Tag: Labor/Personnel

Are early wage access products a worker-friendly innovation — or are they loans that need regulation?

Hello and welcome back to MarketWatch’s Extra Credit column, a weekly look at the news through the lens of debt. This week we’re once again digging into an obsession of mine: How we define debt or credit and the implications of that definition for businesses and consumers.  Earned wage access products have been at the […]

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Alec Baldwin’s ‘Rust’ film set hampered by worker complaints over pay, long hours and safety

The movie set on which Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm in an incident that killed one person and wounded another was hampered by worker complaints over pay and conditions, according to people familiar with the filming. The camera crew walked off the set earlier this week, according to the people. Workers complained about pay, long hours, […]

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Amazon, Walmart and others offer free college degrees to lure talent. But read the fine print first

Hello and welcome back to MarketWatch’s Extra Credit column, a weekly look at the news through the lens of debt. In this week’s column we’re taking a closer look at corporate initiatives designed to help potential students avoid debt — programs offered by employers that cover tuition for their workers. Though these programs often sound […]

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Facebook restricts employee access to some internal discussion groups

Facebook Inc. has told employees it is tightening controls over some internal discussion groups, a move that comes after Frances Haugen, a former employee, gathered documents that formed the foundation of The Wall Street Journal’s Facebook Files series showing the company’s platforms are riddled with flaws that can cause harm. Facebook FB, +0.24% provides staff online discussion groups on an internal message system called […]

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