The US labor board accused Google of illegally spying on employee activists, firing them, and blocking workers from organizing



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  • The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday filed a complaint accusing Google of violating several labor laws during a crackdown of worker activism last year.
  • The complaint said Google unlawfully terminated two employees involved in worker activism.
  • It also accused Google of violating US labor laws by monitoring and interrogating workers involved in the protests.
  • Five employees were fired late last year for their involvement in protests at the company. Two of those employees are mentioned in the complaint.
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The National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) on Wednesday issued a complaint accusing Google of violating several labor laws during a crackdown on worker activism last year.

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Amazon announces new employee tracking tech, and customers are lining up



Amazon announces new employee tracking tech, and customers are lining up


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Amazon announces new employee tracking tech, and customers are lining up

Amazon-powered employee tracking is coming to a warehouse, and possibly a store, near you. 

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The ecommerce, logistics, and (among other things) cloud computing giant quietly previewed Tuesday new hardware and software development kits (SDK) which add machine learning and computer vision capabilities to companies’ existing surveillance camera networks. And in what should come as no surprise as companies around the world ramp up employee monitoring, customers are already champing at the bit to sic Amazon’s tech on their own workers. 

Amazon, of course, is notorious for monitoring its fulfillment center workers’ movements in excruciating detail. From social-distance tracking systems to automatic tools that keep tabs on “the rates of each individual associate’s productivity,” Amazon has a well deserved reputation for invasiveness. AWS Panorama, shown off at the AWS re:Invent conference, offers some version

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The Urgent Employee Demand For the Younger Generation

With technology advancing at lightning speed, digital transformation has taken over workplaces and creating a need for employees to be more tech-savvy, especially the younger generation

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Imagine a scenario where life as we know it comes to a screeching halt and every aspect of our life is transformed overnight. This is precisely what the world is currently facing owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Particularly, the way we work has perhaps been changed forever. With technology advancing at lightning speed, digital transformation has taken over workplaces and creating a need for employees to be more tech-savvy, especially the younger generation.

The pandemic has left the job market in a deplorable condition, and although

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Ex-Microsoft employee convicted of stealing millions in store credit

  • A former Microsoft employee was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday for stealing $10 million from the tech company.
  • During his time as a software engineer at Microsoft, Volodymyr Kvashuk worked on testing the company’s platform for online retail sales.
  • Kvashuk used that access to steal millions in gift cards and store credit, which he sold for bitcoin. 
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A former Microsoft software engineer was sentenced to nine years in prison for stealing over $10 million in store credit and selling it for bitcoin, the IRS announced on Monday.

The case is a landmark for the IRS, since it’s “the nation’s first bitcoin case that has a tax component to it,” Ryan Korner, the IRS Criminal Investigation special agent in charge, said.

Volodymyr Kvashuk worked on testing Microsoft’s online retail platform between 2016 and 2018, according to the IRS. At first, he stole

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MediXall Group Announces Key Employee Promotions of Fabiola Arrivillaga and Carin Talero with …

Fort Lauderdale, FL, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire — MediXall Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MDXL), a technology and innovation-driven organization focused on reducing healthcare costs and transforming the patient-provider experience through the launch of its Health Karma™ platform, is pleased to announce the internal promotion of both Fabiola Arrivillaga and Carin Talero in preparation for the upcoming public launch of Health Karma on November 16th. Fabiola Arrivillaga has been promoted to VP of User Experience and Carin Talero has been promoted to VP of Product Management. In these new roles, Fabiola will continue to develop Health Karma’s entire user experience and grow the UX team while Carin will project plan, monitor and report progress of time, resources, quality, and cost through key performance metrics definition and effective use of various tools and platforms.

Since joining the MediXall team in March 2020, Fabiola has been integral in developing and

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MediXall Group Announces Key Employee Promotions of Fabiola Arrivillaga and Carin Talero with the Upcoming Launch of Health Karma

Fort Lauderdale, FL – ( NewMediaWire ) – November 12, 2020 – MediXall Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MDXL), a technology and innovation-driven organization focused on reducing healthcare costs and transforming the patient-provider experience through the launch of its Health Karma(TM) platform, is pleased to announce the internal promotion of both Fabiola Arrivillaga and Carin Talero in preparation for the upcoming public launch of Health Karma on November 16th. Fabiola Arrivillaga has been promoted to VP of User Experience and Carin Talero has been promoted to VP of Product Management. In these new roles, Fabiola will continue to develop Health Karma’s entire user experience and grow the UX team while Carin will project plan, monitor and report progress of time, resources, quality, and cost through key performance metrics definition and effective use of various tools and platforms.

