Mass strikes, walkouts in Indonesia over new employment law

Indonesian workers took strike action across the country on October 6–7 against a new employment law the government argues will “attract foreign investment”.

Masses of angry workers and students walked out, shut down workplaces and flooded the streets to oppose the neoliberal employment law that reduces wages, removes entitlements, erodes

Microsoft says the Department of Labor has asked it to prove its goal to double Black leaders within the company doesn’t violate US employment laws against discrimination



Satya Nadella wearing glasses talking on a cell phone: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella REUTERS


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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella REUTERS

  • Microsoft in June said it plans to double the number of Black and African American leaders within the company by 2025.
  • The company disclosed on Tuesday that it received a letter from the Department of Labor stating that the goal “appears to imply

Weak Employment Data, Savings Out Of Bullets

Personal income fell -2.7% in August. Still, consumer spending rose 1.0% M/M. What Gives?

The economy is still very much an employment story. While the official U3 unemployment rate fell to 7.9% from 8.4%, the underlying data was, simply put, “ugly!”

“Excess” Savings

Transfer of employment under Thai labour laws

Amendments to Thailand’s Labour Protection Act (LPA) on May 5, 2019, ushered in significant changes to a variety of labour laws, resulting in increased statutory severance pay, increased maternity leave benefits, implementation of paid necessary business leave, changes in wage payments during temporary suspension of business, interest payments for non-payment

National Disability Employment Awareness Month promotes ‘Increasing Access and Opportunity’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 1, 2020) – October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an observance tied to the Army’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. The theme, “Increasing Access and Opportunity,” promotes educating employees and hiring authorities about disability employment issues and celebrating the many and varied contributions of

Q3 2020 State & Local Employment Law Developments

State and local governments are increasingly regulating the workplace. Although it is not possible to discuss all state and local laws, this update provides an overview of recent and upcoming legislative developments to help you and your organization stay in compliance. (Please note that developments specifically