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Sweden's six-hour workday experiment

Gothenburg - In hopes that it will cut down on sick leave, boost efficiency, and ultimately save Sweden money, municipal staff in Gothenburg will experiment with six-hour full-pay workdays.

Former Madoff associates found guilty of fraud

Five former aides to investment manager Bernard Madoff were convicted on Monday of charges that they helped their boss conceal his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme for years.

That work and life balance thing just got easier Special

These days finding the time for everything seems like a challenge, especially for those who have children, or are in need of adult or elder care. An interview with Imagine That Family Care Service reveals details on this trend.

Five months later, jurors face tough task in Madoff aides' trial

Like Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme itself, the trial of five of his former aides has been virtually unprecedented in its scope.

Defense for Madoff aides claims ignorance of fraud in closing arguments

Attorneys for five former aides of convicted swindler Bernard Madoff wrapped up nearly 20 hours of closing arguments on Wednesday, capping their courtroom campaign to convince a federal jury that their cli...

Madoff aides used 'avalanche of lies' to hide fraud: Prosecutor

Five former aides of infamous swindler Bernard Madoff used an "avalanche of lies" to help him carry out his decades-long Ponzi scheme, each with a specific role to ensure that investors, auditors and regul...

Ex-Madoff aide pleads ignorance, naivete at U.S. fraud trial

Ponzi scheme. Treasury bond. The Standard & Poor's 500 index. The collapse of Lehman Brothers.

Second Madoff aide testifies at trial, denies knowledge of fraud

Longtime Bernard Madoff assistant Annette Bongiorno on Monday testified that she had no idea her boss was operating a vast Ponzi scheme, despite the decades she spent helping run the trading business where...

Ex-Madoff aide on trial in N.Y. wins dismissal of two counts

One of five former Bernard Madoff aides on trial for abetting his massive Ponzi scheme will face two fewer counts when the case goes to a jury, after a judge agreed to throw out charges that he arranged fo...

Ex-Madoff aide testifies at own trial, denies he knew of fraud

Only minutes into the prosecution's questioning of former Bernard Madoff aide Daniel Bonventre at trial on Wednesday, it was clear he was in for a long day. Assistant U.S.

Former Madoff aides get their day in court

Four months into a criminal trial for five former employees of Bernard L.

McDonald's takes down website due to ridicule and bad feedback

Oak Brook - On Thursday, McDonald's confirmed that it had suspended its McResources employee website due to all of the negative feedback and bad press that the site has brought to the fast food giant.

Yahoo no longer allows employees to work from home

On Friday, Yahoo sent out a memo that announced that all employees who work from home will have to start reporting to the office by June.

Oscar statuette maker lays off 95 employees

The Chicago company that makes the gold-plated Oscar statues will be laying off almost 100 employees, but some workers may be rehired.

Video: Walmart employees record themselves throwing iPads

A video of Walmart employees throwing around boxes of iPads across a stockroom is going viral on YouTube. The video was not a "caught on tape" type, as it was purportedly filmed by the employees themselves.

Bill proposed to ban bosses from asking for Facebook passwords

There has been much concern about potential employers requesting Facebook passwords from job applicants at interviews. Now gradually bills are being introduced to put an end to this idea.

Whole Foods employee's resignation letter goes viral

Toronto - In a scathing resignation letter, a disgruntled Whole Foods employee wrote spending several years on the job was like "falling down a really long, spiky hill." A hill lined with fire and acid, to be more specific.

Survey: On average 50 days tells if new hires are good fit

Employers in advertising and marketing say it takes on average 10 weeks to tell if a new employee will work out according to a Canadian survey.

No Perfume, Deodorant for Detroit City Employees

Detroit - Detroit officials will be placing placards in three city buildings warning of various scented products to avoid from now on after a 2008 federal lawsuit filed by a city planner was settled last month.

Op-Ed: The other side of Toronto's transit employees Special

Toronto - Picture working an eight to nine hour shift with only one 10-minute break. During those hours imagine you are being screamed at and having things thrown at you.

Revenue Canada employees suspected in tax avoidance scheme

It's alleged that at least one Revenue Canada employee may have falsified a tax audit to help two inactive companies hide millions of dollars that were funnelled from major construction firms in Quebec.

Topsy-turvy: Union Employees Picket Their Own Union Bosses

Proving that unions aren‘t immune from union problems, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Washington, D.C., gave their bosses a dose of “on the other sided of the picket line” medicine by picketing them.

Microsoft lets former employees keep cash

Thanks to a recent accounting error, a number of recently laid-off Microsoft employees were accidentally overpaid in their severance packages. The company faced a PR disaster when it asked for the money back. Microsoft now says they can keep it.

Japanese companies tell workers to go home early and make babies

Japanese corporations are encouraging their employees to go home early to spend more time with their families and produce more children. The declining birth rates have become a major social problem in Japan where 12-hour workdays are the norm.

Sick Days Are Not Mandated In The United States

The best way to stop the spread of disease is to stay home from work when you're ill. That isn't always an option for workers in the United States. Many employees do not have sick days.

Wal-Mart broke Minnesota labor law 2 million times over six years

A Minnesota District Judge ruled that Wal-Mart broke Minnesota labor laws more than 2 million times, causing infractions like making employees work through lunch and rest breaks.

Get Married Or Get Fired

A company in Iran is giving all of its single employees until September 21 to be married. State run Pars Special Economic Energy Zone Company, the owner of Iran's gas and petrochemical facilities of the Gulf has a rule that employees must be married.

FEMA Protecting Its Employees, But Not Evacuees?

FEMA lets refugees stay in trailers loaded with toxic formaldehyde fumes, but warns its own employees never to step on these trailers. CBS News have found e-mails of FEMA staff warning their employees.

Jaguar and Landrover For Sale

Union leaders are concerned about the decision of US car maker Ford, to put it's British luxury car marques Jaguar and Land Rover up for sale. The unions prime concern is the job security of workers.

A Great Letter from a Boss to Employees

A great note from a boss to employees.
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