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issue 283 sep. 1, 2016

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In the News more

Seattle’s ‘secure scheduling’ offers hourly workers protection

Why mental health programs in the workplace are good for business

Apple, GM Join White House Initiative to Address Gender Pay Gap

Injured Workers Face Stacked Deck During Workers’ Comp Appeals Process, Critics Say

A Labor Movement That’s More About Women

Chipotle under fire for illegal workplace policies

EEOC settles case over Muslim server fired for wearing headscarf

CFPB Must Protect Consumers From Rip-Offs Hidden in the Fine Print

Company can't ban employees from pursuing workplace claims as a class, 9th Circuit says

Paying People to Stay Home When They’re Sick Results in Fewer People Getting Sick

Worker Hours Are More Unpredictable Than Ever

Appeals court upholds NLRB actions in labor dispute

Domestic workers could soon have extended overtime pay protections as bill heads to governor

'Not becoming of a woman': lawyers may finally get recourse for harassment

6 Months After Settling Sexual Harassment Claims, a Worker Faces the Consequences

Topic of the Week more

Avoiding Feeling Trapped At Work

Dissatisfaction with your job plagues over 60 percent of workers. Here are four strategies to avoid feeling trapped. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

I suffer from depression and anxiety. In our constantly-moving world, this is not uncommon. However, it is rarely acceptable to discuss. read more

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released the final rules for implementing President Obama’s two-year-old Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces executive order. read more

Voters in Arizona and Minneapolis, Minnesota, will have the chance to vote on minimum wage increases this November, according to court rulings in both places. read more

The government just cracked down on the country’s largest meat and poultry processor for endangering its employees.It all began with a report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of a finger amputation at a Tyson Foods chicken processing plant in Texas. read more

Today we commemorate “African American Women’s Equal Pay Day,” the day in the year when African American women’s wages finally catch up to what men earned last year. It is important to note that African American Women’s Equal Pay Day comes nearly four months after “Women’s Equal Pay Day,” which included wages of women of all races, and was marked on April 12th of this year. read more

In the Courts more

Vasquez v. Empress Ambulance Serv., Inc.

Second Circuit; No. 15-3239 Decision Date: August 29, 2016

In a suit brought by an emergency medical technician who was subjected to unwanted sexual overtures by another employee while on the job, the District Court's dismissal the case, holding that the retaliatory intent of plaintiff's co-worker, a low-level employee, could not be imputed to employer and that employer consequently could not have engaged in retaliation, is vacated where agency principles permit the retaliatory intent of employer's co-worker to be imputed, as a result of defendant's alleged negligence, to defendant. read more

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