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Trump's acting immigration chief introduced legislation as a state senator that would have allowed companies to fire employees who didn't speak English

Trump's acting immigration chief introduced legislation as a state senator that would have allowed companies to fire employees who didn't speak EnglishHe's now Trump's acting immigration chief, but Ken Cuccinelli has a long history as an anti-immigration hardliner.



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Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE

Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICEHundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won’t work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A group of employees called Googlers for Human Rights posted a public petition urging the company not to bid on a cloud computing contract for CBP, the federal agency that oversees law enforcement for the country’s borders. It is not clear if Google expressed interest.



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Bernie Sanders Employees Demand $15 Hourly. 1 Strategist Calls That ‘Ridiculous’.

Bernie Sanders Employees Demand $  15 Hourly. 1 Strategist Calls That ‘Ridiculous’.Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’s campaign staffers are demanding wages of at least $ 15 hourly, but a campaign strategist is calling that prospect “ridiculous,” saying productivity would have to be cut to stay within budget.After facing criticism earlier in July, the Vermont senator defended how he compensates his staff.“I’m very proud to be the first presidential candidate to recognize a union and negotiate a union contract,” he told the Des Moines Register on Friday. “And that contract was ratified by the employees of the campaign, and it not only provides pay of at least $ 15 an hour, it also provides, I think, the best health care benefits that any employer can provide for our field organizers.”Sanders’s campaign manager Faiz Shakir said as negotiations continue, the campaign would be “limiting hours,” he told Newsweek.“We look forward to continuing those discussions and obviously are disappointed that some individuals decided to damage the integrity of these efforts before they were concluded,” he said. “As these discussions continue, we are limiting hours so no employee is receiving less than $ 15 for any hours worked.”Republican strategist and campaign manager Joe Desilets told the Daily Caller News Foundation that less than $ 15 hourly is relatively well-paid for certain positions.He said $ 13 hourly is “probably on the high end of standard.”



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Employees on Jeffrey Epstein's private island compound say they had to stay out of sight of the financier and were never allowed in his office

Employees on Jeffrey Epstein's private island compound say they had to stay out of sight of the financier and were never allowed in his officeJeffrey Epstein, who was charged with sex trafficking on Monday, bought Little St. James Island off of St. Thomas more than two decades ago.



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UPDATE 2-PG&E get approval to pay employees $350 mln to meet safety goals after wildfires

UPDATE 2-PG&E get approval to pay employees $  350 mln to meet safety goals after wildfiresPG&E Corp can pay employees up to $ 350 million in bonuses this year to spur them to help meet the bankrupt California power provider’s safety goals to prevent wildfires, a judge said on Tuesday. PG&E’s management has said the company needs to implement the bonus plan to carry out tasks such as clearing trees and branches around power lines to avert contact that triggers wildfires. While the maximum cost of the plan is $ 350 million, PG&E has said it expects the likely cost will be around $ 235 million.



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Amazon employees listen to customers through Echo products, report finds

Amazon employees listen to customers through Echo products, report findsEmployees listen to Echo recordings, transcribe and annotate them and feed them back to the software so that Alexa can better grasp human speech.



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Google compensates 'underpaid' male employees

Google compensates 'underpaid' male employeesGoogle has compensated many of its male workers after finding they received comparatively fewer bonuses and pay rises than women last year. The company, which has faced many accusations of failing its female employees, said it had automatically topped up men's pay to address a gender gap within its ranks of software developers. An analysis of pay across the company revealed that more women software engineers at a certain level had been handed bonuses or raises from managers throughout the year. Google said it paid $ 9.7m (£7.4m) to 10,667 employees to address last year's pay disparities. It did not disclose how much was spent topping up male software engineer salaries. The company uses algorithms to define an employee’s compensation based on the market rate, location, level and performance rating, but managers are given an extra budget which they can use for raises and bonuses if they believe a particular employee has excelled. The company's review found at a particular lower-level software engineering position - these had been disproportionately handed out to women, although it did not find a reason why. Google has repeatedly faced accusations of an unfair work environment. In 2017 it fired an employee who had written a viral "anti-diversity" memo arguing that a lack of women in senior positions was partially due to biological reasons. Former employees have sued the company claiming a pay bias against women, while a separate lawsuit claims its video website YouTube stopped hiring white men. Last year thousands of employees protested the company's alleged failures to deal with sexual harassment. To keep tabs on salaries, Google has conducted yearly pay equity reviews since 2012. If it finds any discrepancies, it will automatically pay adjustments. It said that it would be undertaking “a comprehensive review” of the system based on last years’ results. Lauren Barbato, Google’s human resources analytics chief said: “Our pay equity analysis ensures that compensation is fair for employees in the same job, at the same level, location and performance. But we know that’s only part of the story. "Because leveling, performance ratings, and promotion impact pay, this year, we are undertaking a comprehensive review of these processes to make sure the outcomes are fair and equitable for all employees.” Liz Fong-Jones, a former Google employee who recently quit the company, said the analysis "failed to control for under-promoting and under-levelling women". "If you have a group of women who are outperforming at level, of course they'll get given more manager discretion. This is not 'sexism against men'," Fong-Jones added.



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Google Study: Male Employees Are Underpaid More Often Than Females

Google Study: Male Employees Are Underpaid More Often Than FemalesGoogle released an internal analysis on Monday that indicates its male employees received less pay than other employees for doing the same work more often than their female counterparts.As a result of the findings, which were first reported by the New York Times, Google provided an additional $ 9.7 million to 10,677 employees, the majority of whom are men, to compensate them for unexplained discrepancies between their 2018 pay and that of co-workers who have the same responsibilities.Google conducts a pay-equity analysis on an annual basis in order to “look for unexplained differences in total compensation (salary, bonus, and equity) across demographic groups,” according to a blog post published Monday on the company website. The analysis included 91 percent of the company's total workforce, and excluded only those employees who work in a role with fewer than 30 other employees or employees representing fewer than five demographic groups.The study did not take into account other factors that might result in a gender-pay disparity, such as discrimination that leads to fewer women receiving promotions, or a phenomenon known as “leveling,” in which women may receive a lower starting salary than equally qualified men.“Our pay equity analysis ensures that compensation is fair for employees in the same job, at the same level, location and performance,” the blog post read. “But we know that’s only part of the story. Because leveling, performance ratings and promotion impact pay, this year, we are undertaking a comprehensive review of these processes to make sure the outcomes are fair and equitable for all employees.”Google is currently facing a class-action lawsuit in California that alleges widespread discrimination against female employees. The company is also facing a class-action lawsuit initially filed in 2017 by James Damore, a software engineer who was fired for circulating a memo that argued the disparity in gender representation and pay within the company may reflect biological differences between men and women that affect inherent interest levels in various fields.The Department of Labor opened an investigation into the company in April 2017 after finding “systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce.”



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Trump Fears Schiff Is Recruiting White House Employees for Probe

Trump Fears Schiff Is Recruiting White House Employees for ProbeSchiff has hired one former career official at the National Security Council, Abigail Grace, who left the White House last year, the people said. A second career employee detailed to the Trump White House is also considering joining Schiff’s staff, according to people familiar with the matter.



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'Alleluia! … Time to go back to work': Federal employees return Monday, will get back pay

'Alleluia! ... Time to go back to work': Federal employees return Monday, will get back payAbout 800,000 federal employees who went without paychecks during the government shutdown should almost all get their back pay by week's end.



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