Report: Amtrak fails to spot drug and alcohol use among employee

Amtrak has failed to stop and spot hundreds of its employees, including the most “safety-sensitive” workers, for drug and alcohol use as required by federal regulations, according to a new report released Thursday by the passenger train system’s inspector general, per the WSJ. Details: The company vowed to tighten its screening processes following a deadly…

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Mueller investigation subpoenas 2nd former Cambridge Analytica employee

Brittany Kaiser, a former director at Cambridge Analytica, has been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation regarding possible links between President Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government, The Guardian reports. The big picture: Kaiser is the second former employee from Cambridge Analytica, a now-shuttered, Trump-linked British analytics firm that harvested the data of…

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1MDB Scandal Ensnares Former Justice Department Employee

WASHINGTON—A former Justice Department employee pleaded guilty Friday to helping funnel tens of millions of dollars into the U.S. for the alleged mastermind of the multibillion-dollar fraud involving Malaysia’s sovereign-wealth fund. Some of the $74 million allegedly brought into the U.S. on behalf of Jho Low, a Malaysian businessman, was used to pay a prominent…

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Uber diversity chief: Press leaks show lack of employee trust

After news broke out in July that Uber’s new chief operating officer had made insensitive comments at work, Bo Young Lee, the company’s new chief diversity officer, was most disappointed that employees felt compelled to leak to the press, Lee said on Friday at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference. What it told me was that we still…

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Intel CEO Krzanich Resigns Over Relationship With Employee

Intel Corp. said Chief Executive Brian Krzanich resigned for violating company policy by having a relationship with a co-worker, one of the most prominent CEOs to lose a job in an era of greater scrutiny over workplace behavior. Intel learned of Mr. Krzanich’s relationship in the past week from an employee who raised concerns, according…

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WeWork discloses Q1 financials in employee memo

WeWork is on pace to generate $1.5 billion in revenue this year, according to a memo sent early this morning to company employees and obtained by Axios. That’s nearly 70% revenue growth over 2017, driven by significantly increased occupancy rates that suggest the co-working giant is figuring out how to successfully scale. Big picture: The…

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Trump Signs Executive Orders Cracking Down on Employee Unions

President Donald Trump signed executive orders restricting the activities of unions that represent many of the U.S. government’s 2.1 million employees, the White House said. One of the three orders signed on Friday limits the amount of official time federal employees can spend on union duties to no more than 25 percent. It also requires…

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Steve Wynn Sues Former Wynn Resorts Employee Over Allegations

Steve Wynn, the former chief executive of Wynn Resorts Ltd., filed a defamation lawsuit this week against a former Wynn Resorts employee, alleging that he smeared Mr. Wynn by spreading false accusations of alleged sexual misconduct in media reports. Jorgen Nielsen, a former artistic director of the Wynn Las Vegas salon, was quoted by name…

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