Trump Organization found guilty of tax fraud scheme

Trump Organization found guilty of tax fraud scheme

NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s real estate company was convicted on Tuesday of carrying out a 15-year-long criminal scheme to defraud tax authorities, adding to the legal woes facing the former U.S. president as he campaigns for the office again in 2024. The Trump Organization – which operates hotels, golf courses, and … Read more

U.S. House to vote to block rail strike despite labor objections

U.S. House to vote to block rail strike despite labor objections

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives was set to vote Wednesday to block a rail strike that could potentially happen as early as Dec. 9, after President Joe Biden warned of dire economic consequences and massive job losses. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers will vote Wednesday to impose a … Read more

Twitter lays off staff as Musk blames activists for ‘massive’ ad revenue drop

Twitter lays off staff as Musk blames activists for ‘massive’ ad revenue drop

Musk looking to axe around half of Twitter’s workforce Employees file class action against Twitter Staff lose access to systems Volkswagen pulls ads Nov 4 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc started a major round of layoffs on Friday, alerting employees of their job status by email after barring the entrances to offices and cutting off workers’ … Read more

‘Shorthanded’ NYC agencies to borrow lawyers from major law firms

‘Shorthanded’ NYC agencies to borrow lawyers from major law firms

(Reuters) – As New York City’s government contends with what it calls a critical shortage of lawyers, some of Manhattan’s biggest law firms are lending out their own associates for temporary positions. Mayor Eric Adams said Wednesday that junior lawyers from eight law firms, including Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett … Read more

Delta Air pilots vote to authorize strike

Delta Air pilots vote to authorize strike

Oct 31 (Reuters) – Pilots at Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) have voted to authorize a strike if negotiators cannot reach agreement on a new employment contract, their union said on Monday. The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), which represents nearly 15,000 pilots at the Atlanta-based carrier, said 99% of those who cast their ballots backed … Read more

Musk begins his Twitter ownership with firings, declares the ‘bird is freed’

Musk begins his Twitter ownership with firings, declares the ‘bird is freed’

Musk says the “bird is freed” after $44 billion deal Musk fires Twitter CEO, CFO, policy chief Some Twitter users flag willingness to walk away Poll shows employee job concerns EU warns: “This bird will fly by our rules” Oct 28 (Reuters) – Elon Musk has taken ownership of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) with brutal efficiency, … Read more

More U.S. companies charging employees for job training if they quit

More U.S. companies charging employees for job training if they quit

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – When a Washington state beauty salon charged Simran Bal $1,900 for training after she quit, she was shocked. Not only was Bal a licensed esthetician with no need for instruction, she argued that the trainings were specific to the shop and low quality. Bal’s story mirrors that of dozens of … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court’s Kavanaugh says overtime pay rules may be invalid

U.S. Supreme Court’s Kavanaugh says overtime pay rules may be invalid

Challenge to overtime pay exemptions would be “strong,” justice says Case involves oil rig worker who earned $200,000 a year Appeal does not challenge rules, only the way they are applied (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday seemed to invite a legal challenge to World War II-era regulations exempting certain workers … Read more

U.S. appeals court sends DACA case back to lower court to consider new rule

U.S. appeals court sends DACA case back to lower court to consider new rule

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation was unlawful, but said current enrollees could renew their status and sent the case back to a lower court to consider a new Biden administration regulation. A panel of … Read more

Woman who falsely accused Black bird-watcher loses lawsuit against ex-employer

Woman who falsely accused Black bird-watcher loses lawsuit against ex-employer

A view of the judge’s chair in court room 422 of the New York Supreme Court at 60 Centre Street February 3, 2012. Picture taken February 3, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The white woman who falsely told police she was threatened … Read more