Business

California sues Uber, Lyft for driver wage theft

California has filed lawsuits against Uber and Lyft for alleged wage theft by misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, the Labor Commissioner's Office said Wednesday.

Computer Sciences

An automated health care system that understands when to step in

In recent years, entire industries have popped up that rely on the delicate interplay between human workers and automated software. Companies like Facebook work to keep hateful and violent content off their platforms using ...

Business

Brexit is back: UK aims to prepare public for Jan 1 EU break

The British government told individuals and businesses Monday to get ready for new costs and red tape—but also an exciting "new start"—when the U.K. leaves the European Union's economic embrace in less than six months.

Business

Delta CEO: latest COVID-19 spike crushing travel demand

After a brief uptick in flying interest this spring, the jump in US coronavirus cases has crushed travel demand during the normally busy summer season, the head of Delta Air Lines said Thursday, warning of job cuts ahead.

Business

Workers: Tesla threatens firing if they don't return to jobs

Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven't returned to the company's California factory since it reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus.

Business

Hundreds of German Amazon workers strike for pay deal

Hundreds of workers walked out at Amazon sites across Germany Monday to press for a binding pay and conditions agreement and highlight coronavirus risks, but the company has so far brushed off their demands.

Business

Google workers demand the company stop selling its tech to police

More than 1,600 Google workers are demanding the company "take real steps to help dismantle racism" and end its police contracts. In a letter that began circulating internally last week, workers wrote that they were "disappointed ...

Business

Luxury carmaker Bentley to axe 1,000 UK jobs

German-owned luxury car brand Bentley on Friday said it would axe around 1,000 jobs in the UK as the market weathers the coronavirus-induced downturn.

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