Yuki Noguchi

Yuki Noguchi appears in the following:

Google Memo Raises Questions About Limits Of Free Speech In The Workplace

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Google moved quickly to fire the software engineer who criticized the company's diversity programs. The engineer, James Damore, told The New York Times he has a right to express his concerns and that he will likely sue Google over the issue.

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Justice Department Argues Sexual Orientation Not Protected By Civil Rights Laws

Friday, July 28, 2017

The Justice Department this week took the position that sexual orientation is not protected under civil rights discrimination laws. That contradicts a circuit court ruling from earlier this year.

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Filling Labor Board Vacancies Opens Door To Unwinding Obama-era Policies

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

As the Trump administration looks to fill Republican vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board, experts expect the rollback of Obama-era labor policies to intensify.

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Labor Department Starts To Roll Back Obama Overtime Rule

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Labor Department has started to dial back an Obama administration rule that would have made more workers eligible for overtime pay.

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As Cities Raise Minimum Wages, Many States Are Rolling Them Back

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Legislatures and city halls are battling over who gets to set the minimum wage, and increasingly, the states are winning. Business groups argue that complying with disparate city laws is too complex.

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Is Your Boss Too Controlling? Many Employees Clash With Micromanagers

Monday, July 17, 2017

When employees move on, it's often mentioned as the main reason for their departure. Lack of autonomy at work elevates stress hormones and can have other negative health effects, studies show.

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Some Employers Are Rethinking Telework, Citing A Need For Better Collaboration

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Some companies find that real-time technology demands have forced them to curb their work-from-home policies, even as a growing number of employers continue to embrace remote work.

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Recruiters Use 'Geofencing' To Target Potential Hires Where They Live And Work

Friday, July 07, 2017

Geofencing sets up virtual boundaries to enable tracking of mobile devices in an area. It can be used to send coupons to customers. Now some employers are using it to target and recruit workers.

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Efforts Increase To Bring Health And Other Benefits To Independent Workers

Friday, June 23, 2017

The vast majority of the estimated 54 million to 68 million contingent or independent workers in the U.S. don't receive employee benefits, though some firms and lawmakers are trying to change that.

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At Yale, Protests Mark A Fight To Recognize Union For Grad Students

Friday, June 16, 2017

The dispute pits graduate student teachers who voted to unionize against an administration that refuses to bargain and disputes the election's validity. Yale says it's awaiting a federal review.

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Federal Reserve Raises Benchmark Interest Rate

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

As expected, the central bank voted to increase the rate a quarter point, following its two-day meeting. Though rates are still historically low, the hike means higher borrowing costs for consumers.

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Eric Holder Recommends Broad Set Of Changes To Uber's Company Culture

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Uber released recommendations from former Attorney General Eric Holder about how the company should change its workplace culture. Holder was hired by Uber following an explosive blog post by a female engineer who was propositioned and harassed repeatedly. Her complaints to senior management and human resources were ignored.

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At 'Washington Post,' Tech Is Increasingly Boosting Financial Performance

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The newspaper struggled amid declines in print ads, but under Amazon's Jeff Bezos, it has transformed its operations, from how it writes headlines and chooses photos to how it generates ad dollars.

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Jeffrey Immelt To Step Down As General Electric CEO

Monday, June 12, 2017

Longtime General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt announced he will step down this summer, as some investors put pressure on the company to cut costs.

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News Brief: Iran Attack, Russia Probe, Uber Workplace-Misconduct Report

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Iran state media report multiple attacks in Iran. Senate launches 2 days of testimony about the Trump campaign's Russia ties. A report commissioned for Uber catalogues its record on sexual harassment.

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Uber Fires 20 Employees After Sexual Harassment Claim Investigation

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

On Tuesday, the company gathered its staff to discuss the review's findings, according to a source familiar with the meeting. A broader report on addressing Uber's workplace culture is due next week.

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Uber Fires 20 Employees After Internal Investigation Into Sexual Harassment

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Ride hailing company Uber announced on Tuesday the firing of about 20 employees as a result of an internal investigation into what some critics have called a corporate culture that tolerates sexual harassment and other misconduct.

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Proposals Aim To Combat Discrimination Based On Salary History

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Several states and cities are considering measures that would bar employers from asking job candidates about their prior salary. The bills are seen helping narrow the pay gap for women and minorities.

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Trump Budget Plan Relies On Optimistic Growth Assumptions, Analysts Say

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

President Trump's proposed budget released Tuesday rests on a key assumption: The economy will grow much faster than it has in recent years — and at a more robust pace than most analysts predict.

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As Store Layoffs Mount, Retail Lags Other Sectors In Retraining Workers

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Many retail workers are losing their jobs amid major technological shifts. And while some industries invest to retrain their workers with new skills, retail largely hasn't succeeded in doing that.

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