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Challenge To California Law Giving Gig Workers Benefits Will Go Before Voters On November Ballot

Challenge To California Law Giving Gig Workers Benefits Will Go Before Voters On November Ballot

A ballot initiative backed by Uber, Lyft and DoorDash is set to go before California voters in November, which if passed, would exclude the companies from a ne [...] Read full article: Challenge To California Law Giving Gig W...→

Challenge To California Law Giving Gig Workers Benefits Will Go Before Voters On November Ballot

Challenge To California Law Giving Gig Workers Benefits Will Go Before Voters On November Ballot

A ballot initiative backed by Uber, Lyft and DoorDash is set to go before California voters in November, which if passed, would exclude the companies from a ne [...] Read full article: Challenge To California Law Giving Gig W...→

Holy Cow! Creamery giving frontline workers free ice cream

Holy Cow! Creamery giving frontline workers free ice cream

WYANDOTTE, Mich. (WXYZ) — An ice cream shop owner in Wyandotte wants to make sure frontline workers are taken care of.... That is why he is providing free food [...] Read full article: Holy Cow! Creamery giving frontline work...→

Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last we [...]

Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last we [...]

Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as the viral outbreak led more companies to slash jobs even though most stat [...] Read full article: Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applie...→

Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law Firm $51 Million Out Of $112 Million In Legal Fees In NFL Concussion Case

Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law Firm $51 Million Out Of $112 Million In Legal Fees In NFL Concussion Case

It was lawyer Christopher Seeger who steered the negotiations that led to a surprise settlement in 2013 and who managed the case through several appeals. Read full article: Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law F...→

Gig Workers Can Get Unemployment Benefits Starting Monday. Here's How To Apply

Gig Workers Can Get Unemployment Benefits Starting Monday. Here's How To Apply

By Tara Molina... CHICAGO (CBS) — After more than a month without financial support amid the statewide shutdown of business due to COVID-19, independent contra [...] Read full article: Gig Workers Can Get Unemployment Benefit...→

Dunkin’ Donuts giving free coffee, doughnuts to healthcare workers

Dunkin’ Donuts giving free coffee, doughnuts to healthcare workers

Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating National Nurses Week with free goodies for members on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic. The restaurant chain will gi [...] Read full article: Dunkin’ Donuts giving free coffee, dough...→

Majority of Alexandria COVID-19 deaths were in long-term care sites, as city seeks better pay, benefits for workers | WTOP

There had been 26 deaths in Alexandria, Virginia, due to COVID-19. Fifteen of them were residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes and assis [...] Read full article: Majority of Alexandria COVID-19 deaths w...→

Coronavirus: One in five California workers files for unemployment

Coronavirus: One in five California workers files for unemployment

3.7 million in jobless claims, when measured against a California labor force that in March totaled 19.3 million, could indicate a future unemployment rate of [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: One in five California work...→

California claims it can’t usurp local law enforcement power over inmate releases amid coronavirus

California claims it can’t usurp local law enforcement power over inmate releases amid coronavirus

The Attorney General’s Office is pushing back on an ACLU lawsuit demanding the state wield its power to further reduce jail and prison populations. Read full article: California claims it can’t usurp local l...→

Calif. Extends Unemployment Benefits to Self-Employed, Freelancers, Gig Workers

Calif. Extends Unemployment Benefits to Self-Employed, Freelancers, Gig Workers

California’s employment agency on Tuesday announced an expansion of unemployment benefits to workers who didn’t hold traditional part-time or full-time jobs be [...] Read full article: Calif. Extends Unemployment Benefits to ...→

Iowa Tells Workers to Return to Jobs or Lose Benefits

Iowa Tells Workers to Return to Jobs or Lose Benefits

Iowa is warning furloughed workers that they will lose their unemployment benefits if they refuse to return when their employer calls them back to work. Gov. K [...] Read full article: Iowa Tells Workers to Return to Jobs or ...→

9th Circuit Court reinstates California ammunition purchase law

9th Circuit Court reinstates California ammunition purchase law

An appeals court has reinstated a California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition, reversing a federal judge’s decision to stop the che [...] Read full article: 9th Circuit Court reinstates California ...→

Coronavirus Unemployment: Over 100,000 Claims From Self-Employed, Gig Economy Workers In Mass.

Coronavirus Unemployment: Over 100,000 Claims From Self-Employed, Gig Economy Workers In Mass.

On Monday, a new group of Massachusetts workers became able to file for unemployment benefits under the CARES Act - and they're doing so in droves. Read full article: Coronavirus Unemployment: Over 100,000 C...→

Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Background Checks For Ammunition Purchases

Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Background Checks For Ammunition Purchases

A federal judge on Thursday blocked a California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition, issuing a sharply worded rebuke of “onerous and [...] Read full article: Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requ...→

Gig workers and self-employed keep waiting for jobless aid

Like many Americans cooped up during the virus outbreak, Jeff Kardesch of Austin, Texas, is spending a lot of time on social media. It isn't just idle talk wit [...] Read full article: Gig workers and self-employed keep waiti...→

California Program To Provide Undocumented Workers Financial Assistance Overwhelmed By Applicants

