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Congress begins to tackle retirement
www.benefitspro.com

Congress this week is turning its attention to the country’s retirement security crisis in a way that many industry watchers say is long overdue.

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Musk’s SpaceX Sued by Workers Over Unpaid Wages, Firings
www.bloomberg.com

Billionaire Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. was sued by ex-workers claiming the company didn’t warn them before a mass firing in violation of California state law.

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Harassment is more difficult to prove than discrimination
hr.blr.com

A federal appeals court has ruled that a black electrician can move forward with claims of race discrimination and retaliation, but that he had insufficient evidence to proceed with a claim of harassment. The case demonstrates that discrimination and retaliation claims are much less likely to be dismissed than harassment claims, lawyers at Jack Nelson […]

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LinkedIn Had To Pay Workers Nearly $3.5 Million In Unpaid Overtime After Breaking Federal Labor Laws
thinkprogress.org

LinkedIn has to pay employees nearly $6 million in unpaid overtime and damages after a federal investigation found the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Having A Baby Shouldn’t Derail Your Career
www.fastcompany.com

The woman at the helm of an Oregon tech company has instituted unheard of family-friendly policies including baby-wearing in the office.

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Starbucks can’t fire cursing, pro-union worker
www.seattlepi.com

Stickin’ it to The Man, probably while very caffeinated.

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How The Founder Of Take Our Daughters To Work Day Is Working To Close The Gender Wage Gap
www.fastcompany.com

Decades ago Nell Merlino started a 20-million-person-strong movement, now she’s fighting for economic equality for women entrepreneurs.

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Wearable Computers Add Complex Wrinkle To Workplace
news.investors.com

In theory, companies with policies covering the use of mobile electronics at work are prepared for the arrival of wearable computers, but questions remain.

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College Didn’t Violate Rehabilitation Act By Denying Medical Leave Beyond 6 Mos.
www.bna.com

Kansas State University didn’t violate the Rehabilitation Act by denying a faculty members request to extend her leave for cancer treatment after the school already had granted her the maximum six months of paid medical leave the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled May 29.

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Seattle approves hike in minimum wage to $15 per hour
www.reuters.com

The Seattle city council voted unanimously on Monday to approve a sharp increase in the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next seven years.

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The Best (And Worst) Countries For Workers
www.fastcoexist.com

When it comes to workers rights, the U.S. scores shockingly low compared to other countries. Right on par with Iraq, Haiti, and Iran.

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Congress Plans Obamacare Exemption to Boost Veteran Employment
www.nationaljournal.com

The Senate could hold a procedural vote this week on a House bill to change the employer mandate.

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Telecommuting can qualify as workplace attendance, court rules
www.theemployerhandbook.com

These blogging fingers have had much to say about telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Now, if you’ll excuse me, these blogging fingers are going to dunk broccoli into spinach dip.

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3 reasons to love the JOBS Act
www.heritage.org

The JOBS Act would free up the labor market, reduce harmful regulations, and unleash federal lands for productive use.

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