Why do restaurant workers fund a lobbying group that keeps their wages low?

If you start a new restaurant job, there’s a good chance you’ll be asked to pay $15 to a company called ServSafe for an...
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The end of noncompetes?

Employees reluctant to look for new gigs due to noncompete clauses have the FTC in their corner. On Thursday, the agency proposed banning both new...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 6, 2023

Tech winter is dire for immigrant visa holders

As tech layoffs continue, workers are struggling to find new jobs during the holiday season — arguably the worst time to do so. For H-1B...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 9, 2022

Pay transparency is coming

If you’re considering a new job, you want to know how much it pays, right? But how often do you find bullshit non-info like...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 3, 2022

More apps, more problems

Apple’s “there’s an app for that” was a fun ad slogan. But now, there may be too many apps for too many things. Okta, a...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 20, 2022

Some workers say their job billed them for… quitting?

It’s called Training Repayment Agreement Provisions (TRAPs), a practice that’s under scrutiny from federal and state agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection …
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 19, 2022

Second-chance hiring, explained

Second-chance hiring is when companies hire people who were formerly incarcerated. It’s picking up across several industries, per The Wall Street Journal, due in part...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 12, 2022

What a railroad strike would mean

About 40% of long-distance shipping in the US is by train. Which is why a railroad strike that could begin as soon as Friday...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 13, 2022

Layoffs are out. Labor hoarding is in

When the economy gets shaky, corporations usually take the shortsighted way out, cutting employees to save money. Except, not right now. Despite recession warnings, economists...
Mark Dent • September 8, 2022

California fast-food workers could get $22/hr.

California’s minimum wage is $15.50/hr., but a new bill could score some fast-food employees up to $22/hr. The Fast Food Accountability and Standards (FAST) Recovery...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 31, 2022

Looking for a new gig? Consider rural Iowa

Pella, Iowa — home to 10k residents, two bars, and over two dozen churches — may not sound that exciting to a city slicker. But local...
Mia Sullivan • August 11, 2022

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