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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Obama names first Asian American EEOC chair

Jenny R. Yang has been named as the new chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, becoming the first Asian American to lead that agency.



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EEOC conference offers training to private, public equal opportunity execs

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has scheduled for Sept. 17 its third annual executive leadership conference, which is designed to meet the professional development needs of senior leaders in the field of equal employment opportunity, the agency said Tuesday.



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Winnipeg mayoral promises: Wi-Fi on buses, tax freezes and a city hall watchdog

Mayoral hopefuls kicked their campaigns into high gear on Tuesday with a series of announcements including pledges to freeze taxes, bring accountability to city hall and put Candidate David Sanders made an early announcement at The Forks on Tuesday, pledging accountability at city hall with a series of new rules and regulations.



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Connecticut's job growth crisis: An interview with State Rep. Richard A. Smith

"State posts sixth straight month of nonfarm job gains; unemployment rate falls to 6.6%" is the latest headline from the Connecticut Department of Labor, Office of Research's Labor Situation report.



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'Isn't there supposed to be a good cop?' -- 9th Circuit Holds...

Cantankerous employees beware! Being a jerk is not a disability and, at least according to the Ninth Circuit in Weaving v.



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Feds: AIT's Evans 'unjustly enriched' himself in sale to employees

Just three months before the parent company of AIT Laboratories was sold in 2009 to its employees for $90 million, it was appraised for $17.1 million, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor.



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SEC Dishing Out $300,000 Whistleblower Award to Internal Auditor

For the first time, the Securities and Exchange Commission is rewarding a corporate whistleblower whose actual job it is to blow the whistle on a company's internal missteps.



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Pilot in medical helicopter crash gets worker's compensation

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The pilot found at fault in the crash of a medical helicopter in 2009 will get money for worker's compensation. Commissioners today approved a settlement of $725,000 for Diana Tackett.



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Lessons learned from ERISA

ERISA was a farsighted law in many aspects, especially in defining and assigning fiduciary responsibility, including prohibition on conflicts of interests, to those overseeing pension funds.



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ERISA architect Nagle praised as intelligent, fair

Robert E. Nagle, one of the architects of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 who died Aug. 16, is remembered by colleagues as a good, kind, competent man whose knowledge and fairness in the employee benefits field was unmatched.



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Starbucks denies entry to woman with service dog

Starbucks plans to apologize to a woman who said she was denied service Sunday because she had her service dog with her.



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Alabama wins $60,000 federal grant to assist laid-off workers across the state

An Alabama mobile career center vehicle may be stopping in your community to help laid-off workers thanks to a $60,000 federal Workforce Investment Act grant awarded to the state Department of Labor.



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Starbucks denies entry to woman with service dog

Starbucks plans to apologize to a Brighton, NY woman who said she was denied service Sunday afternoon because she had her service dog with her.



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Is it time to bring back defined benefit pensions?

Every American who has retired with economic security - or hopes to - should know these two dates in our history: August 14, 1935, and September 2, 1974.



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Leaders leaders seek manufacturing revival

On Labor Day 2014, workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania face a job market that has changed considerably over the past several years, while some employers say they can't find new hires with the skills and work habits they need.



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Starbucks denies entry to woman with service dog

Starbucks plans to apologize to a Brighton, NY woman who said she was denied service Sunday afternoon because she had her service dog with her.



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RFP - Cadillac Escalade ESV

Cherokee Nation Entertainment, LLC is seeking qualified bids for: One each 2013 or 2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV in Black with all Standard Luxury Options Available.



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Lois Lerner Ignored Millions in Misreported Political Spending by Unions

In case further evidence was needed that Lois Lerner, former director of the IRS Exempt Organizations department, may have been a bit biased in her enforcement of the IRS's responsibilities, in 2007 she seems to have largely ignored claims that labor unions were not reporting millions of dollars in political spending.



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Leaders Seek Manufacturing Revival

On Labor Day 2014, workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania face a job market that has changed considerably over the past several years, while some employers say they can't find new hires with the skills and work habits they need.



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Starbucks denies entry to woman with service dog

Starbucks plans to apologize to a Brighton, N.Y. woman who said she was denied service Sunday afternoon because she had her service dog with her.



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Starbucks denies entry to woman with service dog

Starbucks plans to apologize to a Brighton, NY woman who said she was denied service Sunday afternoon because she had her service dog with her.



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AICPA to Release Results of CPA Economic Outlook Index on Thursday, September 4

4. The AICPA survey is a forward-looking indicator that tracks the hiring expectations of CEOs, CFOs, controllers and other senior-level CPAs over the next 12 months.



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COLUMN-A landmark law at 40: How well is it protecting workers' retirements?

Every American who has retired with economic security - or hopes to - should know these two dates in our history: August 14, 1935, and September 2, 1974.



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Starbucks denies entry to woman with service dog

Starbucks plans to apologize to a Brighton, NY woman who said she was denied service Sunday afternoon because she had her service dog with her.



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Work Partners Hires a New Certified Physical Assistant

Work Partners is pleased to announce the addition of a new Physical Assistant to the team, Daniel R. Meyer, PA-C.



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Starbucks denies entry to woman with service dog

Starbucks plans to apologize to a Brighton, NY woman who said she was denied service Sunday afternoon because she had her service dog with her.



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Lerner email shows bias in favor of unions

Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the Tea Party targeting scandal, apparently doesn't believe that labor unions should be subject to IRS reporting requirements for political activity.



