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NYPD Watchdog Workers Say Fired for Raising Misconduct Concerns

New York City allegedly fired four director-level employees from its Civilian Complaint Review Board because they raised concerns over the handling of police misconduct complaints, access to body-camera footage, and other police oversight failures in the wake of racial justice protests, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan.

Sachs Electric Workers Win Class Status in California Wage Suit

An employee who worked on Sachs Electric Co.'s California Flats Solar Project may proceed as part of a class on state-law claims that he and nearly 770 others weren’t compensated for pre-shift time spent riding in company vehicles to their work sites, a federal judge in San Jose ruled.

FTCA Med Mal Case Stays in Federal Court Despite Private Billing

The U.S. government must defend a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor employed by a federally deemed community health center in federal court because he was acting within the scope of his employment when the alleged malpractice occurred, the Second Circuit said.

Cities Are Planning ‘Remote Work Hubs’ to Attract Digital Nomads

In August, the co-living company Common released a request for proposals from U.S. cities that wanted to host a “Remote Work Hub” — a kind of office-plus-apartment complex aimed at young digital nomads. This week the company announced five winners of this quasi-competition, who will now move on to the workshop phase: Developers in New Orleans; Bentonville, Arkansas; Ogden, Utah; Rocky Mount, North Carolina; and Rochester, New York. Their prize is design expertise and a marketing boost from the Common team.

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Covid-19 Vaccine: Can Your Employer Make You Take It?

As the Covid-19 vaccines roll out, first to frontline workers and the elderly, then to the general public, employers are making plans to return to their offices. How quickly they succeed will likely depend on how many of their employees get vaccinated.

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