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California has filed lawsuits against Uber and Lyft for alleged wage theft by misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, the US Labor Commissioner's Office said Aug 5.
An industry that seemed existentially threatened at the start of the pandemic is showing signs of life.
Hundreds of employees at Blizzard Entertainment, the video game developer behind Diablo and Overwatch, are using the company’s Slack network to organise a list of workplace requests, including fair pay and increased sick time. Results of the effort, a rare example of labour organising in the video game industry, are expected to be presented to management as early as this week, people familiar with the initiative said.
Virginia has rolled out a smartphone app to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus, becoming the first US state to use new pandemic technology created by Apple and Google.
State and local officials are receiving additional tools from the US federal government to help defend the nation’s election systems from cyberthreats ahead of the November vote.
As Facebook, Twitter and Zillow are developing plans to let employees work remotely forever, many other companies are changing their office routines to adapt to the new reality of telecommuting.
Employees at Blizzard Entertainment, a division of Activision Blizzard Inc, began circulating a spreadsheet on July 31 to anonymously share salaries and recent pay increases, the latest example of rising tension in the video game industry over wage disparities and executive compensation.
Online class debate rages in China over high-achieving ‘left-behind child’ who chooses to study archaeology at university
Online critics say Zhong Fangrong should ignore her dreams and instead choose a more lucrative field to help her climb the social ladder. Daughter of migrant workers was inspired by esteemed Chinese archaeologist Fan Jinshi who has, in turn, encouraged the young student.
Monopoly power is a good gig if you can get it. The trouble is keeping lawmakers from knocking on your door.
Whether you find him admirable or obnoxious, Elon Musk is having a fantastic year.