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



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  • 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

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

Modi government rams half-dozen anti-worker, anti-farmer laws through India’s parliament

Flouting longstanding parliamentary norms and procedures, the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government rammed a half-dozen blatantly pro-corporate farmer and labour “reform” laws through an abbreviated “Monsoon session” of India’s parliament last month.

Workers shout slogans during a general strike in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 [Credit: AP

How Uber and Lyft Are Buying Labor Laws

As usual in presidential years, the election night excitement in true-blue California will come not at the top of the ballot, where Democrats are all but assured victory, but from the state’s exhausting experiment with direct democracy. And nestled amongst this year’s 12 ballot measures on everything from taxes to

Bernstein Liebhard is Investigating Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. For Violations of the Securities Laws

Bernstein Liebhard, a nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm, is investigating potential securities fraud claims on behalf of shareholders of Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (“Tactile” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: TCMD) resulting from allegations that Tactile might have issued misleading information to the investing public.

If you purchased Tactile securities, and/or

Sacramento Passes COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Laws

On September 1, 2020, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors passed the Sacramento County Worker Protection, Health, and Safety Act of 2020. The county appears to have modeled its new law on the City of Sacramento’s own recent Worker Protection, Health, and Safety Act (WPHSA), which the city enacted on

New York Paid Safe & Sick Leave Laws

New York state’s new paid sick leave law will mandate the payment of sick leave to employees in New York state beginning Jan. 1, 2021. As discussed below, the New York City Earned Safe and Sick Time law, which has already required sick time for New

7 Labor Laws You Need to Know

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  • Labor laws are protections and safeguards to help ensure employees are safe and protected in the workplace.
  • Many labor laws and regulations are mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which enforces safe and healthy working conditions.
  • Failure to follow labor laws can result