5 Professors Sue Rutgers, Saying It Shortchanges Women on Pay

The five women say they are paid tens of thousands of dollars less than men with similar qualifications. The university says it is “committed to pay equity.”

#american-assn-of-university-women, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #new-jersey, #rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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Princeton to Pay Nearly $1.2 Million to Female Professors to Address Inequity

A U.S. Department of Labor review of staff wages from 2012 to 2014 found disparities between male and female professors.

#colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #labor-department-us, #princeton-university, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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California, Reject Prop 22

Gig workers deserve the dignity of fair compensation.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #doordash-mobile-app, #employee-fringe-benefits, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #khosrowshahi-dara, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #paid-time-off, #uber-eats, #wages-and-salaries

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Europe’s Economic Recovery Is a Summer Memory

As the coronavirus resumes spreading rapidly across the continent, hopes for an economic revival have given way to diminished expectations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #euro-currency, #europe, #eurozone, #france, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #italy, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #politics-and-government, #recession-and-depression, #stimulus-economic, #wages-and-salaries

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Pandemic Exposes Holes in Sweden’s Generous Social Welfare State

Decades of budget-cutting and market reforms laid the ground for a wave of death in Swedish nursing homes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #labor-and-jobs, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government, #sweden, #taxation, #wages-and-salaries

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Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers

Four weeks before the election, the Trump administration has announced stricter rules for the H-1B visa program, which U.S. companies have long valued.

#foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #visas, #wages-and-salaries

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The New Museum Is World Class, but Many Find It a Tough Place to Work

Critics acknowledge the success the New Museum in New York has achieved. But they say it has come at the expense of many people who work there.

#art, #deller-jeremy, #gioni-massimiliano, #koolhaas-rem, #museums, #phillips-lisa-museum-executive, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Apps Will Get You Paid Early, for a Price

Pay-advance apps have been downloaded millions of times, and more employers are offering them as benefits to workers who need cash.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #consumer-protection, #department-of-financial-services-nys, #payday-loans, #personal-finances, #wages-and-salaries

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Seattle Passes Minimum Pay Rate for Uber and Lyft Drivers

The city became the second in the nation to create a compensation standard for ride-hailing drivers, after New York.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #lyft-inc, #minimum-wage, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #seattle-wash, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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U.S. Household Wealth Rose Before the Pandemic, but Inequality Persisted

A Federal Reserve survey of family finances shows that inequality was high last year. It’s likely to worsen because of the pandemic.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #federal-reserve-system, #hispanic-americans, #income, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression, #stocks-and-bonds, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Britain Introduces a Scaled-Back Wage Support Plan

As the country faces a second wave of coronavirus infections, the government doesn’t want to support jobs propped up solely by fiscal stimulus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #sunak-rishi-1980, #wages-and-salaries

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Uber and Lyft Could Gain From U.S. Rule Defining Employment

The Labor Department proposal would most likely treat drivers and other gig workers as contractors, not employees.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #lyft-inc, #minimum-wage, #overtime, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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Stakeholder Capitalism Gets a Report Card. It’s Not Good.

The pandemic and the movement for racial justice have tested corporate pledges to elevate social concerns alongside shareholder interests. A new study finds companies are failing to follow through.

#amazon-com-inc, #benioff-marc, #blackrock-inc, #boards-of-directors, #business-roundtable, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #ford-foundation, #marriott-international-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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Law Firms Pay Supreme Court Clerks $400,000 Bonuses. What Are They Buying?

Inside information and influence with the clerks’ former bosses may figure in the transactions, a new study suggests.

#bonuses, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #legal-profession, #supreme-court-us, #wages-and-salaries

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Franchise Workers Win Victory Over U.S. Effort to Curb Lawsuits

A judge rebuffed a Labor Department move that made it harder for employees to win judgments against parent companies over pay violations.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #fast-food-industry, #franchises, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #minimum-wage, #overtime, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Strike. This Could Be Our Last Stand.

If we can’t get our government to help us now, when will we ever?

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression, #strikes, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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The Fed Enabled a Record Expansion. Trump Is Taking Credit.

President Trump has taken credit for the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, but the Federal Reserve’s patient policies laid the groundwork.

