Employment

Cuomo should keep his hands off restaurant workers’ tips

Depending on whether and when he wants to earn some more left-wing cred at the expense of working stiffs, Gov. Cuomo some time soon is likely to upend New York’s restaurant industry by killing tips. Officially, it will be his labor secretary making the call, after supposedly careful research. But every “independent” official under this governor jumps when Cuomo says “frog.” Technically, the move will merely end the longtime “tipped minimum wage” — which allows restaurants to pay servers far…

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Bank of Maharashtra employees to CM Devendra Fadnavis: Arrests bad in law, send wrong message

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: June 24, 2018 7:45:39 am Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. (File) In a letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the All India Bank of Maharashtra Employees Federation (AIBOMEF) has protested against the arrests of the bank’s top officers and sought action against officials of the Pune City Police who had arrested the bankers as, according to the Federation, such arrests were “bad in law”. On June 20, the Economic Offences Wing of…

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Reforms: Bayelsa Govt Denies Sacking 28,000 Workers, Recovers N684m From LGAs Alone

Posted by African Examiner Latest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State, Politics Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government has revealed that, the ongoing reforms in the public service has continued to yield positive results, as it is currently saving about 684 million Naira annually from the review of the grade levels of workers at the Local Government level alone. Making the revelation at a joint media…

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DHS employees warned about safety amid family separations backlash

Alex Wong/2009 Getty Images Alex Wong/2009 Getty Images Related Content WASHINGTON (CNN) – Amid the furor over the policy that resulted in thousands of families separated at the border, Department of Homeland Security employees have been warned about threats to their personal safety, according to a department-wide email obtained by CNN. In the message from Claire M. Grady, the acting deputy secretary of homeland security, on Saturday afternoon, DHS employees were given information about the security resources available to them…

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Trump Administration Proposes Merging Education, Labor Departments

A Trump administration federal government reform plan seeks to merge the Departments of Education and Labor as a means to fulfill President Donald Trump’s executive order to make the federal government more “efficient, effective and accountable.” The reform plan, announced during a Cabinet meeting Thursday, lists 14 “organizational realignments to enhance mission and service delivery.” The first one named is to “merge the Departments of Education and Labor into a single Cabinet agency, the Department of Education and the Workforce…

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Selfless female footballer loses job over Origin

MADDIE Studdon has led NSW to a defiant win in the inaugural Women’s State of Origin and become the poster girl for female athletes in Australia. In the aftermath of the Blues’ 16-10 win over Queensland on Friday night, the NSW captain revealed she had lost her job during the week because her rugby league commitments interfered with her work. Like many female rugby league players, Studdon is semi-professional and forced to juggle work, training and playing. She was given…

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Vancouver’s front line workers beat burnout with special ‘fight club’

In Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, front line workers are confronted with life-and-death situations on a daily basis as the devastating opioid crisis claims more victims. But inside a local boxing gym, they’re facing a fight of a different kind – one aimed at helping them manage the stresses of their work by letting off steam through boxing. Frontline Fight Club, a program put on by the Eastside Boxing Club in partnership with the Portland Hotel Society, offers boxing classes to front…

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Buffalo Diocese to end Daybreak TV operation, lay off 8 employees – The Buffalo News

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is pulling the plug on its award-winning Daybreak TV Productions. The diocese announced on its website Friday that eight Daybreak TV employees will be laid off in July as part of an effort to cut costs. The diocese also will shut down a campus ministry program at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Daybreak TV developed a national reputation for its audio-visual projects and programming, regularly winning awards for the quality of its…

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WikiLeaks publishes the names and photos of 9,000 ICE employees

WikiLeaks this week published a database identifying more than 9,000 current and former employees of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, amid mounting criticism of the agency’s separation of migrant families. The organization, founded by hacker Julian Assange, claimed the searchable database, named ‘ICE Patrol’, would ‘increase accountability’ and serve as an ‘important public resource’. It contains information and photos gleaned from the LinkedIn accounts of ICE employees from bosses to interns, and is searchable by location, job title, school attended…

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Indictment of Ex-Fitbit Employees Marks a Bigger Legal Shift

Last week, a federal grand jury returned a criminal indictment against six current and former Fitbit employees who allegedly stole trade secrets from Jawbone, where they had all previously worked. Jawbone and Fitbit, both makers of consumer-grade activity trackers, have a long and bitter legal history. But after the International Trade Commission cleared Fitbit of Jawbone’s trade secret claims in 2016, and after Jawbone went out of business in 2017, many thought the legal battles were over. Not so much.…

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MPs join picket line as rail workers stage new strike…

By Press Association Published: 04:14 EDT, 23 June 2018 | Updated: 04:19 EDT, 23 June 2018 Labour MPs joined striking rail workers on picket lines on Saturday as a fresh strike over driver-only trains caused more disruption to services. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on Arriva Rail North (Northern) walked out for 24 hours in the long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains. It was the 23rd strike on Northern, which has also been hit…

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40 employers, 800 job openings highlight job fair

40 employers, 800 job openings highlight job fair Adam Bokker (left), owner of Home Instead Senior Healthcare, speaks with James Stone, one of the job seekers attending the hiring event at the MARC on Thursday, June 14. (Photo by Steve Chapman) Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 8:30 am 40 employers, 800 job openings highlight job fair By Steve Chapman Lawrence County Record The Missouri Jobs Centers of Springfield and Joplin held a hiring event for those seeking work on Thursday,…

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City worker faces new theft charge, remains on job | News, Sports, Jobs

WARREN — A city employee is accused of petty theft after it was reported someone stole a new lawn mower that was in city storage and used it to mow a lawn. Dennis Griffing, 57, is free on $2,500 bond on the misdemeanor charge filed June 14, according to Warren Municipal Court records. He pleaded not guilty. He remains on the job in the city’s operations department pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing Friday before Safety Service Director Enzo…

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Hawaii AT&T workers say company urged them to use unethical tact – Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Several current and former AT&T employees in Hawaii are condemning the company, accusing it of pushing workers to use unethical sales tactics — and then firing them when they did.  The employees say retail managers took an aggressive approach when it came to selling trial subscriptions to its streaming service, Direct TV Now. “The managers basically encouraged us and informed us of how to manipulate sales,” said Abraham Buonya, who was fired in early June from the AT&T store…

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Amazon workers protest facial recognition software sale to cops

A letter to CEO Jeff Bezos cites recent mistreatment of refugees and immigrants by ICE as well as the targeting of black activists by law enforcement. The letter noted as a parallel IBM’s sale of computer services to the Nazis: “As ethically concerned Amazonians, we demand a choice in what we build, and a say in how it is used. IBM did not take responsibility then, and by the time their role was understood, it was too late. We will…

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Video shows disgruntled former employee damaging vehicles, running down co-workers at Lambeau Field

Please enable Javascript to watch this video GREEN BAY — Video requested by our news partners at FOX11Online.com was released on Friday, June 22 showing a disgruntled former employee damaging vehicles and trying to run down former co-workers Lambeau Field last December. Chay Vang Police say Chay Vang, 41, was a former employee of a food service contractor at the stadium. He had recently been fired from his job when he returned to the south end of Lambeau Field Dec. 22. He…

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