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Social Media plays a big part in many of our lives. So much so, that it often spills from our personal lives to our professional lives. This week, we take a look at Social Networking & Computer Privacy in the workplace. While employers generally have the right to monitor their employees use of the Internet on computers owned by the employer, during employees on-duty hours, federal laws prohibits discrimination based on information on the employee's social networking site relating to their race, color, gender, etc. Nevertheless, employees should be conscious of what they display on social media websites because employers can use it as a method of conducting background checks. Learn more on our Social Networking & Computer Privacy page.

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Workplace Fairness supports The Schedules That Work Act:Giving Workers the Tools They Need to Succeed.

Like so many of the workplace standards we all fight for, fair work schedules are essential to help working people support their families and meet their responsibilities at home and on the job. Unstable and unpredictable work hours can increase economic hardship, undermine children’s well-being, and make it incredibly hard for families to access high-quality, affordable child care.

More consistent hours and advance notice of schedules also make it easier for employees to secure stable child care and arrange transportation so that they can consistently be and stay at work.The Schedules That Work Act will promote the health and well-being of America’s working families and help build a sustainable economy. --Workplace Justice

Today's Workplace more

The Multinational Trying To Bankrupt the Dock Workers Union Has a Sordid Past

Ari Paul

Discrimination Based on Hair Styles is Now Illegal Under California Law

Patrick R. Kitchin

Joe Biden Thinks Coal Miners Should Learn to Code. A Real Just Transition Demands Far More.

Mindy Isser

Greater Boston Labor Council Makes History with Latest Election

Kalina Newman

Major campaign to organize tech and video game industries launches, this week in the war on workers

Laura Clawson

House Democrats plan push to pass PRO Act strengthening workers' organizing rights

Laura Clawson

To Build a Left-Wing Unionism, We Must Reckon With the AFL-CIO’s Imperialist Past

Jeff Schuhrke

Climate Activists Can’t Afford to Ignore Labor. A Shuttered Refinery in Philly Shows Why.

Mindy Isser

Wild West: Firms interpret California’s privacy law as they see fit

Katy Murphy

Labor 101 for Undergraduate Workers Seeking To Unionize

Olivia Gieger

Washington, D.C., lawmakers add insult to injury after overturning tipped minimum wage increase

Laura Clawson

A Future That Works for Workers


The Decade That Put Capitalism On Trial

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The Grooming Gap: What “Looking the Part” Costs Women

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Raising the minimum wage prevents suicides, but Republicans won't do it

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In the Courts more

Charles Ridgeway, et al v. Walmart Inc., DBA Wal-Mart Transportation LLC,

A $54.6 million jury verdict against Walmart for its pay practices for truckers in California has been upheld. The decision shows that an employer's control over employees, even when they aren't working, can lead to wage and hour liability in California.

January 19, 2020

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In the News

Fidelity Home Energy to Pay $350,000 to Settle EEOC National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit

Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital and EEOC Reach $195,000 Agreement to Conciliate EEOC Disability Discrimination Charge

U.S. House approves new age discrimination protections

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Greensboro Zaxby’s Owner to Pay $30,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Mass Layoffs Hurt Workers. Shouldn’t Employers Feel Some of the Sting?

Imperial Trading to Pay $140,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

New York Court Vacates $91 Million Payout to Former Hedge Fund Employees

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