– The Washington Post
Disability rights lawyers said that, from a legal standpoint, Walmart has the right to change an employee’s job description at any time. The company is under a legal obligation to make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees, so long as those don’t pose an undue burden, usually some high expense, for Walmart.
– USA TODAY
The SameDay Bot is so-named because its mission is to help retailers make same-day, “last-mile” deliveries to local customers. FedEx is collaborating with AutoZone, Lowe’s, Pizza Hut, Target, Walgreens and Walmart.
The self-styled Momazonians hope to persuade the CEO that the perk will help Amazon retain and recruit talented women.
– Economic Policy Institute
The Economic Policy Institute issued a report on the gig economy that said (as the BLS survey also reported) that for all the hand-wringing about Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and Task Rabbit, the gig economy, defined as people working full time as independent contractors, has been shrinking, not growing, even among older workers.