#income-inequality, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #presidential-election-of-2020, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Gross Domestic Misery Is Rising

The recovery is bypassing those who need it most.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #gross-domestic-product, #labor-and-jobs, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Uber Is Hurting Drivers Like Me in Its Legal Fight in California

We’re in limbo as the ride-hailing company spends millions fighting a new state law.

#california, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #chauffeurs-and-drivers, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #living-wage, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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Stiffing Workers on Wages Grows Worse With Recession

New research shows that minimum-wage violations spike as low-paid workers become more vulnerable and less inclined to complain.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #recession-and-depression, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #wages-and-salaries, #washington-center-for-equitable-growth, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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When Retirement Comes Too Early

Workplaces have grown steadily less friendly to older employees, and the pandemic has pushed more of these workers from the labor market.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #part-time-employment, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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In Britain, an Idea to Reduce Racial Inequality Gains Momentum

The government could revive an idea to make it mandatory for large companies to report their pay gaps by ethnicity.

#badenoch-kemi, #black-people, #discrimination, #equality-and-human-rights-commission-great-britain, #great-britain, #isaac-david-attorney, #may-theresa-m, #minorities, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #wages-and-salaries

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In U.F.C., Retirement Threats Are the Fighters’ New Leverage

Because of ironclad contracts, threatening to retire is perhaps one of the main negotiating tactics available to fighters seeking to improve their deals.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #jones-jon-1987, #masvidal-jorge, #mixed-martial-arts, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #ultimate-fighting-championship, #wages-and-salaries, #white-dana-1969

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Buzz Bissinger: College Football Players Should Threaten to Boycott

The pandemic gives them an opportunity to demand what they deserve.

#big-12-conference, #big-ten-conference, #black-people, #boycotts, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #football-college, #national-college-players-assn, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #wages-and-salaries

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Saving Jobs by Sharing Them, With Government Help

Longstanding but little-used state programs, with a recent dose of federal aid, prevent layoffs by putting workers on part-time duty in a downturn.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #michigan, #recession-and-depression, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #washington-state

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Uber and Lyft Are Toying With Drivers’ Livelihoods

Both are threatening to pull out of California this week over a law requiring them to treat their workers as full-fledged employees.

#california, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #khosrowshahi-dara, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #mobile-applications, #paid-time-off, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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Museum Boss Salaries: Reduced but Still an Issue Amid Wider Cutbacks

The compensation packages of museum directors are drawing scrutiny as their institutions try to fill budget holes with cutbacks that have included layoffs and furloughs of lesser-paid staffers.

#asia-society, #executive-compensation, #guggenheim-solomon-r-museum, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #new-museum-of-contemporary-art, #wages-and-salaries, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

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Uber and Lyft Consider Franchise-Like Model in California

Under pressure to classify their freelance drivers as full-time employees, the ride-hailing companies are discussing another option.

#automobiles, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #computers-and-the-internet, #franchises, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #khosrowshahi-dara, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #mobile-applications, #state-legislatures, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries, #zimmer-john-1984

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Pinterest Employees Demand Gender and Race Equality

More than 200 said they stood in solidarity with three former co-workers who have accused the company of discrimination.

#brougher-fancoise, #discrimination, #executive-compensation, #pinterest, #silbermann-ben, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Labor Dept. Lawyer Says Trump Appointee Intervened in Oracle Case

A litigator asserts that she faced reprisal after saying Secretary Eugene Scalia was set to settle a discrimination suit for a sum she found too low.

#catz-safra, #discrimination, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #oracle-corporation, #scalia-eugene, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #whistle-blowers

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Trump’s Payroll Tax Holiday Order Gives Employers a New Dilemma

Businesses are grappling with difficult legal and logistical questions about how to respond to the president’s payroll-tax holiday order.

#executive-orders-and-memorandums, #federal-taxes-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #payroll-tax, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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I Am the C.E.O. of Uber. Gig Workers Deserve Better.

Gig workers want both flexibility and benefits — we support laws that could make that possible.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #employee-fringe-benefits, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #uber-technologies-inc, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

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Will Trump’s Executive Directives Provide Relief?

