Yuki Noguchi

Yuki Noguchi appears in the following:

Starbucks Training Focuses On The Evolving Study Of Unconscious Bias

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Scientists and leadership trainers says it's nearly impossible to train people out of their biases, but organizations can develop ways of mitigating the effects of it. Often, it involves teamwork.

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Under Pressure, Uber Drops Arbitration Requirement For Sexual Assault Victims

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Uber says customers, drivers and employees who are sexually harassed or assaulted will no longer have to go to arbitration, which had required them to keep their stories private.

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More Employers Avoid Legal Minefield By Not Asking About Pay History

Thursday, May 03, 2018

States and cities are banning questions about prior pay in the hopes of narrowing gender and racial pay gaps. More employers are finding ways around the legal patchwork by eliminating the question.

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Sean Hannity's Real Estate Portfolio Raises Journalism Ethics Questions

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The talk show host reportedly amassed a big real estate portfolio during the foreclosure crisis. Some homes were purchased with HUD support, which he didn't reveal when interviewing the HUD secretary.

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Parents Lose Their Daughter And Their Life Savings To Opioids

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Last year, we traveled to Muncie, Ind., to report on the economic impact of the opioid epidemic. We returned recently and discovered that economic losses don't tell the story of all that's being lost.

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Anguished Families Shoulder The Biggest Burdens Of Opioid Addiction

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Nationally, the economic toll of the opioid crisis is in the hundreds of billions of dollars. For families of addicts, the losses can include their life savings, peace of mind and a sense of hope.

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Federal Court Rules Employers Can't Pay Women Less Than Men Based On Prior Salary

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

In a unanimous ruling, a federal appeals court has ruled that employers can't pay women less than men just because they made less at a previous job. The court said a woman's prior salary, whether considered on its own or along with other factors, can't be used to justify paying a female employee less than her male counterpart.

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Facebook Changing Privacy Controls As Criticism Escalates

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Under intense public and regulatory scrutiny over how it allowed unauthorized access to millions of its users' data, the network will make it easier for people to see what information they've shared.

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Unequal Rights: Contract Workers Have Few Workplace Protections

Monday, March 26, 2018

Across a diverse set of industries, contract work is booming, and that is raising concerns about a lack of anti-discrimination, harassment and other legal protections for those workers.

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Fired Via Tweet, Text And Voicemail: Loss Of Job, And Respect

Saturday, March 24, 2018

President Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over Twitter is not common practice, but some workers say dismissal sometimes comes with a healthy dose of unnecessary disrespect.

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Facebook's Data Scandal Latest Blow To The Company's Reputation

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The social media giant is facing more blowback from users, regulators and investors following reports that its user data was misused by a firm that worked for the 2016 Trump presidential campaign.

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Toys R Us To Sell Or Liquidate All U.S. Stores

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Toys R Us is officially going out of business. Unable to get its finances in order through a months-long bankruptcy process, the retail chain has reached the end of the line.

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Gig Economy Renews Debate Over Whether Contractors Are Really Employees

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Courts are weighing whether some contractors for firms like Uber and Grubhub should receive the rights and benefits afforded to employees — a choice one judge calls an "all-or-nothing" proposition.

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Lawmakers Agree On Paid Family Leave, But Not The Details

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Passage of paid family leave laws in states like Washington is spurring federal lawmakers from both parties to float their own proposals, but so far support is not bridging party lines.

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Pension Funds Under Pressure To Sell Off Investments In Gun-Makers

Monday, February 26, 2018

Since the mass killing at a Parkland, Fla., school this month, many teachers have called on funds to sell their stakes in gun-makers. But some fund managers say that may not lead to industry change.

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Disney Says Promised Bonus Depends On Workers Signing Wage Contract

Thursday, February 22, 2018

After Congress approved a cut, Disney, like some other corporations, promised bonuses for workers, but now the company says workers must agree to the wage offer on the table in contract negotiations.

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Low-Wage Workers Say #MeToo Movement Is A Chance For Change

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

The movement has galvanized workers in low-wage industries to shine a light on sexual harassment and assault. Advocates are pushing for changes including higher wages and better reporting tools.

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The Future Of Benefits: A New York Program Might Provide A Model

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Black Car Fund provides workers' compensation and other benefits for 125,000 taxi, Lyft and other drivers. It may offer a template for establishing benefits for the growing freelance workforce.

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Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A new NPR/Marist poll shows that more than half of contract workers don't get employee benefits. "We really don't have much of a social safety net, and that's terrifying," freelancer Matt Nelson says.

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Freelanced: The Rise Of The Contract Workforce

Monday, January 22, 2018

One in five workers is a contract worker, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the workforce, a shift with far-reaching implications.

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