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Putting Off-the-Clock Work Back on the Clock?

Rebecca Smith | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
Rebecca Smith

Why the discrepancy? Judges are tying themselves in knots over what constitutes "work," even as more and more employers are requiring workers to wait in line at the end of their shifts while a manager combs through their backpacks and handbags.

Amazon Is Cruel and We Are to Blame

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Gregoris Kalai

We are currently living in what Seth Godin calls a "race to the bottom:" a phase where companies are seeking to squeeze every penny out of every market.

U.S. Top Court Rules No Worker Pay For Security Screening

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics

(Adds reaction from plaintiffs' lawyer and Amazon, paragraphs 4-5) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - The...

These Amazon Warehouse Workers Smoke In Cages

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business

Say you're running a warehouse. You've got lots of valuable goodies inside, so you want to keep close tabs on your workers. But some of your workers n...

Why Amazon Pays Some Workers Up To $5,000 To Quit

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business

Hate your job? Then quit. In fact, we'll pay you to quit. That's the philosophy at Amazon's warehouses, according to a new letter by company CEO J...

Nightmare Before Christmas

AP | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of workers at in Germany have walked off the job in an effort to put pressure on the American online retailer in t...

Amazon May Have A Big Problem Come Christmas

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2013 | Business

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Workers at's German operations could strike during the Christmas holiday season in a dispute over pay that has been r...

Amazon's Big Hiring Announcement

AP | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Inc. says it is adding 7,000 jobs in 13 states, beefing up staff at the warehouses where it fills orders, and in its custo...

Amazon Workers Strike

AP | Posted 07.27.2013 | Business

BERLIN (AP) — Amazon's German workers are staging a short-term strike in a push for higher wages. The ver.di union said Monday employ...

Amazon Workers Say Bosses Intimidated Them With Neo-Nazi Garb

AP | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business

BERLIN — Online retailer Amazon said Thursday it will investigate reports that temporary staff at its logistics centers in Germany were subjecte...

Beach House Owning CEO's Company Fights Ex-Workers' Unemployment Claims

Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

The company responsible for staffing a Pennsylvania Amazon warehouse is fighting to keep some former workers from getting their unemployment benefits,...

The Secret Lives Of Employees: Long Hours, Long Walks, And Heavy Lifting (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

What goes on behind the scenes at a giant online retailer like A job posting for openings at's largest "fulfillment center" in...