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  • issue 58
  • dec. 8, 2010

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In the News more

Jury Awards $50,000 in Michigan Prison Bias Case

Supreme Court to Hear Arizona Case About Illegal Workers

What Not to Say at the Office Holiday Party

High Court Ruling on Arizona Act Could Shape Immigration Law

5 Myths About Federal Workers

Two Supreme Court Cases to Test Corporate Interests

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Wal-Mart Bias Case Appeal

Apple Faces Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Is Your Boss a Bully, or Just a Tough Cookie?

'Right to Work' Cuts Wages, Benefits

EEOC 2010 Charges Soar To Nearly 100,000

Jobless Benefits Save Jobs, Economy: White House Economists

Picking a Present for the Boss

Answers to Questions About Unemployment Benefits

Akal Security Pays $1.62 Million To Settle EEOC Class Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

Topic of the Week more

We're All Projects Today: Project Management Strategies:

At one time, I'm told, people actually had only one job they had to worry about. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

...thousands of working people who provide essential services in education, healthcare, the environment, and social services in Puerto Rico have lost their livelihoods... read more

Ellen Simon

It's A Long Road To Justice

December 7, 2010 | Ellen Simon

Federal employee wins appeal on sex and age discrimination claim read more

Bob Rosner

Diminished Expectations

December 6, 2010 | Bob Rosner

HR Solutions, recently surveyed 30,000 employees, and their results put an interesting spin on where workers are at today in trying to respond to tough times. read more

James Parks

NFL Lockout Could Cost $160 Million, 115,000 Jobs

December 3, 2010 | James Parks

If the National Football League owners lock out the players next season, not only will millions of fans not have games to watch on Sunday afternoon, but more than 115,000 jobs could be lost, according to a new study. read more

Mike Elk

Is the Federal Pay Freeze Obama's PATCO?

December 2, 2010 | Mike Elk

For unionists, pay freeze reminiscent of Reagan's attack on federal workers. read more

In the Courts more

Scott v. City of N.Y.

Second Circuit; No. 09-5232 Decision Date: December 1, 2010

In an appeal from the district court's order awarding plaintiff's counsel attorney's fees pursuant to section 216(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the order is vacated where, because the district court did not explain the basis on which counsel was excepted from the requirement that attorneys submit contemporaneous time records with their fee applications, the court was unable to divine whether the district court abused its discretion in granting such an exception. read more

Coppinger-Martin v. Solis

Ninth Circuit; No. 09-73725 Decision Date: November 30, 2010

In action alleging that Nordstrom, Inc. violated the whistleblower-protection provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, by terminating petitioner's employment in retaliation for her reporting to supervisors conduct she believed violated the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board's order dismissing petitioner's complaint as untimely filed is affirmed where petitioner filed her complaint on October 13, 2006, more than 90 days after her final day of work, and equitable tolling did not apply. read more

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