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  • US election: California’s AB5 employment legislation is Democratic gift to Donald Trump

    09/15/2020 5:00:31 PM PDT · by Aussiebabe · 7 replies
    The Australian ^ | 09/16/202 | Robert Gottliebsen
    Just as the ALP franking credits disaster played a huge role in delivering the prime ministership to Scott Morrison in 2018, Donald Trump has a similar weapon to use against Joe Biden and Kamala Harris – the so called “AB5” threat. And while “AB5” is not currently among the frontline Trump campaign issues like law and order, it has the potential to devastate Biden and Harris. AB5 refers to a Californian law championed by Harris. It was designed as a way to get rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft to classify all their contract drivers as employees. To do this,...
  • Trump, Biden H-1B work visa positions take shape

    08/29/2020 3:47:38 PM PDT · by Starcitizen · 5 replies
    SearchHRSoftware ^ | 08/28/2020 | Patrick Thibodeau
    The way President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden talk about H-1B work visas is strikingly different -- and so are the Silicon Valley donors supporting their candidacies.
  • Study: Kids Whose Moms Don’t Work Full Time More Likely To Get Into Stanford

    08/26/2020 8:03:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 26, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    'After adjustment for demographic and socioeconomic factors, the group most likely to attend selective colleges were students in male breadwinner-female homemaker families.'Teens whose mothers worked part-time or not outside the home were significantly more likely to be admitted to and attend a highly selective college or university than teens whose mothers worked full time, finds a study out today from the Institute for Family Studies. The study controlled for external factors including family income, parental education, the child’s sex, race, and family composition.“Students are more likely to be accepted by and attend highly competitive colleges when their mothers are at...
  • Democratic vs. Republican occupations

    08/23/2020 8:56:32 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 24 replies
    Verdant Labs ^ | 2016 | Verdant Labs
    Most librarians are Democrats. Most farmers are Republicans. As a group, doctors are in the middle, though pediatricians lean left and urologists right. Below: Ratios of Democrats (blue) vs. Republicans (red). Data source: Campaign contribution data from the FEC.
  • how fast can a california company terminate an employee?

    08/21/2020 4:33:57 PM PDT · by SteveH · 86 replies
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    how quickly can a california company terminate an employee? a friend of mine just got fired a couple of hours ago. the reason given was basically something like talking back to the boss or not following directions. also how can one apply for a new job if one is fired in california? can one just say on resume "laid off"? i am under the impression that california is an at will employment state which means that employers can fire anyone for any reason including the employee's nose is too long, or too short, or whatever. is this generally correct? (in...
  • Precision Castparts eliminates 10,000 jobs as aerospace work collapses (Oregon)

    08/11/2020 9:17:55 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    OregonLIve ^ | 08/11/2020 | Mike Rogoway
    Precision Castparts, one of Oregon’s largest companies, eliminated 10,000 jobs worldwide in the first half of the year as orders for its aerospace components evaporated. This year’s job cuts represent about a third of Precision Castparts’ global workforce, according to Berkshire Hathaway, Precision Castparts’ parent company. In June, Precision Castparts said it had laid off 717 workers in Portland and Clackamas County due to the coronavirus outbreak. It’s not clear how many employees remain in Oregon. Portland-based Precision Castparts makes heavy metal components for airplane manufacturers, energy producers and other industrial companies. Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett’s investment firm, paid $37...
  • Democrats introduce new bill that would require the Fed to close racial employment and wage gaps

    08/10/2020 3:47:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/06/20 | Courtney Connley
    On Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced a new bill that would require the Federal Reserve to make reducing racial employment and wage gaps a central part of its mission moving forward. The bill, which is co-sponsored by 18 other Democrats including Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), would require the Federal Reserve to have a Racial and Economic Equity Act that “minimizes and eliminates racial disparities in employment, wages, wealth, and access to affordable credit,” the proposed bill...
  • Black Employment Rose Faster than White Employment in July, Black-White Jobless Gap at Historic Low

    08/07/2020 9:49:17 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 07 2020 | JOHN CARNEY
    The better than expected jobs gains in July boosted black employment in the United States by more than it boosted white employment. As well, the black-white gap in unemployment is at a historic low. The number of black Americans holding jobs in the United States rose 1.4 percent in July, according to data released by the Department of Labor Friday. That bested the 0.6 percent gain for white Americans and 0.7 percent gain for Hispanic Americans. The biggest jobs gains went to Asian Americans, who saw total employment rise by 5.1 percent. Black Americans also saw a gain in the...
  • U.S. economy gains 1.8 million jobs as recovery loses momentum

    08/07/2020 5:57:21 AM PDT · by John W · 25 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | August 7, 2020 | Martha C. White
    The U.S. economy added 1.76 million jobs in July, down from 4.8 million jobs added in June, according to the monthly employment report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate fell from 11.1 percent to 10.2 percent. While the numbers were better than expected, the bleak data adds to economists’ fears that the labor market recovery is flagging, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep through large swaths of the country. “We are seeing evidence that the economic recovery is losing steam. It's not reversing, but it looks like growth is flattening out,” said Daniel Zhao,...
  • July 2020 Employment Situation Report: Employment Up 1.8 MM, Unemployment Fell to 10.2% [My Title]

    08/07/2020 6:52:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Bureau of Labor Statistics ^ | July 7, 2020 | Staff
    <p>This news release presents statistics from two monthly surveys. The household survey measures labor force status, including unemployment, by demographic characteristics. The establishment survey measures nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings by industry. For more information about the concepts and statistical methodology used in these two surveys, see the Technical Note.</p>
  • BREAKING NEWS: Jobless claims RISE to 1.43 million for the second week in a row as new round of coronavirus shutdowns hammer economy

