an update for the week of january 18, 2005
Why don't you pick on someone your own size?
today's workplace: the employee rights blog
Special-Interest Groups, Stop Picking on Poor Wal-Mart: Did you know that: Wal-Mart offers affordable health care benefits to its associates? Or that Wal-Mart does not encourage its associates to apply for public assistance? Or that currently, 74 percent of Wal-Mart's hourly associates in the United States work full-time? If this does not match your understanding (or personal experience) of Wal-Mart's labor practices, then you've been listening to too many "special-interest groups...spread[ing] misinformation" according to Lee Scott, President and CEO of Wal-Mart. You can count us among them, but is it really misinformation?
this week in the courts
Sorrell v. Rinker Materials Corp.  (Sixth Circuit; No. 03-4359, 03-4443)
Decision Date: January 14, 2005
In a suit under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), summary judgment against plaintiff is vacated and remanded to resolve the effect that defendant's unconditional approval of plaintiff's request for leave will have on its subsequent ability to contest his entitlement to leave.
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