Uber reaches tentative settlement with drivers arbitrating over employment status and expense reimbursement

A tentative settlement to pay out 11 cents for every mile driven for Uber (including adjacent services like Uber Eats) to drivers who have been in individual arbitration with the company over their employment classification.

Uber reaches tentative settlement with drivers arbitrating over employment status and expense reimbursement

By Ingrid Lunden (TechCrunch) Uber is reportedly on track to go public in the first quarter next year, and in the lead up to that, it’s sewing up some loose ends. TechCrunch has learned that Uber has offered a tentative settlement to pay out 11 cents for every mile driven for Uber (including adjacent services like […]

What foods are banned in Europe that are not banned in the United States, and what are the implications of eating those foods?

The European Union prohibits many food additives and various drugs that are widely used in American foods.

By Roni Caryn Rabin (The New York Times) The European Union prohibits or severely restricts many food additives that have been linked to cancer that are still used in American-made bread, cookies, soft drinks and other processed foods. Europe also bars the use of several drugs that are used in farm animals in the United […]

New York’s Attorney General-elect to Investigate Trump’s Violations of Law

The Trump brand is headquartered in New York, which gives Ms. James the power to investigate him and his associates.

New York’s Attorney General-elect to Investigate Trump’s Violations of Law

Letitia (Tish) James, New York’s incoming Attorney General, told NBC News that she wants to investigate Donald Trump and his inner circle, including his family and business associates.    “We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that of his family as well….We want to investigate […]

What’s Next After the Midterm Blue Wave in New York State

Over the years leading up to 2018’s blue wave phenomenon, when pressed about why New York Democrats have failed to follow suit, their reply has always come at the end of a finger pointed squarely at the Republican majority; a majority that no longer exists.

What’s Next After the Midterm Blue Wave in New York State

A blue wave swept through the Empire State and across Capitol Hill on Election Day, leaving a reinvigorated Democratic Party in its wake. For the first time in a decade the Democrats have regained control of the New York legislature and are now poised to implement the very bills and policies that were their rallying […]

Why American Political Divisions Aren’t Red versus Blue, But Fixed versus Fluid

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Why American Political Divisions Aren’t Red versus Blue, But Fixed versus Fluid

By Ezra Klein (Vox) “Of the many factors that make up your worldview, one is more fundamental than any other in determining which side of the divide you gravitate toward: your perception of how dangerous the world is. Fear is perhaps our most primal instinct, after all, so it’s only logical that people’s level of […]

What tenants must know about buyouts, rent hikes and lease termination

If you are a tenant of a multiple dwelling unit, you should know your rights when offered a buyout, when you are facing a rent increase and when your lease is facing termination.

What tenants must know about buyouts, rent hikes and lease termination

Throughout New York City, tenants of multiple dwellings have found themselves making the critical decision of whether they should accept a buyout for their rent-stabilized apartment. Rent stabilization usually applies to buildings with 6 or more units, although there are exceptions. What Landlords have realized is that tenants with rent-stabilized leases typically have lower than […]

Defendants Charged With Stealing From At Least 250 Victims in Employment Fraud Schemes

“In New York’s highly competitive job market, applicants and job seekers are particularly susceptible to fake employment scams." - Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Defendants Charged With Stealing From At Least 250 Victims in Employment Fraud Schemes

NEW YORK, NY, Press Release (Manhattan District Attorney Office) – Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictments of OSMOND EWEKA, 31, a member of a royal family in West Africa, and KAMEL MCKAY, 27, for stealing more than $54,000 from at least 250 victims in three employment fraud schemes. The defendants […]

Why Court Awarded 20 Million Won in Compensation to Air Korea Flight Attendant

Many of South Korea's biggest businesses -- including Korean Air, Samsung and Hyundai -- are family-run conglomerates known as "chaebol" inside the country.

Why Court Awarded 20 Million Won in Compensation to Air Korea Flight Attendant

By Sophie Jeong and Joshua Berlinger (CNN) South Koreans have long voiced frustration over what they see as corrupt and entitled behavior by the families that run chaebols. Korean Air has been ordered to pay 20 million South Korean won (almost $18,000) to a flight attendant after he was excoriated by an executive when he […]

Recidivism and Expungement: How the Revolving Doors of Incarceration Can Be Closed for Good

Expunging criminal records, that is, removing misdemeanor or felony charges from a rap sheet, would be the most tangible form of a second chance, but it isn’t so easy to wipe the slate clean in New York State: criminal records can only be sealed, and even then, this only pertains to certain crimes.

Recidivism and Expungement: How the Revolving Doors of Incarceration Can Be Closed for Good

BROOKLYN, (Workers World Today) – Although recidivism rates are widely acknowledged as the measure of our criminal justice system’s success, many of the ex-prisoners behind these statistics are caught in a revolving door, cycling in and out of prison without any other prospective future in sight. Recidivism, or when former inmates reoffend and are rearrested, […]

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