Employees

PAHRUMP, Nev. | Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found dead

PAHRUMP, Nev.— Dennis Hof, a pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his brothel business and who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, was found dead hours after his extended-weekend 72nd birthday bash, authorities said Tuesday. Hof was pronounced dead in his private residence at his Love … Continue reading PAHRUMP, Nev. | Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found dead

LONDON | Britain mulls making firms disclose ethnicity pay gap

LONDON — The British government is considering making companies reveal the pay gap between white and non-white workers, in a bid to end disadvantages faced by employees from ethnic minorities. Prime Minister Theresa May says revealing the figures might “uncover some uncomfortable truths.” She says “too often ethnic minority employees feel they’re hitting a brick … Continue reading LONDON | Britain mulls making firms disclose ethnicity pay gap

NEW YORK | Amazon ups hourly wage to $15, will advocate for higher pay

NEW YORK — Amazon, which has faced political and economic pressure to raise pay for thousands of employees, is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month and said it will push for an increase in the federally mandated minimum wage, which now stands at $7.25 per hour. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Amazon ups hourly wage to $15, will advocate for higher pay

TOKYO | Musk to workers: Perform for profit, prove ‘naysayers wrong’

TOKYO — Tesla founder Elon Musk is telling his employees to work hard on the last day of the quarter to prove “the naysayers wrong.” In a Sept. 30 email, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, Musk said the electric car maker is nearing profitability. The commission had filed a lawsuit … Continue reading TOKYO | Musk to workers: Perform for profit, prove ‘naysayers wrong’

NEW YORK | What comes next in Facebook’s major data breach

NEW YORK— For users, Facebook’s revelation of a data breach that gave attackers access to 50 million accounts raises an important question: What happens next? For the owners of the affected accounts, and of another 40 million that Facebook considered at risk, the first order of business may be a simple one: sign back into … Continue reading NEW YORK | What comes next in Facebook’s major data breach

HONOLULU | Hurricane Lane is weaker but still pummels Hawaii with rain

HONOLULU  — A powerful hurricane unleashed torrents of rain and landslides Thursday that blocked roads on the rural Big Island but didn’t scare tourists away from surfing and swimming at popular Honolulu beaches still preparing get pummeled by the erratic storm. Employees of the Sheraton Waikiki resort on the famed beach filled up sandbags as … Continue reading HONOLULU | Hurricane Lane is weaker but still pummels Hawaii with rain

CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuelan jittery ahead of sudden economic reforms

CARACAS, Venezuela  — Venezuelans are bracing for dramatic economic measures the government has announced, including a 3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage. The changes start to take effect Monday with introduction of a new currency that lops five zeros off the country’s fast-depreciating bills. President Nicolas Maduro is also raising gasoline prices in hopes … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuelan jittery ahead of sudden economic reforms

NEW YORK  | Starbucks halts brewing so its employees can talk about race

NEW YORK  — Starbucks, mocked three years ago for suggesting employees discuss racial issues with customers, asked workers to talk about race with each other. It was part of the coffee chain’s anti-bias training Tuesday, created after the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks six weeks ago. The chain apologized but also … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Starbucks halts brewing so its employees can talk about race