No, Election Day Should Not be a Federal Holiday

Evil HR Lady

Countless other students and workers who do manage to cast their ballots would love to be even more involved in the process — whether by driving elderly neighbors to the polls, helping illiterate voters understand their ballots, or serving as a poll watcher to deter foul play — but can’t afford to skip class or take off a shift. To keep reading, click here: No, Election Day Should Not be a Federal Holiday.

Employment Class Actions Survive Despite Wal-Mart Ruling


Employment Class Actions Survive Despite Wal-Mart Ruling. The end of the road for a class-action discrimination lawsuit brought by female employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Supreme Court decision last month siding with the world’s largest retailer was widely seen as a blow to many other would-be class-action plaintiffs. million current and former workers at the retailer, who contended they were paid less than men and denied promotions, was properly certified as a class.

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10 middle-class jobs that are rapidly vanishing


10 middle-class jobs that are rapidly vanishing. Travel agents, proofreaders, transit security all are seeing big declines “The American dream is dead for the majority of America,” financial guru Suze Orman told Forbes last year, speaking about her upcoming book "The Money Class.". The middle class has disappeared,” she said. Are stable, well-paying middle-class jobs an endangered species? slideshow: 10 disappearing middle-class jobs. Be our Friend.

18 Job Boards Perfect for Diversity Recruiting Compliance Efforts


This is especially important if you are a federal contractor and required to focus on good faith efforts for nine protected classes that include: 1) Age (over 40), 2) Disability, 3) Genetic Information, 4) National Origin, 5) Pregnancy, 6) Race/Color, 7) Religion, 8) Sex and 9) Veterans. Job boards remain an excellent way to engage talent, especially diverse candidates.

HEY BIG COMPANY: Are Your Management Trainees Bristling At Being Salaried Employees?

HR Capitalist

Burger King recently experienced this with their class of Management Trainees - More f rom the always sexy : "According to allegations in a recently filed overtime pay class action lawsuit brought by a former employee, Burger King Corp. Ah yes.

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are the new overtime rules about to boost your paycheck?

Ask A Manager

If you’re not earning at least $50,440 a year, the federal government is probably about to require your employer to pay you overtime whenever you work more than 40 hours in a week. You may also like: a round-up: social class at work, instant reactions, and more on overtime pay can you say no to overtime? A new regulation that’s widely expected to become law this summer might result in you receiving more money in your paycheck.

The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar

Evil HR Lady

The New York Times explains it as follows : A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: The dreaded — or totally necessary — Oxford comma, perhaps the most polarizing of punctuation marks. My first question on this was how on earth do truck drivers qualify for being exempt on a federal law level?

The Social Media Interview, what Employers and Employees should know

Resume Bear

According to the same MSNBC article, federal laws to prohibit social media password requests by perspective employers have even been suggested. alcohol consumption); information on protected classes (race, gender, etc.); By Pedram Tabibi. Imagine landing a job interview.

In a Job Interview, No Question is Illegal

The Job Quest

What is illegal, however, is to make a hiring decision based on the information discovered if it reveals that a candidate is part of a protected class.

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US Bill Would Make Employer Requests for Facebook Access Illegal


These protected classes and their information are illegal when used as part of a hiring, promotion, or disciplinary process. Information about a person’s sexual preference as the EEOC considers transgender as a protected class.

How Do I Get an Accounting Job?

Resume Bear

It’s also a good idea to take a class in accounting laws and rules and regulations so you will up to date on federal and local laws. You can build on your credentials throughout your career by taking classes and adding certifications; you’ll have plenty of room to grow as an accountant and can either continue to work for a company, or perhaps go out on your own. Jobs are trendy just like anything else; they come and go.

Edward Snowden: No Degree, Lied on His Resume, Promptly Hired for 122K a year.

HR Capitalist

As it turns out, Booz Allen Hamilton (who provides a LOT of contractors to the NSA and the Federal Government as a whole) found some issues with Snowden''s resume, but what the hell? Now his LinkedIn profile lists "Russian Federation" as his home country.

