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Tesla Accused of Exploiting Cheap Labor to Make Its Factories
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Tesla Accused of Exploiting Cheap Labor to Make Its Factories

A contractor allegedly took advantage of foreign workers to build Tesla's U.S. facilities.
Uber Settles Lawsuit for $100 Million, and Drivers Will Remain Independent
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Uber Settles Lawsuit for $100 Million, and Drivers Will Remain Independent

The lawsuit had claimed that Uber drivers are employees and thus entitled to reimbursement of expenses.
Warehouse Serving Amazon, Lowe's and Sears Gets Slapped With U.S. Labor Complaint
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Warehouse Serving Amazon, Lowe's and Sears Gets Slapped With U.S. Labor Complaint

California Cartage is accused of violating workers' rights to organize and threatening workers with dismissal.
McDonald's Goes Head to Head With Labor Regulators
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McDonald's Goes Head to Head With Labor Regulators

The burger giant is accused of violating employee rights as a joint employer.
Lindsay Friedman
McDonald's Accused of Illegal Labor, Tax Practices in Brazil
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McDonald's Accused of Illegal Labor, Tax Practices in Brazil

The fast-food giant has been the subject of increasing scrutiny around the globe.
How the 9-to-5 Came to Be and Why It No Longer Makes Sense (Infographic)
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How the 9-to-5 Came to Be and Why It No Longer Makes Sense (Infographic)

Everybody's working for the weekend, but is it best to get 'er done in long, eight-hour stints? Probably not.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Labor Costs May Soar for Entrepreneurs
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Labor Costs May Soar for Entrepreneurs

What exactly should you be telling the Department of Labor about its proposed "white collar" exemption changes?
Jonathan Segal
Uber Pushes Back Against California Driver Lawsuit
Legal Issues

Uber Pushes Back Against California Driver Lawsuit

The case could decide whether Uber's drivers are independent contractors or employees.
California Ruling Seen Unlikely to Dent Value of Uber, Other Startups
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California Ruling Seen Unlikely to Dent Value of Uber, Other Startups

However, the ruling to classify a San Francisco-based driver as an employee instead of an independent contractor could potentially change how sharing-economy companies operate.
Uber Driver Is Employee, Not Contractor, California Labor Commission Says
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Uber Driver Is Employee, Not Contractor, California Labor Commission Says

The ruling is the latest in a host of legal and regulatory challenges facing the smartphone-based ride-hailing service.
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Employee Says She Was Fired for Refusing to Be Tracked 24/7

The attorney filing the suit says she foresees a legal trend around privacy and productivity tracking.
Nina Zipkin
McDonald's Wage Plan Renews Debate on Independence of Franchisees
McDonald's

McDonald's Wage Plan Renews Debate on Independence of Franchisees

The pay increase at its company-operated U.S. restaurants threatens to complicate an ongoing labor dispute that turns on whether McDonald's can be held responsible for the labor violations of its franchisees.
The McDonald's Fight That Could Change Franchising
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The McDonald's Fight That Could Change Franchising

An ongoing fight between McDonald's and labor unions has entered a key phase this week.
Kate Rogers
McDonald's Employees Claim They Were Told to Put Mustard on Burns and Keep Working
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McDonald's Employees Claim They Were Told to Put Mustard on Burns and Keep Working

Backed by a minimum-wage activist group, employees that suffered severe burns on the job have filed complaints against the chain in 19 cities.
Kate Taylor