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  • issue 28
  • feb. 24, 2010

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In the News more

U.S. says IT firm underpaid H-1B workers

How Obama Wants to Pay for Health Reform

Recession Tactic: The Mini-Shift

A Job, but There's a Catch: A 1,000-Mile Commute

Keep Networking After You Get in the Door

Healthcare Summit: Chance for Compromise or 'Trap' for the GOP?

Supreme Court to Consider Another Case on Racial Bias in Hiring

Federal Court Accepts Report of Woodward Governor Compliance with EEOC Consent Decree

Fight Over Health-Care Premiums Heats Up

On Stimulus Anniversary, Americans Not in Party Mood

After a Layoff, Become a Consultant?

Appeals Court Overturns L.A. Fire Department Bias Case

The Ever Evolving Definition of Sexual Harassment

PricewaterhouseCoopers Age Bias Lawsuit Revived

Generation 'Text': FB Me

Health Bill May Be Lenient on Employers

Topic of the Week more

Don't Show Me The Money... Getting a "Cashless" Raise

Your Rant: Is it suicide to ask for a raise? read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

Yesterday, Republican leaders finally confirmed that they weren't going to bring a health care bill to the President's summit tomorrow. Why? read more

President Obama this morning released his version of health care reform legislation that combines elements of the Senate and House bills passed late last year. The new plan was unveiled in preparation for Thursday's televised bipartisan White House health care summit. read more

Bob Rosner

Losing Friends and Influence at Work

February 22, 2010 | Bob Rosner

Throw stones until your heart's content - just remember by doing so you blow the opportunity to begin the journey toward a better workplace. read more

Banker Terminated When "Regarded As Disabled" And Because Of Perceived Mental Impairment Has ADA Claim read more

When Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) sees a government worker in uniform such as a TSA Officer or U.S. Capitol Police Officer he sees a potential threat. read more

In the Courts more

DeRosa v. Nat'l. Envelope Corp.

Second Circuit; No. 08-2562 Decision Date: February 17, 2010

In an action alleging discrimination on account of a medical disability, summary judgment for defendant is vacated where plaintiff's statements on his job application did not judicially estop him from bringing his Americans with Disabilities Act claim because those statements did not contradict plaintiff's position on the critical issue of whether he was able to fulfill the essential functions of his employment with reasonable accommodation read more

Schuler v. PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

D.C. Circuit; No. 08-7115 Decision Date: February 16, 2010

In an action against an accounting firm alleging that the firm refused to make plaintiffs partners because of their ages, in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed in part where: 1) plaintiff did not make out a claim under the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act because he failed to bring a claim involving "discrimination in compensation" and point to a "discriminatory compensation decision or other practice"; and 2) plaintiff failed to provide any basis upon which a reasonable jury could disbelieve defendant's primary explanation for not making him a partner. However, the judgment is reversed in part where plaintiff could state a claim under the New York Human Rights Law by alleging that a discriminatory act occurred in New York. read more

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