Labor Official Skewers Google Over Gender Pay Discrimination


The Department of Labor has found “systemic compensation disparities” between Google’s female employees and their male counterparts, regional director Janette Wipper said at a hearing in San Francisco. The hearing was in connection with the department’s lawsuit over Google’s failure to hand over detailed compensation data about employees at its California headquarters. “This investigation has revealed significant evidence of discrimination in pay against women at Google’s headquarters,” said Department of Labor spokesperson Jose Carnevali.

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Despite Intense Scrutiny, Uber Lays Another Egg


Already under the microscope for claims of sexual harassment and questionable labor practices, Uber said it would ban the use of a controversial technology to block regulatory authorities from monitoring its operations. The company’s “greyballing” technology is designed to hide the standard city app view in specific cases — for example, from former riders blocked for being abusive. However, some drivers have used it to circumvent local regulators, a practice that Uber no longer will allow, according to Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan.

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Florida man's vehicle catches fire after charging Galaxy Note 7 explodes

A Florida family learned the hard way over the Labor Day weekend why the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7s were recalled.

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Uber Tosses Its Drivers a Few Bones


Facing growing pressure from labor unions and regulators across the U.S. and key overseas markets, Uber on Monday introduced a series of new apps and benefits for its core group of drivers. The goal is to make their working hours more productive and profitable. Among the new apps are Driver Destinations, which lets drivers input their destinations twice a day to restrict ride requests to their current routes. Uber has been testing the app in a few cities and will roll it out to at least a dozen more this week and worldwide in the future.

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Apple supplier Pegatron accused of excessive overtime, low wages & unsafe conditions at Shanghai factory

Article Image Despite pledges by Apple to improve labor conditions at its suppliers, a Pegatron factory in Shanghai is still paying low wages, allowing excessive amounts of overtime, and housing workers in poor conditions, according to China Labor Watch.

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Top tech gear for a Labor Day picnic

Labor Day is coming this weekend, and there’s still time to prep. This gear is meant to help you host a summer cookout, a picnic with friends, or any outdoor excursion. There’s a cooler with a built-in USB port and speaker, a high-tech fire starter, and a grill meant for serious bratwursts.

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Uber Loses Crucial California Court Battle


Uber on Tuesday filed an appeal of a California Labor Commission ruling that is widely viewed as a threat to the company’s business model. The ruling resulted from a claim filed by a San Francisco driver against Uber last year. Details of the earlier action emerged when Uber moved to appeal the commission’s decision handed down in March. The commission found that the plaintiff was an employee of Uber rather than an independent contractor, as the company had maintained. It ordered payment of $4,152 in reimbursable expenses and interest.

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Fair Labor Association supplier audit reveals excessive overtime, Apple pledges to continue improvement

As part of its partnership with Apple, the Fair Labor Association has conducted an independent audit of supplier Quanta, and discovered that the company’s factories were responsible for some labor violations, including excessive overtime and hiring fees.



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