November 28th @ 11:22 AM GMT
Yahoo! Faced with a barrage of lawsuits from workers demanding benefits and recognition as employees, some companies in the fast-growing 'gig economy' are looking to settle the issues through legislation. Joseph Morelle, the number two Democrat in the New York State Assembly, said he has been talking about portable benefits with such companies, which use occasional workers to provide rides, deliveries, house-cleaning and other services through websites and apps. In advance of that effort, online... (Business)
November 28th @ 10:57 AM GMT
Wall Street Journal To prepare for the flood of holiday orders just under way, Amazon.com has been using technology ranging from touch screens to robots to shrink the time it takes to train new hires at its warehouses to as little as two days. (Business)
November 28th @ 6:54 PM GMT
AP Winter is a tough time for bees at the Washington State (Politics)
November 27th @ 4:11 PM GMT
Yahoo! Workers spruced up the Cuban capital's sprawling Revolution Plaza and began setting up fencing Sunday in preparation for two days of tributes to deceased leader Fidel Castro. (World)
November 28th @ 10:15 AM GMT
Yahoo! Armed men have abducted three UN refugee agency staffers, including two foreigners, from Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region, a local government official told AFP on Monday. Two Nepalese and a Sudanese national working for UNHCR were abducted Sunday in Geneina, the capital of West Darfur state. ''A group of armed men kidnapped yesterday three UNHCR workers, two Nepalese and a Sudanese, from Geneina,'' Abdelah Mustafa, spokesman for the state government of West Darfur told AFP. (Politics)
November 28th @ 12:15 AM GMT
Yahoo! Riders for the British food courier service Deliveroo are taking legal action on Monday to demand workers' rights in a new challenge to the so-called gig economy. In a test case that follows a court victory by Uber cab drivers, the application is being made by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain on behalf of a group of riders in Camden, north London. Deliveroo pays the riders either by the hour or per delivery and they are currently classified as independent contractors, meaning... (Politics)
November 25th @ 1:30 PM GMT
Yahoo! From CNET Magazine: Thousands of Lady Health Workers in Pakistan face resistance, fear -- and the Taliban -- as they try to eradicate the crippling virus. (Business)
November 28th @ 4:04 AM GMT
Yahoo! The Brexit vote has shaken the City of London but will not destroy it despite creating uncertainty, the newly-installed Lord Mayor of the financial hub told AFP. Speaking at his offices opposite the Bank of England, Andrew Parmley spoke of his concerns about attracting high-skilled workers and how City firms will be able to do business in the European Union after Britain leaves. ''Storms come around but we weather them every time,'' 60-year-old Parmley, the City's 689th Lord Mayor in e... (Politics)
November 27th @ 1:26 PM GMT
Wall Street Journal Laws requiring employers to give workers more predictable and remunerative schedules are sprouting across the nation, drawing the ire of some employers as local governments wade into the debate over inequality. (Business)
November 28th @ 4:19 PM GMT
AP Melissa Baumann lives some 850 miles from the nation's capital, but when she hears President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters say they will "drain the swamp," she worries she will be su (U.S. News)
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