labor laws

Macron Bypassing Parliament to Pass Pension Reform Stirs Protest

Macron Bypassing Parliament to Pass Pension Reform Stirs Protest

French President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to push through a controversial pension reform without a vote in the lower house of Parliament sparked protests among opposition lawmakers, who called for a
Macron to Push Through Pension Reform Without Lower House Vote

Macron to Push Through Pension Reform Without Lower House Vote

The French government will push through a controversial pension reform without a vote in the lower house of Parliament, and force an end to weeks of discussions that have been marred by delaying
Why Spain Can’t Shake One of World’s Highest Unemployment Rates

Why Spain Can’t Shake One of World’s Highest Unemployment Rates

Spain’s vicious start-and-stop cycle of bad jobs has become one of Europe’s most chronic economic dilemmas, a problem unresolved by its post-crisis boom.
Apple Ordered to Pay Employees for Time Lost to Bag Searches

Apple Ordered to Pay Employees for Time Lost to Bag Searches

The company broke California's labor laws, the state's supreme court ruled.
Apple Ordered to Pay Employees for Time Lost to Bag Searches

Apple Ordered to Pay Employees for Time Lost to Bag Searches

The company broke California's labor laws, the state's supreme court ruled.

Samsung's jailed union-busting chairman steps down

Lee Sang-hoon is stepping down from his position as chairman of Samsung Electronics' board. According to Reuters, the company will be appointing a successor soon. Lee Sang-hoon was found guilty of
Robots Pose Biggest Risk to the Poorest Countries

Robots Pose Biggest Risk to the Poorest Countries

At the end of the 20th century, globalization narrowed the gap between rich and poor nations. But history shows that isn’t always the case.
5 Things Franchise Owners Should Know About the New Department of Labor Rule on 'Joint Employment'

5 Things Franchise Owners Should Know About the New Department of Labor Rule on 'Joint Employment'

The Trump administration's new rule will change what qualifies as joint employment.
5 Things Franchise Owners Should Know About the New Department of Labor Rule on 'Joint Employment'

5 Things Franchise Owners Should Know About the New Department of Labor Rule on 'Joint Employment'

The Trump administration's new rule will change what qualifies as joint employment.
Macron’s Age Target Sacrifice May Allow Pension Plan to Pass

Macron’s Age Target Sacrifice May Allow Pension Plan to Pass

French President Emmanuel Macron’s strategic sacrifice, giving up an effort to make age 64 the baseline for full retirement benefits, could be the move that finally allows him to push through reforms

Uber and Postmates sue California over gig worker law

It didn't take long for tech companies to take legal action in hopes of thwarting California's gig economy labor law. Uber and Postmates have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to block AB5, which makes it
Lit 'n Legal: California's New Labor Laws Offer More Protections for Women

Lit 'n Legal: California's New Labor Laws Offer More Protections for Women

California is known for many things: Hollywood. Compton. Knowing how to party. In 2020, California may become known as a sanctuary state for women because a new group of laws, set to take effect Jan.

US labor board will investigate Google's recent firings

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has launched another investigation into Google. This time, the NLRB is investigating whether Google violated federal labor laws when it fired four employees
Macron Braces for Second Week of Protests Against Pension Reform

Macron Braces for Second Week of Protests Against Pension Reform

France is gearing for a new week of protests with both the government and labor unions vowing to stick to their guns in the battle over President Emmanuel Macron’s reform of the pension system.

Fired Google employees will file federal labor charges against the company

Four Google employees fired last week say they were let go for engaging in protected labor organizing, and that they plan to fight back. In a letter shared today, they say they're filing unfair labor
Modi Pushes India Even Further to the Right as Economy Sputters

Modi Pushes India Even Further to the Right as Economy Sputters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent much of his first term laying the groundwork to transform India into a nation that is both attractive to global investors and unabashedly Hindu. Now he’s doubling

Court says Tesla and Musk's tweet violated labor laws

Tesla broke labor laws by interfering with legitimate union organizing, among other things, California administrative law judge Amita Baman Tracy has ruled. The automaker apparently committed a number

California governor signs labor law meant to fix the gig economy

It was really just a matter of time, but it's now official: California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed the state's Assembly Bill 5 into law. The measure is intended to reclassify many gig economy

Apple Admits Breaking Chinese Labor Laws in the World’s Largest iPhone Factory

Apple and Foxconn confirmed claims from China Labor Watch, which issued a report ahead of an Apple event on Tuesday to announce new iPhones.

Apple Admits Breaking Chinese Labor Laws in the World’s Largest iPhone Factory

Apple and Foxconn confirmed claims from China Labor Watch, which issued a report ahead of an Apple event on Tuesday to announce new iPhones.