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Email Reveals Lois Lerner Ignored Political Expenditures By Unions

The official at the center of the Internal Revenue Service tea party scandal once dismissed complaints that labor unions were not reporting millions of dollars in political activities on their tax forms, according to an email obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.



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Time to Cancel Exxon's Government Contracts

The order prohibits discrimination based on gender identity in federal employment by amending an existing order banning sexual orientation discrimination within the federal workforce.



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Request A Test Offers 10% Off Drug Testing in September 2014

Save 10% on Drug Testing from Request A Test in September 2014. Use promo code DRUG10 when ordering to save.



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Sen. Kennedy RememberedSAIL AWAY

The Democratic Party's most stalwart defender of civil rights, labor rights, health care, immigration, housing and education for nearly five decades in the U.S. Senate has left us.



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Their Opinion: National identity card a threat to our privacy

If the federal government can't get states to sign on to the Real ID law, it has only itself to blame.



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Adamson v. Municipality of Anchorage

John E. ADAMSON, Petitioner and Cross-Respondent, v. MUNICIPALITY OF ANCHORAGE and Novapro Risk Solutions, Respondents and Cross-Petitioners, State of Alaska, Intervenor.



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New Councilman Ed Neilson gets ready to start

Former State Rep. Ed Neilson is officially moved into his new Philadelphia City Council office and is preparing for the start of the Council session next month.



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Pedestrian tunnel planned at W.Va. state fair

The state plans to build a pedestrian tunnel to improve access to the State Fair of West Virginia's fairgrounds.



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The Unified Trust Company Chooses Axis Retirement Analytics...

AXIS has been built from ground up exclusively for the retirement industry in managing not only the compliance aspect of the regulatory requirements but to provide services that allow each client to manage their book of business efficiently.



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Monday, September 1, 2014

Coffee shop guide dog controversy

Starbucks is in some hot water after a Brighton woman said a barista at one of the company's coffee shops tried to deny her service because of her service dog.



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Legal Briefing: Contractors and Control

When Fernando Ruiz was hired by Affinity Logistics Corp. as a driver, he signed an "Independent Truckman's Agreement" and "Equipment Lease Agreement" stating that he was an independent contractor and not an employee.



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ERISA Turns 40

President Gerald Ford at his desk in the White House. Photo by Marion S. Trikoso.



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Several South Mississippians working on Labor Day

More than 119 million people in the nation claim jobs in the service industry, according to the Department of Labor.



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Lawsuit alleges age discrimination against motorcycle shop owners

A 55-year-old former employee of Snydersville's Pocono Mountain Motorcycle has sued alleging discrimination based on his age and disability.



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Free advice on pensions needed earlier, say firms

Most large companies believe their workers need the government's free guidance on their pension at least a year before they retire, with 57 per cent saying it should be available five or 10 years in advance, a UK-wide employer survey has found.



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Free advice on pensions needed earlier, say firms

Most large companies believe their workers need the government's free guidance on their pension at least a year before they retire, with 57 per cent saying it should be available five or 10 years in advance, a UK-wide employer survey has found.



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Gap Narrows, but Pay Disparity still Exists in Minnesota

Pay disparity between men and women still exists in Minnesota, even as recent legislation moves to close any differences in pay between employees doing the same work.



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Officials considering Berry rail proposal

Parties in the downtown commuter station dispute are one step closer to finding a possible resolution, Rep. Sheila Harrington said on Friday.



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Much ado about nothing proves league has lost the plot

It happened about 9pm last Thursday, when Michael Ennis' whingeing on the run to the referee became a disturbing blight on the game - and Sam Burgess' ugly leg twist during the same match barely rated a mention.



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Debate over Springfield homeless apartments sparking questions over fair-housing laws

JoAnn Tredennick, and members of the Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Council are worried about plans by Ability Housing of NE Fla.



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Leaders seek manufacturing revival

On Labor Day 2014, workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania face a job market that has changed considerably over the past several years, while some employers say they can't find new hires with the skills and work habits they need.



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Debate Over Minimum Wage Increase Continues On Labor Day

On Labor Day, President Barack Obama was on the road renewing his call to raise the federal minimum wage.



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Email Reveals Lois Lerner Ignored Political Expenditures By Unions

The official at the center of the Internal Revenue Service tea party scandal once dismissed complaints that labor unions were not reporting millions of dollars in political activities on their tax forms, according to an email obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.



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It's all about the jobs for the University of Maryland's new Carey School of Law dean

Donald B. Tobin has jobs on his mind, even though he's only been in his own new job as dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law for less than two months.



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Civil Rights Act's 50th anniversary honored in Library Congress exhibit Sept. 10

JFK meets with civil rights leaders, including Dr. King, after March on Washington Aug. 28, 1963.



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Labor Day 2014 facts, figures, fun and taxes

Labor Day's first observance is generally thought to be Sept. 5, 1882. On that day, around 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade.



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The Rise And Fall Of The 40-Hour Workweek

During the Industrial Revolution, that was one slogan of workers who rallied for the eight-hour workday - the 40-hour, five-day week that's become the standard for Americans.



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Civil Rights Act's 50th anniversary honored in Library Congress exhibit Sept. 10

Flag flown from NAACP headquarters in NYC after every lynching. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Records, Library of Congress.



