Former employees of Amazon contractor Integrity Security Systems claim that they deserve back pay for the time they spent in security checks at the beginning and end of the day.
FORTUNE -- Security lines. They are the worst. And many workers have to pass through them every day. The U.S. Supreme Court decided on Monday to tackle the question of whether the time spent waiting in those lines is deserving MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Mar 3, 2014 3:15 PM ET
New York City recently joined a growing roster of cities to guarantee workers paid sick days. Still, some 40 million American workers still have to make the choice between going to work sick and missing out on pay.Claire Zillman, reporter - Feb 28, 2014 5:00 AM ET
Four herders are bringing a lawsuit to federal court claiming that Department of Labor guidelines on how they are paid and treated by their employers violate labor laws.
FORTUNE -- The imagery associated with the American cowboy includes 10-gallon hats, lassos, and sunset rides on the back of a loyal steed -- he's an avatar of laid-back life on the open plain. But a more realistic portrait might include hourly MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Feb 25, 2014 10:43 AM ET
The faculty strike at University of Illinois at Chicago is the latest episode in an ongoing effort by unions to gain influence on America's college campuses.
FORTUNE -- On Tuesday, faculty members at the University of Illinois at Chicago went on strike for the first time ever as part of a two-day walkout aimed at securing a union contract and increased wages.
The union, which represents 1,150 tenured and non-tenured professors, won MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Feb 19, 2014 11:32 AM ET
As the insensitive comments and sky-high salaries add up, it's easy to start thinking that CEOs and other execs have completely lost touch with the lives of everyday Americans. Sadly, that's likely the case.
FORTUNE -- Politicians have long been criticized for being out of touch with reality (see George H.W. Bush's gallon of milk), but these days, business executives are the ones who seem to be truly disconnected from MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Feb 14, 2014 11:02 AM ET
Few people outside the clubby world of corporate paperwork have ever heard of Broadridge, but it has a near-monopoly in running the annual proxy season.Eleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Feb 13, 2014 10:24 AM ET
Disabled workers are not subject to the federal minimum wage on account of a law that was passed 76 years ago.Claire Zillman, reporter - Feb 12, 2014 11:19 AM ET
The public may have supported potential NFL draft pick Michael Sam's coming out, but league executives and coaches' responses have been strikingly different.Claire Zillman, reporter - Feb 10, 2014 4:48 PM ET
Washington state has been lengths ahead of other states when it comes to worker pay, benefits, and workplace protections. To understand why, you have to go to the history books.Claire Zillman, reporter - Feb 7, 2014 10:40 AM ET
Microsoft's latest executive appointments draw attention to the fact that, for all the diversity initiatives at companies these days, C-suites are overwhelmingly white.
FORTUNE -- Microsoft's announcement on Tuesday that it had selected new chief executive officer Satya Nadella and new board chair John Thompson ended the company's seven-month search for new leadership. It also marked a rare occurrence for the Fortune 500: the appointment of two minorities to executive leadership positions.
Nadella, MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Feb 4, 2014 3:09 PM ET
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