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Bring your own environment: The future of work

Michael Biltz Contributor Share on Twitter Michael Biltz is managing director of Accenture Technology Vision, where he leads the enterprise's annual visioning process to focus on how technology will impact the way we work and live. The world has just witnessed one of the fastest work transformations in history. COVID-19 saw businesses send people home en masse, leaning on technology to maintain business as usual. Working from ...
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Disney Is Mandating Its U.S. Employees Get Vaccinated

In response to renewed concerns about the ongoing covid-19 pandemic and the spread of the delta variant, Disney is taking a major step to ensure that all of its U.S. employees are guarded against the virus.Read more...
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Intervention in Title IX proceedings and unlawful disclosures under the Privacy Act

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the necessary burden that must be met to intervene in litigation on the side of the government, and the showing required to establish traceability for Article III standing, under the Privacy Act, when government officials make improper disclosures to third parties. Under Rule 24(a)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a person or group seeking to intervene in a lawsuit must establish that...
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Pittsburgh Google contractors ratify deal with HCL

Nearly two years ago, contractors for Google’s Pittsburgh operations voted to join the United Steelworkers union in a bid to secure more labor rights representation. It was an early example of a building union movement for tech workers across the spectrum. But as other hard-fought battles have been waged among blue and white collar workers alike, both sides have continued hashing out negotiations. This week, those have finally resulted in something more concrete. The contract workers held out fo...
Tags: Google, Labor, Tech, Union, Parks, Pittsburgh, United Steelworkers, Google Alphabet, HCL, HCL Technologies, USW, Pittsburgh Google, Tom Conway, Renata Nelson


Deliveroo could leave Spanish market ahead of on-demand labor reclassification

Deliveroo announced today that it is considering leaving the Spanish market, citing limited market share and a long road of investment with “highly uncertain long-term potential returns” on the horizon. The company, an on-demand outfit based in the U.K., . Its shares initially sagged, drawing concern about both the value of on-demand companies and tech concerns listing in London more broadly. However, shares of Deliveroo have since recovered, and the company’s second-quarter earnings report saw...
Tags: London, Labor, Tech, Spain, United Kingdom, Food Delivery, Just-Eat, Deliveroo, Uber Eats, Online Food Ordering, The Company, Spain Spain, GTV, Spain Deliveroo


A Congressman Just Introduced Legislation for a Four-Day Workweek

It turns out some Members of Congress despise the five-day workweek as much as the rest of us. This week, Rep. Mark Takano of California introduced groundbreaking legislation meant to make four-day workweeks the norm in the US, instead of the Monday-through-Friday grind full-time workers have learned to accept as…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Congress, California, US, Articles, Economy, Labor Rights, Overtime, John Mcdonnell, Full Time Job, Labor Relations, Wages and Salaries, Fair Labor Standards Act, Mark Takano, Working time


Disney is requiring US salaried and non-union employees working in person to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

The Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World, Florida Roberto Machado Noa / LightRocket via Getty Images Disney is requiring US salaried and non-union hourly employees to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Disney said it has also "begun conversations" with representatives for its unionized employees. A wave of companies recently issued vaccine mandates amid rising cases and concerns over the Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Walt Disney Company on Friday...
Tags: News, Media, Entertainment, Labor, Cdc, Disney, US, Trends, Delta, Vaccine, Working Conditions, The Walt Disney Company, Tech Insider, Walt Disney World Florida, Roberto Machado Noa LightRocket, COVID


The best way to grow your tech career? Treat it like an app

Raj Yavatkar Contributor Share on Twitter As CTO, Raj Yavatkar is responsible for charting Juniper Networks' technology strategy through the execution of the company’s innovations and products for intelligent self-driving networks, security, mobile edge cloud, network virtualization, packet-optical integration and hybrid cloud. Software developers and engineers have rarely been in higher demand. Organizations’ need for technic...
Tags: Google, Startups, Column, Developer, Labor, Tech, Intel, Engineer, United States, Career Development, Career Advice, Juniper Networks, Cto, Andy Grove, Career Building, Software Developers


