China’s economy skids as shutdowns hit factories and retailers

April industrial production unexpectedly falls year-on-year April retail sales fall faster than expected National unemployment rate at highest since February 2020 Fixed asset investment growth slower than f’cast BEIJING, May 16 (Reuters) – Retail and factory activity in China fell sharply in April as sweeping COVID-19 lockdown measures confined workers and consumers to their homes … Read more

Working poor bear the brunt of India’s heatwave

NOIDA, India, May 16 (Reuters) – For construction worker Yogendra Tundre, life on a construction site on the outskirts of India’s capital New Delhi is hard enough. This year, the record temperatures make it unbearable. As India grapples with an unprecedented heat wave, the vast majority of the country’s working poor, who typically work outdoors, … Read more

Labor Law: Pay your interns – regardless of whether the law requires it | Local Business News

By KAREN MICHAEL Special correspond Many high school and college students are about to begin their summer internships. Whether the employer is required to compensate them is determined by multiple factors and depends on federal and state law. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, any “for-profit” employer must pay employees for their work. The current … Read more

Local New York Life agents recognized for their work in life insurance and financial services |

Brian P. Ruh of Action Financial Strategies, agent for New York Life in New Holstein, was a Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) member for 2022, making him a lifetime member with 29 years of MDRT qualification. Additionally, Brian has consistently achieved MDRT’s highest level, Top of the Table, placing him among the top professionals in … Read more

Content moderator in Kenya sues Meta over working conditions

NAIROBI, May 10 (Reuters) – A former moderator working for Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc. (FB.O) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit alleging that poor working conditions for contracted content moderators violate the Kenyan constitution. The petition, also filed against Meta’s local outsourcing company, Sama, alleges that workers who moderate Facebook posts in Kenya have been … Read more

UPDATE: CNH cancels health insurance for strikers; union says it covers its members | Local News

Adam Rogan , Ryan Patterson MOUNT PLEASANT — CNH Industrial, owner of the former Case Corporation founded by Racine, plans to cut health care coverage for unionized workers beginning Friday, May 13. More than 1,000 workers are reportedly on strike in Racine, Mount Pleasant and the city of Burlington in Iowa after the last labor … Read more

WVU Medicine Continues Growth with New Acquisitions and Launch of ‘Transformational’ Insurance Services Subsidiary | State Newspaper News

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) – WVU Medicine continues to navigate the pandemic while remaining focused on projects that its leadership team believes will improve health care in West Virginia and beyond. With COVID-19 came enormous challenges for the healthcare industry that continued for a third year, but WVU Medicine staff rose to the challenge, says … Read more

WVU Medicine Continues Growth with New Acquisitions and Launch of ‘Transformational’ Insurance Services Subsidiary (copy) | State Newspaper News

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) – WVU Medicine continues to navigate the pandemic while remaining focused on projects that its leadership team believes will improve health care in West Virginia and beyond. With COVID-19 came enormous challenges for the healthcare industry that continued for a third year, but WVU Medicine staff rose to the challenge, says … Read more

Repaving to start on Route 22A this summer

SHOREHAM, Vt. (WCAX) – Just two weeks ago, another driver died after a crash on Route 22A. Now, work is coming this summer after the community continues to ask for improvements. “I see it’s pretty bumpy. It could use some work to be paved I think,” said Jerry Florance, of Wallingford. Florance says he doesn’t … Read more

Amazon, Citigroup, Yelp, to help pay for travel expenses for abortion workers

After several states, including Texas and Oklahoma, passed restrictive abortion laws, some companies, including Amazon, Citigroup and Yelp, told their employees they would cover their travel costs to access the internet. ‘abortion. In fact, “can you travel to another state for an abortion?” was a breakout Google search the day after the Roe v. Wade, … Read more