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16 min ago | Greenwich Citizen

Governor announces Nebraska job-searching app

The state is launching a new mobile app for smartphones and tablets that will help Nebraskans search for available jobs in the state.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Nebraska, Law, US Governors, Dave Heineman

4 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?

The president recently signed an executive order raising the minimum hourly wage to $10.10 for workers employed by federal contractors - including those with disabilities.

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Related Topix: Law

4 hrs ago | GPB.org

Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?

Matthew McMeekin, 35, returns home from Rehabilitation Opportunities Inc., a nonprofit sheltered workshop where he and other disabled workers stuff envelopes, collate files or shrink-wrap products all for less than Maryland's minimum hourly wage of $8.25.

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Related Topix: Law

4 hrs ago | WKXW-FM Trenton

Shaky Job Market Awaits College Grads [AUDIO]

The employment outlook will be a bit brighter for college graduates this year, if statistics keep moving in the same direction.

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Related Topix: Law

8 hrs ago | JD Supra

The Affordable Care Act - Countdown to Compliance for Employers,...

Particularly with the issuance of final regulations under the Affordable Care Act's employer shared responsibility rules, employers have been concerned - justifiably - with the pay-or-play penalties.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Law

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WTVF Nashville

First Lady Michelle Obama To Speak At Fort Campbell Wednesday

They will be helping host the Fort Campbell Veterans Jobs Summit and Career Forum.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Campbell, Law

JD Supra

Unpaid Employer Contributions as Plan Assets: Expansion Of Liability Under ERISA

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended , requires trustees of multiemployer pension and benefit funds to collect contributions required to be made by contributing employers under their collective bargaining agreements with the labor union sponsoring the plans.

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Related Topix: Law, Personal Finance, Retirement, Pension, Economics News, Bankruptcy

JD Supra

"May I Record A Conversation With My Employee Without His Knowledge?"

At the Pullman & Comley Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Seminar recently , I was asked by one of the attendees, an HR Director, whether she could record a disciplinary meeting with a troublesome employee without telling the employee.

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Related Topix: Law, Criminal Defense Law

The Virginian-Pilot

Judge dismisses racial bias suit against Virginia Beach sheriff

Cassandra Lee was the Virginia Beach Sheriff Office's first black female captain.

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Related Topix: Law

HR Magazine

EEOC Challenges Destruction of Surveillance Video in Harassment Case

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission challenged a SunTrust bank in Gulf Gate, Fla., for destroying surveillance video from a period of alleged sexual harassment and persuaded a district court in an April 7, 2014, decision to introduce evidence at trial about the bank's failure to preserve the video footage.

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Related Topix: Law

New Mobility

ADA Legacy Project Bus Tour to Kick Off in July

It may be another year until the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25, but the ADA Legacy Project is launching a cross-country bus tour this summer to celebrate and raise awareness of the historic civil rights law.

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Related Topix: Law

Bangor Daily News

Mary Mayhew, Jeanne Paquette: We're reforming welfare in Maine through job training, placement

Gov. Paul R. LePage has long said that the best cure for poverty is a job, and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families workforce retraining program, known as ASPIRE, is all about providing support to obtain work experience and employment.

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Related Topix: Law, Opinion

KFVS12

Company to pay cancer patient it wouldn't hire

A Chicago company will have to pay $80,000 to a man it refused to hire because he had prostate cancer.

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Related Topix: Law

Free Republic

Government-Forced Retirement at 57?

These words of Thomas Jefferson's are etched under the dome of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington: "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Business Insurance

Furniture store that didn't hire pregnant woman must pay: Court

A midsize office furnishings and architectural store in New York City has agreed to pay $90,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging it with reneging on an employment to a job applicant who was pregnant.

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Related Topix: Law

Mon Apr 21, 2014

WNEM-TV Saginaw

Saginaw's Human Rights Ordinance tabled indefinitely

The Saginaw City Council has tabled a decision to approve an ordinance supporters say would protect employees from workplace discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Related Topix: Law, Gay/Lesbian

Law.com

Legal Protections Against Harassment for Interns in NYC

As summer approaches, many companies will be bringing interns into the office. The unpaid intern has become a common sight in corporate America, particularly in a lagging economy, but employers might not know that these interns often lack legal protection from harassment and discrimination.

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Related Topix: Law

The Wichita Eagle

In North Carolina, a GOP contest over whoa s more conservative

U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers is serving the end of her second two-year term. She is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Renee Ellmers, North Carolina, Southern Pines, NC, Fort Bragg, NC, Law

Business Insurance

Dismissal of lawsuit by teacher fired for inappropriate sexual comments upheld

A federal appeals court has upheld dismissal of retaliation and discrimination claims filed by a terminated college teacher who had continual conflicts with both colleagues and students, including allegedly secretly photographing the assistant basketball coach as he worked out and commenting on a student's virginity.

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Related Topix: Weatherford, TX, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Parker County, TX, Law

Entrepreneur Magazine

Hiring Advice for Startups: What You Need to Know

Most business owners don't do a good job hiring new employees the first time. They often wait too long or hire somebody without the necessary skills to help their business move forward.

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Related Topix: Law

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