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Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Department of Labor: Zenefits agrees to pay $3.4M in unpaid overtime to 743 of its employees and let the DoL monitor its labor practices to ensure compliance   —  Insurance software startup Zenefits has agreed to pay $3.4 million in unpaid overtime to 743 of its account executives …
Jun 20, 2017, 4:20 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Isaac Choi, former CEO of defunct job search startup WrkRiot, indicted for allegedly defrauding employees   —  Following allegations of the now-defunct job search startup WrkRiot scamming employees out of wages and its CEO Isaac Choi of misleading former employees about his credentials …
Jun 9, 2017, 5:45 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Lyft releases first-ever diversity report: staff overall is 63% white, 19% Asian, 7% Latinx, 6% black with 42% female overall and 36% in leadership positions   —  Lyft just released its first-ever diversity report, a couple of months after Uber released its first one.
Jun 1, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Judge orders Uber to hand over to Waymo unredacted term sheet with Otto   —  Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley ordered Thursday that Uber needs to hand over to Waymo, by the end of the day, the full, unredacted term sheet between Uber and Otto.  Corley ultimately decided there was no basis …
May 25, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
DoorDash will pay $5 million to settle class-action lawsuit over independent contractors   —  On-demand food delivery startup DoorDash has reached an agreement with workers' rights lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan regarding a class-action lawsuit that alleged DoorDash misclassified its delivery workers as independent contractors.
Apr 10, 2017, 11:30 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Facebook to allow flagging revenge porn for review and removal, prevent further sharing of removed images on Messenger and Instagram using photo-matching tech   —  Facebook has implemented a new photo-matching technology to ensure people can't re-share images previously reported and tagged as revenge porn …
Apr 5, 2017, 9:10 AMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Uber's first diversity report: staff is 36.1% female worldwide with 15.4% female engineers; in US, 49.8% white, 30.9% Asian, 8.8% black, 5.6% Hispanic overall   —  Uber just released its highly anticipated, first-ever diversity report detailing the demographics of its employees as of this month.
Mar 28, 2017, 1:25 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Twitter's head of diversity, Jeffrey Siminoff, is leaving, after its chief HR officer, Renee Atwood, already left   —  Twitter's VP of diversity and inclusion Jeffrey Siminoff is leaving the company at the end of the month and its chief human resources officer Renee Atwood has already left, TechCrunch has confirmed.
Feb 7, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Blackbirds, an employee resource group for African-Americans, debuts a Black History Month bot that chats in DMs about cultural events, music, history   —  Twitter's employee resource group for African-Americans, Blackbirds, is launching a Twitter bot for Black History Month.
Feb 1, 2017, 12:40 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Uber and Lyft respond to Senator Al Franken's questions about discrimination by drivers, defend use of riders' real names and pictures in profiles   —  Uber and Lyft have responded to Senator Al Franken's questions regarding potential racial discrimination against passengers.
Dec 30, 2016, 8:25 PMIn context

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