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Young VA settling retaliation lawsuit by its police officers

The C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center and up to eight officers who served on the facility's internal police force have tentatively agreed to settle a 4-year-old lawsuit that accused the hospital's leaders of retaliating against them for workplace discrimination complaints. [ News Source ]



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The Great and Truly Essential Labor Movement - and the Less Great One

Anaheim City Council candidate Dr. Jose Moreno - ironically not endorsed by the OCLF, but expected to pick up several important individual union endorsements - speaks at the annual picnic as top OCLF staff looks on.



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Why is Gov. Pat Quinn living off minimum wage for a week?

He's living on Illinois' minimum wage, which is $8.25 an hour, and $79 is the amount he says someone living on minimum wage has left over after expenses such as taxes and housing.



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Commuter Alert: Work to begin Tuesday on a number of downtown Boise streets

Construction will begin on the west side of 12th Street between Front Street and State Street.



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Wilton CareerCenter September programs

For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Wilton CareerCenter will be offering a variety of programs for job seekers in September.



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Rockland Career/Center offers Sept. programs

The Rockland CareerCenter, part of the Maine Department of Labor, and in conjunction with its partners offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills and employers to find qualified workers.



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Southern Midcoast CareerCenter programs

The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, part of the Maine Department of Labor, and in conjunction with its partners, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills and employers to find qualified workers.



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Leaders leaders seek manufacturing revival

On Labor Day 2014, workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania face a job market that has changed considerably over the past several years, while some employers say they can't find new hires with the skills and work habits they need.



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Leaders leaders seek manufacturing revival

On Labor Day 2014, workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania face a job market that has changed considerably over the past several years, while some employers say they can't find new hires with the skills and work habits they need.



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8 facts about Labor Day

Here's a look at Labor Day, a legal holiday celebrated in the United States and Puerto Rico to honor working people.



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Not everyone gets the holiday off

Tom Scanlon/The Daily Courier Angelina Marcinick and Ryan Henderson work with clients on Sunday at the Yavapai Humane Society.



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No incumbent advantage in Delaware treasurer race

Delaware's race for state treasurer is becoming more focused on experience and qualifications now that Chip Flowers has said he will not run for re-election, leaving no one with the built-in advantage of being an incumbent.



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Conservatives Protest Labor Day By Staging A Work-In

A conservative think tank is protesting the federal Labor Day holiday by staging a work-in on Monday in a gambit to celebrate "the freedom to keep your job when you choose not to join a union."



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Machias CareerCenter lists September programs

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills.



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Thousands of Oklahomans 'underemployed' [The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Aug. 31--EDMOND -- The Oklahoma City metro area has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation, but 23-year-old Edmond resident Brandon Kobs has struggled to find permanent work after graduating with a degree in strategic communications from Oklahoma State University last year.



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Renee Madison '95 Appointed Senior Advisor to President for Diversity and Compliance

President Brian W. Casey announced today that Renee Madison, attorney and associate director of enforcement for the National Collegiate Athletics Association , will serve on the University's Cabinet as Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity and Compliance.



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Health IT Workers in High Demand

To satisfy the demand for desired workers, HIMSS discovered that health care employers use multiple approaches to recruit qualified IT professionals.



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U.S. Labor Secretary: 'We can do more to lift workers up'

Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor Thomas Perez speaks to business and community leaders at a Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce event, in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.



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Help Wanted

Genesis Rehabilitation is hiring in Rutland, St. Albans, Bennington and Newport.



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JLT Management Services Ltd Appoints The Curve Group as its Outsourced Resourcing Partner

The Curve Group, one of the UK's leading HR Services companies, today announces that it has been appointed on a three year, A 1.5m contract as the resourcing partner to JLT Management Services Ltd. Based in , JLT Management Services Ltd is the central specialist business within JLT Group Plc that provides services to all the Group operating ... (more)



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Woman suing OC for wheelchair accident

Woman suing OC for wheelchair accident Philadelphia woman seeking $750,000 in damages Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: A federal lawsuit says this spot, the northeast corner of Worcester Street at Philadelphia Avenue, ... (more)



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Market Basket battle rings true

This Labor Day, Market Basket workers have far more to celebrate than simply a holiday weekend to unofficially close out the summer.



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Happy Labor Day! Houston Has More Workplace Fatalities Than Other Texas Cities

Friday marked the end of the national Labor Rights Week, which takes place every year during the last week of August leading up to Labor Day.



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Labor Day rings true at Market Basket

Arthur T. Demoulas arrives at Market Basket HQ in Tewksbury then speaks to fellow workers and the press before heading into the offices getting back to work again .



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William Peace: Scholar, Advocate

When President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, he remarked that everyone with a disability could now pass through once-closed doors into a bright new era of equality.



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Job reform begins with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: guest opinion

As the Secretary of Labor, I have a unique opportunity to meet with employers around the country of all sizes and from an array of industries.



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NSCIA Advocacy: Our Tribe, Our Role

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed into law 24 years ago, the main call to action was "nothing about us without us."



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Dru Blocker drives his Polaris UTV in the desert hills.

Many wheelers, prior to sustaining a spinal cord injury or whatever else put them in a wheelchair originally, were active people who spent much of their time enjoying outdoor recreation.



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Top of the Morning, Sept. 1, 2014: From the archives

Dorothee Schneider, a lecturer in the University of Illinois Department of History, is a member of Local 6546 AFT/IFT.



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Labor Day rings true at Market Basket

This Labor Day, Market Basket workers have far more to celebrate than simply a holiday weekend to unofficially close out the summer.



