Google settles with labor board over employee speech
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has reached a settlement over employees' ability to speak out about workplace issues after a former worker filed a complaint. Under the settlement with the National Labor Relations Board, Google said, the company will post notices to remind employees of their federal rights. That includes the ability to talk to each other about workplace conditions and push for changes such as pay raises and safety improvements. A
Today CNBC reports that Alphabet , the parent company of Google that was formed in 2015, is investigating how execs investigated sexual misconduct . The way those investigations and others were handled have been cited among reasons for an employee walkout a year ago, and
SEATTLE — Alphabet ’ s board of directors is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct and inappropriate relationships by current and former executives as part of its legal defense against shareholder lawsuits over its handling of the matters
Todayreports that Alphabet, the parent company of Google that was formed in 2015, is investigating how execs investigated sexual misconduct. Years of eyebrow-raising stories about behavior by top officials at Google preceded a report last year by the that highlighted a $90 million payment to Android co-founder Andy Rubin after a misconduct probe, another payment to former search head Amit Singhal and also allegations against then-X research division director Rich DeVaul, who .
In a letter to employees responding to the article, CEO Sundar Pichai, including 13 at the senior management level or higher, for sexual harrassment.
Antonio Brown denies allegations of sexual misconduct from second woman
Antonio Brown is currently being sued by a former trainer who alleges multiple instances of sexual assault, and a second woman has also accused him of sexual misconduct. © AP New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) runs back to the sidelines, during the second half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Google parent Alphabet ' s board is looking into the company's handling of sexual misconduct allegations, according to CNBC. It's formed a special Among other things, the investigation will look into charges made against David Drummond, Alphabet ' s chief legal officer, who had an affair and a
Google's parent company Alphabet is investigating how executives handled sexual harassment and misconduct charges. "In early 2019, Alphabet ' s board of directors formed a special litigation committee to consider claims made by shareholders in various lawsuits relating to past workplace
The way those investigations and others were handled have been cited among reasons for anand claiming the Alphabet board of directors -- including Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt -- was directly involved in covering incidents up. In a California state court filing, the company revealed the board formed an independent subcommittee and hired a law firm to investigate the issues, and sought to move a response deadline to December so that it would have the results of that investigation.
Alphabet's chief legal officer David Drummond is specifically named in the report, under review over accusations of relationships with employees. In 2007 he had a child with Jennifer Blakely, a woman who worked in Google's legal department, and in August shethat he abused his power over her while also engaging in affairs with others at the company. SEC filings Drummond received a $27 million profit from exercising stock options earlier this week.
Gordon Sondland won’t quit over sexual misconduct claims
Gordon Sondland, the American ambassador at the center of the impeachment drama, insists he will not resign over past sexual misconduct claims by three women, according to a report. The envoy to the European Union said Wedmesday through an associate that he has no plans to step down over the allegations, which he denies. “No intention of resigning,” Sondland’s associate told Politico. Three women aired claims this week to ProPublica of what they called Sondland’s inappropriate activity between 2003 and 2011 during his time as a hotel mogul in Portland, Ore., before President Trump appointed him to the plum ambassador post.
Alphabet ’ s board has opened an internal investigation into how the company handles claims of sexual harassment and misconduct . Alphabet is investigating how Google handles sexual harassment cases.
(Reuters) - The board of Google parent company Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Inc is investigating executives' handling of sexual harassment and other misconduct claims , and expects to complete its probe by early December, according to a recent court filing. CNBC first reported the investigation on
In a statement to CNBC, an Alphabet spokesperson said "As has already been confirmed in public court filings, in early 2019, Alphabet's Board of Directors formed a special litigation committee to consider claims made by shareholders in various lawsuits relating to past workplace conduct."reports that the response deadline has been moved to December 13th, when Alphabet expects to have finished its investigation. ,
ZTE reshuffles its board of directors against US sanctions
ZTE on Friday presented a new eight-member board of directors as part of the comprehensive reshuffle required by the United States following an agreement to lift sanctions against the Chinese telecom group.
Li Zixue was elected chairman of the board in question, ZTE said in a stock market advisory released on Friday.
The new directors are Li Zixue and Gu Junying, with executive powers, while Li Buqing, Zhu Weimin and Fang Rong are non-executive directors and Gordon Ng, Cai Manli and Yuming Bao, independent non-executive directors. The latter two were appointed by Zhongxingxin, a public entity controlling 30.34% of ZTE's capital.
The former board of directors, led by President Yin Yimin, resigned on June 29.
The number two Chinese telecom announced on June 12 to resume the course of its activities after a two-month suspension related to a breach of economic sanctions imposed by the United States to Iran.
As part of these sanctions, the US Department of Commerce had banned the number two Chinese telecom to buy from US suppliers 25 to 30% of the components it needs on site for its equipment.
ZTE subsequently agreed to pay a $ 1 billion fine, $ 400 million in escrow, and reorganization of its management team for a Sanctions.
However, this agreement is threatened by a US Senate bill to reimpose the ban on selling Chinese components to the Chinese telecom group.
Investors and analysts question the speed with which the new board and the new management team can turn the group around.
"I am very interested in how the new board will manage the company, as well as their technical know-how in telecoms, I do not know their level of experience in these two areas," said on condition of anonymity an employee of ZTE.
ZTE's new president, Li Zixue, 54, was a Communist Party representative in a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the largest public shareholder of Zhongxingxin, showing his biography.
(Sue-Lin Wong and Sijia Jiang, Claude Chendjou for French Service, edited by Wilfrid Exbrayat)
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai to make $2 million a year, awarded $240 million pay package .
The pay bump comes after Pichai took over Google's parent company.The pay bump comes after Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin earlier this month said they're stepping down as leaders of Alphabet, leaving Pichai to run the entire conglomerate. The company said in the filing that the pay increase is in recognition of Pichai's "expanded role" at Google and Alphabet.