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  • issue 57
  • dec. 2, 2010

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In the News more

Novartis $152.5 Million Sex-Bias Settlement Approved

Private-Sector Job Growth Biggest in 3 Years

'Office Spouse' Shares Intimacies of the Workplace

Last Unemployment Check Is in the Mail

How to Call in Sick

Federal Workers Rage Over President Obama's Two-Year Wage Freeze

Too Old for The Job? 5 Strategies For 55+ Job Hunters

Your Employer Wants You to 'Resign': How to Fight Back

Congress Eyes DREAM Act: Fair to Illegal Immigrants or Back-Door Amnesty?

The Holidays: Is the Boss Monitoring Your Online Shopping?

N.J. Supreme Court Allows Wage Discrimination Lawsuit to Proceed by 3 Seton Hall Professors

Your Paycheck is About to Shrink

6 Ways To Impress Your Boss

Discrimination Suit Targets UMiami Credit Screen

Topic of the Week more

Big Splash--Having a Bigger Impact at Work

With so many people laid off and struggling, most of us realize the importance of having a big impact at work, if for no other reason than to increase the odds that we won't become a statistic. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

Jason Zuckerman

New Robust Protection for Food Safety Whistleblowers

December 1, 2010 | Jason Zuckerman

Yesterday, the Senate passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which imposes stricter food safety standards and grants the Food and Drug Administration greater authority to regulate tainted food. read more

Mike Hall

MSHA Cracks Down on Repeat Safety Offenders

December 1, 2010 | Mike Hall

...the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued notices that 13 mines will be placed in a special stepped-safety enforcement program unless mine owners begin immediate corrective actions. read more

Should we tear down the city's middle class? Or work to turn lousy jobs into good ones? That's the policy choice facing New York's city and state leaders. read more

Joe Burns

How to Restore the Power of Unions?

November 25, 2010 | Joe Burns

Julius Getman's latest book offers a compelling answer... read more

Leo Gerard

Corporate Rewards: Controlling U.S. Trade Policy

November 24, 2010 | Leo Gerard

Today, Lincoln would have to say America's got a government of the people by the corporations, for the corporations. read more

Ellen Simon

Employee Rights Short Takes

November 23, 2010 | Ellen Simon

Supreme Court Hears Equal Protection Case, Firing For Facebook Posts May Be Illegal & More read more

In the Courts more

Eklund v. City of Seattle Mun. Ct.

Ninth Circuit; No. 09-35652 Decision Date: November 24, 2010

In an action alleging wrongful termination of plaintiff's employment by a municipal court and denial of due process of law in his termination, the denial of qualified immunity to defendants is reversed where a reasonable person in defendant-judge's position would not have believed that he was constitutionally required to recuse himself. read more

Cenzon-DeCarlo v. Mt. Sinai Hosp.

Second Circuit; No. 10-0556 Decision Date: November 23, 2010

In an action claiming that plaintiff nurse was compelled by her supervisors to participate in a late-term abortion, suffering serious emotional harm as a result, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where there was no evidence that Congress intended to create a right of action under 42 U.S.C. section 300a-7(c). read more

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