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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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TGI Friday’s accused of labor law violations
www.usatoday.com

Restaurant chain accused of underpaying workers

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GitHub Is Under Fire For The Way A Female Employee Was Treated
www.businessinsider.com

Last year, GitHub appeared to be the perfect startup. Today? Not to much.

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This Week in Employment Background Checks
www.employeescreen.com

EmployeeScreenIQ’s Weekly Wrap Up features content we post throughout the week with the latest updates and trends in employment background screening.

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Appeals Court Slams EEOC Over Discrimination Suit Based On `Race Raters’
www.forbes.com

An appeals court dresses down the EEOC for shoddy research — and for suing Kaplan for using the same method for rating job applicants as the EEOC itself.

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Can employers ban gossip?
www.workforce.com

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled against a hospital that prohibited employees from making negative comments, but the board took no issue with the hospital’s ban on gossip, Jon Hyman writes. The ruling shows that a “narrowly drafted no-gossip policy may pass scrutiny by the NLRB,” Hyman writes.

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What You Need to Know Before Pursuing Adverse Action
blog.goodhire.com

If you are an HR professional responsible for making hiring decisions, you have probably heard the term adverse action. In fact, the term is a significant one with serious implications, and it’s in your company’s best interest to understand those implications fully. We’€™ve got the straightforward explanation you’ve been looking for to provide a clearer […]

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What’s Legal, What’s Not in Employee Background Checks
www.businessnewsdaily.com

If you’re trying to find out more about a job candidate before you hire, make sure you know what’s legal and what’s not.

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Northwestern Football Ruling May Change U.S. College Sports
www.bloomberg.com

Northwestern University football players were given the right to form college sports’ first labor union in a ruling that could seismically change the $16 billion business of top-level university athletics.

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Workers’ Severance Pay Can Be Taxed, U.S. Supreme Court Rules
www.bloomberg.com

The U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over taxes on severance compensation, overturning a lower court decision that could have forced the IRS to refund more than $1 billion.

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