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  • issue 56
  • nov. 23, 2010

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In the News more

Wal-Mart vs. a Million Angry Women

6 Ways To Impress Your Boss

Discrimination Suit Targets UMiami Credit Screen

Chrysler Buyout: Was Taking It A Big Mistake?

Bill Promoting Federal Teleworking Goes to Obama

Republican Governors Target Public Employee Unions

Financier Is Sued by Cuomo in Fraud Case

Financier Is Sued by Cuomo in Fraud Case

Is It Time To Ask For a Raise?

Hiring for the Holidays: Temp Workers Look for Permanence

Calif. Summit Seeks to Join Jobs with Climate Regs

Study: Women with High Job Stress Face Heart Risks

Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on US Senate's Failure to Pass Paycheck Fairness Act

Health Bill May Be Lenient on Employers

Topic of the Week more

Information Is Power: Coping With an Information Hoarder at Work

Have you ever worked alongside someone who hoarded information? read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

Bob Rosner

Sophie's Choice, Workplace Edition

November 23, 2010 | Bob Rosner

Given all the layoffs and turmoil in the economy, it never ceases to amaze me at how there are still people out there who believe that they are entitled to have their job. read more

Kenneth Hagans

Voices From These Times: Employment Inferno

November 19, 2010 | Kenneth Hagans

Although it's been three weeks since I was called into the executive director's office and given my separation papers, only now, with monthly bills due and no meaningful employment on the horizon, have I ventured into this place. read more

In a class-action lawsuit filed Monday naming ESPN Zone's owner Disney, five workers allege ... a violation of the WARN Act... read more

In the Courts more

Gordon v. City of Oakland

Ninth Circuit; No. 09-16167 Decision Date: November 19, 2010

In a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) challenge to the City of Oakland's policy requiring police officers to repay a portion of their training costs if they voluntarily leave the City's employment before completing five years of service, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where, because the City issued plaintiff a paycheck exceeding the minimum wage amount, the City's reimbursement demand did not violate the FLSA's minimum wage provision. read more

Morin v. Tormey

Second Circuit; No. 09-2960 Decision Date: November 15, 2010

In an action alleging that plaintiff was subjected to adverse employment actions in violation of the First Amendment because of her refusal to assist the defendants in gathering adverse information about a Family Court judge to aid their efforts to prevent the judge's election to a higher judicial office, a denial of summary judgment based on qualified immunity is affirmed where neither the defense of qualified immunity nor defendant's alleged status as a policymaker had been established as a matter of law at this stage of the litigation. read more

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