Oct 162022
 
 October 16, 2022  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S., Workplace, Youth & Schools

Cory Doctorow writes: This is a wild and hopeful story: grad students at Northeastern successfully pushed back against invasive digital surveillance in their workplace, through solidarity, fearlessness, and the bright light of publicity. It’s a tale of hand-to-hand, victorious combat with the “shitty technology adoption curve.” What’s the “shitty tech [Read More…]

Sep 072022
 
 September 7, 2022  Posted by  Laws, U.S., Workplace

Joseph J. Lazzarotti, Jason C. Gavejian, Sean Paisan & Rob Yang of JacksonLewis write: For the past few years, California’s comprehensive privacy law known as the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) included an important partial exemption for employees, applicants, and independent contractors (collectively, “workforce members”). The California Privacy Rights Act, which amended [Read More…]

Jul 072022
 
 July 7, 2022  Posted by  Healthcare, Laws, U.S., Workplace

Tami Luhby reports: The corporate rush to cover employees’ abortion-related travel expenses following the Supreme Court’s decision to allow states to ban or severely restrict abortion has sparked a big question: Will the boss find out if you use the benefit? The answer is typically no, especially if the reimbursement is handled by [Read More…]

Jul 012022
 
 July 1, 2022  Posted by  Court, Healthcare, Non-U.S., Workplace

Jennifer Bieman reports: Two former London Health Sciences Centre administration staffers who say they were fired last fall for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine are suing the hospital in separate wrongful dismissal lawsuits seeking a combined $700,000 in damages. Former LHSC employees Angela Simpson and Laura Goncalves have filed statements of [Read More…]