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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen tells lawmakers that meaningful reform is necessary ‘for our common good’

John Tye, one of Haugen’s attorneys, noted to CBS that the SEC can shield whistleblowers from retaliation by former employers. According to the SEC, those protections largely mean a company “may not discharge, demote, suspend, harass, or in any way discriminate” against an employee who reports conduct they “reasonably believed violated the federal securities laws.”

Why Do We Keep Advocating ‘Smart’ Work While Asking Employees to Work Harder?

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When the global pandemic of 2020 struck, it changed everything. Business models established decades ago collapsed. Novel demand segments were born overnight. The transition into a hybrid and digital world of work accelerated at an unprecedented pace. As did the need for better work-life balance.  A lack …

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Amazon Signals the Beginning of Black Friday … In October!

Black Friday in October? You are not seeing things. Amazon just announced Black Friday-worthy deals across every category starting October 4. In addition to big discounts on top brands, there will also be a wide selection from small businesses and handmade artisans. The October Black Friday Although Amazon hasn’t come out directly and said this …

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Jury orders Tesla to pay more than $130 million in discrimination suit, which alleged racist epithets and hostile environment at factory

Plaintiff Owen Diaz, an elevator operator who worked for the company between June 2015 and May 2016, sued alleging a hostile work environment and racial harassment, including that “daily racist epithets” such as the n-word were used in the factory, where his son Demetric also worked. The initial suit by Diaz, who is Black, alleged …

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Will the Biden $600 IRS Tracking Plan Affect Small Business?

Should the IRS be allowed to track transactions – business and personal – of more than $600? That proposal was part of the current $3.5 billion bill put forth by the Biden administration, but it was removed. That doesn’t mean it is gone for good. Biden Wants IRS to Track Transactions Over $600 Under the …

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Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen revealed as ‘whistleblower’ behind leaked documents that plunged the company into scandal

A veteran of tech companies including Pinterest, Yelp and Google, Haugen, 37, left Facebook in May after developing serious reservations about the company’s policies, particularly surrounding the events of Jan. 6. Before the 2020 election, Haugen said, Facebook implemented measures to prevent the spread of misinformation, but the company decided to dissolve many of these …

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Supercharge Sales By Designing Your Website Around These 4 Powerful Buying Patterns

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. For most businesses, the primary objective of a website is related to sales. Yet, this “simple” objective is complicated because websites can’t hold a dynamic sales conversation (yet). It’s why you still get phone calls, hold strategy session meetings and talk to customers through email to help them make …

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How to Nurture Your Leads and Create the Right Customer Journey

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Every user has their pain point, and they’re looking for products or services that can help them address that pain point.   When they encounter your offer, it’s a make-it-or-break-it opportunity for you to show them you have the solution. Make the right first impression, and you have …

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