– The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday proposed eliminating an Obama administration rule that allowed restaurant employees to keep their tips instead of being forced to share them with non-tipped workers, saying the rule had contributed to pay disparities between servers and other staff like cooks and dishwashers. Employers who pay the tipped minimum wage, which is lower than the standard minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, cannot pool tips and share them with…"Trump administration proposes rollback of tip-pooling rule"
– The United Auto Workers (UAW) International Union said on Thursday it filed a complaint against electric carmaker Tesla Inc on behalf of the company’s terminated workers. The unfair labor practice (ULP) charges were filed at the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Oakland office, the union said. Tesla in October fired about 400 employees including associates, team leaders and supervisors, reported, citing a former employee. Performance reviews can result in promotions and occasionally in employee…"UAW files complaint against Tesla for terminated workers"
– The U.S. agency in charge of enforcing labor law on Thursday filed a complaint against electric carmaker Tesla Inc , saying it found merit to workers’ complaints about unfair labor practices. According to the National Labor Relations Board complaint, Tesla violated workers’ rights by requiring them to sign a confidentiality agreement that could bar them from talking about their working conditions and safety issues at the company’s facility in Fremont, California. The agency also investigated charges…"U.S. labor board files complaint against Tesla over worker rights"
– A former senior official at the United Auto Workers trade union was charged on Friday with conspiring with other union officials to accept improper payments from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV officials over a four-year period. Virdell King, 65, of Detroit, who a union official until February 2016, was charged with conspiracy to violate labor laws in U.S. District Court in Detroit. King was one of the senior UAW officials responsible for negotiating and administering…"Former UAW official charged in Fiat Chrysler payoff probe"
BRASILIA – Brazil’s Senate on Tuesday approved the country’s first major overhaul of labor rules in seven decades in a crucial victory for beleaguered President Michel Temer as he seeks to pull the economy out of its worst ever recession. The bill, which modernizes some labor laws dating back to the 1940s, was passed in a 50 to 26 vote following approval in the lower house of Congress and will be sent to Temer to…"Brazil’s Senate approves labor overhaul by strong margin"