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  • issue 39
  • jun. 24, 2010

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In the News more

Wieland settles sex, race discrimination lawsuit

Bredesen signs English-in-the-workplace bill

Managing different generations in the workplace

Obama to reveal health law details

Sioux Falls Oral Surgery Clinic Pays $118,775 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Case

9th Circuit Lifts Attorney Sanctions in FedEx Discrimination Case

Aging workforce challenges manufacturers

Plastics Molding Companies to Pay $190,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Workers get more hours as companies reluctant to hire

Community College of Baltimore County to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Suit and Employee's Retaliation Claims

No country for old workers

Supreme Court rules on employer monitoring of cellphone, computer conversations

When It Comes To Retirement, 67 Is The New 55

Laws vary on whether recording is allowed

Unemployment benefits, 'doc fix' scaled back in Senate bill

Balance Staffing to Pay $100,000 Under Decree in EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Roto-Rooter Sex Bias Class Suit Survives Bid To Toss

Employees win age-discrimination case

Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Draft Application, Instructions and FAQs Available; Final Application Expected Late June 2010

Generation 'Text': FB Me

Health Bill May Be Lenient on Employers

Topic of the Week more

Casper the Friendly Ghost--Maintaining Your Personal Privacy at Work

Privacy at work? Okay, muffle your laughter, there are things you can do to maintain your personal privacy at work. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

In Quon v. City of Ontario, the 9th Circuit held that a California police department's review of an officer's text messages was an invasion of the officer's right to privacy. In a unanimous ruling issued yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Quon decision... read more

Leo Gerard

American Wind Turbines Sound Like Freedom

June 23, 2010 | Leo Gerard

The more American wind turbines, the fewer barrels of oil America must import to meet its energy needs. read more

Amy Traub

War on Public Workers

June 22, 2010 | Amy Traub

Conservatives have declared a new class war, but it's not on bankers earning seven-figure bonuses. Instead, as Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels told Politico recently, the "new privileged class in America" is government employees, who "are better paid than the people who pay their salaries." read more

Bob Rosner

The Commencement Speech You'll Never Hear

June 21, 2010 | Bob Rosner

Dear Graduates - after wandering the halls of academe for 16, or more years, congratulations. The good news, no more homework. The bad news, say goodbye to summer, your ten-month year is about to come to an end. read more

Joyce Appleby

Living wages Key To Poverty Eradication

June 18, 2010 | Joyce Appleby

...do we really have to accept that poverty is too firmly entrenched to ever be dislodged? read more

Tom OConnor

Workplace Deaths An Epidemic

June 17, 2010 | Tom OConnor

Amid the horrific scenes of the BP oil spill, we should not neglect the fact that 11 workers died on the rig when it exploded April 20. Nor should we neglect the daily carnage that workers suffer on the job in America. read more

In the Courts more

New Process Steel, L.P. v. NLRB

U.S. Supreme Court; No. 08-1457 Decision Date: June 17, 2010

In an appeal from the Seventh Circuit's denial of petitioners' petition for review of the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) finding that petitioners committed unfair labor practices, the order is reversed where section 3(b) of the National Labor Relations Act requires that a delegee group of the NLRB maintain a membership of three in order to exercise the delegated authority of the Board. read more

June 18, 2010

Fourth Circuit; Equal Employment Opportunity Comm'n v. Fairbrook Med. Clinic, P.A. Decision Date: December 31, 1969

In an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) suit on behalf of plaintiff-doctor against her former employer for creating a hostile work environment because of plaintiff's sex, district court's judgment in favor of the defendant is reversed and remanded as the EEOC has presented an issue of triable fact as what happened was not merely general crudity but a series of graphic remarks of a highly personal nature directed at a female employee by the sole owner of an establishment. read more

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