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Are graduate students also employees?

by Ben Bradford Sep 20, 2019
A proposed rule by the National Labor Relation Board says no, although those students often do perform core university functions.
Yale students walk through the New Haven, Connecticut, campus in 2018.
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Some contractors worry California’s AB 5 will limit their flexibility

by Ben Bradford Sep 11, 2019
Advocates say it will provide vital benefits to misclassified workers. But drivers, nail technicians and other gig workers don't want to endanger their ability to set their own hours.
Under the new California bill, nail salons would have to classify their technicians as employees. Above, a nail salon in San Francisco.
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Silver is the new gold

by Lisa Napoli Oct 26, 2018
People over 50 have most of the disposable income, but marketers mostly see them as sick and fearful.
An office interior.
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Silver is the new gold

by Lisa Napoli Oct 26, 2018
People over 50 have most of the disposable income, but marketers mostly see them as sick and fearful.
An office interior.
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U.S. Census Bureau will be looking to hire field workers in a competitive labor market

by Erika Beras Oct 8, 2018
The U.S. Census Bureau says it needs to hire hundreds of thousands of workers to complete the 2020 census. But since the economy is in such good shape, with unemployment down to 3.7 percent in September, that hiring task may…

Novartis moves away from mass-market drugs

by Janet Babin Sep 25, 2018
New chief executive plots a fresh course for the pharmaceutical giant.

Seattle’s tax on big business draws attention of more cities

by Jed Kim May 16, 2018
This week, the Seattle City Council unanimously voted in what’s commonly known as a “headcount tax.” Businesses that bring in more than $20 million in annual revenue will have to pay a $275 tax for each of their full-time employees.…

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Activists work to put #MeToo on the menu for restaurant workers facing sexual harassment

by Laura Benshoff Apr 2, 2018
Sexual harassment has long been a problem in the restaurant industry.
Juliana Sarita, with Women Organized Against Rape, leads a training to prevent and address sexual harassment against restaurant workers at a South Philadelphia taqueria. 
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How one shady employee can poison the workplace

by , and Mar 15, 2018
When you're exposed to a shady colleague, you're 40 percent more likely to also engage in their bad business practices.
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Why the retail apocalypse isn't being taken seriously

by David Brancaccio Jan 2, 2018
The number of retail workers far exceeds the number of coal miners or recent manufacturing employees, points out Columbia University professor Mark Cohen.
Shoppers are packed into Tysons Corner Center, a mall in suburban Washington.
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