Workplace culture

In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, photo released by Maggie Zhang, Zhang uses a laptop computer at her parents' home in in the northwestern city of Zhangye in Gansu province. Zhang, founder of SheTalks, a company in Beijing that organizes events for women, is working out of her parents' apartment after she went back for the Lunar New Year and said she might stay through March. (Maggie Zhang via AP)
February 14, 2020 - 12:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — In the middle of a phone call with a customer, an important visitor knocks on Michael Xiong's door: his 3-year-old son. Xiong, a salesman in Chibi, a city near the center of a virus outbreak, is one of millions of people in China who are obeying government orders to work from home as...
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A static model of a Mitsubishi Aircraft Spacejet sits on display at the Singapore Airshow on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Danial Hakim)
February 12, 2020 - 10:07 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Singapore bank DBS on Wednesday cleared a downtown office and told some 300 employees to work from home after one of its staff was infected with the new virus, adding to concerns that also led authorities to scale back an air show drawing thousands of visitors. Singapore's...
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February 04, 2020 - 3:03 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The two leaders of Milwaukee's host committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention have been placed on leave pending an investigation into allegations that they oversaw a toxic work environment, a dramatic shakeup less than six months before the showcase political event...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2006 file photo are U-Haul trucks sit on a dealer lot in Des Moines, Iowa. U-Haul has a New Year's resolution: cut down on hiring people who smoke. The moving company said that it won't hire nicotine users in the 21 states where it is legal to do so, saying that it wants to ensure a "healthier workforce." The new policy will start Feb. 1, 2020. and won't apply to those hired before then. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
January 02, 2020 - 2:39 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — U-Haul International has announced plans to stop interviewing and hiring nicotine users, including people who use e-cigarettes and vaping products. The well-known truck and trailer rental company approved the nicotine-free policy set to go into effect Feb. 1 in more than 20 states...
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Travelers waiting for a train at Gare de Lyon train station in Paris, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. Strikes, which began Dec. 5, have disrupted transport across France and beyond, hobbling Paris Metros and trains across the country and businesses. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
December 30, 2019 - 3:34 am
PARIS (AP) — The start of a fourth week of French transport strikes saw some modest improvements Monday for beleaguered commuters in Paris, with fewer Metro lines closed. The strikes against government plans to reform the French pension system were still causing considerable disruption for users of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo Balo Balogun labels items in preparation for a holiday sale at a Walmart Supercenter in Las Vegas. On Friday, Dec. 6, the U.S. government issues the November jobs report. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
December 06, 2019 - 4:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — American businesses have complained for years that they can’t find the workers they need to fill available jobs. November’s robust hiring gain suggests that at least some have found a way to do so. With the unemployment rate now at a half-century low of 3.5%, many economists have...
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This photo provided by the Utah Highway Patrol shows a tour bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists after it crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah, killing at least four people and critically injuring multiple others, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (Utah Highway Patrol via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 12:20 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The driver of a tour bus that crashed near a national park in Utah, killing four Chinese tourists and injuring dozens more, was making his first trip for a company that had only been in business for a short time, investigators said Sunday. The National Transportation Safety...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2017 file photo, Charlie Rose attends The Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People in Media party in New York. The former chief makeup artist at Rose’s interview show is suing him and saying the disgraced television journalist ran a “toxic work environment” for women. Gina Riggi said she worked for 22 years for Rose and Bloomberg, the company where his Manhattan studio was located. Rose was fired in 2017 by PBS and CBS News for sexual misconduct. His attorney didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
September 20, 2019 - 6:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The former chief makeup artist at Charlie Rose's interview show is suing him, saying the disgraced television journalist ran a "toxic work environment" for women. Gina Riggi said in her harassment lawsuit filed Thursday that she worked for 22 years for Rose and Bloomberg, the...
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In this March 20, 2019, photo, Mayor Jorge Elorza holds his son Omar during a news conference in Providence, R.I. Elorza's decision to frequently take his son to work with him has brought praise from some who say he's a role model, but also raised questions about whether he has taken it too far. (Steve Klamkin/WPRO News via AP)
September 09, 2019 - 3:34 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — He has taken his baby to ribbon cuttings and held the child on his lap while testifying at the Statehouse. He balanced the boy at his side at news conferences and rolled him into a closed-door meeting with the governor in a stroller. He installed a bassinet and toy box in...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2018, photo, Glen Wood, a Canadian who has lived in Japan for 30 years, plays with his son at a Tokyo park. Another paternity harassment case in Japan drawing attention is that of Glen Wood, a Canadian, who is fighting to get his brokerage manager job back at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley. Wood was still negotiating with his bosses to take three or four weeks of paternity leave when his son was born six weeks premature in Nepal. Wood returned to work five months later, in March 2016, after his son recovered and could be safely brought to Japan. But he was barraged with what he alleges is harassment at work. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama, File)
September 08, 2019 - 11:53 pm
TOKYO (AP) — He sits in an office of a major Japanese sportswear maker but reports to no one. He is assigned odd tasks like translating into English the manual on company rules like policies on vacations and daily hours, though he has minimal foreign language skills. He was sidelined, he says, as...
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