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Top Investors to Call for Improved Working Conditions in Care Homes

LONDON — A group of investors managing a collective $3 trillion in assets will call on operators of nursing homes to improve pay and working standards for care workers, noting the “devastating outcomes” of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry. …

U.S. Labor Board Limits Companies’ Liability for Franchisee Labor-Law Violations

A U.S. labor board on Tuesday finalized a rule that will make it more difficult to hold companies liable for unlawful labor practices by franchisees and contractors, reversing a more worker-friendly Obama-era standard criticized by business groups. The rule by …

Apple Sent Medical Team to Probe Pegatron Deaths in China

Apple Inc., the world’s most valuable technology company, sent independent medical experts to a Chinese factory operated by supplier Pegatron Corp. after the deaths of some employees. “While they have found no evidence of any link to working conditions there, …