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Uber Claims Disability Laws Don’t Apply To Technology Companies

Uber’s massive fleet of cars don’t belong to the company, and its drivers aren’t employees. Does that mean that they aren’t a public service, as other transportation options are, and that they don’t have to follow federal or state laws...Show More Summary

Samsung's answer to Spotify is reportedly laying off dozens of employees

The department behind Samsung's music streaming service Milk Music has been hit with dozens of layoffs, according to Variety. Up to 15% of Media Solutions Center America's 250 staff have been laid off, according to the Hollywood news outlet's sources. Show More Summary

Minimum Wage? How About a Maximum Wage?

I see that unions, led by the Service Employees International Union, are out in full force championing the $15 an hour minimum wage. Business leaders scoff at this. But about nine million workers carry full-time jobs, working 40 hours a week, and still live below the poverty line. Show More Summary

The Rules Regulating Restaurant Service Charges Are Confusing and Seattle Is Ill-Equipped to Enforce Them

Since Seattle's new minimum-wage law took effect on April 1, restaurant owners have looked at various ways to accommodate higher compensation for their employees—for example, Ivar's Salmon House raised prices and eliminated tips. A month later, Renee Erickson eliminated tips at her three restaurants in favor of an 18.5 percent service charge. Show More Summary


The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the system of franchising used by fast food companies, charging that it is designed to hold down wages unfairly. The union, which has been pushing to boost the pay of low-wage fast-food workers, said the current structure gives too much power […]

JPMorgan ChaseVoice: Putting Our Skills To Work In Detroit

Employees may use their expertise to support the community via on-site and virtual skills-based volunteering programs. To complement JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s $100 million commitment to Detroit, the Detroit Service Corps leverages the financial services skills of our employees to deliver high quality problem solving for the city’s nonprofit organizations. Through the [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to be a ‘Servant Leader’

3 days agoTechnology : The Goods

The manager or executive who works in service to their customers or employees will reap some very special rewards.

SEIU seeks federal investigation of franchise industry

By Alejandra Cancino, Chicago Tribune The Service Employees International Union on Monday said it has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the franchise industry, seeking information on how some of the world's biggest franchise operators, including McDonald's, set the terms of their business models.

25% of Wall Streeters worry they've signed contracts that would prevent them from turning in the new Madoff

One in four financial service sector employees have signed, or have been asked to sign, confidentiality agreements that they say prevent them from blowing the whistle on illegal activity in the workplace, according to a survey released...Show More Summary

Spotify wants to turn your Starbucks barista into a DJ

Now your barista is also a DJ Spotify and Starbucks have announced a multi-year partnership to put the music streaming service in stores across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom The agreement will give each Starbucks employee a new perk — a Spotify Premium subscription — that they can use to tweak the in-store playlists. Show More Summary

These Are The States With The Biggest Governments

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Public education, law enforcement, emergency services, and road maintenance are all largely funded by state tax dollars. State and local government employees help these public services run smoothly. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. Show More Summary

This Electronic Overlord Will Remind Food Service Workers to Wash Their Filthy Hands

A new a tracking system that monitors whether employees are really washing hands might change hygiene standards for food workers everywhere. That is, before it gets around to overthrowing and enslaving us all in its perfectly sterile clutches.

Should State Tax Dollars Go Towards Ducks Unlimited Employees?

About a week ago I wrote about an on-going controversy over three Ducks Unlimited employees who work for the federal government’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Many people – including this observer – see that as inappropriate given that Ducks Unlimited is an organization with a very real political agenda (they spent millions trying to pass Measure...

Starbucks Is Really Sorry That This Employee Flipped Out On Customer (And That It Was Caught On Video)

There’s a widely held misconception that customer service used to be perfect “back when,” and every retail transaction was straight out of a 1960s sitcom. The fact is that customers and store employees have been going at each other since the first paleolithic entrepreneur tried to upsell his neighbor on a thrashing stick to go with his bludgeoning stone. But … [More]

A Dude Tried to Fly a Drone Outside White House (Again)

The Secret Service detained a man who seemed to be attempting to fly a drone near the White House on Thursday. This is not the first time this has happened in 2015. Four months ago, an intelligence-agency employee somehow accidentally crashed a drone that he had been flying around his apartment... More »


By Chris Andriesen, Illinois Policy Institute The Competitive Enterprise Institute filed a complaint on May 5 with the U.S. Department of Labor after learning the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois-Indiana, or SEIU Healthcare, failed to comply with federal financial-disclosure requirements.

OracleVoice: Data Insights Help HR Help Business Leaders At ANZ

One of Australia's largest banks exploits analytics and insights to not only expand its services but also ramp up its digital outreach to bank employees. Says it Can Train Your Customer Service Team

Proper training could help you retain employees, says, the company behind an app of the same name. The app allows you to simply create online lessons and training guides for your team.

Walmart Challenges Amazon Prime with Its Own $50/Year Shipping Service

Except when treating employees like garbage, Walmart isn’t much of a trendsetter. Now, the mega huge big box store may be continuing its “me too” tradition according to a new report from The Information and the Associated Press, saying Walmart is working on a shipping service to rival Amazon Prime for $50 per year. Read more...

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