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  • issue 63
  • jan. 27, 2011

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In the News more

Bill Would Add Sexual Orientation to Idaho Law Protections

Republicans Want a Return to Workplace Immigration Raids

9th Circuit: Faith-Based Groups Not Subject to Title VII

Supreme Court Limits Workplace Retaliation

Concord Settles Sex-Bias Suit With Female Cop

Settlement Talks Underway In Facebook Firing Case

Court Rules Company Retaliated By Firing Fiance

Union Sues Over Haley's Remarks About Boeing Plant

Job Hunting Goes High Tech With Virtual Interviewing, Video Resumes, Employer Text Alerts

Managing Employees in Their Twenties

Reform and the Teachers' Unions

Sex, Age Discrimination Suit v Bank of NY Mellon

Anti-Labor Amendment Clears Virginia House Vote

Topic of the Week more

Resume Billboard: Highlighting What's Important on Your Resume

Literally standing out from the crowd is one way to try to get hired, but there are many more proven strategies. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

Since the November elections attacks on public employees and their unions have exploded. read more

Leo Gerard

Time to Wield the Foreign Policy Stick

January 26, 2011 | Leo Gerard

Although the Asian giant repeatedly injures U.S. industry by violating international trade rules, America has responded, almost exclusively, by pleading and begging for China to stop. read more

James Parks

Too Much Money Can Make the Boss Mean

January 25, 2011 | James Parks

Here's another reason to do away with runaway CEO pay. A study shows bloated CEO pay can make the boss mean. read more

Bob Rosner

Getting Back at the Man

January 24, 2011 | Bob Rosner

In a world where the same people who argued that continuing unemployment insurance was going to add to the deficit, suddenly had no problems cutting taxes for billionaires. read more

In the Courts more

NASA v. Nelson

U.S. Supreme Court; No. 09-530 Decision Date: January 19, 2011

In an action claiming that NASA's National Agency Check with Inquiries background check process violated a constitutional right to informational privacy, the Ninth Circuit's reversal of the district court's denial of a preliminary injunction is reversed where, assuming, without deciding, that the government's challenged inquiries implicated a privacy interest of constitutional significance, that interest, whatever its scope, did not prevent the government from asking reasonable questions of the sort included on the forms at issue in an employment background investigation that was subject to the Privacy Act's safeguards against public disclosure. read more

Ervin v. OS Restaurant Servs., Inc.

Seventh Circuit; No. 09-3029 Decision Date: January 18, 2011

In plaintiffs' suit against their employer under the FLSA, the Illinois Minimum Wage Law (IMWL), and the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, claiming that the employer violated the minimum wage and maximum hour provisions of both the FLSA and the IMWL, district court's denial of plaintiffs' effort to proceed as a class under Rule 23(b)(3) on the ground that there is a clear incompatibility between the plaintiffs' FLSA proceeding and their proposed class action is reversed and remanded, as there is no categorical rule against certifying a Rule 23(b)(3) state law class action in a proceeding that also includes a collective action brought under the FLSA because nothing in the text of the FLSA or the procedures established by the statute suggests either that the FLSA was intended generally to oust other ordinary procedures used in federal court or that class actions in particular could not be combined with an FLSA proceeding. read more

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