an update for the week of july 11, 2005
today's workplace: the employee rights blog
When Trickle-Down Becomes a Drought: A recent New York Times column reported what shouldn't really be a surprise to those paying attention to workplace economics: "tax cuts for the wealthy made no sense as a policy for stimulating new jobs." The idea that tax cuts will cause money to flow downwards from the wealthy who will create jobs as a result, to those working in those jobs, is as bankrupt as the people still having to wait for that trickle. Yet the Administration still clings to the notion that recovery is around the bend.
Show Me The Land of the Slackers: It's official: I come from the land of the slackers. My home state of Missouri has been crowned #1 in slacking at work in a recent survey, with a whopping average of 3 hours and 12 minutes a day spent on non-work-related tasks. What's the number one time-waster? The survey says it's "personal Internet use," with 44% of participants clicking on that response. It's a good thing it's part of my job to be on the Internet all day long, surveying the latest and greatest workplace trends and studies (like this one, of course.)
this week in the courts
Head v. Glacial Northwest  (Ninth Circuit; No. 03-35567)
Decision Date: July 6, 2005
Dismissal of plaintiff's claims for disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act is reversed where he alleged sufficient evidence to demonstrate a substantial impairment in the established major life activities of sleeping, interacting with others, and thinking.
Brewers and Maltsters v. NLRB  (D.C. Circuit; No. 04-1278)
Decision Date: July 5, 2005
The National Labor Relations Board properly ruled that Intervenor-Anheuser-Busch violated section 8(a)(5) of the National Labor Relations Act by failing to bargain with plaintiff over the installation and use of hidden surveillance cameras.
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