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  • issue 62
  • jan. 20, 2011

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In the News more

Goldman Sachs Reduces Average Compensation Per Employee by 14% to $430,700

Ask the Juggle: Who Handles Emergency Child Care?

Will NLRB Seek Shorter Union Election Campaigns?

Anti-Labor Amendment Clears Virginia House Vote

Finally, Giving Some Back to Employees

Kentucky: Discrimination Suit Is Settled at University

U.S. Lags Behind in Offering Family Medical Leave

Significant Labor Law Changes Will Bypass Congress

Workplace Flexibility: Less Than Meets the Eye?

Are You the Boss You Need to Be?

Dell Named Defendant in Another Gender-Discrimination Claim

An Unlikely Union: Social Media and Labor Relations

New Law Prohibits Genetic Screening for Jobs

Good News For Employment Lawyers: Bias Claims Way Up

California Family Leave Program Gets High Marks in Study

Judge Dismisses Steelworkers' Racial Harassment Lawsuit

Who Can Replace Labor?

N.Y. Judges, Angry on Pay, Seek Union-Like Group

How to Deal with Salary History Questions

A Group of Workers Corporate America Claimed Were Impossible to Organize Win Key Union Votes

Workplace Violence - the 5 Most Important Tips Women Need to Know to Protect Themselves

America's Best and Worst Job Markets

Lewd Navy Videos Raise Touchy Workplace Issue

Profits are Booming. Why Aren't Jobs?

City Of Greensboro To Pay $91,000 To Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Supreme Court's Scalia Says Discrimination Is Constitutional

Prosecutors Can't Sue for Age Discrimination

Worker Fired for Refusing Saturday Work Gets $110,000

Topic of the Week more

Mojo Killers: Remaining Effective at Work

Ever have a great weekend and which left you practically whistling as you walked through the door to your job on Monday morning? Only to discover that your inbox and voice mail were chock full of headaches and nightmares, with a crisis thrown in for good read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

Here are a few employee rights Short Takes worth noting: read more

We can all learn from you, to bolster our line And change our aging point of view Learning that at 84 we can continue to play No longer just wasting away. read more

For King, economic justice went hand in hand with civil rights and the right to join a union was critical to gaining economic justice. read more

As the new year begins, it's as good a time as any to look at a topic almost completely ignored by mainstream media: how Native American people are faring in the U.S. labor market. read more

Even with the expected holiday season hires, only 103,000 net new jobs were created last month. read more

Bob Rosner

CES

January 10, 2011 | Bob Rosner

Since technology today is mostly synonymous with business, your intrepid blogger decided to journey to the bleeding edge of technology, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (a.k.a. CES), in Las Vegas. read more

Jonathan Tasini

Why We Need A Job Party-Today's Jobs Figures

January 7, 2011 | Jonathan Tasini

Today's numbers make even more clear-we need a Job Party. read more

One of the many things we seem to have lost in the Great Economic Bust is a widespread belief among those down and out that they will ever get back up on their feet. read more

In the Courts more

Desmond v. PNGI Charles Town Gaming

Fourth Circuit; No. 09-2189 Decision Date: January 14, 2011

In plaintiffs' suit against their former employer for unpaid overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), district court's judgment is affirmed in part, vacated in part and remanded where: 1) the district court's method of computing unpaid overtime compensation is affirmed as, in Overnight Motor, the Court recognized that employees and employers are free to agree to a reduced hourly wage in exchange for a fixed weekly salary, provided the fixed weekly salary covers all hours worked and meets minimum wage requirements, and here, the former employees agreed to receive straight time pay for all hours worked in a given workweek and have already received such pay; but 2) the district court erred in granting summary judgment on the issue of willfulness as a genuine issue of material fact exists as to willfulness. read more

Dawson v. Entek Int'l

Ninth Circuit; No. 09-35844 Decision Date: January 10, 2011

In an action for sexual orientation discrimination, summary judgment for defendant is reversed where plaintiff produced circumstantial evidence of retaliatory discharge and sexual orientation hostile work environment, such that resolution of this action by summary judgment was error. read more

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