Since joining the MediXall team in March 2020, Fabiola has been integral in developing and

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Browse employee salaries for pharmaceutical giant Pfizer

Pfizer hired four levels of scientist: associate scientist, scientist, principal scientist, and senior scientist. Pay ranged from $69,000 for an associate to $150,000 for principal and senior scientists.

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Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study.

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Principal Computational Scientist: $90,500 – $150,900

Principal Scientist: $90,500 – $150,900

Scientist: $74,194 – $113,100

Scientist, Biology: $70,970 – $113,100

Senior Associate Scientist: $69,711 – $97,600

Senior Computational Geneticist: $90,500 – $150,900

Senior Scientist: $83,458 – $132,000

Senior Scientist, Culture Process Development: $82,930 –  $132,000

Senior Scientist, Modeling and Simulation: $79,200 – $132,000

Senior Scientist, Process Development: $79,200 – $132,000

Senior Scientist, Biocatalysis Technology Group: $79,200 – $132,000

Senior Scientist, Bioprocess R&D: $79,200 – $132,000

Senior Scientist, Cytokine Biology Immuno-Oncology: $79,200 – $132,000

Senior Scientist, Formulation Development: $90,000 – $150,000

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Employee fraud: can technology tip the balance in favour of investigators?

People have always committed fraud and always will – and some could be your employees. However, the tools have changed, particularly in the past decade, and technology has multiplied the opportunities, resulting in an expo­nential increase in cyber-crime.

On the flip side, fraud investigators have many more sophisticated IT tools to prevent and detect this. So who will win the ongoing fight against fraud?

Why recruitment processes can’t eliminate employee fraud

Any robust fraud prevention strategy must encompass both the human and technical sides of fraud. Studies suggest that people fall into three equal groups when it comes to committing fraud. A third are completely honest and will not perpe­trate fraud whatever the circumstances. Another third will be open to committing fraud depending on the circumstances. The final third comprise the “rotten apples” who will always seek to defraud their employer.

Sifting out the rotten apples

Organisations should always seek

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Radar Tech Firm Cambridge Pixel Switches to Employee Ownership to Secure Long-term Future

CAMBRIDGE, England, Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cambridge Pixel has set up an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) to put the award-winning radar technology firm into the hands of the team of people who work for it, and making them the direct beneficiaries of the company’s future success.

Dr David Johnson, co-founder and CEO of Cambridge Pixel, who set up the company in 2007, wanted to secure the long-term future of the firm and he was keen to avoid a messy trade sale or a botched merger. He saw many advantages to the switch to employee ownership and believes that it will benefit the founders, the employees, and the company’s customers.

“The establishment of employee ownership through the EOT at Cambridge Pixel will provide continued job security for all staff,” said David Johnson. “It will also enable the employees to have collective control of their future and to

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Quantum Workplace Releases 10th Annual Employee Engagement Trends Report; Reveals Details on Engagement Pre- and Post-Pandemic

2020 Report Provides Detailed Insights into how the Best Companies to Work for in America Engage and Retain Talent; Major finding was Disengaged Employees were 3.3 times More Likely to Leave their Companies within 90 days of Being Surveyed

Quantum Workplace, a leading provider of comprehensive employee engagement and performance software as well as the North American leader in data collection for nearly 50 Best Places to Work Programs across North America, announced today the release of its 10th Annual Trends Report: How Americas Best Places to Work Engage and Retain Top Talent.

The report captures and highlights best practices centered around engaging, leveraging, understanding and retaining talent. For the 2020 report, Quantum Workplace leveraged data pulled from 1.2 million employee engagement surveys the Company collected from more than 12,000 companies across 43 cities in 27 states. Since 2015, as part of its Best Places to Work surveys leadership

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