Articles by Kelsey Butler and Matt Day

Amazon Staff Allege Retaliation in Pay Gap Discrimination Suit

Amazon.com Inc. allegedly retaliated against three female employees — including firing one and placing another on a performance plan — after they sued the company for discrimination, the plaintiffs said in new court papers. In an amended complaint filed Friday, …

Corporate America Is Rethinking Diversity Hiring as Legal Challenges Rise

The same conservative activists who helped gut race-related college admissions at the US Supreme Court have now set their sights on corporate diversity programs, barraging airlines, tech giants and law firms with lawsuits and complaints. And they’re already having an …

Conservative Attacks on Diversity Efforts in Corporate America Keep Coming

Before the US Supreme Court did away with affirmative action in college admissions, corporate America was bracing itself for attacks on its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. They have begun — and there will likely be more to come. This …

Women Are Quitting Executive Roles at Faster Rate Than Ever: Report

Women are leaving the top ranks of companies at higher rates than ever before — as female employees remain less likely to get promoted into leadership roles in the first place. For every woman at the director level who gets …

‘I’m Calling About Your Auto Warranty’: FCC Says No More, Orders Spam Block

The Federal Communications Commission has ordered phone companies to stop carrying traffic related to robocalls about scam auto warranties. US voice service providers must now “take all necessary steps to avoid carrying this robocall traffic,” or provide a report outlining …

How Big U.S. Companies Are Creating a Brand New Abortion Employee Benefit

The roar of anti-abortion laws sweeping through U.S. state houses is echoing loudly in human resources offices. Companies that have offered to help cover travel costs for employees who have to go out of state for abortions are trying to …

Low-Income Residents Face Higher Risk of Deadly Fires Like New York Apartment Blaze

The deadly blaze in a Bronx apartment building was the second such tragedy at low-income housing in the U.S. this month, highlighting the stubborn link between poverty and deaths from residential fires. “It’s not to say that poverty conditions invariably …

Applied Systems Among Firms Layering Loans to Pay Equity Owners

First the companies tapped the loan market. Not long after that, they came back for more. Corporations like Bausch Health Cos., a drugmaker, telecom provider Sprint Corp. and Applied Systems Inc., an insurance software provider, borrowed again this month after …