Tag: Workers Pay

Judge shoots down law that kept Uber and Lyft drivers from being employees

A judge late Friday shot down a law that would have allowed app-based companies to continue treating drivers as contractors instead of employees in California,...

Opinion: A pathway to citizenship could create 400,000 new jobs, but only if Congress acts

Even before the coronavirus crisis, the United States suffered from decades of sluggish economic growth, fueled in part by mounting inequality.  But our past doesn’t...

In the employer struggle to find workers, there may be a $12 billion fintech opportunity

A growing interest among younger workers to access their pay more quickly could create a $12 billion market for payroll providers and earned-wage upstarts that...

If your employer fires you because you won’t get the COVID vaccine, don’t expect to collect unemployment

Each day more employers are telling employees they need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to work in person or risk being fired. On Thursday CNN...

Uber showed drivers lower fares than passengers, blames California law it supported

Uber Technologies Inc. acknowledged Friday it had been showing drivers lower fares than what riders actually paid and promised to change the practice, which it...

Chipotle’s upcoming launch of smoked brisket should make recent price hikes easy to swallow

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has raised prices, but that shouldn’t stop the fast-casual Mexican chain from gaining market share, according to Wedbush analysts. “We instituted...

U.S. inflation is still climbing and now higher labor costs are adding to the pressure

Surging U.S. inflation tied to reopening of the economy is supposed to start to fade by the end of the year, but rising wages threaten...

Opinion: What happens to government workers who don’t receive Social Security?

About one-quarter of state and local government employees — approximately 6.5 million workers — are not covered by Social Security on their current job. These...

Philanthropy is a ‘PR scam,’ says CEO who raised his workers’ minimum pay to $70,000

He’s not buying what America’s billionaires are selling. The CEO known for increasing his employees’ base pay to $70,000 says wealthy people donating their money...

Some 730,000 Walmart employees won’t be getting $15 an hour pay — they’re hardly alone

Walmart WMT, +0.49% has joined a growing list of retailers boosting employees’ wages to $15 an hour, but unlike rivals such as Target TGT, -1.35%,...

Fewer older workers file employee compensation claims in states where marijuana is legalized

In the ongoing debate over marijuana’s full legalization, a new study offers proponents this potential payoff: cheaper workers’ compensation claims for injured workers. In states...

California post-Prop. 22: Gig workers to see pay changes, customers to see higher prices

Californians this week will start to see the effects of Proposition 22, the ballot measure that 58% of the state’s voters passed in November. The...

Joe Biden has big plans to help protect gig workers — but will he be able to enact them?

Gig workers are in for some changes under the Biden administration. For starters, President-elect Joe Biden promised on his campaign website to “ensure workers in...

Uber, Lyft drivers in limbo as judge hears arguments in case brought by California

Uber and Lyft on Thursday defended against a lawsuit, brought by California and San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, accusing the companies of not...

U.S. senators urge Delta, JetBlue to restore employee hours

(Reuters) – A group of U.S. senators is urging Delta Air Lines Inc and JetBlue Airways Corp to immediately reverse their decisions to reduce employees’...

How big unions smooth the way for Amazon worker protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Warehouse employees last month staged a walkout in Michigan to demand safer working conditions at their facility. So did workers in New...

Temporary layoff schemes no cure-all in slow COVID recovery

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Temporary unemployment schemes operating across Europe could struggle to save the jobs of leisure and travel sector workers facing drawn-out or partial...

California sues Uber, Lyft over misclassifying drivers as contractors

(Reuters) – California and three of its largest cities on Tuesday sued Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) and Lyft Inc (LYFT.O), accusing them of classifying their...

United Airlines to cut 30% of management in October, preparing pilot changes too: company memos

(Reuters) – United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O) plans to cut at least 3,400 management and administrative positions in October as the coronavirus pandemic crushes air...

Amazon, Target, Instacart workers stage U.S. protests on May Day

(Reuters) – Some workers at Amazon.com Inc, Target Corp and Instacart Inc staged protests and sick-outs on Friday to demand a safer work environment and...

Ford expects $5 billion loss in current quarter as coronavirus hits demand

DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Tuesday its second-quarter loss would more than double to over $5 billion from $2 billion in...

U.S. payroll protection program: What has changed in round two?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Small Business Administration on Monday began allowing lenders to process $310 billion in funds for the second round of its program...

More U.S. companies return payroll loans after new Treasury guidance

WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. companies on Thursday began refusing government loans they were just awarded, after the Treasury Department said that publicly traded firms would...

Abigail Disney attacks Disney decision to furlough workers: ‘What the actual f—?’

Disney just got deluged by another Abigail Disney tweetstorm. The granddaughter of Walt Disney’s late brother, Roy Disney, slammed the Walt Disney Co.’s DIS, +0.63%...

Corporate America seeks legal protection for when coronavirus lockdowns lift

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major U.S. business lobbying groups are asking Congress to pass measures that would protect companies large and small from coronavirus-related lawsuits when...