Yuki Noguchi

Yuki Noguchi appears in the following:

Harvey Weinstein Case Highlights Pitfalls Of Workplace Harassment Claims

Monday, October 16, 2017

Most employers have policies on reporting sexual harassment, and human resources officials are required to investigate those claims. But those filing the complaints can face obstacles, experts say.


No Class Action: Supreme Court Weighs Whether Workers Must Face Arbitrations Alone

Friday, October 06, 2017

Increasingly, employers require employees to resolve disputes about anything from harassment to discrimination through individual arbitration. That means they can't join class-action suits.


Co-Working Spaces Are Redefining What It Means To Go To The Office

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Part of the appeal of spaces like WeWork is flexibility; monthly membership means avoiding the commitment of a long-term lease. But the real value, the firms say, is a more innovative work culture.


After Equifax Hack, Consumers Are On Their Own. Here Are 6 Tips To Protect Your Data

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The credit-rating company last week said it was hacked, leaving 143 million consumers' personal information exposed. Equifax now faces lawsuits and investigations. Read tips on safeguarding your data.


Florida Businesses Struggle To Reopen Without Power After Irma

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Many are without power or phone service. Their ability to reopen depends on the restoration of electricity, but also on whether employees can get to work through blocked roads and downed power lines.


The Powerful Pull Of Opioids Leaves Many 'Missing' From U.S. Workforce

Friday, September 08, 2017

Opioid addiction affects people's work lives more than alcohol or other drugs, and those who struggle with it tell strikingly similar tales of deepening alienation from their careers.


Opioid Crisis Looms Over Job Market, Worrying Employers And Economists

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Companies across the U.S. say it's getting harder to find applicants and keep workers once they've been hired. Economists from the Federal Reserve to Wall Street say opioid addiction may be a factor.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.