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6 Approachable Solutions to End Workplace Discrimination

How to Help

Trust your gut. It’s natural to want to avoid conflict at work, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore a sense of discomfort. One easy thing to do if something feels off is to start keeping detailed records. “Make notes when something happens, type it into your phone, maybe dictate something so that you have a fresh record you can come back to,” says Paula Brantner, an employment lawyer and senior advisor for Workplace Fairness, an organization dedicated to helping workers understand and exercise their legal rights. Even if you decide not to do anything, “you still have a record of what happened as it happened.”

Today's Workplace more

This is why workplace harassment training is so ineffective

Josh Israel

OSHA Speaks to Employers, Ignores Workers, About Deaths in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska

Jordan Barab

As the Planet Warms, Can OSHA Protect Workers From Extreme Heat?

Michael Arria

A Dark Veil

AFL-CIO

Groups Petition OSHA to Issue Heat Standard

Jordan Barab

In the Courts more

Rodriguez v. Taco Bell Corp.

Affirmed that Taco Bell Corp. did not violate its employees' rights to meal breaks when it provided a special offer that employees could purchase a meal from the restaurant at a discount, as long as they ate the meal in the restaurant. An employee argued that Taco Bell should pay employees for their time because the company required them to eat the discounted meal in the restaurant; the idea behind the offer related to deterring theft. However, the Ninth Circuit found no violation of California meal break requirements, and affirmed summary judgment against the proposed class claim.

July 26, 2018

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Federal Reserve chair: Decline in worker share of national economy ‘very troubling’

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