Chinese telecommunication corporation Huawei is under fire in China for detaining an ex-employee of 13 years after he demanded severance pay from the company.
Li Hongyuan, the 35-year-old employee, was arrested in January for extortion charges and was kept in detention in Shenzhen, China until his release in August due to lack of evidence, according to Sixth Tone.
South Korea has initiated a move to encourage local companies to provide an improved work and family life balance for their employees.
The initiative, which is jointly run by the government and private sector groups, seeks to change some common practices done by employers in order to develop a more positive work and non-work environment, the Korea Times reported.
For those among us who aren’t madly in love with their day jobs, fantasies of the day they can finally quit, stick it to your boss and tell everyone else you’ll see them in hell may be the only thing that keeps them going.
One recently fired thrift store employee decided it was his moment to shine as he had to have the final word when leaving a job he clearly despised.
We may all have that one co-worker who always shows up late but never fails to impress everyone with their excuses.
One Redditor, Diondrems, documented in a spreadsheet all the ridiculous and overplayed excuses his co-worker used when he would be late if he even showed up at all. Diondrems works in tech support, a job that required him, and his co-worker, to be at work at 5 a.m.
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A Wal-Mart in Niskayuna, New York, fired an employee of 18 years for not turning in $350 in cash that he found in a parking lot fast enough.
The employee, Michael Walsh, was fired from his maintenance worker position last month after turning in money he found in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart located in Niskayuna. Walsh turned in the money about half an hour after he discovered it. He was subsequently fired for “gross misconduct,” reports the Times Union.
Add the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the small but growing list of companies who offer their workers paid long-term parental leave or unlimited time off.
In a statement posted to LinkedIn, Steven Rice, the foundation’s chief human resources officer, announced that the nonprofit organization’s new parental leave program would grant up to 52 weeks paid leave to mothers and fathers during the first year of their child’s birth or adoption.
HP has finally put their foot down, ending what was becoming a fashion catastrophe.
This week, HP sent all of their employees — roughly 100,000 individuals across several countries including the UK, Australia, India, Germany and the U.S. — a confidential memo reminding them that they are professionals and need to start dressing like it.
Two men are now $1 million richer after their employer violated their right to genetic privacy by swabbing their butts for DNA.
The story begins when, not long ago, one of the Atlanta, Georgia warehouses of Atlas Logistics Group had a poo problem — that is, one mystery employee kept pooing around the warehouse and leaving the nasty surprise for managers to find.
On a mid-June evening, an unsuspecting 19-year-old boy went through an experience that changed him into a man.
As the hours dwindled on June 15, Anson Lemmer was getting ready to finish his shift at Uncle Pizza, a local restaurant in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and head home for the night. All he had to do was deliver one last order. Little did Lemmer know that instead of delivering pizza he would be delivering a man his life.
The average CEO takes home 303 times as much cash as their employees, according to a new study.
The study, conducted by progressive think tank Economic Policy Institute, also reveals that CEO pay has risen an unbelievable 997% since 1978, whereas employee pay has only risen 10.9% in the same timeframe.
A New Jersey man is one testicle short after a horrific business “team building” exercise and the actions of a drunk boss led to three failed testicle surgeries. This is the story of Michael Peacock (his real name!).
In 2012, Peacock, 45, worked for data security and storage company Iron Mountain Management. That July, Peacock’s boss, Richard Langtry, thought it would be brilliant to take his employees on a two-day “team-building” outing that would entail bar-hopping and a cruise on the Hudson in upstate New York.