1 out of every 153 American workers is an Amazon employee

Noah Berger/Reuters Amazon employs 950,000 workers in the US, the company said in its latest earnings report. The US has a population of 261 million and an employed non-farm workforce of 145 million, per the BLS. More people work for Amazon than are employed in the entire residential construction industry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon has made more than $221 billion in sales in 2021 so far, showing just how massive the company has become since Jeff Bezos founded...
Tags: Amazon, News, Labor, US, Careers, Trends, Walmart, New York Times, Workforce, Retail, Jeff Bezos, McDonald, Tech Insider, DOMINICK REUTER, Noah Berger Reuters Amazon


Catch takes hold of $12M to provide benefits that aren’t tied to employers

Catch is working to make sure that every gig worker has the health and retirement benefits they need. The company, which is in the midst of moving its headquarters to New York, sells health insurance, retirement savings plans and tax withholding directly to freelancers, contractors or anyone uncovered. It is now armed with a fresh round of $12 million in Series A funding, led by Crosslink, with participation from earlier investors Khosla Ventures, NYCA Partners, Kindred Ventures and Urban Innova...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, New York, Labor, Funding, Tech, Employee Benefits, Health Insurance, Khosla Ventures, Anderson, Catch, Gig Economy, Doordash, HSA


40 Burger King Locations Fined for Denying Workers Sick Leave During Pandemic

Tri City Foods, the owner of dozens of Burger King restaurants in the Midwest, has been ordered to pay $458,931 in restitution to workers and $100,000 to the city of Chicago after the company denied employees paid sick leave during the covid-19 pandemic, according to a press release from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Chicago, Social Security, Lawyers, Politicians, Burger King, Sick Leave, Midwest, Rosa, Lori Lightfoot, Labour Law, Leave of absence, Rosa Escareno, African American People, Sick Leave In The United States


1 in 5 flight attendants say they've had a passenger get physically aggressive with them: 'This is not a 'new normal' we are willing to accept'

An Air Tran Airlines flight attendant learns how to deal with a knife-wielding attacker in a self-defense course at the company headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. Linda Rosier/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images Nearly 1 in 5 flight attendants said they experienced a physical altercation with unruly passengers. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA surveyed 5,000 workers regarding aggressive passengers. The AFA has requested the federal government step in to prevent violent altercations. S...
Tags: Transportation, News, Air Travel, Labor, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Harvard, Union, Airlines, Department Of Justice, Afa, Faa, Nelson, Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Attendants


Homebase raises $70M for a team management platform aimed at SMBs and their hourly workers

Small and medium enterprises have become a big opportunity in the world of B2B technology in the last several years, and today a startup that’s building tools aimed at helping them manage their teams of workers is announcing some funding that underscores the state of that market. Homebase, which provides a platform that helps SMBs manage various services related to their hourly workforces, has closed $70 million in funding, a Series C that values the company at between $500 million and $600 mill...
Tags: UK, Texas, Enterprise, Entertainment, Labor, Funding, America, Tech, Khosla Ventures, Ggv Capital, Yc, Homebase, Lauren Holiday, McConaughey, Jrue, Personnel


Homebase raises $71M for a team management platform aimed at SMBs and their hourly workers

Small and medium enterprises have become a big opportunity in the world of B2B technology in the last several years, and today a startup that’s building tools aimed at helping them manage their teams of workers is announcing some funding that underscores the state of that market. Homebase, which provides a platform that helps SMBs manage various services related to their hourly workforces, has closed $71 million in funding, a Series C that values the company at between $500 million and $600 mill...
Tags: UK, Texas, Enterprise, Entertainment, Labor, Funding, America, Tech, Khosla Ventures, Ggv Capital, Yc, Homebase, Lauren Holiday, McConaughey, Jrue, Personnel


Dear Sophie: Should we sponsor international hires for H-1B transfers and green cards? 

