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05/04/2018 - Labor Shortage: More Businesses Are Mellowing Out Over Hiring Marijuana Smokers

Labor Shortage: More Businesses Are Mellowing Out Over Hiring Marijuana Smokers

– USA Today

More employers are dropping drug tests for marijuana in an attempt to pick up more workers.

Amazon Pauses Huge Development Plans In Seattle Over Tax Plan

– The New York Times

The new tax would charge large employers in the city about $500 per employee, with the money going to help alleviate a housing crisis. The tax is squarely aimed at Amazon, which is Seattle’s largest employer and frequently blamed by many residents for the city’s soaring housing costs.

Gig Economy Business Model Dealt A Blow In California Ruling

– The New York Times

In a ruling with potentially sweeping consequences for the so-called gig economy, the California Supreme Court on Monday made it much more difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

Teens Worry About Getting Summer Restaurant Jobs. Parents Worry About Sexual Harassment

– The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal reports, “Before the start of the first summer in the #MeToo era, families are having frank discussions about the pitfalls of the nation’s largest employer of teenagers.”