Category: employees

PandaDoc employees arrested in Belarus after founders protest against Lukashenko regime
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PandaDoc employees arrested in Belarus after founders protest against Lukashenko regime

Yesterday the four employees (pictured) of US-headquartered enterprise startup PandaDoc were arrested in Minsk by the Belarus police, in what appears to be an act of state-led retaliation, after the company’s founders joined protests against the 26 year-long regime of President Alexander Lukashenko. Lukashenko is widely believed by international observers to have rigged the country’s…

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TikTok Employees to Sue Trump Administration over Executive Order Ban
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TikTok Employees to Sue Trump Administration over Executive Order Ban

U.S. employees of the popular Chinese-owned social media app TikTok reportedly plan to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over a recent executive order banning the app. CNET reports that TikTok’s U.S. employees plan to file a lawsuit challenging a recent executive order passed by the Trump administration making it illegal TikTok to pay…

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Google employees demand company stop selling tech to police
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Google employees demand company stop selling tech to police

A growing group of more than 1,666 Google employees is demanding Google stop selling its technology to police departments, TechCrunch has learned. “We’re disappointed to know that Google is still selling to police forces, and advertises its connection with police forces as somehow progressive, and seeks more expansive sales rather than severing ties with police…

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Grab to lay off 360 people, or about 5% of its employees
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Grab to lay off 360 people, or about 5% of its employees

Grab is laying off about 360 people, or slightly under 5% of its employees. Co-founder and CEO Anthony Tan made the announcement in a letter to Grab employees today. A Grab spokesperson told TechCrunch that the company will not be shutting down offices, and that this is the last organization-wide layoff the company will perform…

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Box will let employees work from home until at least 2021
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Box will let employees work from home until at least 2021

Another tech company is joining the list of those planning on going remote for the long haul: Box . Box CEO Aaron Levie announced this morning that the company will “remain a digital-first organization” moving forward. While it sounds like they’re still working out exactly what that entails, one key aspect is that Box employees…

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Amazon asks all employees to work from home, if they can
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Amazon asks all employees to work from home, if they can

Amazon issued guidance Thursday in response to the COVID-19 outbreak recommending that global employees who are able to work from home to do so through the end of March. “We continue to work closely with public and private medical experts to ensure we are taking the right precautions as the situation continues to evolve,” an…

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Created to help employees figure out health benefits, HealthJoy raises $30 million
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Created to help employees figure out health benefits, HealthJoy raises $30 million

HealthJoy, a platform designed to make it easier for employees to use their healthcare benefits, has raised $30 million in Series C funding led by Health Velocity Capital. Returning investors also participated, including U.S. Venture Partners, Chicago Ventures, Epic Ventures, Brandon Cruz and Clint Jones. This brings HealthJoy’s total funding so far to $53 million.…

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Oracle Employees Need to Shut Up About Larry Ellison’s Trump Fundraiser
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Oracle Employees Need to Shut Up About Larry Ellison’s Trump Fundraiser

Oracle employees are protesting Larry Ellison for holding a Donald Trump fundraiser on his private property. Tech employees haven’t shied away from political activism, even against their employers. That doesn’t make their protests any less hypocritical. We’d already seen it at Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. Now it’s happening at Oracle. A petition drafted by angry…

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