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Should we look to Canada to retain international talent? ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Labor, California, Tech, Diversity, Canada, United States, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, H-1b Visa, Bay Area, Sophie, Alcorn, Green Card


Rising wages are doing more good than bad, Fed's Powell says

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Rising wages aren't contributing to decade-high inflation, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday. Today's trend is different and healthier than the wage-price spiral of the 1970s, he added. The comments echo remarks from President Joe Biden, who's repeatedly praised the jump in worker pay. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wages are rising, but not to a degree that should concern economists, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Wedn...
Tags: Labor, US, Trends, Joe Biden, FOMC, Fed, Walsh, Powell, Marty Walsh, Oxford Economics, Federal Reserve Chair, Mark Wilson Getty, Jerome Powell, Fed Chair, Gregory Daco, Ben Winck


Australia Covid live update: Sydney lockdown to be extended; Victoria records eight local cases; millions wake to eased restrictions

Queensland’s border remains closed to Victoria and SA; Victoria records eight local cases overnight, all in isolation; Simon Birmingham labels NSW jobkeeper pleas ‘political bickering’; Gladys Berejiklian expected to announce four-week lockdown extension. Follow all the day’s newsFull Story podcast: Can NSW contain the Delta outbreak?Vaccination rates for workers in home aged care as low as 5%, but ‘not a focus’ for governmentBuilders plea for home renovations to be included in financial support...
Tags: Health, Science, Labor, Australia, Senate, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Birmingham, Scott Morrison, Darwin


A letter from over 1,000 employees at gaming giant Activision called the company's response to a sexual-harassment lawsuit 'abhorrent and insulting'

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick. Thomson Reuters The state of California is suing "Call of Duty" maker Activision-Blizzard. The lawsuit alleges a "pervasive frat boy culture" where female staffers were harassed. After execs pushed back, a group of over 1,000 employees signed a joint letter lambasting them. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Activision employees said the company's response to a new lawsuit is "abhorrent and insulting" in a letter sent to management, acc...
Tags: Gaming, Lawsuit, Legal, News, Video Games, Entertainment, Labor, California, Trends, Bloomberg, Blizzard, World of Warcraft, Activision Blizzard, Activision, Reuters, Kotaku


"While workers of all ages have become accustomed to dialing in and skipping the wearying commute, younger ones have grown especially attached to the new way of doing business."

"And in many cases, the decision to return pits older managers who view working in the office as the natural order of things against younger employees who’ve come to see operating remotely as completely normal in the 16 months since the pandemic hit. Some new hires have never gone into their employers’ workplace at all.... In a recent survey by the Conference Board, 55 percent of millennials, defined as people born between 1981 and 1996, questioned the wisdom of returning to the office. Among me...
Tags: Law, Labor, Time, Careers, Conference Board, Ann Althouse, These Kids Today, Post-coronavirus Culture


Goldman Sachs made employees tell them their vaccination status, and your employer could too. Labor lawyers explain what rights employees have.

A health worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine to a pregnant woman at Clalit Health Services, in Tel Aviv on January 23, 2021. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images The EEOC says employers can require employees get a COVID-19 vaccine or ban them from the office. Goldman Sachs is one of the few companies requiring workers to disclose if they are vaccinated. California healthcare workers must either provide proof of vaccination or agree to testing. Visit Business Insider...
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Chipotle's stores had their most profitable quarter since since 2015 despite the chain raising wages

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Chipotle just announced high restaurant operating margins from the second quarter of 2021. Margins were up despite the chain raising wages this summer. Chipotle says raising menu prices led to the increased profitability. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chipotle just had a hugely successful quarter, with its most profitable period for its stores since 2015 after raising wages for workers.The chain posted that restaurant-level operating marg...
Tags: Labor, Trends, North America, Chipotle, Brian Niccol, Jack Hartung, Mary Meisenzahl, Hollis Johnson Business Insider Chipotle


3 signs the labor shortage could end soon - and one major sign that it won't, according to UBS

The labor shortage is hitting fast food restaurants. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images UBS Evidence Lab economists said job openings and retirement peaks may signify an end to the labor shortage. Job gains in leisure and hospitality are also promising signs that people are getting back to work. But bottlenecks, which slow economic growth, could prolong the labor shortage, they said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The labor shortage is tough on the economic recovery. Consum...
Tags: Labor, Trends, Ubs, Joe Raedle Getty, UBS Evidence Lab, Ayelet Sheffey, Samuel Coffin, Andrew Dubinsky Pablo Villanueva, John Hopkins Bloomberg UBS