California Program To Provide Undocumented Workers Financial Assistance Overwhelmed By Applicants

California's program to give financial assistance to undocumented workers got off to a rocky start Monday. The 800 number for people to register apparently cou [...] Read full article: California Program To Provide Undocument...→

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels are laying off 350 workers in Chicago alone, all while passing out thousands of free vacations to essential workers in New York City. Read full article: Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Work...→

'This is unbearable.' Metro Detroit workers waiting for state benefits need help promised by Governor

'This is unbearable.' Metro Detroit workers waiting for state benefits need help promised by Governor

Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a new executive order that hopes to cut out some of the red tape that’s snarling unemployment claims. Read full article: 'This is unbearable.' Metro Detroit work...→

California Sues Uber, Lyft Over Alleged Labor Law Violations

California Sues Uber, Lyft Over Alleged Labor Law Violations

California sued ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft on Tuesday, alleging they misclassified their drivers as independent contractors under the state’s new lab [...] Read full article: California Sues Uber, Lyft Over Alleged ...→

Changemakers: Kizik is giving away 1,000 pairs of its hands-free shoes to health care workers

Changemakers: Kizik is giving away 1,000 pairs of its hands-free shoes to health care workers

NEW YORK — When Kizik shoes launched in 2018, the idea was simple: make shoes that you can put on and take off without using your hands.... “Our shoes have a t [...] Read full article: Changemakers: Kizik is giving away 1,000...→

Appeals court reinstates California law requiring background checks for ammo purchases

Appeals court reinstates California law requiring background checks for ammo purchases

A California appeals court reinstated a background check requirement for ammunition purchases last week after a federal judge deemed the law unconstitutional a [...] Read full article: Appeals court reinstates California law ...→

40,000 self-employed and ‘gig’ workers receiving unemployment benefits during coronavirus crisis

40,000 self-employed and ‘gig’ workers receiving unemployment benefits during coronavirus crisis

Gig workers and self-employed business owners don’t usually qualify for state unemployment insurance, but strange times call for new measures. Steve Grove, com [...] Read full article: 40,000 self-employed and ‘gig’ workers r...→

California child care workers struggle with lack of cleaning supplies, health insurance

California child care workers struggle with lack of cleaning supplies, health insurance

“Trying to maintain everything sanitized, clean and safe for everyone involved has been a huge challenge and even scary,” a child care worker said. Read full article: California child care workers struggle w...→

Coronavirus Update: California 'Gig' Workers Now Allowed To File For Unemployment Benefits

Coronavirus Update: California 'Gig' Workers Now Allowed To File For Unemployment Benefits

After of waiting weeks for some form of state assistance, thousands of unemployed gig workers in California could finally begin filing for unemployment benefit [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Update: California 'Gig' Wor...→

Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD woes engulf web site for jobless workers

Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD woes engulf web site for jobless workers

A growing number of people are complaining through online posts as well as in comments to this news organization that the website operated by the state’s Emplo [...] Read full article: Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD...→

Instacart to Hire 250,000 Gig Economy Workers After Hiring 300,000 in Last Month

Instacart to Hire 250,000 Gig Economy Workers After Hiring 300,000 in Last Month

Grocery shopping service Instacart reportedly plans to hire 250,000 new gig economy workers after hiring 300,000 workers in the past month to meet the growing [...] Read full article: Instacart to Hire 250,000 Gig Economy Wo...→

Judge blocks California law requiring background checks to buy ammo

Judge blocks California law requiring background checks to buy ammo

"California’s new ammunition background check law misfires," wrote U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez. Read full article: Judge blocks California law requiring ba...→

Judge Tosses California Ammunition Purchase Law

Judge Tosses California Ammunition Purchase Law

A federal judge has blocked a California law requiring background checks to buy ammunition Read full article: Judge Tosses California Ammunition Purch...→

Coronavirus crisis: Self-employed workers forced to wait months to apply for unemployment in California

Coronavirus crisis: Self-employed workers forced to wait months to apply for unemployment in California

'IT'S FRUSTRATING': Millions of furloughed employees have relied on unemployment to survive amid COVID-19, but those who are currently self-employed don't have [...] Read full article: Coronavirus crisis: Self-employed worker...→

Security Company Set to Hire 1,200 New California Workers - Times of San Diego

Securitas is aiming to hire 1,200 new security officers in California -- part of a push to bring on 10,000 more employees nationwide -- through a virtual caree [...] Read full article: Security Company Set to Hire 1,200 New C...→

Gig Workers Now Eligible To Apply For Unemployment Benefits

Gig workers in Illinois will be eligible to apply for unemployment benefits starting Monday.  Read full article: Gig Workers Now Eligible To Apply For Un...→

Gig Workers Are Supposed To Start Getting Illinois Unemployment Benefits On Monday, But Will System Handle It?

Gig Workers Are Supposed To Start Getting Illinois Unemployment Benefits On Monday, But Will System Handle It?

