk from Trucking

OAKLAND —Truck drivers choked traffic at the Oakland, California, seaport on Monday protesting a state law that makes it harder for independent contractors to transport goods and could limit labor at the state’s already clogged seaports, threatening to worsen the …

Amazon Issued 13,000 Disciplinary Notices at Single US Warehouse

NEW YORK — Amazon worker Gerald Bryson had hand-counted thousands of items in his warehouse’s inventory over three days when his manager showed him a “Supportive Feedback Document.” Bryson had made 22 errors, the 2018 write-up said, including tallying 19 …

Tesla Sued by Former Employees over ‘Mass Layoff’

Former Tesla Inc. employees have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. electric car company alleging its decision to carry out a “mass layoff” violated federal law as the company did not provide advance notice of the job cuts. The lawsuit …

Owners of SoCal Chicken Processing Plant Charged With Work Comp Premium Fraud

Wei Wen Wu, 54, and Feng Wen Lam, 49, both of Arcadia, California, were charged with 43 felony counts of insurance fraud, grand theft, and conspiracy after allegedly underreporting nearly $4.5 million in employee payroll. The scheme reportedly fraudulently reduced …

9th Circuit Lifts Stay on Labor Law that Classifies Truck Drivers as Employees

A federal appellate court on Wednesday reversed a ruling that prevented California from enforcing a new labor law that trucking companies contend will force them to discontinue the use of independent owner-operators and classify all drivers as employees. In a …

Uber, Gig Economy Companies See California Win as National Model

Gig economy companies want to turn California voters’ decision to make ride-service drivers contractors into a model for the nation, as several states consider requiring drivers from Uber, Lyft and rival services be treated as employees with higher compensation. Voters …

California Appeals Court Hears Arguments in Uber, Lyft Gig Worker Lawsuit

A California appeals court on Tuesday listened to arguments by lawyers for Uber Technologies Inc , Lyft Inc and the state of California about whether the state can recognize their drivers as employees with the right to minimum wage, overtime …

McDonald’s to Pay $26M To Settle California Wage Lawsuit

McDonald’s Corp agreed to pay $26 million to settle a nearly seven-year-old lawsuit accusing the fast food chain of underpaying U.S. staff at its corporate-owned restaurants in California. The preliminary settlement resolves claims that the company used a timekeeping system …

McDonald’s Revamps Its Harassment Policy

McDonald’s Corp., in the face of criticism for its handling of harassment complaints, says it’s training workers to deal with the issue and is starting a hotline for victims. In a letter responding to an inquiry from U.S. Senator Tammy …