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What employers should do about cyberbullying in the office

Cyberbullying is a distinctly modern issue -- which means that many companies aren't prepared to handle the difficulties it presents when it happens in the workplace. However, the recent shift to remote work by vast numbers of employees in many industries is drawing attention to this increasingly common problem.

Uber, Lyft sued by California over worker misclassifications

Have Uber and Lyft been guilty of misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors when they're really employees? California thinks so. The state's Attorney General, Xavier Bacerra, and the city attorneys from three major metropolitan areas within the state have filed a joint lawsuit against Uber and Lyft over the issue. This brings to a head a dispute that's been brewing for quite a while.

Is it legal to fire striking workers?

The weakening of the American union has made labor strikes less common than they once were -- but they do still happen. Amazon warehouse employees, for example, recently staged a brief walkout in protest over what they said were unsafe working conditions. They were urging Amazon's leadership to shut a Staten Island warehouse down and clean it after one of the employees became sick with a highly contagious disease that they feared could infect others.

Don't tolerate a bully that's violating your rights as a worker

It's nice to think that all the kids who start out as bullies on the playground grow up and become decent people. However, the reality is that some people are just bullies all their lives. If your boss happens to be one of them, you may have trouble standing up for your rights as an employee.

Uber, Lyft fight worker rights bill in California

Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft provide an excellent source of supplemental income for people who are looking to make a few bucks on the side. For others, the driving gig is their sole source of income either by choice or because they're unable to find more lucrative work.