They’ve waited weeks and weeks for help, but starting Monday, Illinois gig workers should start receiving unemployment benefits. Read full article: Gig Workers Are Supposed To Start Gettin...→

New coronavirus stimulus proposal would extend $600 unemployment checks, give more workers benefits

New coronavirus stimulus proposal would extend $600 unemployment checks, give more workers benefits

Congressman Don Beyer released a report last week arguing that unemployment insurance should be automatically tied to economic conditions. Read full article: New coronavirus stimulus proposal would ...→

SF files joint lawsuit against Uber and Lyft for ignoring California's AB5 gig workers' law

SF files joint lawsuit against Uber and Lyft for ignoring California's AB5 gig workers' law

San Francisco has filed a joint lawsuit along with the state of California, Los Angeles and San Diego against Uber and Lyft for ignoring California's AB5 gig w [...] Read full article: SF files joint lawsuit against Uber and ...→

California: Suspect Arrested 3 Times in 12 Hours Thanks to Zero-Bail Law

California: Suspect Arrested 3 Times in 12 Hours Thanks to Zero-Bail Law

A suspect was arrested three times over the course of 12 hours by California law enforcement officials thanks to the state's zero-bail policy. Read full article: California: Suspect Arrested 3 Times in ...→

Coronavirus live updates: City votes to legally challenge Newsom's California beach closures

Coronavirus live updates: City votes to legally challenge Newsom's California beach closures

Political battles continue as officials try to balance public health and reopening the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus live updates: City votes to ...→

Law firm offers free advice for workers as Colorado economy slowly reopens

Law firm offers free advice for workers as Colorado economy slowly reopens

As workplaces around Colorado slowly reopen or prepare to in the coming days, some workers are dealing with questions around workplace safety, unemployment cla [...] Read full article: Law firm offers free advice for workers ...→

Coronavirus unemployment: One in five California workers file for unemployment

Coronavirus unemployment: One in five California workers file for unemployment

3.7 million in jobless claims, when measured against a California labor force that in March totaled 19.3 million, could indicate a future unemployment rate of [...] Read full article: Coronavirus unemployment: One in five Ca...→

Illegal drug trade struggles amid coronavirus, giving law enforcement the upper hand

Illegal drug trade struggles amid coronavirus, giving law enforcement the upper hand

Even drug criminals are having a tough time because of the coronavirus, as closed borders and severed supply chains spark headaches for smugglers -- but it’s m [...] Read full article: Illegal drug trade struggles amid corona...→

24 hour giving challenge aims to support Sarasota County nonprofits

24 hour giving challenge aims to support Sarasota County nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is making it easy to support local organizations through "The Giving Challenge." Read full article: 24 hour giving challenge aims to support...→

As Amazon works through coronavirus cases near NYC, company extends benefits for warehouse workers

As Amazon works through coronavirus cases near NYC, company extends benefits for warehouse workers

The subject of much scrutiny over conditions at its fulfillment centers, Amazon has suffered a mass of COVID-19 infections at a New Jersey-based warehouse, acc [...] Read full article: As Amazon works through coronavirus case...→

Judge Pirro: Newsom's 'unemployment benefits' for illegal immigrants not allowed under law

Judge Pirro: Newsom's 'unemployment benefits' for illegal immigrants not allowed under law

Judge Jeanine Pirro weighed in Friday on California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s effort to use taxpayer money to take care of illegal immigrants during the coronavirus [...] Read full article: Judge Pirro: Newsom's 'unemployment bene...→

Contractors, Gig Workers Now Able to File for Unemployment

Contractors, Gig Workers Now Able to File for Unemployment

Since coronavirus hit, 26 million people across the country have filed for unemployment. It’s estimated that more than one in ten of the claims filed came from [...] Read full article: Contractors, Gig Workers Now Able to Fil...→

Self-employed Florida gig workers losing faith federal aid is coming as state works to connect them

Self-employed Florida gig workers losing faith federal aid is coming as state works to connect them

Florida’s self-employed and independent contractors out of work due to COVID-19 continue waiting on the state to connect them with federal unemployment aid. Read full article: Self-employed Florida gig workers losing...→

Holy Cow! Creamery giving frontline workers free ice cream

Holy Cow! Creamery giving frontline workers free ice cream

WYANDOTTE, Mich. (WXYZ) — An ice cream shop owner in Wyandotte wants to make sure frontline workers are taken care of.... That is why he is providing free food [...] Read full article: Holy Cow! Creamery giving frontline work...→

Security Company Set to Hire 1,200 New California Workers - Times of San Diego

Securitas is aiming to hire 1,200 new security officers in California -- part of a push to bring on 10,000 more employees nationwide -- through a virtual caree [...] Read full article: Security Company Set to Hire 1,200 New C...→

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels are laying off 350 workers in Chicago alone, all while passing out thousands of free vacations to essential workers in New York City. Read full article: Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Work...→

Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law Firm $51 Million Out Of $112 Million In Legal Fees In NFL Concussion Case

Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law Firm $51 Million Out Of $112 Million In Legal Fees In NFL Concussion Case

It was lawyer Christopher Seeger who steered the negotiations that led to a surprise settlement in 2013 and who managed the case through several appeals. Read full article: Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law F...→

Gig Workers Are Supposed To Start Getting Illinois Unemployment Benefits On Monday, But Will System Handle It?

Gig Workers Are Supposed To Start Getting Illinois Unemployment Benefits On Monday, But Will System Handle It?

