Apple Gives Employees a Paid Half-Day on Election Day

Apple Gives Employees a Paid Half-Day on Election Day

On July 24, 2020, Apple Inc. announced that its U.S. employees would get a paid half-day off on Election Day, November 3, to either vote or volunteer in a polling place. It applies to the broadest tier of the company, retail and hourly employees, who make up most of...
Walmart and Sam’s Club to Be Closed on Thanksgiving

Walmart and Sam’s Club to Be Closed on Thanksgiving

Walmart has a history of letting Black Friday creep further and further back over Thanksgiving Day to get a leg up on their competition. Last year in 2019, the company threw open store doors to sale-seeking customers at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The doorbuster sale...
Iconic Shakespeare Theatre Company Lays Off 40 Permanent Staff

Iconic Shakespeare Theatre Company Lays Off 40 Permanent Staff

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, based in Washington, D.C., is one of the most iconic theatre companies in the United States, despite its small size. With only 116 permanent staff and a rotating cast of actors and other talent, The STC is rich with awards, history,...
European User Data Privacy Laws Have Worldwide Effect

European User Data Privacy Laws Have Worldwide Effect

“If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the customer, you’re the product being sold.” The quote gets attributed to a few dozen people in a variety of paraphrases, but the content is the same: free services have to get their money from somewhere, and they usually get...
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