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[Canada] Nearly half a million in wages owed to employees paid with gift cards [Canada] Nearly half a million in wages owed to employees paid with gift cards

The company claimed that the gift cards "were never meant to be wages" and employees "were never intended to receive...
02 Dec 2022

[US] NLRB orders Starbucks to negotiate with union after violating labour law [US] NLRB orders Starbucks to negotiate with union after violating labour law

The Starbucks Reserve Roastery store officially voted to unionise in April and the election was certified by the NLRB in...
02 Dec 2022

[US] FTX will resume salary payments following its collapse [US] FTX will resume salary payments following its collapse

At the embattled crypto exchange's first bankruptcy hearing last week attorneys said FTX was run as a "personal fiefdom" of former CEO...
29 Nov 2022

[US] Sexual misconduct claims may not be covered by nondisclosure agreements [US] Sexual misconduct claims may not be covered by nondisclosure agreements

The Speak Out Act only applies to contracts signed before a dispute arises, not afterwards. It does not cover other...
29 Nov 2022

[US] Twitter’s entire payroll department quit after Musk’s ‘hardcore’ ultimatum [US] Twitter’s entire payroll department quit after Musk’s ‘hardcore’ ultimatum

In addition to the mass payroll resignations, Twitter's US Tax team and its financial reporting team also resigned.
24 Nov 2022

[Jamaica] Senate approval for income tax amendment act [Jamaica] Senate approval for income tax amendment act

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith piloted the legislation in the Upper House.
21 Nov 2022