Because Congress controls federal spending, at least some of the measures will almost certainly be challenged in court. Or they may become moot if Congress reaches a deal.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cuomo-andrew-m, #evictions, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #federal-taxes-us, #internal-revenue-service, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mnuchin-steven-t, #payroll-tax, #pelosi-nancy, #personal-finances, #states-us, #student-loans, #treasury-department, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Millions of Evictions Are a Sharper Threat as Government Support Ends

Without more federal aid for workers, experts are expecting the largest disruption to the housing market since the Depression.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #labor-and-jobs, #landlords, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #recession-and-depression, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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The Real Reason the American Economy Boomed After World War II

How expanding opportunity for women, immigrants and nonwhite workers helped everyone — and why we need to do so again.

#black-people, #discrimination, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #race-and-ethnicity, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #whites, #women-and-girls

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‘It’s Time for a Change’: Workers Idled by the Virus Try New Careers

Facing a loss of hours, unsecured wages and slow reopenings, some unemployed Britons are reconsidering their livelihoods.

#careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #great-britain, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantines, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #wages-and-salaries

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Where Will the New Good Jobs Come From? Look Here

The U.S. economy thrived after World War II. The reason can help us now.

#discrimination, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #race-and-ethnicity, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #whites, #women-and-girls

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Lays Off Dozens More Workers

The Metropolitan Museum of Art told its staff that it was laying off 79 employees and announced 181 furloughs and 93 voluntary retirements.

#art, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #finances, #hollein-max, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museums, #philadelphia-museum-of-art, #wages-and-salaries, #weiss-dan-1977

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As the Pandemic Forced Layoffs, C.E.O.s Gave Up Little

Some corporate bosses offered to cut their pay, but most did not. Those who did gave up less than 10 percent of what they received last year.

#bonuses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporations, #executive-compensation, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

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Why Hunger Can Grow Even When Poverty Doesn’t

The two issues are linked, but during the coronavirus pandemic the relationship is not always simple.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #finances, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #food-stamps, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #income, #poverty, #recession-and-depression, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Upsides for Some Remote Workers; Lost Pay and Security for Others

Working from home creates economic winners and losers. It can benefit highly skilled employees but depress others’ wages and make it hard to organize.

#automattic, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duckduckgo, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #outsourcing, #telecommuting, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment

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Trump Officials Float Idea of Narrow Bill to Extend Unemployment Benefits

The proposal on the eve of Republicans’ unveiling of a larger aid bill amounts to a concession that the two parties are unlikely to reach a deal before benefits expire.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #mnuchin-steven-t, #republican-party, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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The Great Au Pair Rush

When the Trump administration shut the borders to many new au pairs, those already in the country found they had something new: options.

#au-pair-in-america, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #foreign-workers, #hiring-and-promotion, #national-domestic-workers-alliance, #state-department, #visas, #wages-and-salaries

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That Extra $600 Weekly Unemployment Check Could Soon Become Less Generous

Supplemental checks for laid-off workers are set to expire at month’s end. Republicans and Democrats disagree on what to do next.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Danny Meyer’s Restaurants Will End Their No-Tipping Policy

Union Square Hospitality Group, which helped lead the move away from tips, changes course as its restaurants reopen.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #income-inequality, #meyer-danny, #minimum-wage, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #tips-and-tipping, #union-square-cafe-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #union-square-hospitality-group, #wages-and-salaries

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New Orleans’s Striking Sanitation Workers Still Fight for Dignity

A determined handful of men in New Orleans carry on the cause Dr. King died defending in Memphis.

#black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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As the Virus Deepens Financial Trouble, Colleges Turn to Layoffs

The University of Akron this week became one of the first schools in the country to make profound cuts in the number of full-time professors on its staff. Others might have to follow.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #ohio, #ohio-university, #university-of-akron, #wages-and-salaries

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‘Hero’ Pay Raises Disappear for Many Essential Workers

Several retailers have ended the pay raises and bonuses they gave to employees as an appreciation for their courage and commitment in showing up to work during the pandemic.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kroger-company, #stopshop-supermarket-co, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Massachusetts Sues Uber and Lyft Over the Status of Drivers

A lawsuit by the state’s attorney general adds to pressure on the companies to consider their drivers full-time employees.