Top 10 Ways Employers Can Improve Leave Administration


HR Today is hosting an online class covering the basics of leave administration on November 5, 2014. The 90-minute class will cover federal and California law that controls protected job leave, as well as how to engage in best and legally compliant leave practices.

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For The Love Of Food: An Inside Look At Sous Chef Jobs

Career Realism

While many sous chefs start as entry-level cooks, professionals can enjoy the bright future of a sous chef by attending classes at an accredited training program.

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What is Affirmative Action Anyway?


These “government contracts” organizations seek to engage those in protected classes; classes including women, minorities, veterans and the disabled, among others.

Weed in Colorado: Can Recruiters Screen Candidates for a Now Legal Drug?

The Undercover Recruiter

Federal law allows this, as smokers are not considered a protected class. In some states, however, smokers’ rights are protected by the state, even if they’re not protected by the federal government. federal law. Another year has come and gone.

5 Things You Should Know Before Becoming A Real Estate Agent

Career Realism

Real estate courses are designed to ensure applicants are conversant with local, state, and federal regulations regarding every facet of a property sale. After you complete any real estate classes and studies required in your jurisdiction, you then take a test and apply for licensing.

The Most Interesting Career Options With a Law Degree That You Haven’t Thought Of

Career Alley

Some states allow attorneys that are admitted to the bar to obtain a real estate license without taking a class or passing a real estate licensure test. Law school classes, including contracts, tax law and corporations, provide a broad knowledge base for a new business owner.

COBRA: The 21 Most Frequently Asked Questions

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES*: We are frequently asked questions about COBRA, the federal workplace law that is probably utilized by more employees than any other. LESSON TO LEARN: If you are in danger of losing your employer-provided health care coverage, you are likely able to take advantage of the federal COBRA law, which provides a mechanism to obtain health care coverage continuation. Question 19: What is the Federal Government’s role in COBRA?


Is it illegal to recruit on Facebook?

Resume Bear

Although there are areas of sensitivity when using these sites, you can follow the recommendations provided to ensure that you are using social networking as part of your hiring process without discrimination and in compliance with federal laws. ABOUT OUR GUEST. Lisa D. Grant Harpe, Ph.D.

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What I've Learned About Perceptions of OT-Eligible Jobs In Periods of FLSA Change.

HR Capitalist

By now, most of you have heard that a federal judge issued an injunction to the FLSA laws that were going to cause most of our companies to do one of two things to a select group of employees - either increase salaries to continue to make lower level professionals eligible as exempt employees or move those employees to hourly status, making them OT eligible.

Universal pre-K is bad for everyone

Penelope Trunk

Middle-class parents can’t afford good child care, which Obama says in his speech , and he says that preschool is a childcare solution more than an education solution. One of the largest education trends is middle class parents taking kids out of school.

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Supreme Court Grants Review for Same-Sex Marriage Issue


In November, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld different same-sex marriage prohibitions in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and Michigan, going against the current federal court tide of decisions striking down such laws.

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Economics: Through Jobs, Freedom

Resume Bear

Why should those worth hundreds of millions pay tax at the same rate as those who are middle class? Martin Luther King Jr. was working hard to get people to Washington, DC. But when he told an audience, “We are going to bring the tired, the poor, the huddled masses.

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Using the White House’s Resource Guide to Hiring People with Disabilities


In February of this year, the White House released a Resource Guide to Hiring People with Disabilities as a product of an initiative called Curb Cuts to the Middle Class. It’s easy to get connected with federally funded state and local employment programs for people with disabilities through the National Employment Team website.

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my manager doesn’t want me to meet with clients unless I lose weight

Ask A Manager

Appearance and weight aren’t protected classes under federal law, and only a few jurisdictions in the U.S. A reader writes: I’m a 30-year-old woman, and I’m a size 10/12. I’m not obese by anyone’s standards – except for those of a New York modeling agency. But I don’t work for a New York modeling agency; I’m a management consultant in Pennsylvania.)

Can You Find a Job Without a College Degree?

