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Why you should ask for someone’s pronouns instead of just assuming

MarketWatch

And documents provided as early as the hiring process and onboarding can be written to include a place to identify your pronouns, allow workers to specify non-gendered partners and provide an equal-opportunity statement that includes gender identity, Brantner said.

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"So Bad I Had to Quit": Understanding Constructive Discharge

Passman & Kaplan, P.C., Attorneys at Law

Federal workers protest against government shutdown across the country

Elham Khatami

Trump wants to dismantle decades of discrimination protections

Zack Ford

Economy Gains 312,000 Jobs in December; Unemployment Rises to 3.9%

Kenneth Quinnell

2018: The Workplace Safety and Health Year in Review

Jordan Barab

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Lee v. Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp.

Affirmed the dismissal of a race discrimination lawsuit brought by employees of a commuter railroad. Held that they failed to remedy deficiencies in their complaint despite having opportunities to amend.

Furry v. East Bay Publishing LLC

Revived an employee's claim for unpaid overtime wages, holding that because his employer failed to keep accurate records of his work hours, his own imprecise evidence of his hours could suffice. Reversed a bench trial ruling in relevant part and remanded.

January 11, 2019

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New York City mayor to propose law giving all workers 2 weeks of paid time off

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Unpaid federal workers owe more than $400 million in mortgage and rent payments this month

Labor Department Leadership Vacancies Could Threaten Policy Work

The Shutdown Has Turned Uncle Sam Into a Deadbeat Boss

Workers just notched a rare win in federal court

A California Dream for Paid Leave Has an Old Problem: How to Pay for It

As Trump Holds Firm on Shutdown, He Never Mentions One Group: Federal Workers

Sanders apologizes to women who said they were harassed during his 2016 campaign

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