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Uber Sued Again Over Employee / Contractor Issue

Uber Sued Again Over Employee / Contractor Issue

Uber’s stance has always been that it’s a software company. Uber connects people wanting a ride to those offering a ride. It’s a logistics company. Uber simply connects third-party contractors with customers. Its drivers are independent contractors, not employees. That notion is being challenged quite a bit as of late, and it looks like Uber is facing another lawsuit over …

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Uber Settles Lawsuit over Death of 6-Year-Old Girl

Uber Settles Lawsuit over Death of 6-Year-Old Girl

Uber has settled a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the tragic death of a six-year-old girl on New Year’s Eve, 2013. On December 31st at around 8pm, Sofia Liu, her younger brother Anthony, and mother Huan Kuang were struck as they walked a crosswalk in San Francisco. Sofia died as a resulted of the accident. The driver was logged in …

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Facebook, a Year Later, Is a Little Less White, Male (a Little)

Facebook, a Year Later, Is a Little Less White, Male (a Little)

Over the past year, the gender and ethnic makeup of Facebook’s workforce didn’t really change. As of today, Facebook’s employees are 55% white and 68% male. A year ago, when Facebook reported its first diversity data, those numbers were 57% and 69%, respectively. So, progress. A little bit. “While we have achieved positive movement over the last year, it’s clear …

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Twitter Promises to Work on Its Diversity Problem

Twitter Promises to Work on Its Diversity Problem

Twitter has made a promise, albeit a bit vague, to make sure its workforce is more diverse. The company has partnered with the UN’s HeForShe initiative, a “solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all.” “Twitter will use its full reach to advance …

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Facebook Is Requiring Minorities Be Considered for All Open Positions

Facebook Is Requiring Minorities Be Considered for All Open Positions

Facebook has a diversity problem. Facebook is far from the only company in the Valley with a diversity problem, but it exists nonetheless. When it comes to the company’s over 10,000 employees, the landscape is very white and very male. So, what’s Facebook doing about this? It’s in the process of instituting its own “Rooney Rule”. Established in 2003, the …

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Facebook Pushes $15 Minimum Wage, Other Benefits for Cooks, Janitors, and Security Workers

Wage disparity is a problem everywhere but it might just be more visible in a place like Silicon Valley, where employees at tech companies often make six figures while those who support their very existence make much, much less. Facebook has just announced that it has implemented “a new set of standards on benefits for contractors and vendors who support …

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Women Are Happiest Working for These Tech Companies

Among other things, 2014 has been the year of the diversity report. Like dominoes, tech company after tech company has made a point to release their internal diversity figures – basically, gender and ethnic breakdowns of the companies’ workforces. As more and more companies released these numbers, more and more companies felt compelled to do the same. By the end …

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LinkedIn Is Giving Companies An Internal Job Recommendations Tool

LinkedIn announced new features to make recruiting and talent retainment easier. One of these is for Internal Job Recommendations, which raises employee awareness about open positions within the companies they’re already working at. More importantly, for those looking to retain their employees, it lets them know about internal jobs when they start looking externally. The recommendations will appear in the …

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Companies Struggling To Retain Their Best Workers, Says LinkedIn [Infographic]

LinkedIn surveyed 7,530 of its members in the US, Australia, Canada, India and the UK who recently changed jobs. The company is calling this its “Exit Survey”. We’re assuming there will be more of these in the future. The findings were used to determine why employees are leaving their jobs, and how much it’s costing companies. “Companies across the globe …

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Subway Employees Instagram Penis on Bread, Frozen Pee in a Bottle

Two Subway employees who posted incredibly gross photos of themselves on Instagram have been terminated. One photo shows an employee holding a bottle of frozen urine alongside the caption “Today at work I froze my pee.” And the other photo shows another employee putting his penis on an unbaked loaf of Subway bread. The photos have since been deleted, but …

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Pregnant T-Mobile Employee Forced to Use Vacation Time to Go to the Bathroom [UPDATED]

UPDATED with comment from T-Mobile’s Larry Myers below ORIGNAL ARTICLE: A former T-Mobile employee is speaking out about her terrible last few months working at a call center in Nashville, Tennessee. According to Kristi Rifkin, her ordeal started when she became pregnant with her second child and her pregnancy forced her to take a few extra breaks. As Rifkin tells …

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CISPA Add-On Banning Employers from Seeking Facebook Passwords Killed

As you probably know, on Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA. The bill, which aims to help the government react to cybersecurity threats by making it easier to share information between itself and private companies, saw bipartisan support. Opponents of CISPA have argued that the bill is a …

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