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  • issue 7
  • august 27, 2009

THIS WEEK: Remembering Senator Kennedy, balancing social media and work, and an invitation to write for "Taking Back Labor Day".

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In the News more

Tapping Talent Through Internship Programs

Sen. Kennedy's Death Means Unions Lose a Key Ally

Lowe's to Pay $1.7M in Longview Harassment Settlement

Slowly but Surely, Economy Shows Signs of Recovery

$10B Aimed at Union Retirees

How Social Media Can Hurt Your Career

You're Hired! You Move. You're Fired!

To friend, or not to friend: That is the workplace question

What Great Bosses Know about Their Youngest Employees' Mindset

Rise of the Super-Rich Hits a Sobering Wall

Topic of the Week more

The Lives of Others...How visible should you be online?

Your Rant: Who has time for Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter AND work? read more

BLOGS: Today's Workplacemore

Jason Rosenbaum

Senator Kennedy - A Health Care Champion

August 27, 2009 | Jason Rosenbaum

Senator Kennedy's legacy cannot be defined within one issue, no matter how important. But it would not be an understatement to say that his life's work revolved around health care for all. He said so himself, calling it 'the cause of [his] life' in a passionate Newsweek op-ed published just last month. read more

In the coming days, many great eulogies of Ted Kennedy will be written. Many will offer personal anecdotes about what a great man he was. I do not intend to write one here. read more

Linda Meric

Women's Equality Day - Continuing the Fight

August 25, 2009 | Linda Meric

Eighty-nine years after women finally won the right to vote, we honor the past success of the women's suffrage movement and recommit to today's continuing fight for equality. read more

Paula Brantner

You're Invited to Write for "Taking Back Labor Day"

August 25, 2009 | Paula Brantner

This September Workplace Fairness and the Today's Workplace Blog will be hosting our second annual ''Taking Back Labor Day'' blog carnival. read more

Bob Rosner

How Am I Doing?

August 24, 2009 | Bob Rosner

When Ed Koch was Mayor of New York he was famous for asking, "How am I doing?" He'd ask CEOs, bus drivers and everyone in between. read more

When employees are fired for misconduct, employers often think that they have an airtight defense to any charges of wrongful discharge. But that's often not so. read more

In the Courts more

Sousa v. Roque

Second Circuit; No. 07-1892 Decision Date: August 21, 2009

In an action by a public employee claiming that defendants retaliated against him in violation of the First Amendment for reporting workplace violence, summary judgment for defendants is vacated where the speaker's motive is not dispositive of whether the speech is on a matter of public concern. read more

Laouini v. CLM Freight Lines, Inc.

Seventh Circuit; No. 08-3721 Decision Date: August 20, 2009

In an employment-discrimination case, district court's grant of summary judgment for defendant on grounds that the plaintiff failed to timely file a charge with the EEOC is vacated and remanded where defendant failed to show absence of a genuine factual dispute over whether plaintiff's charge had been timely filed via fax where it was not the plaintiff who had to prove receipt, but the defendant who had to prove the absence of receipt– the fax confirmation creates a factual dispute sufficient to preclude summary judgment. read more

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