"These companies should not be waiting for a pandemic to hit to tell employees they can take time off when they are sick," said a shareholder advocate.
"The $15 minimum wage itself is a compromise," said Adam Shah, policy director at Jobs With Justice.
The GOP wants to bar medical-leave mandates in order to help businesses. But by keeping people home, paid sick leave could prove essential to coming out on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Working 9-5? If only. As millions of Americans struggle to make ends meet, Dolly Parton's song is tweaked to glorify the gig economy and a 12-hour workday.
President Joe Biden has upped his goal for COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States—from 100 million in his first 100 days in office to about 150 million. This comes after some argued that his 100 million-doses goal was already on track to be met by the Trump administration.
California's DoJ is seeking details on Amazon's coronavirus prevention efforts, and data on infections and deaths.
In the largest fine of its kind, Smithfield Foods has been given a citation of $58,000 and its subcontractor CitiStaff Solutions has been handed a fine of $47,000.
Both companies will be allowed to continue operating through at least October while an appeal is heard.
Simply "buying American" is not enough.
"Workers should not have to sacrifice their health and safety to earn a living, especially during an ongoing global pandemic," Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who proposed the rules, said in a statement.
Yes, President Donald Trump's coronavirus response has been an unequivocal disaster. But this crisis has deeper roots.
As three former Labor Department senior officials, it pains us to watch the Trump administration undermine many worker protections Congress tried to put in place.
Two workers rights groups say Amazon hasn't released "a comprehensive health and safety plan" for its facilities and workers, leaving workers potentially exposed to the virus.
Multiple Amazon warehouse workers have reportedly complained that the company has given them 60 percent or less of the sick pay they were promised due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Instead of a joyful celebration of my recent promotion and hard work, I am stunned and hurt while I scramble to find a new job and clear my name," said fired worker Kathryn Spiers.
"This is classic union busting dressed up in tech industry jargon," a statement from Google organizers reads.
Beneath the silly White House tradition is a compelling story of cruelty and climate change.
Google is being accused of punishing employees who criticize the company by firing workers and putting them on forced leave.
The fast food chain in New Zealand is among a number of companies that miscalculated holiday pay after legislation changed and may have to pay out 90 million New Zealand dollars ($57 million).
Amazonians United Sacramento has unified to protest the company's limited off-time policies after a fellow worker was fired for spending one hour more than allowed by off-time policy at the bedside of her dying mother-in-law.
The FAIR Act would put an end to an insidious clause in many employment contracts that steals American workers' legal rights. It's called forced arbitration.
The Trump administration's corporate welfare is doing nothing to help the 50,000 workers on strike at General Motors—or any of the others the president promised to protect.
More than half of private-sector workers who don't belong to a union are subject to some sort of mandatory arbitration provision, according to the Economic Policy Institute.
"Unfortunately, many workers don't know their rights and are afraid of being fired if they speak up," said New York attorney Steven Arenson.
May Day became known as International Workers' Day in the 19th century.