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Massachussets Sues Uber/Lyft Over Driver Classification

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today, July 14, announced a lawsuit seeking a court ruling that Uber and Lyft drivers are employees under Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws, a designation that will allow drivers access to critical labor rights and benefits, … Continue reading

Oregon Employment Department Sued to Address Months of Unpaid Benefits

A lawsuit filed last week on behalf of 13 jobless Oregonians seeks a series of reforms at the Oregon Employment Department to address months of unpaid benefits and assist claimants who don’t speak English. Separately, the union representing the department’s claims processors … Continue reading

Mother Sues Ex-Employer After Fired Over Kids Disrupting At-Home Meeting

“Her childcare options evaporated overnight.” It happened to thousands of families when the state of California forced everyone to stay home as the coronavirus crept into town. It happened to Drisana Rios. The mother of two was an account executive … Continue reading

Brooks Brothers Files for Bankruptcy

Even if workers could head to the office right now, chances are they wouldn’t be wearing a Brooks Brothers suit. The 200-plus-year-old retailer best known for what would now be considered formal office attire has filed for bankruptcy, falling victim to … Continue reading

Johnny Depp Testifies Against Ex-Wife in Court

On Tuesday, the actor, 57, took the stand at a U.K. libel court case, in which Depp is suing The Sun after the tabloid ran an April 2018 headline calling him a “wife beater.” Heard, 34, previously alleged that Depp had been abusive during their … Continue reading

ICE Announces International Students Must Leave if School Goes Online-Only

The government announced Monday that international students will not be allowed to stay in the country if the institution in which they’re enrolled is holding online-only courses this fall, and those failing to comply with the rules will risk deportation. … Continue reading

Lucky Brand Files for Bankruptcy

Denim retailer Lucky Brand Dungarees has filed for bankruptcy protection, blaming its troubles in part on the coronavirus pandemic, and said it has a deal lined up to sell the company. Lucky said it plans to close 13 stores and … Continue reading

Employee Accuses Facebook of Racial Discrimination

A Black Facebook employee is accusing his employer of racial discrimination. In a complaint filed Thursday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Oscar Veneszee Jr. said the social network does not give Black workers equal opportunities in their careers. “We … Continue reading

Las Vegas Casinos Face Lawsuit Alleging Failure to Protect Employees

The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165 filed a lawsuit against MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment in order to protect workers from the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. The lawsuit alleges that The Signature at MGM … Continue reading

Cirque du Soleil Files for Bankruptcy

Cirque du Soleil announced Monday it is filing for bankruptcy protection as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rattle the world. The entertainment group is working to “restructure its capital structure,” according to a statement. Its application will be heard by the Superior Court … Continue reading