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  • issue 19
  • nov. 25, 2009

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In the News more

Woman Wins $3 Million for Claimed Sexual Assault

US Workers Less Positive About Workplace

OSHA Stresses Sanctions For Worker Safety Violations

Study: Minority Hotel Workers Face More Risks

Genetic Nondiscrimination Act Takes Effect

A Ban on Genetic Discrimination

Age Bias at Work Is Harder to Prove

Job Losses to Bottom Out in 1Q 2010

PacifiCorp Settle Dispute Over Medicine in Workplace

Merit Raises May Return in 2010

The 'Real' Jobless Rate

St. John Health System Settles Disability Lawsuit

Competition for Seasonal Jobs

Bailout Program Could be Extended

$460K to Settle Bias Suit

Why Report an Injury?

Labor Group Unveils Plan to Tackle Joblessness

Steakhouse Will Pay $30,000 Settlement

Health Insurance Options When COBRA Runs Out

Health Insurance - Big Premium Increases

Carpenter Awarded $210,000 in Bias Case

New Law May Revive Workers' Pension Plans

Law Seeks to Ban Misuse of Genetic Testing

Topic of the Week more

The Jokes On You... The rules for humor at work

Your Rant: As a boss, you can′t even joke with people at work anymore. read more

BLOGS: Today's Workplacemore

According to a survey of hiring managers, 44% reported that they were surprised that workers were different on the job than in an interview. Duh! read more

Lindsay Beyerstein

Your Boss Swears Your Job is Perfectly Safe

November 23, 2009 | Lindsay Beyerstein

Every year, for instance, there are 4 million work-related injuries... According to a new report by the Government Accountability Office, the Department of Labor and OSHA may not be doing enough to make sure these numbers reflect reality. read more

James Parks

National Day of Action to Stop Wage Theft

November 20, 2009 | James Parks

Workers, community leaders and religious activists are holding rallies, prayer vigils and other actions in more than 40 cities around the country today as part of a National Day of Action to Stop Wage Theft. read more

Earlier this month, the Chamber of Commerce downplayed the extent to which lack of guaranteed paid sick leave could spread disease, saying that "the problem is not nearly as great as some people say." And now the rest of the big business community is piling on: read more

Jason Rosenbaum

The Senate Has a Health Care Bill. What′s in It?

November 19, 2009 | Jason Rosenbaum

Last night, the Senate unveiled their health care bill. You can read the full bill here [pdf], or the summery documents here. read more

Hyatt′s efforts to woo fired housekeepers has been mostly unsuccessful, with only six taking up the hotelier′s offer of employment with the company that replaced them. read more

Jason Lefkowitz

Sweatshop-Free Gifts For The Holidays

November 18, 2009 | Jason Lefkowitz

Last month I told you how to buy union-made treats for Halloween. But now Christmas is coming, and that means even more shopping - and for a wide range of stuff beyond just chocolates. read more

Sex Discrimination Against Men Violates Title VII read more

Bob Rosner

Harassment for All

November 16, 2009 | Bob Rosner

In a landmark decision, California's Supreme Court held that two women who were not involved in a workplace affair had grounds to sue because the women who were having affairs with the boss received preferential treatment. read more

In the Courts more

Fleming v. Yuma Reg. Med. Ctr.

Ninth Circuit; 07-16427 Decision Date: November 19, 2009

In an action for employment discrimination based on plaintiff′s disability, summary judgment for defendant is reversed where Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. section 794, extends to a claim of discrimination brought by an independent contractor because the Rehabilitation Act covers all individuals "subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." read more

EEOC v. United Parcel Serv., Inc.

Second Circuit; 08-5348 Decision Date: November 19, 2009

In the EEOC′s appeal from a denial of its petition to enforce an administrative subpoena issued to UPS seeking information about how religious exemptions to UPS′s Uniform and Personal Appearance Guidelines were handled nationwide, the order is reversed where the district court, in finding that national information was not relevant to the charges being investigated by the EEOC, applied too restrictive a standard of relevance. read more

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