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  • Plan Unveiled To Microchip Hundreds Of Thousands Of UK Employees At Major Companies

    11/12/2018 3:05:46 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/11/18 | Teri Webster
    Under the guise of security and convenience, a Swedish company wants to microchip hundreds of thousands of employees at British companies. Who’s doing this? The company, Biohax,  is working with a number of UK legal and financial firms are negotiating programs to implant staffers with the devices, according to The Telegraph. “One prospective client, which cannot be named, is a major financial services firm with ‘hundreds of thousands of employees,’ ” the report stated. ”These companies have sensitive documents they are dealing with,” Jowan Osterlund, the founder of Biohax and a former professional body piercer, told the news outlet....
  • Should federal workers be able to smoke pot where its legal?

    07/31/2018 2:18:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | july 31, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is a question we batted around back in June, in that case applying to workers in the private sector. If you live in a state where marijuana has been legalized, either for medical or recreational use, can your employer fire you for failing a drug test even if you were only using marijuana in off work hours? It turns out the answer is generally yes, though it’s a bit complicated.Today the same issue arises for public sector workers. Government Executive examines the question of whether or not federal workers should legally be allowed to fire up a joint after...
  • Starbucks Expands Health Benefits For Transgender Employees

    06/27/2018 6:37:57 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/26/18 | Avery Anapol
    Starbucks announced Monday that it will expand health benefits for transgender employees, including covering surgeries that were previously considered cosmetic. The company has covered gender reassignment surgery since 2012, but will now cover services like breast reduction or augmentation, hair transplants, voice therapy and facial feminization surgery. Starbucks partnered with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) to create the new benefits. A WPATH official said that Starbucks is the first company to do so. The approach was driven not just by the companys desire to provide truly inclusive coverage, and by powerful conversations with transgender partners about how...
  • Google Employees Discuss Staging Protest Of Their Own Company

    06/02/2018 3:59:34 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com/ ^ | 6/1/18 | Rebecca Klein
    A small group of Google employees, in response to a company contract with a Pentagon-backed program called Maven, have discussed the idea of staging a protest at a conference in July. Employees fear that the project, which provides artificial intelligence tools to the military, could be used in fatal drone strikes. The protest, as discussed in preliminary exchanges over Googles internal communications platform, would take place at a Google Cloud conference in San Francisco, according to messages obtained by HuffPost and an interview with an employee. More than a dozen Google employees have resigned over the project, according to Gizmodo,...
  • Ex-aides say congressman and wife made them his servants

    05/25/2018 11:18:59 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | May 25, 2018 | RACHAEL BADE, ALEX ISENSTADT and KYLE CHENEY
    Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett and his wife turned the congressmans staff into personal servants, multiple former employees to the freshman Republican told POLITICO assigning them tasks from grocery shopping to fetching the congressmans clothes to caring for their pet dog, all during work hours. POLITICO has spoken with four former staffers who detailed a deeply dysfunctional office in which the congressman and his wife, Flanna, often demanded that staff run personal errands outside their typical congressional duties. The couple called on staff to pick up groceries, chauffeur Garretts daughters to and from his Virginia district, and fetch clothes that...
  • Federal Government Gives $2 Billion If Businesses Hire Aliens Over Americans

    03/06/2018 10:52:53 AM PST · by LibertyFound · 22 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | March 6, 2018 | Dylan Scott
    Small Businesses Get $2 Billion If They Hire Alien Grads Instead Of American Grads The Federal government is still incentivizing businesses to favor immigrants over Americans, to the tune of $2 billion in subsidies across the country, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. They do this via the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. This program by the Federal government provides money to businesses that discriminate against American citizens in favor of immigrant ones. At this point, this is just par for the course. According to the CIS, this program was used to scrape $2 billion from the Federal tax...
  • Why Are The Salaries Of A Quarter-Million Federal Employees - Paid For By You - A State Secret?

    02/21/2018 7:15:03 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-21-2018 | Adam Andrzejewski
    Why is the U.S. government withholding salary information on nearly 255,000 employees whose salaries are paid for by American taxpayers? Over the past 11 years, our organization, OpenTheBooks.com, summed up and posted online the salaries and bonus information for nearly every person employed in federal government agencies a tally that mostly keeps growing and growing. This year, our auditors filed our standard Freedom of Information Act request for the same information in Fiscal Year 2017 and we got a big surprise. For the first time, the governments response involved massive and targeted deletions of salary data. A total...
  • AT&T: $1 Billion In Capital Spending And $1000 Bonuses For More Than 200,000 U.S. Employees (Win)

    12/20/2017 3:07:37 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12-20-2017 | John Carney
    AT&T plans to invest an additional $1 billion in the U.S. in 2018 and pay a special bonus of $1,000 to more than 200,000 U.S. employees once the Republican tax reform bill is signed into law. If the President signs the bill before Christmas, employees will receive the bonus over the holidays, AT&T said in a press release Wednesday. The company said the bonus payments will go to union-represented, non-management, and front-line managers. In other words, the working men and women who President Donald Trump has promised will be helped by the tax reform bill.(snip)
  • Cowboys coaches, players meet over Jerry Jones' anthem comments

    10/11/2017 12:03:00 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 11, 2017 | Todd Archer
    In a meeting with coaches, Dallas Cowboys players were told to bring their concerns about comments made by Jerry Jones regarding his stance on the national anthem to the owner and general manager, according to a source. NFL Network was the first to report the meeting. Since Sunday, Jones has been outspoken regarding his stance that players must "not disrespect the flag" and that they must stand for the anthem or they will be benched. Speaking on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday, Jones said the players could express themselves prior to the national anthem in a similar manner...
  • New York restaurateur: we axed 500 employees because of higher minimum wage

