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What the Supreme Court's ruling means for religious accommodation at work

Jun 30, 2023
The decision says that employers must accommodate employees’ religious observances, unless doing so imposes a 'substantial' burden on their business operations.
The case involved postal worker Gerald Groff, an evangelical Christian who requested Sundays off to attend church.
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Latest labor board ruling broadens who's considered an employee — for now

Jun 15, 2023
The standard for defining who's an employee and who's an independent contractor has gone back and forth in the courts for years.
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In a world where millions work from home, what does it mean to be injured “on the job”?

Jan 24, 2023
The amount of workers mostly working at home has tripled over the past several years, blurring the line of what constitutes a “workplace.”
“One thing about workers’ comp — and I've been doing it for almost 50 years — is every time I think I've seen every possible way somebody could possibly get hurt, I'm surprised there’s another way,” says attorney Alan Pierce.
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Labor movement adds union members store by store

Aug 26, 2022
A Chipotle in Michigan and an REI in California are the latest to continue a trend defined by Starbucks.
A rally supporting a Starbucks union in Seattle in April. Experts say the close relationships in small workplaces can facilitate union organizing.
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Amazon workers in Staten Island vote to form company's first U.S. union

Apr 1, 2022
Amazon's union campaigns come at a time of widespread labor unrest at many corporations, including Starbucks.
Organizer Chris Smalls speaks following Friday's vote to unionize the Amazon Staten Island warehouse, the first U.S. union at the e-commerce giant.
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Hollywood workers vote to authorize a strike to improve conditions on set

Oct 5, 2021
A strike by the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees could halt film and TV production across the country.
If the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees can't come to an agreement with studios and streaming services, it could shut down production nationwide.
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More frequent, extreme heat waves linked to workplace injuries

Jul 26, 2021
New research from UCLA shows climate change-induced heat waves pose a growing threat to workers.
People wait to buy ice cream from a Washington, D.C., vender during a June heat wave. A recent study links heat waves to worker injuries, which were highest in low-wage industries that require physical labor.
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Amazon workers vote no on unionizing Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse

Apr 9, 2021
The warehouse has been the site of a protracted, very public fight to organize.
A sign encouraging workers to vote in the union election hangs outside the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama.
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China's forced-out workers

Jun 3, 2020
Chinese workers complain that shortened hours or being told to resign are layoffs by another name.
A masked factory worker works on a machine line.
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How long should companies give hazard pay?

May 5, 2020
Most businesses, especially small ones, don’t have a disaster plan for a global pandemic.
A worker stocks items in a California grocery store in March.
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