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California Judge Rules That Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Employees

A California judge has ruled that Uber and Lyft drivers must be classified as employees, as the two rideshare giants threaten to pull out of the state in response. Uber and Lyft Drivers Not Independent Contractors On August 10, 2020, California Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman issued a ruling on a lawsuit brought against Uber>> Read More

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Child Summer Safety Risks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While the coronavirus has largely kept children confined at home this summer, it is not the only cause for concern for parents. The New York Times recently looked at some of the most common child summer safety risks and how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Summer Safety Risk #1 – Drowning One>> Read More


How Amazon May Be Avoiding Responsibility for Its Crashes

A recent joint investigation by ProPublica and the New York Times examined how Amazon may be shirking responsibility for crashes caused by its increasingly fast delivery methods. “Free” Delivery with a Hidden Human Cost Amazon has come to dominate e-commerce. According to the most recent estimate, the company accounts for about 37.7 percent of online>> Read More

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Immigration Status to Be Kept Private in Most Civil Lawsuits in Illinois

A new law will keep a person’s immigration status private during most civil lawsuits in Illinois. “Immigration Status Should Never Be Used as a Weapon” Gov. JB Pritzker signed the measure on August 23, 2019. The law would prohibit somebody’s immigration status from being used against them in a way that would prevent them from>> Read More

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Tesla Allegedly Fired Pro-Union Workers at Buffalo Solar Plant

A union complaint filed with a federal agency alleges that Tesla fired pro-union workers at a solar products plant in Buffalo, NY. Retaliation for “Outspoken Union Support” On June 19, 2019, the United Steelworkers filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). According to a partially redacted document released by the NLRB, the>> Read More

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New York Times Reports on Trump Administration’s “War on Worker Rights”

A recent New York Times editorial argues that, despite Donald Trump having run for office as “a champion of American workers and a friend of labor unions,” the Trump administration has consistently favored the interests of employers over the rights of workers. Trump Administration Limiting Wages, Overtime Eligibility In its policies and actions related to>> Read More


Two New Clusters of Legionnaires’ Disease Found in Illinois

Health officials have found two new clusters of Legionnaires’ disease in Illinois, the first linked to a Walmart in Johnsburg and the second affecting residents at a nursing home in Chicago’s South Loop. Walmart, Nursing Home Linked to Legionnaires’ Disease Three people who reported being at the Johnsburg Walmart in McHenry County have been diagnosed>> Read More