Labor and such at the @washingtonpost. Holler: lydia.depillis@washpost.com

Losing a job is always terrible. For workers over 50, it’s worse.

washingtonpost.com — At first blush, it wouldn't appear that older workers have it all that bad in today's economy. They got their start long before the economy's Troubles really began seven years ago (or even 17 years ago). They had time to sock away money while times were still good.

The U.S. has been losing out on foreign investment. A bunch of multinationals are trying to change that.

washingtonpost.com — Earlier this week, the U.S. Commerce Department put on a big show for foreign investors at the Gaylord National hotel, just outside Washington, D.C. President Obama showed up for a lunchtime keynote, followed the next day by Secretary of State John Kerry; the luminaries beamed out from a Jumbotron to a cavernous ballroom filled with delegations all over the world.

In surprise show of support, filibuster-proof Senate majority backs paid sick leave

washingtonpost.com — Just a few weeks ago, the Healthy Families Act - which would allow employees to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave - seemed like just another White House proposal doomed to die in the newly Republican Senate.

Taking aim at tech industry inequality, Microsoft extends paid leave to thousands of contractors

modbee.com — Although people do many jobs at at Microsoft's sprawling campus in Redmond, Wash., there are fundamentally two types of workers.

Taking aim at tech industry inequality, Microsoft extends paid leave to thousands of contractors

kansas.com — Although people do many jobs at at Microsoft's sprawling campus in Redmond, Wash., there are fundamentally two types of workers.

Taking aim at tech industry inequality, Microsoft extends paid leave to thousands of contractors

sacbee.com — Although people do many jobs at at Microsoft's sprawling campus in Redmond, Wash., there are fundamentally two types of workers.

Taking aim at tech industry inequality, Microsoft extends paid leave to thousands of contractors

miamiherald.com — Although people do many jobs at at Microsoft's sprawling campus in Redmond, Wash., there are fundamentally two types of workers.

Taking aim at tech industry inequality, Microsoft extends paid leave to thousands of contractors

washingtonpost.com — Although people do many jobs at at Microsoft's sprawling campus in Redmond, Wash., there are fundamentally two types of workers. The first type is an employee, entitled to the generous pay and benefits Microsoft has long offered: paid parental leave, a 401(k) match, tuition assistance, discounted stock purchases, the list goes on.

The definitive guide to whether or not a robot will take your job

washingtonpost.com — In the midst of an international freakout about what is to become of us as robots learn to do for free the things humans do to make a living, it's easy to feel lost in the flurry of papers and panels and general pontification on how terrified we ought to feel about it.

An Arizona inmate filed 3,613 lawsuits from prison last year

washingtonpost.com — Last week, the federal Administrative Office of the Courts released their 2014 case statistics, showing how many lawsuits had been filed in different categories over the past year. Overall, civil filings increased 4 percent, to 295,310. But one docket was off the charts: The one covering prison conditions, which increased a whopping 29.2 percent, to 13,045 cases.
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Mar 30, 2015

Have we ever sent anyone to Indiana? RT @WashPostDC: DC Council member calls for ban on city-funded trips to Indiana wapo.st/1BKJK6t

Mar 30, 2015

Not sure we've ever seen this many governments shaming another government for a stupid law. washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/…

Mar 30, 2015

ISDS might be troubling, but the idea that companies could use it to credibly challenge a $15 wage law is silly: thestranger.com/blogs/slog/201…

Mar 30, 2015

You can't reduce the experience of losing your job after age 50 to charts, but you can try: washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Mar 30, 2015

Amazon enters the services game. Could they wipe out @Handy, @thumbtack, @Homejoy etc. in one scale-driven swoop? washingtonpost.com/news/business/…

Mar 30, 2015

RT @jess_kutch: @lydiadepillis Yes, they’re brave, but most don’t realize that speaking to media about wages & working conditions is your r…

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