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Long-Term Unemployment Is Falling, but Still Work to Do

The recent labor market data have been encouraging. Businesses have now added nearly 10 million jobs over 53 straight months of job growth, the longest streak on record.



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Axed Councillor Blasts 'Despicable Attack' On Council Child Protection Whistleblowers

Some good natured encouragement to police pushing this North Wales Police car that had broken down - Video here: http://ift.tt/Y5ktqR @Adycolclough @wrexham used to live next door to Goodwins shop! Gwersyllt lad born but not bread! Gwersyllt is not that bad! Lol @DDDickie @wrexham my wallet was also handed in.



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Courthouse work proceeding in Pearl River Co.

Pearl River County officials are hoping for a $600,000 state grant to conduct Americans with Disabilities Act compliance upgrades to the local courthouse.



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No holiday for unemployed

At least they can be thankful to be employed. For 18,600 jobless people in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metro area, today is no holiday.



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Powder Springs City Council chambers getting $200K makeover

Powder Springs Mayor Pat Vaughn talks about learning about the accessibility of the dais in the council chambers after a council member had a personal accident and had difficulty climbing the steps to the seats.



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ARRAY(0x17b71a48)

To learn the complicated ins and outs of employment law, it's best to go straight to the source.



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GoLocalWorcester | Business | Smart Benefits: Two Regs Issued on Contraceptive Coverage

Two regulations on contraceptive coverage were recently issued by the Department of Health and Human Services , the Department of Labor and the Treasury that impact closely held for-profits and religious non-profits.



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PeopLease Appoints Experienced Executive Jerry White as Chief Financial Officer

PeopLease, the leading transportation professional employer organization to small businesses and entrepreneurs, announced that Jerry White has joined the company's Executive Leadership Team as Chief Financial Officer.



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The Real Reasons Why We Celebrate Labor Day

I'm a career coach, business consultant / organizational trainer and former Fortune 500 executive.



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Five-minute sin bin would stop cheats

Mortal sin: Matt Gillett is given 10 minutes in the sin bin on Friday night by Ben Cummins as Jack Reed remonstrates.



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Sunday, August 31, 2014

VP Binay denies ex ally's claim that getting kickback is normal in Makati

Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile may land in jail if plunder charges, a non-bailable offense, are filed against them.



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Let's hear it for the workers

It's Labor Day weekend -- one last hurrah for summer. But other than to give us a three-day weekend before we have to really get down to business or settle into the school year -- what does it signify? The first Monday in September is designated to celebrate the creation of the labor movement and remember the social and economic achievements of ... (more)



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Thomas E. Perez: Need job-driving training

As the U.S. secretary of labor, I have a unique opportunity to meet with employers around the country of all sizes and from an array of industries.



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Justice Dept Sues Police Force for Treating Women Equally

Forget about that phony IRS scandal The DOJ apparently has a real problem to which they are focused like a laser.



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High court seen likely to take ERISA fidicuary-breach case

Chances have improved that the Supreme Court could rule on an ERISA fiduciary-breach case involving a dispute over how courts should interpret the law's statute of limitations on fiduciary-breach lawsuits, ERISA attorneys say.



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ERISA at 40

While the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 benefited millions of people, it did not live up to the "retirement income security" part of its name.



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ERISA architect Nagle praised as intelligent, fair

Robert E. Nagle, one of the architects of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 who died Aug. 16, is remembered by colleagues as a good, kind, competent man whose knowledge and fairness in the employee benefits field was unmatched.



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Debate over Springfield homeless apartments sparking questions over fair-housing laws

The settlement of a federal lawsuit in New Orleans could impact a bitter fight over plans to open an apartment building for homeless people in Springfield.



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An Unseasonable Fall of Snow - return season

Emotional thriller An Unseasonable Fall of Snow was commissioned from multi-award winning playwright Gary Henderson by the NZ Arts Festival in 1998.



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Post Your Own Reply

I wonder if Watson would be more reliable than the CDC. Dr. Thompson, a researcher at the CDC, recently hired an attorney who specializes in protecting whistleblowers, after Dr. T claimed data sets and criteria for a study involving MMR vaccines and autism were changed by CDC after the study had commenced.



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Fallen brothers and sisters' not forgotten

'Fallen brothers and sisters' not forgotten Transportation, construction, agriculture deadliest Indiana industries.



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Long Beacha s historic lifeguard headquarters in line for upgrades

LONG BEACH >> Change could once again be in store for the historic three-story lifeguard headquarters at the foot of Junipero Avenue on the beach - this time by the demands of simple progress.



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Privilege, Corporate Wrongdoing, and the Wal-Mart FCPA Investigation

The New York Times had an interesting article this week entitled " Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing ."



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Editorial: Monday briefing for Sept. 1, 2014

According to the U.S. Department of Labor , there is some discussion about the origin of what we know now as the three-day weekend that signals the unofficial end of summer - Labor Day.



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Job-driven training key to stronger workforce

As the U.S. secretary of labor, I meet with employers around the country of all sizes and from an array of industries.



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Anita Hill: There's still a disconnect on gender bias

Fernando Angel in his home office in Miami. The accountant is letting his firm, F. Angel & Associates, Inc., dwindle to two or three clients while he pursues his dream: analyzing professional cycling for the beIN Sports TV network.



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Story from NorthCountryNow.com

Nearly $7 million in funding to train workers in career fields that are expected to grow throughout New York is being awarded to 37 different state colleges and universities in the state, but SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Canton are not among them.