    07/11/2017 1:38:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
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  • Requiring CCW for Employees: A Smart Move

    04/22/2017 7:19:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In a recent defense story from Cleveland, Ohio, a man said that he had a concealed carry permit because his past employer required it. From cleveland.com: He said he has a concealed carry permit because he used to work at a barbershop, and the owner required barbers to get their concealed carry licenses for their protection. I suspect that more businesses are taking this approach. It brings about many benefits. Last year, we had the example of a Georgia business owner who required his employees to be armed. He would give them a Taurus Judge revolver when they showed...
  • New bill would let companies force workers to get genetic tests, share results

    03/10/2017 10:00:17 AM PST · by tekrat · 45 replies
    ARS Technica ^ | 3/10/2017 | BETH MOLE
    It’s hard to imagine a more sensitive type of personal information than your own genetic blueprints. With varying degrees of accuracy, the four-base code can reveal bits of your family’s past, explain some of your current traits and health, and may provide a glimpse into your future with possible conditions and health problems you could face. And that information doesn’t just apply to you but potentially your blood relatives, too.Most people would likely want to keep the results of genetic tests highly guarded—if they want their genetic code deciphered at all. But, as STAT reports, a new bill that is...
  • California State Employee Played Games, Watched Videos Online During Work Hours: Audit

    03/04/2017 1:16:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mar 2, 2017
    Report finds widespread misuse of state resources and other improprietiesA Fresno State University employee was paid an estimated $22,000 for time he was playing online games and watching YouTube videos at work, according to a state auditor's report released Thursday. The case was one of 10 highlighted in the report on investigations into improper activities by state employees during the second half of last year. The state employees, who were investigated after whistleblower tips, cost the state nearly $40,000 through misuse of state resources, improper payments and other issues, according to the report. The report also identified instances where state...
  • Forced to watch child porn for their job, Microsoft employees developed PTSD

    01/11/2017 5:47:03 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 25 replies
    Unsurprisingly, having to watch upsetting content like that every day takes a toll on moderators.
  • Iowa cabinet maker taking all of his 800 employees on a Caribbean cruise

    12/27/2016 5:24:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    AP and Daily Mail.com ^ | Dec. 27, 2016 | ASSOCIATED PRESS and DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    A Waterloo cabinet manufacturer is taking its more than 800 employees on a company-paid Caribbean cruise to celebrate achieving key goals as it recovers from the recession. Bertch Cabinet manufacturing co-founder Gary Bertch told his employees earlier this month that the company had met its goals for the year and they would go on a five day cruise. Employees depart on Sunday January 8 on one of four charter aircraft flying directly to Miami, where they will spend one night in a five star hotel before boarding the ship.
  • Boss says employees who agree with Trump's rhetoric should resign [GrubHub]

    11/10/2016 4:52:17 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 10, 2016 | Bryan Llenas
    If you voted for Donald Trump, you may not feel welcomed at Grubhub. The CEO of Grubhub, an online food delivery service, sent a company wide email Wednesday suggesting employees who agree with President-elect Donald Trumps behaviors and his campaign rhetoric should resign. If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here, wrote Matt Maloney, Co-Founder of Grubhub. We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team."
  • Ex-Turnpike employees charged for 'stealing time'

    10/30/2016 11:59:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Central Penn Business Journal ^ | June 15, 2016 | Roger DuPuis
    Two former employees of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission "stole" more than $8,000 by improperly inflating their work hours, the state Attorney General's Office said. Criminal charges filed today against Sharie Anne Sacco, 56, and Stephen Michael Dombek, 51, are the result of separate investigations by the Office of Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigations.The pair also are accused of using state vehicles for their personal use.The AG's Office began its investigations after receiving a referral from the Office of Chief Counsel, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.The charges According to criminal complaints filed in the case:• Sacco, of Lehigh County, worked for the...
  • Roofing company offers free firearm for new employees (VIDEO)

    10/14/2016 12:28:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 14, 2016 | Jennifer Cruz
    While companies offering their customers free guns as an incentive for whatever theyre selling isnt all that uncommon anymore, one Colorado roofing company has taken that mentality one step farther and is offering a free AR-15 for new employees. James Webb, owner of Weatherproof Roofing, offered a Get a Roof, Get a Gun promotion back during the summer and it was a huge success. Business has boomed and Webb now needs several positions filled as soon as possible. We just dont have the staff to keep up with it, Webb said. So now were giving it another shot with...
  • Donald Trump Round Table With Hispanic Workers in Miami, Florida (9-27-16)

    09/28/2016 7:31:05 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 5 replies
    LIVE SATELLITE NEWS on You Tube ^ | 9-27-16 | LIVE SATELLITE NEWS
    After last nights debate Donald Trump is in Florida...
  • Lawmakers fume after VA ditches power to fire employees

    06/17/2016 1:41:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/17/16 | Joel Gehrke
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has angered and frustrated lawmakers by deciding to stop using their authority to fire senior employees, an authority Congress gave the VA in response to the wait-times scandal of 2014. "Everyone knows VA isn't very good at disciplining employees, but this decision calls into question whether department leaders are even interested in doing so," House Veterans Affairs Committee chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., said Friday. The expedited firing process was designed to help VA leaders flush out senior officials who had overseen the manipulation of wait times, which prevent veterans from receiving timely healthcare. But it...