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The McResource Page was Created by McDonalds’ Executives for Their Minimum-Wage Employees. The Page Included Financial Advice for Them.

McDonald’s restaurants serve over 68 million customers in 120 countries and territories daily. As of 2018, McDonald’s operated 37,855 restaurants worldwide, employing over 210,000 people. But do you know what the McResource Page is?  McDonald’s executives once created a “McResource” page for their minimum-wage employees. The page advised them on how much to tip their …

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Ivy Park Issue

Ironically, Beyoncé’s Clothing Line, Created to Support and Inspire Women, was Made by Women in Sweatshops Earning $6.10 a Day

American singer Beyoncé launched her athleisure apparel line, Ivy Park, in 2016. She owns, manages, and runs it under her management business Parkwood Entertainment. While the brand was geared toward women empowerment, the clothes were ironically made unethically. Beyonce says she started her Ivy Park female sportswear line to help and empower women. However, the …

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Truck Wages

What Are Truck Wages

A truck driver or a trucker provides vital services to urban societies by transporting goods or raw materials via land. Most of the time, they are employed by manufacturing plants, retailers, and distribution centers. But did you know, that some company owners pay their drivers with truck wages? Truck wages are wages in the form …

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Does Starbucks Have a Slave Labor Problem?

Starbucks is one of the world’s most successful international companies. Its success stems from the fact that it provided an experience that changed how much of the world thought about coffee shops and how many of us drink coffee outside of our homes. While the front end of the spectrum shows us how great the …

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Meat Packing

How Often Do Meatpacking Accidents in the United States?

In 2020, there were 340 million workplace accidents in the United States alone. In addition to this, about 160 million people in the workforce are affected by work-related illnesses. But the meatpacking industry has the most number of accidents that often result in a loss of limb.   US meatpacking workers are three times more likely …

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How Much Money Do Garbagemen in New York City Earn Annually?

The profession of garbage collecting is often stigmatized for what it is. We can even recall our own parents and teachers telling us to do our best in school. If we didn’t, we’d end up doing the same as local garbagemen. But did you know that these people earn more than teachers? According to multiple …

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Why Did the French Courts Award €40,000 to Frédéric Desnard?

We can safely say that many people are not satisfied with their jobs. Most of the time, they wouldn’t even give a second thought about sticking to a tedious job, but would there be a job boring enough that you would sue your employer for it?  Frédéric Desnard, a French manager working for an international …

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The lack of an Oxford comma in the wording of a state law laying out what activities qualify a worker for overtime pay, more than 120 drivers for the Oakhurst Dairy became eligible for a multi-million settlement for unpaid overtime.

Maine Dairy Drivers Settle Overtime Case That Hinged On An Absent Comma Here’s a story that might convince you that paying attention to your grammar lessons might one day put money in your pocket. Thanks to the absence of the comma in the wording of a state law laying out what activities qualify a worker …

The lack of an Oxford comma in the wording of a state law laying out what activities qualify a worker for overtime pay, more than 120 drivers for the Oakhurst Dairy became eligible for a multi-million settlement for unpaid overtime. Read More »