The Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can Be Done to Improve It, by David Weil. Published February 2014. Soon after Fissured Workplace dropped, Weil became the Administrator for the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. That makes him the chief enforcer for [...]
New York State continues to investigate and successfully prosecute labor law violations, this time against Papa John's franchisees. The settlements did not name Papa John's International. Four Papa John's franchisees will pay close to $500,000 in back wages and penalties to 250 workers for violations dating back to 2008. The franchisees admitted to the [...]
I just reviewed the first "comps" (comprehensive designs) for the user interface, and they look terrific. Building on David DeMumbrum's extremely detailed wireframes, Kristen Bouchard of 20spokes has brought the UI to life. It's very early days, but we're thrilled. We're going to keep the design under wraps for a while, [...]
Today we began development of our MVP (minimum viable product, as the startup kids call it). We're working with the fine folks at 20spokes, based right here in Chicago. Yes, it's very exciting, and as a bonus they're going to let Renzo, my nearly perfect dog, come to status meetings.
Under pressure from NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, retailer Urban Outfitters will end "on-call scheduling" of retail clerks, starting in November. However, the practice will continue outside of NY State. In a statement, AG Schneiderman notes that Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works, Gap, and Victoria’s Secret have ended [...]