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Whistleblower accuses Tesla of spying on employees at Gigafactory: attorney

“Hansen alleges that he found ties between the Tesla employee and members of the cartel and urged Tesla to disclose that information to the DEA, his attorney said in the news release” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Hansen alleged that Tesla, at the direction of Musk, installed surveillance equipment at the Gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada to eavesdrop on the personal cellphones of employees while at work, according to Meissner. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Tesla whistleblower alleges ‘narcotics trafficking’ and ‘unauthorized wiretapping’ in SEC complaint

“The employee in question is Karl Hansen, whom Meissner Associates is representing and says used to work in Tesla’s “internal security department and its investigations division.”” writes Jack Morse for mashable.com. The document, sent to Mashable by the law firm Meissner Associates, contains allegations made by a former Gigafactor employee that run the gauntlet from “unauthorized wiretapping and hacking,” to possible “narcotics trafficking,” with a little $37 million copper theft thrown in for good measure. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Crossover Health, a little-known startup that got a big boost when Apple picked it to run medical clinics for staff, is ramping up big time

“While Apple decided earlier this year to build its own clinic in Cupertino, Crossover still works with other Apple employees in locations outside headquarters” writes Lydia Ramsey for businessinsider.com. One perk Apple landed on back in 2011: on-site health clinics.Symantec and the other clients Crossover works with aren’t alone in looking for new ways to get a more direct grip on the healthcare their employees consume.The world’s biggest tech company chose to work with a little-known startup called Crossover Health to operate its medical clinics in its Cupertino headquarters which…

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How Traveling Employees Turn Into Banks For Their Employers

“The research suggests that employers face more challenges than the expense management, reimbursement and reconciliation process” reports pymnts.com. However, the traditional strategy of employees using personal funds while on a business trip, only to expense out those purchases at a later date, remains common.A new report from virtual payment solutions provider Conferma says this method can, in essence, turn the employee into a financier of their employers.Many solutions aim to get rid of expense reports altogether, and instead aid corporates in allowing employees to efficiently and securely use company money…

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Companies are facing an employee burnout crisis

“Despite awareness and well-intentioned workplaces, employee burnout continues to rise” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Companies are facing an employee burnout crisis: A recent Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time employees found that 23 percent of employees reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, while an additional 44 percent reported feeling burned out sometimes.Aside from absenteeism, dissatisfaction and job-hopping, he says that the higher stress resulting from burnout is associated with poor physiological health.And while that may still be true decades later — according to a Medscape…

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AppZen’s Insights uses AI to automatically detect expense-reporting fraud

“Pleo, which launched in July 2016, offers a prepaid MasterCard product that tracks employee spending and automatically categorizes transactions” writes Kyle Wiggers for venturebeat.com. It’s available as an additional product offering for current AppZen Expense Audit customers.And London-based Soldo’s solution lets clients lay out different expense criteria for each employee, contractor, and spending department. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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Alaska Air employee who stole plane that crashed in Seattle exposes aviation sector’s blind spots

“The theft of an Alaska Air Group turboprop plane by an employee whom authorities described as “suicidal” underscores a challenge in the aviation sector: Balancing access with security” writes Leslie Josephs for cnbc.com. The stolen plane crashed on an island in Puget Sound, killing the employee about an hour after he took off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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White House commends response to stolen plane

“An airline employee, a 29-year-old ground service agent, took off in a Horizon Air turboprop plane Friday evening without any other passengers aboard” writes Ap Photo Ted for washingtonexaminer.com. The plane ultimately crashed at Ketron Island and the employee was subsequently killed.According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, the employee was “doing stunts in (the) air” as he flew the aircraft for approximately an hour. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Northwestern professor resigns after school probes allegations from 22 women

“Alec Klein has resigned after a university probe into allegations of misconduct leveled against him by dozens of former students and staffers” writes Mitchell Armentrout for suntimes.com. Another 19 women came forward with similar allegations a month later.One prospective employee claimed he tried to kiss her before he asked her to smoke marijuana with him.Klein’s life . . . through innuendo, implication, conflated half-truths and even some outright lies.” Several Northwestern faculty members released a letter after the initial allegations surfaced, expressing support for the women without mentioning Klein by…

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