NEW YORK - The nation's most far-reaching effort to stop employers from shunning out-of-work job applicants has become law in New York City.
The City Council voted Wednesday to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto. It makes New York the fourth place in the country with some form of a law against... Read More »
Do you remember that kid that sat across from you in Psych 101, who always cheated on exams and made up excuses about not turning in his papers? Don't be surprised if he shows up in the next cubicle, or in the executive suite at your company, and is just as deceitful. According to a new study from the... Read More »
For much of the 20th century, America's unions were known for their fierce and relentless advocacy of manufacturing workers -- mostly men, working relatively high-paying, blue-collar jobs at steel mills and auto plants. But as the U.S. has moved from a manufacturing economy to a service-based one, the face of... Read More »
On Black Friday this year, workers in 1,000 Walmart stores in 46 states made history of sorts, becoming the first time Walmart workers had an organized strike. Six days after, workers at fast food outlets in New York City organized their own walk outs, marking what some experts said was the first... Read More »
Employees have been victims of all kinds of discrimination -- sex, race, religion, age, weight. But a New York City firefighter, Anthony Harper, is alleging that he was ostracized by his co-workers because of his diet: He's a vegetarian. Read More »
By her own account, Tara Tan was a hard worker, pulling 80 to 100 hours a week as a manager at the upscale Standard hotel in New York City's trendy Meatpacking District.
But when it came time for Tan to take time off to have her second child, she was denied maternity leave and forced to give birth to her... Read More »
Q: Can my employer let me go because of the damage done by Hurricane Sandy? I have worked for my employer since 2001, but the hurricane destroyed where I work. I have moved far up my place of employment, and I have very loyal customers. Now we may not be open for another month. I don't think they will pay me... Read More »
Their job title sounds like a linguistic, and even practical, impossibility: They are the "unwatering" team. Their assignment: Drain the water from New York City after Hurricane Sandy drowned the East Coast. Read More »
Tens of thousands of Americans still aren't going to work in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the largest tropical storm ever known to make landfall in the Northeast. Many have no work to go to -- with all the businesses in lower Manhattan still without electricity. But for those determined to get to the office... Read More »
New York City schools will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday and public transport will be suspended for at least the rest of the work week, as the city begins cleaning up from Hurricane Sandy, the most damaging natural disaster to hit the city in over a century. But New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg... Read More »
Am I crazy? I get the feeling that some people think that I am.
I was called for a job interview. I turned it down.
The job was located in downtown New York City, near the new World Trade Center. I was aware of this when I applied for it; but a woman I know at the company told me that they'd been allowing... Read More »
"Supply Of College Graduates Outstripped By Workforce Demand," reads a headline of the satirical newspaper The Onion. But for cities in the tech game, the joke isn't funny. Most cities today realize that tech is the future. So they're desperately trying to bring young, bright tech minds to town, and dreaming up... Read More »
There are few stories more heart-wrenching than those in which workers take advantage of vulnerable senior citizens. But the case involving 86-year-old Renee Fuld is particularly egregious because the New York City woman also is disabled.
Fuld's aide, Jackie Pokuwaah, 52, was arrested last year for... Read More »