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New California laws try to help employees, immigrants
www.santacruzsentinel.com

As California’s economy recovers, the Democrats who control the state Legislature put a priority on assisting more vulnerable workers with some of the laws taking effect in the new year.

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Former Google Interns Confess: This Is What It Was Really Like
www.businessinsider.com

Former interns have a lot to say about their internship experience at Google.

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U.S. Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise on Holiday Distortions
www.bloomberg.com

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week to an almost nine-month high, showing fluctuation in the filings that typically occurs around the year-end holidays.

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Copywriter Tweets About Working 30 Hours Straight, Dies the Next Day
gawker.com

A copywriter collapsed and died over the weekend shortly after tweeting about working for over 30 hours straight.

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Unconventional employee rewards more cheerful than check
triblive.com

The $500 holiday shopping spree offered to Dynamic Ceramics employees is an example of the creative ways employers are finding to reward their workers.

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The Thing Employees Want Most From a Job
www.businessnewsdaily.com

Money isn’t everything, employees say. This is what many workers would rather have.

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66% of Americans back minimum wage increase, poll finds
www.washingtonpost.com

An increase in minimum wage to cope with economic inequality has support from two-thirds of Americans, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. Nearly two-thirds of respondents say federal policy is distorted to benefit the rich at the expense of Americans who are less well off. Almost 60% of respondents say Congress should act to […]

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It’s official: Higher pay attracts better workers
qz.com

It may seem like common sense that if you want to lure better workers, you should pay higher wages. Yet employers and economic theorists alike aren’t sure that is a true, since high pay might attract job applicants who are in it just for the money. So what is an employer to do?

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Why A For-Profit College Set This Man Up With A Fake Job (On Purpose)
www.huffingtonpost.com

Eric Parms enrolled at an Everest College campus in the suburbs of Atlanta in large part because recruiters promised he would have little trouble securing a job. He’d seen the for-profit school’s television commercials touting its sterling rates of job placement, and he’d heard the pledges of admissions staff who assured him that the campus […]

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Worker Stock Suits Get Supreme Court Review in Bank Case
www.bloomberg.com

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to use a case involving Fifth Third Bancorp to decide how easy it will be for workers to sue when their retirement plans lose money because of a drop in the employer’s stock price.

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How Aeropostale uses Facebook for benefits communication
talentmgt.com

Aeropostale has found that the best way to communicate maternity benefits to their mostly young, female workforce is through Facebook, says Patricia Goodwin-Peters, an HR executive at the company. The Facebook page encourages discussions and features advice from a qualified health professional, she says.

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The Best Companies To Work For In 2014
www.forbes.com

Here are the best places to work in 2014, according to Glassdoor.com.

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Four Signs the Job Market Is Getting Better
blogs.wsj.com

Some 1.5 million Americans were laid off or fired in October, the fewest since the government began keeping track in 2001.

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The 6 Secrets Of America’s Happiest Workplaces
www.fastcompany.com

The employer ratings site Glassdoor just released their best places to work for 2014–and the results can make your office way better.

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