Constraints can provide benefits in health, business, and life in general.
By James Clear (Pocket) In 1960, two men made a bet. There was only $50 on the line, but millions of people would feel the impact of this little wager. The first man, Bennett Cerf, was the founder of the publishing firm, Random House. The second man was named Theo Geisel, but you probably know […]
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.
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 […]
“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.
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 […]
Many of South Korea's biggest businesses -- including Korean Air, Samsung and Hyundai -- are family-run conglomerates known as "chaebol" inside the country.
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 […]
"Across the world, an estimated 24.9 million people are victims of forced labor. The lion’s share of them–16 million people–are exploited by companies for a profit, rather than by private individuals, such as in the case of sex trafficking." - Elizabeth Segran, Fast Company
By Elizabeth Segran (Fast Company) We often talk about slavery as if it was a thing of the past–a horror from another era, perpetrated by people who have no resemblance to us. But the truth is that slave labor is still alive and well. And a new report produced by the nonprofit KnowTheChain points out […]
Dr. Michio Kaku speaks about how America's poor educational system has created a shortage of Americans who can perform high skilled technology jobs. As a result, America's H-1B visa is used to attract immigrants who are skilled enough to perform these jobs.
By FALAW Since the enactment of the Immigration Act of 1990, U.S. immigration policy favors those that have skills, experience, or the financial capability to come to the U.S. As such, the H-1B Specialty Worker Visa was created to attract professionals with specialty skills to come and work in the U.S. Under H-1B, the petitioning […]
The law is an attempt to attract more workers to Japan while still trying to make it very tough for them to settle permanently. But some experts say it doesn’t do enough to address the yawning labor gap.
By Simon Denyer and Akiko Kashiwagi (The Washington Post) Japan’s parliament passed an immigration law Saturday that aims to attract 345,000 foreign workers over the next five years, seeking to plug gaps in the country’s rapidly shrinking and aging workforce. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government forced through the law despite protests from opposition parties that argued […]
An analysis done by the Comptroller’s Office in May estimated the cannabis market could result in $336 million in annual tax revenue for the city, on top of $436 million for the state.
Press Release (New York City Comptroller’s Office) New analysis identifies neighborhoods hit hardest by enforcement policies and offers road map for building equity in adult-use marijuana industry Data shows discriminatory cannabis enforcement targets low-income New Yorkers (New York, NY) — As New York moves closer to legalizing cannabis for adult use, New York City Comptroller Scott […]
A change in providers means you should make sure there have been no glitches in your account and that your new funds are the ones you really want.
By Brian O’Connell (USNEWS.com) With almost $5 trillion in assets, the 401(k) plan is the primary driving force toward a financially stable retirement for millions of Americans. With that amount of cash on the table, U.S. workers need to stay vigilant on all 401(k) fronts, and should be especially alert and proactive when their company […]
"All terms and conditions for a card must be disclosed directly on the card and gift cards cannot expire within the first five years after purchase." - NYS Comptroller
By Office of the New York State Comptroller New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to read the fine print on gift cards this holiday season for details about fees and expiration dates. While some gift card sellers have done away with inactivity fees, consumers should still ask whether fees apply when […]