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Why Unemployment Rates in These 5 States Could Soar Next Year

By all accounts the U.S. economy and American stock markets look pretty healthy as evidenced by the benchmark S&P 500 crossing the psychological 2,000 mark earlier this week.



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The Nosh Pit: Bacon and Butter opens soon in Tahoe Park

Now Zoellin is taking up shop in the former location of Phu's, a Chinese restaurant on .



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County hires new administrator, human resources director

The new county administrator is Karen Goon and Steve McLain is the new director of human resources.



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Feds file harassment cases against 2 Florida firms

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed separate sexual harassment lawsuits against two Florida agriculture companies.



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Feds file harassment cases against 2 Florida firms

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed separate sexual harassment lawsuits against two Florida agriculture companies.



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John Morgan: The man behind the medical pot drive

The worst day of John Morgan's life was when his brother snapped his neck diving into a Walt Disney World lagoon while working as a lifeguard.



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Labor Day

Labor Day. The unofficial end of summer. Close up the cottage, but the boats in storage, cover up the pool.



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OPINION: Reflections on ERISA's 40th anniversary

Anniversaries are times for reflection. With the 40th anniversary this week of the signing of the first and still most significant pension reform legislation - the Employee Retirement Income Security Act - we have a few thoughts on the law.



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Landmark ERISA pension reform law sees mixed results 40 years after implementation

Forty years after President Gerald Ford signed the first comprehensive pension reform bill into law, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act has produced successes and failures.



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Congress faces pressure to resolve multiemployer pension woes

When federal lawmakers passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act in 1974, they put aside a key issue affecting a big slice of the pension universe: multiemployer plans.



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Warren County voters to get say on $8 million loan for capital projects, Warren Tech

Warren County officials are seeking voter approval to borrow more than $8 million for capital projects, including replacing a public works garage and salt storage facility off Springtown Road in Alpha.



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Request For Proposals For Bedford Hills Train Station Tops News Last Week

The Town of Bedford has released a request for proposals for occupying the Bedford Hills train station, which includes a Sept.



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Investigation Of HVAC Failure At Five Lewisboro Schools Tops Week's News

Katonah-Lewisboro staff and the district's architect are investigating the possibility of mold or failure of HVAC at five school buildings following receipt of a Department of Labor notice, Interim Schools Superintendent John Goetz disclosed in a letter to the community.



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In Heated Illinois Governor's Race, Constituents Demand Answers...

The Onder Law Firm's silicosis attorney team handling claims for lung disease, cancer and TB provides timely silicosis news and lawsuit information at SilicosisLawsuitCenter.com.



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Chu blasts a unethicala conduct of Central Basin Water Board

Rep. Judy Chu, D-Pasadena, characterized recent conduct of the Central Basin Water Board as “unethical” and “outrageous” and she planned to write a letter to federal agencies that fund it in an effort to hold the district “accountable.” Chu spoke about the agency this week during an interview with the ... (more)



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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Relocation specialists HCR shortlisted for awards

GLOBAL relocation specialists HCR Group has been shortlisted for three Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards 2014 - known as The EMMAs.



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Sweetwater agrees to pay to avoid cancellation of insurance

Lightning strikes near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field during a weather delay on Saturday before the Gators' season opener against Idaho.



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Michelle Singletary's The Color of Money: Tax alert on health premiums

Having gone through tax season not that long ago, you may not want to face any issues related to your tax situation until next year.



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North Charleston man broke barriers as one of the area's first black firefighters

This screenshot from a North Charleston District Fire Department training video filmed during the '80s shows Charles Middleton jumping from a fire truck to help extinguish a blaze.



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James C. Scott Transcript: Anarchy, State Decreed Patronymic Naming,...

This is part two of the transcript of my interview with James C. Scott. We talk aboutAnarchy, State Decreed Patronymic Naming, Vernacular Knowledge, Bottom-up Urban Planning, centralization vs. decentralization My guest tonight is James C. Scott.



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VA whistleblower can't substantiate wait-list claims

A VA whistleblower who said his superiors at a San Antonio clinic told him and other clerks to alter appointment records to mask long delays asked his bosses in emails last spring if he and others were doing anything illegal.



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Gardai wiped penalty points for driver who was caught speeding seven times

Documents handed over to the policing watchdog last week by the garda whistleblower, Maurice McCabe, show how "hundreds" of motorists served penalty points for driving offences had penalty points wiped five or six times.



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Editorial: The legacy that inspired Labor Day

Labor Day is a great time to relax and hit the beach. But before you pack the towel and sunblock, take time to consider the origins of the holiday and the late 19th-century working conditions that inspired it.



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Muncie City Hall work fined thousands by stateMuncie City Hall work...

Muncie City Hall work fined thousands by state The contractor who performed Muncie City Hall upgrades was hit with thousands in fines Check out this story on thestarpress.com: http://tspne.ws/1pqClrl Workers upgrade the exterior of Muncie City Hall in October 2013.



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Appeals Court Reinstates Case Alleging Planned Parenthood Fraud and Abuse

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit reinstated a case brought against Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in Iowa by one of its former employees who alleges the abortion giant defrauded and abused taxpayer funds.



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Health Advocates Chime in with Environmentalists Against Fracking in...

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Arguments done in lawsuit over pension exclusion for Jacksonville workers

A five-year court fight over whether Jacksonville wronged some workers by excluding them from the city's pension system is moving toward a decision - maybe slowly.



