A bathroom-break bill? California looks to make sure warehouse workers can take a break

OAKLAND, Calif. — A California bill aims to change working conditions for warehouse workers who have come under increased productivity pressure from major retailers that track their every move.

The bill, AB-3056, aims to ensure that workers are not penalized for time spent on personal hygiene, such as hand washing or using the restroom. Many workers say automated monitoring systems warn management if they spend too much time “off task.”

The bill would apply to warehouse workers for Amazon, Walmart, Target and other large retailers across California, which has the most warehouses of any state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Last month, the measure passed the state Assembly, largely along party lines, with Democrats voting in favor.

The bill would also ensure that warehouse workers are paid overtime if they are compelled to work beyond their prescribed work “quota” in a given day.

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Free events and services to watch online while self-quarantining

As novel coronavirus spreads throughout the United States, millions of Americans are spending more time at home.

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But whether you’re doing so because of a job loss, working from home situation or otherwise taking part in the mass effort to stay safe, chances are you’ve been bored once or twice while living under quarantine.

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Thankfully, some very talented people have been creating extra-special performances and experiences that you can enjoy to help you cope with the new normal and that don’t break any social distancing rules. Additionally, some services are extending their free trial periods or dropping their paywalls in order for you to access their content.

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To help navigate the Golden Age of “Quaranstreaming,” “GMA” presents this guide of

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Tom Mack Auctions Hosts First Online Auction In 40 Years

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Tom Mack Auctions have been hosting classic and collector car auctions for 40 years and are one the most trusted names in the business. For the first time in four decades, Tom Mack Auctions is hosting an online auction, and you can see it right here on Motorious. The auction begins on June 6th at 9pm, so register now to make sure you don’t miss out on the selection of amazing cars. Here are some of the highlights of what you have to look forward to.

1999 Dodge Viper ACR

If power if what you crave, this Viper is rocking two turbos, dialed at 850-horsepower at the wheels. That’s not it though, it has potential to go to 1400-horsepower, but it is setup for 91 octane fuel and longevity of the engine. 11,000

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Ford Mustang Mach-E order and price guides slip online

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The Mach-E Forum found itself in possession of an order guide for the coming Ford Mustang Mach-E as well as a price list for trims and options. The pages contain plenty of interesting bits, starting with $600 price drops on the Premium trim in regular and First Edition spec, and the California Route 1 trim. According to the price list, the regular Mach-E Premium now starts at $51,100, the Premium First Edition starts at $60,400, and the California Route 1 at $52,900 after all get hit with a $1,100 destination charge.

The docs also contain info on usable battery capacity. The Standard Range battery is a 75-kilowatt-hour unit rated to take the Mach-E 230 miles on a charge in rear-wheel drive, Ford having limited usable capacity to 68 kWh. The Extended Range battery that increases range to 300 miles with rear-wheel drive is 99 kWh,

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Stop Buying These 17 Things and Make Them Yourself

With our busy lives, it often seems easier to buy the things we need rather than make them. But some of the things you regularly use or consume can be made from scratch relatively quickly and for a fraction of the cost of store-bought.

Check out these 17 things money-saving experts recommend you should stop buying because you can make them on your own — without a big time commitment — for much less. Then, decide what to do with all that cash because these easy DIYs will save you tons of money.

 

Last updated: April 26, 2018

1. Bread

If bread is a staple in your house, you can dramatically reduce the cost by making your own.

“My family likes to eat healthy, organic foods, and I was spending close to $5 per loaf at the grocery store on fancy, pre-made whole wheat bread with no high-fructose

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Is It Safe To Let People Use Your Bathroom During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

There are many steps you can take to make the process of letting someone use your bathroom safer. (Photo: Niccoló Pontigia / EyeEm via Getty Images)
There are many steps you can take to make the process of letting someone use your bathroom safer. (Photo: Niccoló Pontigia / EyeEm via Getty Images)

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our social lives in many ways. Perhaps one of the most notable changes is the rise of the physically distanced backyard hangout.

We’ve all seen the images of small groups of people sitting outside and having a drink. Although any sort of gathering does carry some risk for spreading the coronavirus, we know it’s much less easily transmitted outside, where there’s more space and more natural airflow. 

Still, there’s one issue that seems unavoidable: What happens when someone has to use the bathroom?

“The real risk is from person-to-person interaction, so letting someone use your bathroom would not pose a major risk of disease exposure,” said Brian Labus, a professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ School of

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Looking To Refresh Your Space? R29’s New Home Decor Collection Is Here To Help

In the era B.C. (before COVID), “home” had its designated purposes. It was where you slept, got dressed, sometimes cooked. You’d come and go. On whims. You’d vacuum only when absolutely necessary.

Now, several months deep in quarantine, “home” is: an office, a restaurant, a workout studio, a bar, a spa, a beach, a library, a movie theater, et al. Which means it’s the perfect time to give your space a makeover.

For over a year now, Refinery29 has been working hard to create a creative line of home goods that’ll help make the interior of your home feel just as inspiring as the outdoors once did.

Designed in partnership with VCNY New York, the full collection is curated by women, and it might include just the home-office-spa-gym accent your prolonged quarantine has been waiting for. With a line-up of bright statement pillows, textiles, and sheet sets, the full

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The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday

These deals are popping.
These deals are popping.

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Editor’s Note: Prices may have changed since Tuesday for these deals. For Wednesday’s top deals on Amazon, check out our new story here. 

It may only be Tuesday, but already, it’s been a wild week of deals for Amazon. Not only is the online retailer hosting its huge Big Style Sale, where we’re seeing serious price cuts on some of the site’s best fashion brands, you can also shop its great everyday markdowns on all of the products we know and love best.

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It’s a lot of ground to cover, but we’ve managed to suss out not only only suss 35 of the best things to shop from

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Pier 1 Is Closing All Stores For Good, but You Can Still Get Your Decor Fix Online

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 18: A sign hangs above a Pier 1 imports store that is slated to close on February 18, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. The struggling retailer announced today that it had filed for bankruptcy and was closing 450 stores. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – FEBRUARY 18: A sign hangs above a Pier 1 imports store that is slated to close on February 18, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. The struggling retailer announced today that it had filed for bankruptcy and was closing 450 stores. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pier 1 Imports is shutting its doors for good. On Tuesday, the Texas-based company announced that after filing for bankruptcy earlier this year and failing to find a buyer, they’d be shutting down the remaining 541 stores. For all of us decor-loving shoppers who have had many a full cart zooming down the aisles at Pier 1, here’s the plan that’s been announced. When stores are able to reopen post-coronavirus shutdowns, Pier 1 will begin its out-of-business liquidation sales and initiate an “orderly wind-down” of its inventory, as reported in a press release.

The company will continue to fulfill online shopping orders and

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26 Home Makeover Ideas That Each Cost Less Than $500

You’ve probably been spending more time at home than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic, so all of those little things about your space that didn’t really bother you before are probably driving you crazy by now. If your home is in need of a refresh, you might not want to spend thousands on a full kitchen remodel or bathroom renovation, but there are plenty of home improvements you can make without spending a fortune. All of these home makeover projects can be done on a budget.

Last updated: June 15, 2020

1. Paint the Front Door

You can boost your home’s curb appeal at a small cost by painting your front door. “With a good coat of primer and a couple coats of exterior paint, your door will look new and striking at first glance,” said Dina Gibbons, home and garden design expert at RubberMulch, a company that makes

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