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California regulators not taking action against care homes

May. 20, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

Across California, at least 20 companies providing care for the elderly, disabled and mentally ill continue to operate illegally after being cited for failing to pay their workers more than $1.4 million in back wages and penalties. "There's no accountability," said Hina Shah, an associate law professor at Golden...

Speaker stuns 2019 Morehouse grads, to pay off student debt

May. 19, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he would pay off their student loans __ estimated at up to $40 million. Robert F. Smith, this year's commencement speaker, made the announcement while addressing nearly...

Mexican law gives benefits, better pay for domestic workers

May. 15, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For the first time, Mexico's Senate has approved a law requiring written contracts, paid vacation and annual bonuses for domestic workers. The bill. already approved by the lower house, opens the way for domestic workers be registered in Mexico's social security system, which also...

Fine, extended suspension for boxer who kissed reporter

May. 14, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A boxer who kissed a reporter without her consent during a post-fight interview must complete a sexual harassment course and pay a $2,500 fine before officials will consider lifting his suspension. The California Athletic Commission decided unanimously Tuesday that Kubrat Pulev can...

Labor official: Pro-company unions will melt away in Mexico

May. 14, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A federal labor official said Tuesday that a majority of Mexico's union contracts are probably fake, pro-company deals that provide only minimal wages and benefits. But the unions behind those contracts are so weak they will probably disappear once the country's new labor reform goes...

Tesla seeks dismissal of suit challenging Musk pay package

May. 9, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for Tesla Inc. asked a Delaware judge Thursday to dismiss shareholders' complaints over a compensation plan that could net CEO Elon Musk more than $50 billion over the next decade. A shareholder lawsuit filed last June alleges that Musk and Tesla's board of directors breached...

Uber, Lyft driver strike latest move to organize gig workers

May. 9, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A strike by Uber and Lyft drivers in cities across the United States this week caused barely a ripple to passengers looking to catch a ride, highlighting the challenges in launching a labor movement from scratch in an industry that is by nature decentralized. Activists and others...

Some House members considering taking a pay raise this year

May. 9, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some senior House lawmakers, frustrated by a decade of frozen congressional salaries, are quietly exploring whether to accept an annual pay raise that they've shunned since Barack Obama was first president. It's a longshot at best, requiring comity that's in short supply in a Capitol...

Ride-hailing drivers expose financial unrest before Uber IPO

May. 8, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The executives at Uber are working hard to design a future where the company earns billions of dollars by allowing riders to summon fully automated robotaxis. Until then, they must rely on an army of human drivers — nearly 4 million across the globe — to keep the business...

Lebanon's Central Bank workers suspend strike for 3 days

May. 7, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Employees at the Central Bank of Lebanon on Tuesday suspended their open-ended strike for three days, saying they hope their wages and benefits will not be cut. The strike began Friday and raised concerns it could paralyze the country's banking sector, which relies on the Central Bank for...