Here’s Who Can Ask for Your Vaccination Status

Majorie Taylor Greene isn’t really known for being reserved. The far-right Georgia rep hasn’t been afraid to fearlessly support Nancy Pelosi’s theoretical execution, blame California’s wildfires on Jewish Space Lasers, or ask whether a school shooting was actually an elaborately staged inside job. No topic is too …Read more...
Tags: Science, Human Rights, Privacy, Identity Management, Labor, California, Articles, Georgia, Social Issues, Nancy Pelosi, Digital Rights, Confidentiality, Internet Privacy, Medical Privacy, Privacy Law, Kirk Nahra


'Nobody wants to work anymore': How a simple phrase became the oversimplified scapegoat for every problem plaguing the American labor market

A Starbucks location in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania offered a variety of additional incentives to new hires, including "Free College" and "Free Spotify." Ben Gilbert / Insider On a recent trip to Pennsylvania, I heard the phrase "Nobody wants to work anymore" over and over. The phrase has become common since businesses began reopening fully this past spring. Like so many other memes in 2021, this one began on TikTok and quickly spread across the US. Visit the Business section of Insider for m...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Labor, Virginia, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Fox News, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Tucker Carlson, McDonald, Robert Reich, Upstate New York, Carlson


Just How Much Of The PRO Act Can Democrats Squeeze Into Reconciliation?

The PRO Act will be included in the massive reconciliation bill currently under consideration by Senate Democrats. At least, part of it will be. The question is, how much? [Author: Josh Kovensky]
Tags: News, Labor, Congress, Senate, Infrastructure, Bernie Sanders, Josh Kovensky, PRO Act


Giant inflatable rats used by labor unions are constitutionally protected free speech, labor board rules

"Scabby the Rat" is a fixture at labor disputes, first deployed in 1990 by a union in Chicago. Juana Arias/The Washington Post "Scabby the Rat" was first used by labor unions in 1990. The inflatable rat ranges in size from 12 feet to 25 feet. The Trump administration had argued its "red eyes, fangs, and claws" constituted an illegal threat. See more stories on Insider's business page. Labor unions have a constitutionally protected right to protest using giant inflatable rodents, a fede...
Tags: News, Law, Unions, Labor, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, United States, Aclu, Illinois, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Free Speech, First Amendment, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb


Dear Sophie: Should we look to Canada to retain international talent?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Tell me more about the EB-1A extraordinary ability green card ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Labor, California, India, Tech, Diversity, Canada, United States, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, H-1b Visa, Alcorn, CPT, Green Card


"I miss the momentum of already being out of the house when the workday ends, so I don’t have to overcome the inertia of the couch to head out somewhere else."

"I miss industrial-strength Wi-Fi that always works. I miss the daily reminder that my work takes place in a real world full of people and places, not an imaginary world within my computer. And I’m sick of taking from my own cache of toilet paper when I use the bathroom during the workday. Sure, the stuff in the office restroom isn’t exactly plush. But I’m not there to linger over the pleasures of lavish bathroom supplies. I’m there to work—in a place where my employer subsidizes my trips to the...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Labor, Bathrooms, Ann Althouse, Christina Cauterucci Slate


Apple Reportedly Pushing Back Return to Office Plans Amid Rising Covid-19 Cases

Apple has been a bit more aggressive than most of the tech giants when it comes to returning to the office. However, due to yet another rise in covid-19 cases throughout the U.S., it appears Apple is pushing back the start of its return-to-office timeline by at least a month.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Labor, Companies, Computing, Apple Store, Sundar Pichai, Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc, Telecommuting, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet


Pressure builds on Morrison over vaccines as SA enters lockdown and Victoria extends Covid restrictions

Anthony Albanese accused the prime minister of going ‘missing’ in a crisis as lockdowns widened and borders closedMore than 13 million Australians are in lockdown and state borders are being slammed shut as the country scrambles to get ahead of a rapidly spreading outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid-19.As Victoria extended its restrictions for another week and South Australia became the latest state to enter into lockdown, Labor ramped up its pressure on the Morrison government, saying the la...
Tags: Labor, World news, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Anthony Albanese, Morrison, Coronavirus