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Genesee County directory goes online for the first time

The latest version of the county's directory, which can be found here , is online for the public to view.



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Cancer patient Jill Whitley, 62, still awaiting new housing due to...

City officials say the housing delay is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.



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Police: Man shot during fight at Cummings Park near Shippan Avenue in Stamford

City officials say the housing delay is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.



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Baumgartner Vaughan: Working hard every day

Sitting in a fast-food restaurant eating chicken after using a back-to-school coupon, my son and I talked about Labor Day.



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Prospect of state retirement fund makes small business owners nervous: Guest opinion

In response to The Oregonian's Aug. 19 editorial, "Oregon Retirement Savings Task Force shows appropriate caution" : I am a small business owner with 34 employees.



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Restaurant industry's low wages leave 40% of workers in near-poverty

The minimum wage for tipped workers hasn't gone up in more than 20 years, and a recent study reminds us of the human costs of that policy and of the restaurant industry's reliance on low-wage labor .



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Is Yucca Valley's senior center housing application process...

From left, Yucca Valley Council Members, George Huntington, Robert Lombardo and Merl Abel.



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New workersa comp formula benefits village of Massena, town sees little change

The county's new workers' compensation formula may lead to a decrease in village taxes for taxpayers in Massena, according to Mayor James F. Hidy.



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Bay Area police departments say census data on diversity flawed

Brentwood Police Chief Mark Evenson is the first to acknowledge it -- police departments in the Bay Area and across the country can and should be more diverse.



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Bay Area police departments say census data on diversity flawed

Brentwood Police Chief Mark Evenson is the first to acknowledge it -- police departments in the Bay Area and across the country can and should be more diverse.



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JTB Law Group, LLC Obtains Judgment for Maximum Federal Damages...

The JTB Law Group, LLC, obtained a judgment for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act against New York-based Napco & Sons.



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Coming To A Timeline Near You: The Fight To Increase Minimum Wage

I've hung my overcoat at the crossroads of media technology and social change for the last 20 years as a journalist, author, and consultant.



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Franklin Regional security guard fighting to get job back

John Jay "Sarge" Resetar, the Franklin Regional High School security guard who helped stop a knife attack by a student in April and was let go just before classes began this month, took steps on Friday to try to win back his job.



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Looking for work - again and again

Jeanne Keen of Dundalk is one of more than 3-million people who have been out of work for more than 6 months.



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More versus Enough

This article explores what I think has become just about a mental illness-- the desire for "more" and the corollary "bigger."



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Background Checks a Key Topic at The Texas Municipal Human Resources...

Background Checks a Key Topic at The Texas Municipal Human Resources Association sponsored "Nuts and Bolts of HR in the Public Sector" conferences in September TMHRA is sponsoring the 'Nuts and Bolts of HR in the Public Sector" in three locations across Texas for you or other interested city staff members who could benefit from the topics ... (more)



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Labor Day 2014: Muskegon-area parade geared toward labor unions' community outreach

United Way of the Lakeshore has coordinated with area labor unions to put on the 19th annual Labor Day Parade starting at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept.



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Water rates for AAFB on Council agenda

The agenda for Tuesday's regular meeting of the Altus Municipal Authority includes approval of minutes from the Aug. 19 meeting, and the receiving and acknowledgement of receipt of claims.



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New England editorial roundup

If the federal government can't get states to sign on to the Real ID law, it has only itself to blame.



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ADA 25th Anniversary Legacy Tour Stops at Boston Abilities Expo, September 5-7

As the premier event for people with disabilities, Abilities Expo Boston welcomes a visit from the year-long, nationwide tour which will culminate in As a part of Abilities Expo, the ADA Legacy Tour will feature the ADA Bus, a four-panel display on the history of self-advocacy, displays on the preservation of disability history, celebrations of ... (more)



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Friday, August 29, 2014

September Programs for Job Seekers at the Wilton CareerCenter

For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Wilton CareerCenter will be offering a variety of programs for job seekers in September.



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September Programs at the Rockland CareerCenter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2014 Contact: David Grima, Rockland CareerCenter, 207-596-2600; Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 207-621-5009 ROCKLAND-The Rockland CareerCenter, part of the Maine Department of Labor, and in conjunction with its partners offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills and ... (more)



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September Programs at the Southern Midcoast CareerCenter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2014 Contact: Leon Ouimet, Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 207-373-4000; Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 207-621-5009 BRUNSWICK-The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, part of the Maine Department of Labor, and in conjunction with its partners, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or ... (more)



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Labor report: Jobs outlook good through 2015

State officials say Montana ranks in the top five states for employment growth, but it faces slower growth in the future as an aging workforce retires.



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EEOC Benchslaps Just Keep Coming

Yesterday we reported on an entertaining "man bites dog" case initiated by a former EEOC Phoenix Regional Office investigator who sued the EEOC for race discrimination, retaliation, and violation of her civil rights.



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SEC Announces $300,000 Whistleblower Award to Audit and Compliance...

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a whistleblower award of more than $300,000 to a company employee who performed audit and compliance functions and reported wrongdoing to the SEC after the company failed to take action when the employee reported it internally.



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Air Test Leads To Remediation Of John Jay HS Space

A nonstudent basement space at John Jay High School will undergo remediation following air quality testing, Katonah-Lewisboro interim Superintendent John Goetz confirmed in a community letter.