Resume Bear

A busy single mother of three, Willis is taking classes in business management in the hopes that she can break through the barriers put up by the lack of a degree. In addition, because she works for a federal institution, she gets tuition reimbursement.

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Swiss Saturday: Handshakes, Swimming Pools, and Annoying Foreigners

Evil HR Lady

The Swiss really believe in Federalism, and so each Canton gets to vary the rules to fit their local culture and needs. Here’s the NYT article: Muslim Girls in Switzerland Must Attend Swim Classes With Boys, Court Says. The girls say it’s against their religion, so dang it, it’s against their religion, and they shouldn’t be required to take the swim classes with boys.

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Tired Of The Same Old Same Old? Try A Franchise!

Career Realism

ended abruptly after his division’s largest customer, a military contractor, pulled its business once the federal government imposed massive across-the board cuts as part of “deficit reduction sequestration” in early 2013. One of those classes introduced him to the option of a franchise.

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Connections, Customers, And Caring With NES Rentals

Career Realism

Whether you’re an employee or a customer of NES Rentals, you have access to more than 100 International Powered Access Federation trained Evaluators to teach you through the Operator Program.

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Staff Development, Benefits & Compensation for Low-Wage Workers


1 The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that in 2013, nearly two-thirds of workers in jobs that pay federal minimum wage or less are in the service industry. A number of states and cities have a higher minimum wage than the federal rate of $7.25, and President Obama encouraged Congress to raise minimum wage to $10.10. Offer regular classes on management, computer skills and other topics.

Executive Job Search: Is NUNA (No Unemployed Need Apply) Illegal?

Executive Career Brand

“The discrimination has to be against a “protected class&# – a group that has suffered discrimination based on a status it can’t change, like gender, race or age – or shouldn’t be forced to change, like religion. Some states protect additional groups, but the EEOC enforces federal law, so that was the hearing’s focus.&#. And if it doesn’t, here’s hoping some class action lawsuits – or EEOC action – puts a stop to it.&#.

How Following Industry News Can Boost Your Career

The Undercover Recruiter

Remember bringing news clips to class for discussion?) But if you haven’t been following industry news and trends, you might be unaware of a new federal policy, game-changing software, or latest trend.

Part One: HR Basics for Small Businesses #hrbasics


Your handbook should include your EEOC statement about not discriminating on the basis of protected classes as well as your policy against harassment. As I mentioned in a previous post, federal law does not require meal breaks ; however, many states have specific requirements.

HireCentrix Forum :: Topic: American Jobs: Going, Going. (1/1)


Corporations are escalating efforts to ship out jobs that pay well and build the middle class—and now they are aiming their axes at workers in the nation’s fast-growing white-collar sector. This collapse was the largest since the Federal Reserve began tracking household wealth after WW2 From August 2007 to October 2008, an estimated 20%, or $2 trillion, disappeared from Americans’ retirement plans. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs.

Becoming A Sales Territory Manager With NES Rentals

Career Realism

Whether you’re an employee or a customer of NES Rentals, you have access to more than 100 International Powered Access Federation trained Evaluators to teach you through the Operator Program.

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5 Different Jobs With An International Business Degree

Career Realism

If you found accounting interesting during your business classes, you can pursue a career as an international accountant. This job is found in both the federal government and private sector. The most lucrative jobs are found within the federal government.

Middle Age Unemployment: What Can You Do?

Career Alley

But even middle-class people who might skate by on savings or a spouse’s income are jarred by an abrupt end to working life and to a secure retirement. Two federal income tax credits could help if you return to school to improve your resume in this still-struggling economy.

4 Things You Should Know About Background Checks

Career Rocketeer

Employers Need Permission to Conduct One Employers need your permission to have third-party agencies conduct background searches, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Looking For Job in 2017? Find Companies With These Hot Employee Perks

Ms. Career Girl

But, if you refinance your federal loans, you’ll lose out on certain protections, including deferment, income-based repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness for those with qualifying full-time jobs who make 10 years of payments. The post Looking For Job in 2017?

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