San Francisco DA sues DoorDash for classifying delivery workers as independent contractors – TechCrunch

[ad_1] DoorDash is facing a lawsuit from San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin for “illegally misclassifying employees as independent contractors,” Boudin tweeted today. In the complaint, Boudin argues DoorDash misclassified its workers and in doing so, engages in unfair labor practices. “Misclassifying workers deprives them of the labor law safeguards to which they are entitled,…

NASA taps Kathy Lueders to lead its human spaceflight efforts – TechCrunch

[ad_1] NASA has selected a new top official to oversee all of its efforts regarding human spaceflight — Kathy Lueders, who previously led NASA’s commercial crew program starting in 2014 and culminating in the successful first crewed demonstration launch of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft last month. Lueders also previously worked on NASA’S Commercial Cargo program, which…

We asked 12 Boston startups about their diversity efforts – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Boston’s tech boom has led to a huge need for tech-related talent. But while the last decade has brought nearly 72,000 new tech jobs to Massachusetts, the growth brought with it slim progress regarding the makeup of who actually fills those roles. (Spoiler: It’s largely white men.) According to MassTLC, it will take until…

Tesla employees who don’t return to work could lose unemployment benefits – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Furloughed Tesla employees who are called back to work could lose unemployment benefits if they choose to stay at home due to COVID-19 concerns, the company’s head of human resources Valerie Workman wrote in an email sent to workers Wednesday. The internal email, which was viewed by , suggested that the loss of benefits…

How Freight master Flexport’s Ryan Petersen learned to CEO – TechCrunch

[ad_1] “I didn’t know what the term ‘freight forwarder’ meant until a year into starting the business.” Considering his shipping logistics startup Flexport was last valued at $3.2 billion, that quote from my first interview with CEO and founder Ryan Petersen back in 2016 seems even more surprising now. But it also hints at why…

Manufacturing startup Divergent 3D reduces staff by one-third – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Divergent, the Los Angeles-based startup aiming to revolutionize vehicle manufacturing, has cut about one-third of its staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended startups and major corporations alike. The company, which employed about 160 people, laid off 57 workers, according to documents filed with the California Employment Development Department. Founder and CEO Kevin…

Sales startup People.ai lays off 18% of workers, raises debt round amid COVID-19 uncertainty – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Another startup has turned to downsizing and fund elevating to assist climate the uncertainty across the economic system amid the worldwide coronavirus well being pandemic. People.ai, a predictive gross sales startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Iconic, Lightspeed and different buyers and final yr valued at around $500 million, has laid off round 30 folks,…