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Chrysler Group Recognized as a Top Employer for Hispanic Women

Aug. 27, 2014: Chrysler Group is named to the top twelve companies listed on the annual Latina Style Top 50 Report The Report "is the most respected evaluation of corporate America's employment opportunities and policies as they pertain to Latinas" For the eleventh year the Company has been included in the Top 50 Report After the evaluation of more ... (more)



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Mountain View man in federal custody for allegedly violating probation

A 46-year-old Mountain View man is in federal custody for allegedly violating his probation on marijuana distribution charges.



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DOL Requests Information Regarding Use of Brokerage Windows and...

The U.S. Department of Labor published a request for information regarding the use of brokerage windows, self-directed brokerage accounts, and similar arrangements in 401 plans and other participant-directed defined contribution plans that are subject to the fiduciary duty rules of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended .



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SEC Gives $300,000 Whistleblower Award to Internal Auditor

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday it has issued a whistleblower award of more than $300,000 to a company employee who performed audit and compliance functions and reported wrongdoing to the SEC after the company failed to take action when the employee reported it internally.



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A Bird's Eye View of the DFEH: An Interview with Patti Perez

In part one of our interview with Patti Perez, Esq., SPHR, president and CEO of Puente Consulting, and member of the DFEH's Fair Employment and Housing Council, Perez shared insights on her role as a DFEH councilmember and discussed proposed changes to the California Family Rights Act .



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Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation Pays $20,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

RockTenn CP, LLC formerly known as Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, will pay $20,000 and furnish other relief to resolve a discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , the agency announced today.



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C omments

"No employee should be required to endure sexually degrading, abusive conduct as a condition of employment," said EEOC attorney Robert E. Weisberg. [ News Source ]



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Why Mediate Employment Issues?

Considering the ever-increasing costs of litigation and that most employment disputes are either dismissed or settled before ever going to trial, counsel should give serious consideration to early mediation for these matters.



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Trey Dellinger: Employers, get a handle now on compliance

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act , most employees in the United States must be paid the federal minimum wage or greater for all hours worked and overtime pay at time and one-half their regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of forty hours in a workweek.



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Developments Impacting Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

As federal and state agencies and courts further examine the implications of the Supreme Court of the United States' ruling on same-sex marriage in U.S. v.



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Patience urged with road work

City officials, who have received complaints about the asphalt and stone that crews have been spreading on city streets, are asking people to be patient as the asphalt cures and the roads get smoother.



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Law students still out in the cold when it comes to getting paid for academic internships

Tom Davis, president of the student bar association at Suffolk Law, is helping rally students to submit stories about financial woes.



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Muzzling Whistleblowers: When Confidentiality Agreements Go Too Far

Confidentiality agreements can be useful to a company. For example, they can ensure that employees are aware of their company's valuable trade secrets and can establish requirements to safeguard those assets.



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MOL safety blitz results show many new businesses non-compliant with basic requirements

The results of a recent Ontario Ministry of Labour safety blitz shows many new small businesses violate basic legal requirements such as posting a copy of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.



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Can You 'Share' Your 'Rental' with the Disabled?

By now, hopefully we've grown up and realized the fiction that is the "sharing" economy; that is, it's not a lot of "sharing" but a lot of "regular economy."



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DOL Proposes Rule That Would Require Federal Contractors to Submit Pay Data

On August 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced a proposed rule that would require certain federal contractors to submit annual equal pay reports providing summary data on their employee compensation.



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Why Mediate Employment Issues?

Considering the ever-increasing costs of litigation and that most employment disputes are either dismissed or settled before ever going to trial, counsel should give serious consideration to early mediation for these matters.



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Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects

At its Aug. 28 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board approved approximately $30 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California.



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Get a glimpse of health care careers at Oakton

Health care careers are hot. Take your first step toward a thriving profession by attending free information sessions at Oakton Community College's Des Plaines campus.



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Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FLSA Overtime Claims in Hospital Meal Break Cases

On August 26, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the District Court's dismissal of the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime claims brought against a myriad of health care systems and their affiliates in the Greater Philadelphia area.



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City presses Summerfest for higher annual payment

A handcuffed unidentified man is escorted by four Milwaukee police officers and a Summerfest security guard during Summerfest this year.



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Is The EEOC Off The Rails With This New "Wellness" Lawsuit? Don't Think So.

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against Wisconsin-based Orion Energy Systems, Inc., over its wellness program and its treatment of ex-employee Wendy Schobert, who was not a fan of the program.



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SEC Dishing Out $300,000 Whistleblower Award to Internal Auditor

For the first time, the Securities and Exchange Commission is rewarding a corporate whistleblower whose actual job it is to blow the whistle on a company's internal missteps.



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Alabama Court of Civil Appeals issues two important workersa compensation opinions...

I will be speaking at the Alabama Workers' Comp Conference on September 19 at the Birmingham Hilton.



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Icy reception at Shasta College welcome day

REDDING >> Dr. Joe Wyse, superintendent and president of Shasta College, and Dr. Kevin O'Rorke, vice president of Student Services, contributed to the festive atmosphere of student Welcome Day by participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of donations to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis research.



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Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"

Deborah Thompson Eisenberg sends along this call for papers from the University of Baltimore's Center on Applied Feminism: The University of Baltimore School of Law's Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Eighth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference.



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Fixing facts with Newstweek in Brighton Digital Festival

FROM Big Brother-style re-calibrations of major events, to simply changing the name of a hated politician, Lighthouse is offering a chance to put a unique imprint on the day's news.