They’ve waited weeks and weeks for help, but starting Monday, Illinois gig workers should start receiving unemployment benefits. Read full article: Gig Workers Are Supposed To Start Gettin...→

Dunkin’ Donuts giving free coffee, doughnuts to healthcare workers

Dunkin’ Donuts giving free coffee, doughnuts to healthcare workers

Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating National Nurses Week with free goodies for members on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic. The restaurant chain will gi [...] Read full article: Dunkin’ Donuts giving free coffee, dough...→

SF files joint lawsuit against Uber and Lyft for ignoring California's AB5 gig workers' law

SF files joint lawsuit against Uber and Lyft for ignoring California's AB5 gig workers' law

San Francisco has filed a joint lawsuit along with the state of California, Los Angeles and San Diego against Uber and Lyft for ignoring California's AB5 gig w [...] Read full article: SF files joint lawsuit against Uber and ...→

Changemakers: Kizik is giving away 1,000 pairs of its hands-free shoes to health care workers

Changemakers: Kizik is giving away 1,000 pairs of its hands-free shoes to health care workers

NEW YORK — When Kizik shoes launched in 2018, the idea was simple: make shoes that you can put on and take off without using your hands.... “Our shoes have a t [...] Read full article: Changemakers: Kizik is giving away 1,000...→

Majority of Alexandria COVID-19 deaths were in long-term care sites, as city seeks better pay, benefits for workers | WTOP

There had been 26 deaths in Alexandria, Virginia, due to COVID-19. Fifteen of them were residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes and assis [...] Read full article: Majority of Alexandria COVID-19 deaths w...→

Coronavirus live updates: City votes to legally challenge Newsom's California beach closures

Coronavirus live updates: City votes to legally challenge Newsom's California beach closures

Political battles continue as officials try to balance public health and reopening the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus live updates: City votes to ...→

California claims it can’t usurp local law enforcement power over inmate releases amid coronavirus

California claims it can’t usurp local law enforcement power over inmate releases amid coronavirus

The Attorney General’s Office is pushing back on an ACLU lawsuit demanding the state wield its power to further reduce jail and prison populations. Read full article: California claims it can’t usurp local l...→

Coronavirus unemployment: One in five California workers file for unemployment

Coronavirus unemployment: One in five California workers file for unemployment

3.7 million in jobless claims, when measured against a California labor force that in March totaled 19.3 million, could indicate a future unemployment rate of [...] Read full article: Coronavirus unemployment: One in five Ca...→

California child care workers struggle with lack of cleaning supplies, health insurance

California child care workers struggle with lack of cleaning supplies, health insurance

“Trying to maintain everything sanitized, clean and safe for everyone involved has been a huge challenge and even scary,” a child care worker said. Read full article: California child care workers struggle w...→

Iowa Tells Workers to Return to Jobs or Lose Benefits

Iowa Tells Workers to Return to Jobs or Lose Benefits

Iowa is warning furloughed workers that they will lose their unemployment benefits if they refuse to return when their employer calls them back to work. Gov. K [...] Read full article: Iowa Tells Workers to Return to Jobs or ...→

24 hour giving challenge aims to support Sarasota County nonprofits

24 hour giving challenge aims to support Sarasota County nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is making it easy to support local organizations through "The Giving Challenge." Read full article: 24 hour giving challenge aims to support...→

Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD woes engulf web site for jobless workers

Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD woes engulf web site for jobless workers

A growing number of people are complaining through online posts as well as in comments to this news organization that the website operated by the state’s Emplo [...] Read full article: Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD...→

Coronavirus Unemployment: Over 100,000 Claims From Self-Employed, Gig Economy Workers In Mass.

Coronavirus Unemployment: Over 100,000 Claims From Self-Employed, Gig Economy Workers In Mass.

On Monday, a new group of Massachusetts workers became able to file for unemployment benefits under the CARES Act - and they're doing so in droves. Read full article: Coronavirus Unemployment: Over 100,000 C...→

Judge Pirro: Newsom's 'unemployment benefits' for illegal immigrants not allowed under law

Judge Pirro: Newsom's 'unemployment benefits' for illegal immigrants not allowed under law

Judge Jeanine Pirro weighed in Friday on California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s effort to use taxpayer money to take care of illegal immigrants during the coronavirus [...] Read full article: Judge Pirro: Newsom's 'unemployment bene...→

Judge blocks California law requiring background checks to buy ammo

Judge blocks California law requiring background checks to buy ammo

"California’s new ammunition background check law misfires," wrote U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez. Read full article: Judge blocks California law requiring ba...→

Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Background Checks For Ammunition Purchases

Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Background Checks For Ammunition Purchases

A federal judge on Thursday blocked a California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition, issuing a sharply worded rebuke of “onerous and [...] Read full article: Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requ...→

Self-employed Florida gig workers losing faith federal aid is coming as state works to connect them

Self-employed Florida gig workers losing faith federal aid is coming as state works to connect them

Florida’s self-employed and independent contractors out of work due to COVID-19 continue waiting on the state to connect them with federal unemployment aid. Read full article: Self-employed Florida gig workers losing...→

Coronavirus crisis: Self-employed workers forced to wait months to apply for unemployment in California

Coronavirus crisis: Self-employed workers forced to wait months to apply for unemployment in California

'IT'S FRUSTRATING': Millions of furloughed employees have relied on unemployment to survive amid COVID-19, but those who are currently self-employed don't have [...] Read full article: Coronavirus crisis: Self-employed worker...→

California Program To Provide Undocumented Workers Financial Assistance Overwhelmed By Applicants

California Program To Provide Undocumented Workers Financial Assistance Overwhelmed By Applicants

California's program to give financial assistance to undocumented workers got off to a rocky start Monday. The 800 number for people to register apparently cou [...] Read full article: California Program To Provide Undocument...→

Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last we [...]

Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last we [...]

Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as the viral outbreak led more companies to slash jobs even though most stat [...] Read full article: Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applie...→

Gig Workers Now Eligible To Apply For Unemployment Benefits

Gig workers in Illinois will be eligible to apply for unemployment benefits starting Monday.  Read full article: Gig Workers Now Eligible To Apply For Un...→

'This is unbearable.' Metro Detroit workers waiting for state benefits need help promised by Governor

'This is unbearable.' Metro Detroit workers waiting for state benefits need help promised by Governor

Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a new executive order that hopes to cut out some of the red tape that’s snarling unemployment claims. Read full article: 'This is unbearable.' Metro Detroit work...→

Gig Workers Can Get Unemployment Benefits Starting Monday. Here's How To Apply

Gig Workers Can Get Unemployment Benefits Starting Monday. Here's How To Apply

By Tara Molina... CHICAGO (CBS) — After more than a month without financial support amid the statewide shutdown of business due to COVID-19, independent contra [...] Read full article: Gig Workers Can Get Unemployment Benefit...→

New coronavirus stimulus proposal would extend $600 unemployment checks, give more workers benefits

New coronavirus stimulus proposal would extend $600 unemployment checks, give more workers benefits

Congressman Don Beyer released a report last week arguing that unemployment insurance should be automatically tied to economic conditions. Read full article: New coronavirus stimulus proposal would ...→

California Sues Uber, Lyft Over Alleged Labor Law Violations

California Sues Uber, Lyft Over Alleged Labor Law Violations

California sued ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft on Tuesday, alleging they misclassified their drivers as independent contractors under the state’s new lab [...] Read full article: California Sues Uber, Lyft Over Alleged ...→

California: Suspect Arrested 3 Times in 12 Hours Thanks to Zero-Bail Law

California: Suspect Arrested 3 Times in 12 Hours Thanks to Zero-Bail Law

A suspect was arrested three times over the course of 12 hours by California law enforcement officials thanks to the state's zero-bail policy. Read full article: California: Suspect Arrested 3 Times in ...→

Appeals court reinstates California law requiring background checks for ammo purchases

Appeals court reinstates California law requiring background checks for ammo purchases

A California appeals court reinstated a background check requirement for ammunition purchases last week after a federal judge deemed the law unconstitutional a [...] Read full article: Appeals court reinstates California law ...→

Coronavirus: One in five California workers files for unemployment

Coronavirus: One in five California workers files for unemployment

3.7 million in jobless claims, when measured against a California labor force that in March totaled 19.3 million, could indicate a future unemployment rate of [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: One in five California work...→

Law firm offers free advice for workers as Colorado economy slowly reopens

Law firm offers free advice for workers as Colorado economy slowly reopens

As workplaces around Colorado slowly reopen or prepare to in the coming days, some workers are dealing with questions around workplace safety, unemployment cla [...] Read full article: Law firm offers free advice for workers ...→

40,000 self-employed and ‘gig’ workers receiving unemployment benefits during coronavirus crisis

40,000 self-employed and ‘gig’ workers receiving unemployment benefits during coronavirus crisis

Gig workers and self-employed business owners don’t usually qualify for state unemployment insurance, but strange times call for new measures. Steve Grove, com [...] Read full article: 40,000 self-employed and ‘gig’ workers r...→

Calif. Extends Unemployment Benefits to Self-Employed, Freelancers, Gig Workers

Calif. Extends Unemployment Benefits to Self-Employed, Freelancers, Gig Workers

California’s employment agency on Tuesday announced an expansion of unemployment benefits to workers who didn’t hold traditional part-time or full-time jobs be [...] Read full article: Calif. Extends Unemployment Benefits to ...→

Illegal drug trade struggles amid coronavirus, giving law enforcement the upper hand

Illegal drug trade struggles amid coronavirus, giving law enforcement the upper hand

Even drug criminals are having a tough time because of the coronavirus, as closed borders and severed supply chains spark headaches for smugglers -- but it’s m [...] Read full article: Illegal drug trade struggles amid corona...→

Coronavirus Update: California 'Gig' Workers Now Allowed To File For Unemployment Benefits

Coronavirus Update: California 'Gig' Workers Now Allowed To File For Unemployment Benefits

After of waiting weeks for some form of state assistance, thousands of unemployed gig workers in California could finally begin filing for unemployment benefit [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Update: California 'Gig' Wor...→

