Just in the last two years, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Oracle have been hit with high-profile lawsuits over to their employment practices. And while those were the cases that made headlines, workers in nearly every sector sue their bosses for unpaid wages, discrimination and verbal a...
Workers compensation is a type of insurance that helps employees recover from workplace injuries or illnesses developed through one’s work. Each state has a different set of laws for its workers compensation program, with benefits covering medical expenses, prescription medication, death benefits,...
[caption id="attachment_6763" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] California's Blue Cut Fire Explodes to 30,000 Acres; Over 82000 Evacuated[/caption] As we move through the peak month of wildfire season, and massive fires cause evacuations across California and the West (with San Bernadino’s fire a...
The National Labor Relations Board has officially dismissed a petition by Northwestern football players seeking to unionize. In effect, this action rejects their claim to be university employees with the right to collectively bargain. In a unanimous decision that signaled a big win for the college s...
We all know there are certain questions a job interviewer cannot ask you: religious affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, whether you have kids, etc. But it seems that many employers get around that these days by simply snooping through your social media. In fact, applicants report an in...
Some disabilities are less visible than others. Some are completely apparent, particularly if the person relies on a wheelchair or other obvious device. But many others — referred to as "invisible" disabilities — are not apparent to the general public. People who live with these encounter a numb...
In a major report on U.S. labor conditions just published by ProPublica and NPR, researchers sledgehammer the workers' compensation system, specifically insurers, state regulators and the business community. No matter what industry you work for or how you feel about the issue, if you have a job in A...
At last week’s Code Conference, a tech convention in L.A. sponsored by the publication Re/code, Walmart's CEO dodged a question about how to improve his employees' lives by reportedly stating that like them, he himself is just another "associate." President and CEO Doug McMillon earns just unde...
[caption id="attachment_3565" align="alignright" width="300"] A natural gas derrick rises from the countryside near family homes in North Dakota.[/caption] The American (GDP) increased by 2.5% in 2012, a full point improvement over the 1.6% rate in 2011, and the greatest rate of economic grown sinc...