Articles by Michael Sasso and Jeff Green

Associated Press

More Employers Adopting Continuous Background Checks on Employees

Jay Cradeur takes pride in his 4.9 driver rating on Uber Technologies Inc.’s five-star scale and the almost 19,000 rides he’s given in the capital of ride sharing, San Francisco. So he was puzzled — and more than a little …

Railroads, Airlines Seek to Bypass States’ Paid Sick Leave Laws

Fed up with state and local laws that require private employers to offer paid sick days, the airlines and railroads have filed suit, claiming that the interstate nature of their businesses should make them exempt. Airlines for America, a trade …

Republicans Eye Tax Law Fix for Sexual Harassment Settlements

Republicans are considering a fix to a provision in their new tax law that they acknowledge could inadvertently penalize victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. But congressional gridlock before midterm elections in November means there’s no guarantee that the …

Appeals Court Rules Firing Over Sexual Orientation Is Illegal

Gay workers and their corporate supporters won a legal victory over the Trump administration as a federal appeals court ruled that firing people over their sexual orientation is a form of illegal sex discrimination. The appeals court in Manhattan overturned …

Women More Likely Than Men to Lose U.S. Jobs by Automation: WEF Report

Women are more likely than men to be knocked out of their U.S. jobs by automation in the next eight years, and they’ll find half as many opportunities to land new positions unless there’s a new effort to retrain them. …

U.S. Employers Taking Steps to Help Muslims Feel Safer at Work

More U.S. employers are taking steps to make Muslims feel accepted and safe at work, as their faith comes under scrutiny with the rise in terror attacks and calls by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for a ban on …

Trying to Fit In at Work, Veterans Downplay Military Service, Injuries

Almost a third of U.S. veterans in civilian jobs hide their war injuries from employers and many downplay their military service to get along with co-workers, according to a new study by the Center for Talent Innovation. Minority veterans are …

Now, Volkswagen’s Injury Reporting Being Questioned

Volkswagen AG reported death and injury claims at the lowest rate of any major automaker in the U.S. over the last decade. The numbers are so good that some industry experts wonder if they add up. The average reporting rate …

Drivers Convicted, Jailed for Crashes Now Blamed on Car Defects

Lakisha Ward-Green spent three months in jail after she lost control of her Chevrolet Cobalt, killing her teenage passenger. Last week, a Pennsylvania judge, citing “newly discovered evidence” erased her guilty plea. The new evidence: the February 2014 recall by …

Many Ignition Switch Claimants Excluded from GM Compensation Fund

Ben Pillars always wondered why his wife crashed her Pontiac Grand Am in 2005, sending her into a coma from which she never recovered. Then last year, General Motors Co. recalled the car for a faulty ignition switch and Pillars …