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issue 241 oct. 28, 2015

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In the News more

Eradicating 'Contagious Rudeness' in the Workplace

City employee awarded $10.9m in discrimination case

CEOs with daughters run more socially responsible companies, research finds

New York Governor Inserts Gender Identity in Anti-Bias Rules

Startups in HR Let Workers Have Their Say

Twitter CEO Gives Employees $200 Million Of His Own Stock

What We Know About the 92 Million Americans Who Aren't in the Labor Force

Here's What Really Happens When A Restaurant Bans Tipping

The Life and Death of an Amazon Warehouse Temp: What the future of low-wage work really looks like.

Aldermen want Uber drivers to register like cabbies to get O'Hare access

The big 2016 minimum wage push just got a powerful new ally

UPS pilots' union to announce strike vote results Friday

Minimum-wage fight also about gender equity

Paul Ryan Demands Family Time In His New Job. Many Americans Aren't So Lucky.

Lack of 2016 wage increase in Florida surprises some

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Using Social Media

Did you know that 92% of hiring managers report that they use social media to check out potential hires? Social media can bite. Turn social media from a hindrance into a help for your job search. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

Robert Reich

The Morality of a $15 Minimum

October 20, 2015 | Robert Reich

People who work full time are fulfilling their most basic social responsibility. As such, they should earn enough to live on. read more

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman keeps cracking down on wage theft, and around 250 workers will be sharing in a nearly $500,000 settlement from four current and former Papa John's franchisees. read more

In a landmark decision called Lincoln Lutheran, the National Labor Relations Board has overruled 53 years of pro-employer precedent. read more

Kenneth Quinnell

Top 10 Unknown Things About TPP

October 15, 2015 | Kenneth Quinnell

Trade can obviously be a good thing for the country, but only if it is done the right way. And with TPP, what we know at this point is enormously problematic. read more

This past year, the world found out what we have known for decades: court secrecy kills. By sealing discovery and court records, including during settlements, courts aid and abet companies in keeping evidence of deadly products from consumers. read more

In the Courts more

National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 1442 v. Dep't of the Navy

Federal Circuit; 14-3175 Decision Date: October 19, 2015

In a joint petition for review of an arbitrator's decisions denying grievances filed by a union, challenging the furloughing of bargaining unit employees for six discontinuous days, which was the result of an automatic process of federal agency spending reductions known as "sequestration," the decisions are affirmed where the arbitrator did not err in finding that the furloughs promoted the efficiency of the service and were in accordance with law. read more

Del Valle-Santana v. Servicios Legales de PR

First Circuit; 14-2057 Decision Date: October 19, 2015

In a suit alleging that plaintiff's former employer wrongfully terminated her on the basis of her age in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. sections 621-634, the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the employer is affirmed where, after de novo review, plaintiff failed to establish the fourth prima facie element. read more

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