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issue 246 dec. 2, 2015

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In the News more

To protect N.J. consumers, a call to end forced arbitration

A Harlem Man's First Steps Toward Self-Reliance

Meet the millennial who coaches people feeling trapped by bureaucracy

VW's Audi suspends two engineers in emissions probe

Widows: Railroad knew of defect before veterans killed

White House eyes better pay for top civil servants

You Could Get Your Student Debt Wiped Out

The group of moms who struggle especially hard with daycare

'Concussion' tackles the hot-button issue of brain injuries in the NFL

Judge: Retaliation claim against Arpaio to remain in lawsuit

Airport workers hope to get Thanksgiving travelers' attention

The Doctor the NFL Tried to Silence

The Doctor the NFL Tried to Silence

Ex staffer sues Gowdy and Benghazi panel

Wal-Mart employee fired for redeeming $5 in discarded bottles

Topic of the Week more

Leadership Strategies: Leading in Tough Times

Effective leaders don't clean up the messes that their employees create, nor should they act like drill sergeants either. You've got to be a motivator, counselor and feedback collecting machine to get the most out of people today. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

In just three months, 15,000 people in Wisconsin have already lost food stamps thanks to Gov. Scott Walker's (R) decision to enforce full work requirements for the program in Milwaukee despite economic conditions dire enough to trigger a federal reprieve. read more

It's estimated that in five years over 40 percent of the American labor force will be in such uncertain work; in a decade, most of us. Already two-thirds of American workers are living paycheck to paycheck. read more

So you have "foreign-owned companies" illegally firing workers who will be making less than $7 a day. Workers are harassed, arrested and beaten if they try to do something to improve their lives. read more

Eleven brands will be open on the holiday this year, and employees at Kmart, for example, say they weren't given the option to volunteer or sign up for shifts that fit their schedules and can even risk being fired if they call out for a scheduled holiday shift. read more

There are jobs that have to be done on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and every other day of the year. We need doctors and nurses and firefighters and police. Then there are jobs that don't have to be done...but workers are forced to do them anyway, because profit. read more

In the Courts more

Cal. Dep't Justice v. Bd. of Admin. Of Cal. Pub. Employees' Retirement Sys.

California Court of Appeal; B257492 Decision Date: November 12, 2015

In the DOJ's appeal from a judgment in favor of CalPERS, in an action concerning reinstatement to a peace officer position following disability retirement, the trial court's judgment is affirmed where: 1) CalPERS properly made its reinstatement determination based on the condition for which the employee received disability retirement; 2) DOJ has a mandatory duty to reinstate employee after CalPERS concludes she in no longer incapacitated; and 3) DOJ may not require employee to comply with conditions prior to reinstatement. read more

Jumaane v. City of Los Angeles

California Court of Appeal; B255763 Decision Date: November 10, 2015

In an employment suit brought by an African-American fireman alleging racial discrimination, racial harassment and retaliation, the trial court's partial grant of summary judgment to the city employer defendant is reversed where: 1) most of plaintiff's claims are barred by the statute of limitations; and 2) the evidence of events within the limitations period was insufficient to establish a prima facie case of disparate impact discrimination, harassment or retaliation. read more

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