9th Circuit Court reinstates California ammunition purchase law

9th Circuit Court reinstates California ammunition purchase law

An appeals court has reinstated a California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition, reversing a federal judge’s decision to stop the che [...] Read full article: 9th Circuit Court reinstates California ...→

As Amazon works through coronavirus cases near NYC, company extends benefits for warehouse workers

As Amazon works through coronavirus cases near NYC, company extends benefits for warehouse workers

The subject of much scrutiny over conditions at its fulfillment centers, Amazon has suffered a mass of COVID-19 infections at a New Jersey-based warehouse, acc [...] Read full article: As Amazon works through coronavirus case...→

Instacart to Hire 250,000 Gig Economy Workers After Hiring 300,000 in Last Month

Instacart to Hire 250,000 Gig Economy Workers After Hiring 300,000 in Last Month

Grocery shopping service Instacart reportedly plans to hire 250,000 new gig economy workers after hiring 300,000 workers in the past month to meet the growing [...] Read full article: Instacart to Hire 250,000 Gig Economy Wo...→

Contractors, Gig Workers Now Able to File for Unemployment

Contractors, Gig Workers Now Able to File for Unemployment

Since coronavirus hit, 26 million people across the country have filed for unemployment. It’s estimated that more than one in ten of the claims filed came from [...] Read full article: Contractors, Gig Workers Now Able to Fil...→

Judge Tosses California Ammunition Purchase Law

Judge Tosses California Ammunition Purchase Law

A federal judge has blocked a California law requiring background checks to buy ammunition Read full article: Judge Tosses California Ammunition Purch...→

Gig workers and self-employed keep waiting for jobless aid

Like many Americans cooped up during the virus outbreak, Jeff Kardesch of Austin, Texas, is spending a lot of time on social media. It isn't just idle talk wit [...] Read full article: Gig workers and self-employed keep waiti...→

Holy Cow! Creamery giving frontline workers free ice cream

Holy Cow! Creamery giving frontline workers free ice cream

WYANDOTTE, Mich. (WXYZ) — An ice cream shop owner in Wyandotte wants to make sure frontline workers are taken care of.... That is why he is providing free food [...] Read full article: Holy Cow! Creamery giving frontline work...→

California Program To Provide Undocumented Workers Financial Assistance Overwhelmed By Applicants

California Program To Provide Undocumented Workers Financial Assistance Overwhelmed By Applicants

California's program to give financial assistance to undocumented workers got off to a rocky start Monday. The 800 number for people to register apparently cou [...] Read full article: California Program To Provide Undocument...→

Security Company Set to Hire 1,200 New California Workers - Times of San Diego

Securitas is aiming to hire 1,200 new security officers in California -- part of a push to bring on 10,000 more employees nationwide -- through a virtual caree [...] Read full article: Security Company Set to Hire 1,200 New C...→

Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last we [...]

Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last we [...]

Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as the viral outbreak led more companies to slash jobs even though most stat [...] Read full article: Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applie...→

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Workers Not Long After Giving Free Vacations To NYC Hospital Staff

Hyatt Hotels are laying off 350 workers in Chicago alone, all while passing out thousands of free vacations to essential workers in New York City. Read full article: Hyatt Hotels Laying Off 350 Chicago Work...→

Gig Workers Now Eligible To Apply For Unemployment Benefits

Gig workers in Illinois will be eligible to apply for unemployment benefits starting Monday.  Read full article: Gig Workers Now Eligible To Apply For Un...→

Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law Firm $51 Million Out Of $112 Million In Legal Fees In NFL Concussion Case

Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law Firm $51 Million Out Of $112 Million In Legal Fees In NFL Concussion Case

It was lawyer Christopher Seeger who steered the negotiations that led to a surprise settlement in 2013 and who managed the case through several appeals. Read full article: Federal Court Approves Plan Giving Law F...→

'This is unbearable.' Metro Detroit workers waiting for state benefits need help promised by Governor

'This is unbearable.' Metro Detroit workers waiting for state benefits need help promised by Governor

Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a new executive order that hopes to cut out some of the red tape that’s snarling unemployment claims. Read full article: 'This is unbearable.' Metro Detroit work...→

Gig Workers Are Supposed To Start Getting Illinois Unemployment Benefits On Monday, But Will System Handle It?

Gig Workers Are Supposed To Start Getting Illinois Unemployment Benefits On Monday, But Will System Handle It?

They’ve waited weeks and weeks for help, but starting Monday, Illinois gig workers should start receiving unemployment benefits. Read full article: Gig Workers Are Supposed To Start Gettin...→

Gig Workers Can Get Unemployment Benefits Starting Monday. Here's How To Apply

Gig Workers Can Get Unemployment Benefits Starting Monday. Here's How To Apply

By Tara Molina... CHICAGO (CBS) — After more than a month without financial support amid the statewide shutdown of business due to COVID-19, independent contra [...] Read full article: Gig Workers Can Get Unemployment Benefit...→

New coronavirus stimulus proposal would extend $600 unemployment checks, give more workers benefits

New coronavirus stimulus proposal would extend $600 unemployment checks, give more workers benefits

