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  • issue 74
  • may. 20, 2011

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In the News more

The Workplace Whodunit: Navigating a Culture of Blame

The Most Awkward Meeting

New York bill would ban unemployment discrimination

Tech distractions for workers add up

The secret life of a resume

Senate Bill Would Limit Savers Using 401(k)s as Rainy-Day Funds

NLRB Faults Company for Firing Workers Over Facebook Posts

The Great Recession's lost generation

Companies tie more of workers' pay to performance

Starbucks sued for firing barista with dwarfism

Legislature OKs six state worker contracts

America's CEOs: Jobs outlook better, but ...

Dillard's to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Suit

Nursing Homes Seek Exemptions From Health Law

Cardiologists Accuse Hospital of Discrimination

Hyundai Ideal Electric Company to Pay $188,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Bias and Retaliation Suit

Extreme Multitasking: Surviving the Superjob

Topic of the Week more

Dogma: Spotting It Where You Work

Most organizations have their organizational dogma, rules that everyone just accepts to be true. There is only one problem, often these rules don't apply any more. That's why it's so valuable to constantly be on the lookout to identify rules that deserve read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

Members of the UAW and Puerto Rico's Servidores Publicos Unidos (SPU)/AFSCME Council 95 and other public employees celebrated May 17 when Gov. Luis Fortuno signed into law a bill reinstating collective bargaining for public employees. read more

The Republican "outrage" machine has been operating in high-dudgeon mode since the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed a complaint against the Boeing Co. in April read more

Migrant workers have been particularly affected by the crisis, with more situations of discrimination in access to employment and migration opportunities, increased xenophobia and violence, and worsened conditions of work, among other factors. read more

San Francisco workers yesterday kicked off a new citywide campaign to combat wage theft and rallied to mobilize support for a proposed new anti-wage theft law. read more

I remember the feeling of being on a short leash when I was growing up. Whenever I forgot about it, my parents would yank it just to remind me. read more

Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill is once again facing close scrutiny from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). read more

In the Courts more

Fleischman v. Albany Medical Center

Tenth Circuit; 10-0846 Decision Date: May 3, 2011

Because this petition was filed more than eighteen months after Rule 23(f)'s deadline for interlocutory appeals, it is dismissed on the ground that petitioners have not filed a timely petition with respect to an order reviewable pursuant to Rule 23(f). read more

Kuebel v. Black Decker Inc

Tenth Circuit; No. 10-2273 Decision Date: May 1, 2011

The district court's grant of summary judgment for B & D on the commute time claims is affirmed, the grant of summary judgment for B & D on the off-the-clock claims is vacated, and the case is remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. read more

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