Could a shorter workweek make companies richer and employees happier? A case study from Japan suggests so. NPR reports: “Workers at Microsoft Japan enjoyed an enviable perk this summer: working four days a week, enjoying a three-day weekend — and getting their normal, five-day paycheck. The result, the company says, was a productivity boost of…

A new investigate report is shedding more light on Amazon’s notorious labor practices. The New York Times reports: “In his drive to create the world’s most efficient company, Jeff Bezos discovered what he thought was another inefficiency worth eliminating: hourly employees who spent years working for the same company. Longtime employees expected to receive raises.…

General Motors’ new remote work plan comes with a two word directive. CNBC reports: “General Motors is taking a surprisingly simple approach to its return to work strategy for employees: ‘Work appropriately.’ That’s the message being conveyed Tuesday by CEO Mary Barra and other GM leaders about how the automaker plans to reintegrate its 155,000 global…