Congressman Don Beyer released a report last week arguing that unemployment insurance should be automatically tied to economic conditions. Read full article: New coronavirus stimulus proposal would ...→

Dunkin’ Donuts giving free coffee, doughnuts to healthcare workers

Dunkin’ Donuts giving free coffee, doughnuts to healthcare workers

Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating National Nurses Week with free goodies for members on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic. The restaurant chain will gi [...] Read full article: Dunkin’ Donuts giving free coffee, dough...→

California Sues Uber, Lyft Over Alleged Labor Law Violations

California Sues Uber, Lyft Over Alleged Labor Law Violations

California sued ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft on Tuesday, alleging they misclassified their drivers as independent contractors under the state’s new lab [...] Read full article: California Sues Uber, Lyft Over Alleged ...→

SF files joint lawsuit against Uber and Lyft for ignoring California's AB5 gig workers' law

SF files joint lawsuit against Uber and Lyft for ignoring California's AB5 gig workers' law

San Francisco has filed a joint lawsuit along with the state of California, Los Angeles and San Diego against Uber and Lyft for ignoring California's AB5 gig w [...] Read full article: SF files joint lawsuit against Uber and ...→

Changemakers: Kizik is giving away 1,000 pairs of its hands-free shoes to health care workers

Changemakers: Kizik is giving away 1,000 pairs of its hands-free shoes to health care workers

NEW YORK — When Kizik shoes launched in 2018, the idea was simple: make shoes that you can put on and take off without using your hands.... “Our shoes have a t [...] Read full article: Changemakers: Kizik is giving away 1,000...→

California: Suspect Arrested 3 Times in 12 Hours Thanks to Zero-Bail Law

California: Suspect Arrested 3 Times in 12 Hours Thanks to Zero-Bail Law

A suspect was arrested three times over the course of 12 hours by California law enforcement officials thanks to the state's zero-bail policy. Read full article: California: Suspect Arrested 3 Times in ...→

Majority of Alexandria COVID-19 deaths were in long-term care sites, as city seeks better pay, benefits for workers | WTOP

There had been 26 deaths in Alexandria, Virginia, due to COVID-19. Fifteen of them were residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes and assis [...] Read full article: Majority of Alexandria COVID-19 deaths w...→

Appeals court reinstates California law requiring background checks for ammo purchases

Appeals court reinstates California law requiring background checks for ammo purchases

A California appeals court reinstated a background check requirement for ammunition purchases last week after a federal judge deemed the law unconstitutional a [...] Read full article: Appeals court reinstates California law ...→

Coronavirus live updates: City votes to legally challenge Newsom's California beach closures

Coronavirus live updates: City votes to legally challenge Newsom's California beach closures

Political battles continue as officials try to balance public health and reopening the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus live updates: City votes to ...→

Coronavirus: One in five California workers files for unemployment

Coronavirus: One in five California workers files for unemployment

3.7 million in jobless claims, when measured against a California labor force that in March totaled 19.3 million, could indicate a future unemployment rate of [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: One in five California work...→

Law firm offers free advice for workers as Colorado economy slowly reopens

Law firm offers free advice for workers as Colorado economy slowly reopens

As workplaces around Colorado slowly reopen or prepare to in the coming days, some workers are dealing with questions around workplace safety, unemployment cla [...] Read full article: Law firm offers free advice for workers ...→

California claims it can’t usurp local law enforcement power over inmate releases amid coronavirus

California claims it can’t usurp local law enforcement power over inmate releases amid coronavirus

The Attorney General’s Office is pushing back on an ACLU lawsuit demanding the state wield its power to further reduce jail and prison populations. Read full article: California claims it can’t usurp local l...→

40,000 self-employed and ‘gig’ workers receiving unemployment benefits during coronavirus crisis

40,000 self-employed and ‘gig’ workers receiving unemployment benefits during coronavirus crisis

Gig workers and self-employed business owners don’t usually qualify for state unemployment insurance, but strange times call for new measures. Steve Grove, com [...] Read full article: 40,000 self-employed and ‘gig’ workers r...→

Coronavirus unemployment: One in five California workers file for unemployment

Coronavirus unemployment: One in five California workers file for unemployment

3.7 million in jobless claims, when measured against a California labor force that in March totaled 19.3 million, could indicate a future unemployment rate of [...] Read full article: Coronavirus unemployment: One in five Ca...→

Calif. Extends Unemployment Benefits to Self-Employed, Freelancers, Gig Workers

Calif. Extends Unemployment Benefits to Self-Employed, Freelancers, Gig Workers

California’s employment agency on Tuesday announced an expansion of unemployment benefits to workers who didn’t hold traditional part-time or full-time jobs be [...] Read full article: Calif. Extends Unemployment Benefits to ...→

California child care workers struggle with lack of cleaning supplies, health insurance

California child care workers struggle with lack of cleaning supplies, health insurance

“Trying to maintain everything sanitized, clean and safe for everyone involved has been a huge challenge and even scary,” a child care worker said. Read full article: California child care workers struggle w...→

Illegal drug trade struggles amid coronavirus, giving law enforcement the upper hand

Illegal drug trade struggles amid coronavirus, giving law enforcement the upper hand