    07/30/2020 6:11:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 30, 2020 | Keith Griffith
    New jobless claims have risen for the second week in a row, after dropping for 15 straight weeks, as spiking coronavirus cases delay plans to reopen or cause some states to backpedal. The Department of Labor said on Thursday that 1.416 million Americans filed for unemployment in the week ended on July 25, an increase of 12,000 from the prior week. It marked the 19th straight week that more than 1 million people have applied for unemployment benefits.
  • President Donald J. Trump holds a Press Briefing

    07/02/2020 4:01:19 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 2 replies
    Rightside Broadcasting Network ^ | 7/2/2020 | Rightside Broadcasting
    Thursday, July 2, 2020:President Donald J. Trump holds a Press Briefing
  • VIDEO: Media Hits Spectacular June Jobs Report With COVID Caveats

    07/02/2020 9:49:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 2, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO The reaction of much of the media to the fantastic June unemployment report reveals why they have been in overdrive recently hyping the rise in Coronavirus cases. Of course, included in those cases are asymptomatic people as well as those who have RECOVERED from COVID-19 but have antibodies in their systems. Meanwhile, if you have been following my videos, tweets, and Newsbusters reports, then you know that while the media continues to report the increased cases they RARELY reveal the very important fact that the daily death numbers are in a steep decline. Since the media is DESPERATE...
  • Economic News Release (Bureau of Labor Statistics-DOL)

    07/02/2020 8:28:43 AM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics ^ | 7-2-2020 | Dept. of Labor-BLS
    Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 4.8 million in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 11.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. These improvements in the labor market reflected the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. In June, employment in leisure and hospitality rose sharply. Notable job gains also occurred in retail trade, education and health services, other services, manufacturing, and professional and business services. This news release presents statistics from two monthly surveys. The household survey measures...
  • Cops out!

    06/30/2020 4:55:05 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 25 June 2020 | Karol Markowicz
    What kind of person would become a police officer right now? That’s a question cops across the country are asking. Some say they wouldn’t do it themselves if they were making the choice now. Others say they’d discourage their children from following in their footsteps. But this is about more than how police are treated; it’s time to wonder what this sinking morale will mean for all of the communities that rely on the police for their safety and security. The number of new applicants at police departments across the country had been plummeting for some time but may reach...
  • Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: Dems pushing strict lockdowns run most states with highest jobless rates

    06/22/2020 11:13:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22 2020 | Wall Street Journal Editorial Board | The Wall Street Journal
    The Labor Department on Friday reported jobless rates in May for the 50 states, and the news is the greater than usual variation. Some state economies are recovering much faster than others, and the worst performing tend to be those that have imposed the most severe lockdowns. The national jobless rate was 13.3 percent in May, but 10 states still have unemployment rates above 15 percent. From highest down, they are: Nevada (25.3 percent), Hawaii (22.6 percent), Michigan (21.2 percent), California, Rhode Island and Massachusetts (16.3 percent), Delaware (15.8 percent), Illinois and New Jersey (15.2 percent), and Washington state (15.1...
  • The LGBT claimant in Supreme Court win was not fired because he was gay, former employer says

    06/19/2020 7:40:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/18/2020 | Brandon Showalter
    One of the men at the center of the recent Supreme Court decision that held that firing people based on sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination, was not ousted because he was gay, his former employer says. In a 6-3 decision that was released Monday in Bostock v. Clayton County — which was consolidated along with two other cases involving firings of homosexual and trans-identified employees — the high court ruled that Title VII, the civil rights provision within the 1964 Civil Rights Act that pertains specifically to employment, extends nondiscrimination protections to sexual orientation and transgender status....
  • Fauci: why the public wasn't told to wear masks when the coronavirus pandemic began

    06/16/2020 6:00:54 PM PDT · by familyop · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2020 | Alexandra Kelley
    "But also, it can protect you a certain degree, not a hundred percent, in protecting you from getting infected from someone who, either is breathing, or coughing, or sneezing, or singing or whatever it is in which the droplets or the aerosols go out. So masks work,” Fauci added. “The important thing is actually physical separation,” Fauci said, adding that the combination of social distancing and face masks is the best way for the public to mitigate the spread and reduce transmission while maintaining some normalcy by venturing in public. He also acknowledged that masks were initially not recommended to...
  • Remarks by President Trump on the Jobs Numbers Report

    06/08/2020 11:04:52 AM PDT · by ransomnote
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 8, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Rose Garden10:30 A.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  This is a very big day for our country.  It’s affirmation of all the work we’ve been doing, really, for three and a half years.  This isn’t just over the last few months; this is for three and a half years.  And it’s a great thing.  We were very strong.  We had the greatest economy in the history of our country.  We had the greatest economy in the history of the world.  And that strength let us get through this horrible pandemic, largely through.  I think we’re doing really...
  • Biden Backs Democrat Declaration Against Independence

    05/29/2020 7:32:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    As president, Biden would replicate California’s repressive AB5 law. “Last year California passed AB5 affording gig workers protections and benefits like a minimum wage and overtime pay,” Joe Biden tweeted on Tuesday. “Now, gig economy giants are trying to gut the law and exempt their workers. It’s unacceptable. I urge Californians to vote no on the initiative this November.” The initiative, qualified for the ballot on May 22, establishes criteria for determining whether rideshare drivers are “employees” or “independent contractors.” AB5 also targets freelance writers and independent contractors in dozens of professions, including health care. Joe Biden was all in...