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Our Opinion: School bond passage helps Okolona's focus

Voters in the Okolona School District cleared the required 60 percent approval hurdle for a $2 million school improvement bond issue Tuesday, providing badly needed funds to repair buildings, especially the landmark former Okolona High School structure, and install up-to-date central heating/air conditioning systems at Okolona Elementary School ... (more)



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Personnel Matters: Judge finds bias in woman truck drivers' training

A federal judge has ruled that a trucking company violated federal law by discriminating against female truck driver applicants when it required they be trained only by other women, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission .



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7 Retirement Mistakes Gen X Is Making: Retirement Scan

Why Clients Need Help With Family Governance Many clients don't know this area of expertise exists, but they know they need help with it, says Paul Pagnato, whose Pagnato-Karp Group works with UHNW families.



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Disney theme parks facing lawsuits

The original lawsuit was filed in April. It accuses Disney of violating the American with Disabilities Act after Disney tightened up policies regarding who could cut to the front of lines for rides. Disney is fighting the lawsuit and says it has not violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.



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Plan Strategies, Inc. Launches Allo(k)ation Plan, Allo(k)ation Plus Plan and Tailored Solution

Plan Strategies, Inc. , a retirement plan investment advisor dedicated to meeting the needs of 401 plan sponsors, advisors and participants, today announced the launch of three new portfolio allocation offerings: the Allo ation Plan, Allo ation Plus and Tailored Solution.



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Mass jobless filing for laid-off casino workersMass jobless filing...

Mass jobless filing for laid-off casino workers Showboat and Revel are shutting down this weekend, putting more than 5,000 workers out of work Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1ppyaMs Associated Press An aerial view of the oceanfront in Atlantic City, which is trying to broaden its appeal beyond gambling.



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OSHA Initiative Directs Untimely Whistleblowers To NLRB

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration recently has entered into a referral agreement with the National Labor Relations Board under which it will direct workers wanting to pursue time-barred retaliation claims under workplace safety laws to the NLRB.



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What top 401(k) plans do differently

It's no surprise that highly paid workers have better 401 plans, but that doesn't mean advisers can't help employers improve the odds for all workers across the board.



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The case against state-run retirement plans

Despite good intentions, state-run plans could mean a reduction in investor choices and limited access to high-quality, objective financial guidance.



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Paid Sick Leave: Newest Wrinkle in Coordinating Leave

Coordinating leave among leave laws often is called the Bermuda triangle of compliance, which has just become even more complicated with the appearance of paid sick leave ordinances in some cities, including two of the largest in California, where leave already is a six-headed monster that has now grown a seventh head.



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Parking, Pedestrian and Bike Options Chosen as Preferred Alternatives ...

The Sound Transit Board of Directors on Aug. 28 unanimously identified additional parking and access improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists at the popular Sounder train stations in Puyallup and Sumner.



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Retirement planning: Look before you leap with account withdrawals

Freshly-cut stacks of $100 bills make their way down the line at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas.



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Court of Appeals asked to clarify scope of Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower protections

A federal court of appeals has been asked to clarify the scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010's whistleblower protections.



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Fisheries Safety Association moving office from Yarmouth to Liverpool

The Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia is moving to Queens County, setting up shop in Queens Place Emera Centre.



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Officials considering Berry rail proposal

Parties in the downtown commuter station dispute are one step closer to finding a possible resolution, Rep. Sheila Harrington said on Friday.



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Thai workers' settlements with Hawaii farms at risk

HONOLULU>> A federal judge in Hawaii says she won't consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a news conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval.



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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk

A federal judge in Hawaii says she won't consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a press conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval.



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Mario Dion, federal whistleblower protector, quitting in December

He tabled his first report on wrongdoing in March 2012 and has since tabled eight more, referring six cases to the public servants disclosure protection tribunal.



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Mario Dion, federal whistleblower protector, quitting in December

He tabled his first report on wrongdoing in March 2012 and has since tabled eight more, referring six cases to the public servants disclosure protection tribunal.



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Statement on Labor Day by US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez

It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers' grit, dedication, ingenuity and strength, which define our nation's character.



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FedEx Ruling: Form, Rather Than Label, Determines Independent Contractor Status

Independent contractor or actual employee? An employee gets Fair Labor Standards Act protections, including overtime and benefits.



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Job center opens for former NARH employees still seeking work

NORTH ADAMS, Mass., - Nearly five months after North Adams Regional Hospital suddenly closed, a job center opened in the town's city hall to help those still unemployed.



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New Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation Amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act

On Monday, August 25, 2014, Governor Pat Quinn signed into law new pregnancy discrimination and accommodation amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act , which will afford expectant mothers specific workplace protections during their pregnancy and childbirth.



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Montevallo's Main Street renovation project raises concerns for some downtown businesses

Montevallo's roughly $3 million project to improve downtown's Main Street with wider streets, better sidewalks and other changes is generating concern from business owners worried about parking and construction impacts.



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EEOC Sick Over Wellness Programs

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against an employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act related to its maintenance of a wellness program.



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NCSC gets $1.5 million grant for workforce training

NCSC gets $1.5 million grant for workforce training NCSC's $1.5 million grant to expand workforce training in Richland, Crawford counties Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: http://ohne.ws/1tP29N9 North Central State College received a $1.5 grant today to renovate the James W. Kehoe Center in Shelby and expand its ability to offer ... (more)



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