Cal/OSHA says it “takes seriously reports of workplace hazards and allegations of employers’ underreporting recordable work-related injuries.”
Rev. Jesse Jackson asks tech companies each year to release basic demographic reports they send to the government. This year he’s turning up the heat.
The cybersecurity company used a controversial workaround to avoid disclosing diversity data after a majority of shareholders voted for disclosure.
Most big Silicon Valley tech firms won’t release diversity job data. “They’re probably covering up their dismal record,” Rep. Barbara Lee said.
In a hearing this week about the H-1B visa program, Sen. Chuck Grassley cited The Center for Investigative Reporting’s Techsploitation series, which found widespread abuse of foreign high-tech workers in the U.S.
In the heated immigration debate, America’s temporary visa program for highly skilled workers often is portrayed as a crucial piston in the nation’s economy.
President Barack Obama’s executive actions make it easier for work visa holders to switch jobs and for the Department of Labor to crack down on employers that mistreat skilled immigrant employees.
Despite government efforts to stamp out abuses in America’s visa program for highly skilled workers, unscrupulous job brokers continue to illegally sell visas – sometimes connected to jobs that don’t exist.
California’s high-tech industry is famous for friendly methods for holding on to talented workers. But it also has become a hub for less generous retention practices: freezing employees in place and depressing wages by pushing legal boundaries.