Yuan Yang / Financial Times: A new generation of young workers at China’s technology giants is demanding an end to forced rankings, harsh working conditions, and the “996” work culture  —  By the time he arrived at Alibaba, Tim had been working to get there for years.  Raised in a small town in Zhejiang province …

Key California Employment Law Cases: May 2021 | Payne & Fears – JDSupra  JD Supra

Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Filing: Byju’s raises $350M from UBS, Zoom founder Eric Yuan, Blackstone, and others at a valuation of $16.5B, making it the most valuable startup in India  —  Edtech giant Byju’s has become the most valuable startup in India after raising about $350 million in a new tranche of investment …

Chris Metinko / Crunchbase News: Prefect, whose dataflow automation service allows companies to streamline workflows and schedule when apps run, raises $32M Series B led by Tiger Global  —  Washington, D.C.-based Prefect closed a $32 million Series B led by Tiger Global Management to help eliminate data flow problems for companies’ data teams.

Reuters: Central banks of Switzerland and France trial Europe’s first cross-border digital currency payments, focusing on the bank-to-bank wholesale lending market  —  ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) – The Swiss National Bank and the Bank of France will trial Europe’s first cross-border central bank digital currency payments …

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: ChartHop, which helps companies create org charts and analyze their staff data, raises $35 Series B led by a16z, sources say at a $300-$400M valuation  —  Human resources is generally a salient cornerstone of any organization, but digitization has democratized a lot of the work that goes into HR …

Dan Seifert / The Verge: Amazon Echo Show 8 (2021) review: full sound, wide range of features, and improved camera, but few video streaming options, voice-first software, and some bugs  —  Still the best Alexa smart display  —  Amazon’s midsize Echo Show 8 is the best smart display in its lineup.

Trump not liable for ‘crude’ remarks about accuser, DOJ lawyers say  al.com

Labour codes on the cards: Companies PF liability to go up, workers to see reduction in take-home pay  The Tribune India

Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times: Grocery delivery app Getir raises $550M at a $7.5B post-money valuation, tripling in three months since its last raise; brings its total raised to more than $1B  —  Istanbul-based delivery platform is now worth more than Deliveroo and Grubhub  —  Getir, the Istanbul-based grocery delivery app …

Massachusetts Governor Signs Law Providing COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave And Fix For Unemployment Insurance Solvency Rate – Employment and HR – United States  Mondaq News Alerts

EEOC Says Diner’s Female Servers Faced Sexual Harassment  Law360

Legal Insider: EEOC Indicates Employers Could Require Employee Covid Vaccinations  ARLnow

Tom Warren / The Verge: Nvidia announces flagship gaming GPU GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, promises to deliver 1.5x more performance over RTX 2080 Ti, available worldwide on June 3 for $1,199  —  This is Nvidia’s new flagship gaming GPU  —  Nvidia is unveiling its latest flagship gaming GPU today, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo: Alienware unveils its thinnest 15-inch and 17-inch X-Series gaming laptops with 11th-gen Intel CPUs and Nvidia 30-series GPUs, starting at $2,000 and $2,100  —  It’s been a few years since the last time Alienware’s laptops got a big revamp, but with its new X-Series laptops …