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Study Finds a Distinction Between the Young and the Old in the Workplace

Study Finds a Distinction Between the Young and the Old in the Workplace

The Generation Gap is a popular term to signify the differences between younger and older people. It’s typically used in reference to parents and their children, but according to a…

Fired for Taking Leave, or Was It a Clear Case of Insubordination?

Fired for Taking Leave, or Was It a Clear Case of Insubordination?

Was an employee of the University of Utah fired for insubordination, or because he had exercised his FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) rights? That’s a question that a district…

Communicating to Job Candidates

Recruiters and hiring managers can do more to fill the void that job candidates often get sucked into when applying online for a position, said one recruitment and staffing expert…

Did Professor Lose Job for Failing to Report Teacher-Student Relationship?

Did Professor Lose Job for Failing to Report Teacher-Student Relationship?

Schools tend to frown on teacher-student relationships, particularly when a pregnancy is the result. But what about a co-worker who doesn’t report the relationship? That’s the reason an assistant professor…

Employees Claim Their Workweek Was Changed So Company Could Avoid Paying Overtime

Employees Claim Their Workweek Was Changed So Company Could Avoid Paying Overtime

Five current and former employees of Redland Energy Services in Arkansas initiated a civil suit against the company. The plaintiffs alleged that Redland had violated the Fair Labor Standards Act…

Employee Sues for Being Paid Less Than Co-Worker, Alleges Racial Discrimination

Employee Sues for Being Paid Less Than Co-Worker, Alleges Racial Discrimination

A woman performing essentially the same job duties as a co-worker was being paid less. She alleged that the discrepancy in pay was racial discrimination and sued her employers. The…

Violentacrez Unmasked: Michael Brutsch’s Past Catches Up With Him, Loses Job

Violentacrez Unmasked: Michael Brutsch’s Past Catches Up With Him, Loses Job

You pay for your sins and your evil past will one day catch up with you is an adage that 49-year old, Arlington resident, Michael Brutsch has learnt the hard…

So You Were Unable To Report For Work Owing To The Hurricane: Must Your Employer Pay You For Your Enforced Absence?

So You Were Unable To Report For Work Owing To The Hurricane: Must Your Employer Pay You For Your Enforced Absence?

Hurricane Sandy has posed a lot of questions in its wake. Questions that employers never thought of answering and questions that workers never thought would be required to be asked.…

Michigan Right-To-Work Legislation Faces Union Raucous Protests: A Sleeping Giant Has Been Woken, They Say

Michigan Right-To-Work Legislation Faces Union Raucous Protests: A Sleeping Giant Has Been Woken, They Say

Michigan Unions are breathing fire and getting ready for a huge protest on Tuesday in retaliation of the increasing likelihood of the “right-to-work” legislation proposal going through the Michigan Legislature.…

Discreprancy Between Man and Woman’s Paychecks Leads to Lawsuit Against Employers

Discreprancy Between Man and Woman’s Paychecks Leads to Lawsuit Against Employers

A woman employed by Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc. brought a lawsuit under the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act (EPA) and the U.S. Code. She asserted that…

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