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LATEST NEWS AND STORIES

  • Kanye West Accused of Questionable Conduct By Adidas Employees

    Kanye West recently made anti-Semitic comments on his Twitter feed. Adidas had a design contract with West estimated to be worth $1.5 billion. The company ended the contract following West's tweets and public reaction.

  • Possible Railway Strike Scheduled for December 9th

    In September, the Biden administration worked with freight rail companies and the unions representing rail employees to reach a tentative agreement to avoid a strike. Workers in the 12 unions voiced their objections to the proposed contract noting that it does not address the "grueling and unpredictable schedules" that impact their personal lives and health.

  • When the Danger Is Inside the Building at Meta

    According to press reports, Meta fired or disciplined more than two dozen security workers and other employees over the last year when its internal investigations showed they had been selling users' information and login details to hackers.

  • Ban on Some NDAs for Sex Harassment Going Nationwide

    Congress has passed the Speak Out Act. The Act limits the judicial enforceability of non-disclosure and non-disparagement contract clauses for sexual harassment and sexual assault disputes. The Act specifically precludes the enforcement of non-disclosure and non-disparagement clauses entered into before "the dispute arises."

  • Musk Gives Employees An Ultimatum Leading to An Exodus

    Elon Musk told Twitter employees last week they had until November 17th to decide whether they wanted to stay. According to various reports, up to 1200 of Twitter's remaining employees resigned in response to Musk's ultimatum.

  • The Dollar Stores Earns Membership in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program

    In October 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA) cited Dollar General Corp. and its subsidiary Dolgencorp LLC for 1.6 million in penalties for putting workers' safety at risk. In November, OSHA inspectors imposed an additional $2.7 in proposed penalties for similar violations at stores in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. According to OSHA's press release, Dollar General has received more than $12.3 million in penalties for "numerous willful, repeat and serious workplace safety violations."

  • Seventh Circuit Reverses Narrow Interpretation of “Similarly Situated” Employees

    Supervisors for The City of Springfield, Illinois agreed that two meter readers, one Black and one white, should be fired and presented their recommendations to the mayor. The mayor fired the white meter reader but not a Black meter reader. Instead, the mayor extended the Black meter reader's probationary period by another six months. The white meter reader sued for discrimination.

  • Elon Musk’s Large Impact on the Employees of Twitter

    On October 28, 2022, Elon Musk completed his purchase of Twitter and met with human resources executives. As one of his first acts, Musk ordered immediate employee layoffs. Newspapers have reported that Musk laid off half of Twitter's workforce, including its top executives.

  • EEOC Sues Medical Transport Companies for Religious and Disability Discrimination

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit against Global Medical Response, Inc. and American Medical Response, Inc., asserting they have violated federal anti-discrimination laws by prohibiting applicants and employees from wearing beards even when their sincerely-held religious beliefs and disabilities required them to do so.