Even drug criminals are having a tough time because of the coronavirus, as closed borders and severed supply chains spark headaches for smugglers -- but it’s m [...] Read full article: Illegal drug trade struggles amid corona...→

Iowa Tells Workers to Return to Jobs or Lose Benefits

Iowa Tells Workers to Return to Jobs or Lose Benefits

Iowa is warning furloughed workers that they will lose their unemployment benefits if they refuse to return when their employer calls them back to work. Gov. K [...] Read full article: Iowa Tells Workers to Return to Jobs or ...→

Coronavirus Update: California 'Gig' Workers Now Allowed To File For Unemployment Benefits

Coronavirus Update: California 'Gig' Workers Now Allowed To File For Unemployment Benefits

After of waiting weeks for some form of state assistance, thousands of unemployed gig workers in California could finally begin filing for unemployment benefit [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Update: California 'Gig' Wor...→

24 hour giving challenge aims to support Sarasota County nonprofits

24 hour giving challenge aims to support Sarasota County nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is making it easy to support local organizations through "The Giving Challenge." Read full article: 24 hour giving challenge aims to support...→

9th Circuit Court reinstates California ammunition purchase law

9th Circuit Court reinstates California ammunition purchase law

An appeals court has reinstated a California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition, reversing a federal judge’s decision to stop the che [...] Read full article: 9th Circuit Court reinstates California ...→

Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD woes engulf web site for jobless workers

Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD woes engulf web site for jobless workers

A growing number of people are complaining through online posts as well as in comments to this news organization that the website operated by the state’s Emplo [...] Read full article: Coronavirus unemployment: California EDD...→

As Amazon works through coronavirus cases near NYC, company extends benefits for warehouse workers

As Amazon works through coronavirus cases near NYC, company extends benefits for warehouse workers

The subject of much scrutiny over conditions at its fulfillment centers, Amazon has suffered a mass of COVID-19 infections at a New Jersey-based warehouse, acc [...] Read full article: As Amazon works through coronavirus case...→

Coronavirus Unemployment: Over 100,000 Claims From Self-Employed, Gig Economy Workers In Mass.

Coronavirus Unemployment: Over 100,000 Claims From Self-Employed, Gig Economy Workers In Mass.

On Monday, a new group of Massachusetts workers became able to file for unemployment benefits under the CARES Act - and they're doing so in droves. Read full article: Coronavirus Unemployment: Over 100,000 C...→

Instacart to Hire 250,000 Gig Economy Workers After Hiring 300,000 in Last Month

Instacart to Hire 250,000 Gig Economy Workers After Hiring 300,000 in Last Month

Grocery shopping service Instacart reportedly plans to hire 250,000 new gig economy workers after hiring 300,000 workers in the past month to meet the growing [...] Read full article: Instacart to Hire 250,000 Gig Economy Wo...→

Judge Pirro: Newsom's 'unemployment benefits' for illegal immigrants not allowed under law

Judge Pirro: Newsom's 'unemployment benefits' for illegal immigrants not allowed under law

Judge Jeanine Pirro weighed in Friday on California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s effort to use taxpayer money to take care of illegal immigrants during the coronavirus [...] Read full article: Judge Pirro: Newsom's 'unemployment bene...→

Judge blocks California law requiring background checks to buy ammo

Judge blocks California law requiring background checks to buy ammo

"California’s new ammunition background check law misfires," wrote U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez. Read full article: Judge blocks California law requiring ba...→

Contractors, Gig Workers Now Able to File for Unemployment

Contractors, Gig Workers Now Able to File for Unemployment

Since coronavirus hit, 26 million people across the country have filed for unemployment. It’s estimated that more than one in ten of the claims filed came from [...] Read full article: Contractors, Gig Workers Now Able to Fil...→

Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Background Checks For Ammunition Purchases

Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Background Checks For Ammunition Purchases

A federal judge on Thursday blocked a California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition, issuing a sharply worded rebuke of “onerous and [...] Read full article: Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requ...→

Judge Tosses California Ammunition Purchase Law

Judge Tosses California Ammunition Purchase Law

A federal judge has blocked a California law requiring background checks to buy ammunition Read full article: Judge Tosses California Ammunition Purch...→

Self-employed Florida gig workers losing faith federal aid is coming as state works to connect them

Self-employed Florida gig workers losing faith federal aid is coming as state works to connect them

Florida’s self-employed and independent contractors out of work due to COVID-19 continue waiting on the state to connect them with federal unemployment aid. Read full article: Self-employed Florida gig workers losing...→

Gig workers and self-employed keep waiting for jobless aid

Like many Americans cooped up during the virus outbreak, Jeff Kardesch of Austin, Texas, is spending a lot of time on social media. It isn't just idle talk wit [...] Read full article: Gig workers and self-employed keep waiti...→

Coronavirus crisis: Self-employed workers forced to wait months to apply for unemployment in California

Coronavirus crisis: Self-employed workers forced to wait months to apply for unemployment in California

'IT'S FRUSTRATING': Millions of furloughed employees have relied on unemployment to survive amid COVID-19, but those who are currently self-employed don't have [...] Read full article: Coronavirus crisis: Self-employed worker...→