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  • issue 17
  • nov. 10, 2009

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In the News more

Age Discrimination Gets Second-Class Treatment

Holiday Help to Full-Time Hires

U.S. Joblessness May Reach 13 Percent

Eaton's Neck Firefighter Age Discrimination Suit

The Recession's Over, but Not the Layoffs

Grim Milestone as Jobless Rate Tops 10%

Jump in Productivity Puts Job Creation in Doubt

Tyson Foods Violated Labor Law

Battered Company Says 'No' To Job Cuts

Woman Forced to Wear Diapers to Work

Workers Changing Jobs, Some Cash Out 401(k)

Expansion Homebuyer Tax Credit & Jobless Benefits

Tim Dahle Nissan to Pay For Sexual Harassment

Importance of EFCA Labor Law & NLRB

Health Care Debate Focuses on Legal Immigrants

Lawry's Will Pay to Settle Suit

After Gender Bias, Women Face Gender Fatigue

3 Strong Economic Reports Lift Recovery Hopes

OSHA Issues Record-Breaking Fines to BP

Obama Strategy on Health Care Seems to Pay Off

Time May Be Right for White-Collar Unions

Topic of the Week more

FeedForward... How to get people to really learn from each other

Your Rant: I hate feedback, it just seems like we just beat each other up over past sins. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

Bob Rosner

One Strike and You're Out

November 9, 2009 | Bob Rosner

It's fine for people to not like my stuff. Heck, sometimes I'm not even fond of it. But to take it to the point that you believe that the best way to handle a differing opinion is to fire the messenger, well that seems just a bit extreme to me. read more

Brett Brownell

House Democrats Introduce H1N1 Economic Vaccine

November 6, 2009 | Brett Brownell

House Democrats have introduced a sort of economic vaccine which will guarantee up to five paid sick days to a worker sent home or directed to stay home by their employer because of a contagious illness. read more

After weeks of Republican stalling and obstruction that cost hundreds of thousands of jobless workers their unemployment insurance (UI) - the Senate last night approved extending UI to workers who have lost or will lose their benefits by the end of the year. read more

Dean Baker

Stimulus and Jobs: We Can Do Better

November 4, 2009 | Dean Baker

Fortunately, there is an easy and quick way to begin to get these unemployed workers back to work. It involves paying workers to work shorter hours. read more

Employee With MS Wins Appeal In Seventh Circuit "Regarded As" Disability Decision read more

Bob Rosner

Why Organizations Are Getting Worse and Worse

November 2, 2009 | Bob Rosner

The executives are not only experiencing a crummy place to work, they are passing it along to the people who are below them. With gusto. read more

In the Courts more

Butler v. Village of Round Lake Police Dep't

Seventh Circuit; No. 08-3856 Decision Date: October 27, 2009

In plaintiff-police officer's ADA claim against defendant-village, dismissal of his case on the ground of judicial estoppel is affirmed where: 1) to succeed on an ADA claim, a plaintiff must show that with or without reasonable accommodations, he can perform the essential functions of his job; and 2) here, accepting plaintiff's sworn testimony before the pension board as true, the court could not see how he could perform essential police functions with or without accommodations. read more

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