“If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Do I have to take my job with the new company, or can I leave and collect unemployment benefits until I find a new job? Kellie Salem, Oregon Answer: Unemployment benefits are not paid to employees based on who owns the company they work for; a sale, merger or other change in ownership is not a reason to collect. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Blog » “If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance benefits?” “If

“Recording Conversations with Your Boss or HR” What You Need to Know

Sklover Working Wisdom

On the other hand, if the purpose of recording a conversation at work is (a) to make a record of wrongful, improper or illegal activity, such as embezzlement, discrimination or retaliation, or (b) to make a record of your objecting to, complaining about or seeking to halt wrongful, improper or illegal activity, then making the recording of the conversation may be not only proper, but wise and commendable.

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You Can Still Be Fired for Being LGBTQ in Some States, but Maybe the Supreme Court Will Fix That

Evil HR Lady

Discrimination against people for their sexual orientation is wrong, right? California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Washington all have statewide legislation protecting people against sexual orientation and gender identity.

2019 125

Can My Credit History Impact My Job Search?

Resume Bear

This is an invasion of privacy and can give the idea that the employer is discriminating due to the employee’s health. Currently there are states that have laws in place making it illegal to discriminate against potential employees due to poor credit. These stares are: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, Washington, and Vermont. Because many minorities face job discrimination, their credit is often at a disproportionate number to whites.

2013 188

Key Benefits To Keep In Mind When Looking For Work Out Of State

Corn on the Job

When it comes to paid time off for illness, California, Vermont and Oregon all require the provision of paid sick leave. 2020 kicked off with over 7 million job openings across America. For the current job seekers, this came as welcome news. Estimates put job openings at 1.4

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Are Credit Checks an Effective Pre-Employment Screening Technique?


In 2010, a spokesman for TransUnion told a group of Oregon legislators “At this point we don’t have any research to show any statistical correlation between what’s in somebody’s credit report and their job performance or their likelihood to commit fraud.”. If you want to prevent theft, try working on company culture and values aside from discriminating based on credit scores.

2012 131

Six Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

I’m being discriminated against on my job because of my race, and I’ve also been sexually harassed by men and women. Since the racial discrimination and sexual harassment policies do not work, what’s next? Portland, Oregon. Question 1: Can I have an attorney work on a “percentage-only” fee? I believe I’m working in a hostile environment due to being out on disability.

2011 109

how late can you call employees at home, dealing with abusive customers, and more

Ask a Manager

I hid it because I was discriminated against during my last pregnancy when I had an opportunity for a promotion with my current employer (as in, they told me that they wanted to promote me but my pregnancy was really poor timing). We’re in Oregon, and we are all salaried employees. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. How late can I call employees at home? Is there a cut-off time that I as an employer can call an employee’s home or cell phone?

Check-up for self-delusion | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Check-up for self-delusion Posted to: Diversity | Self-management | Women February 7th, 2010 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook It’s unbelievable to me that everyone continues to watch football when we know that men are getting genuinely, permanently, brain damaged. The game is tantamount to cockfighting, only with people instead of animals.

2010 84

coworkers can't see past my Russian accent — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

I always reply “Oregon.&# Who wants to be the one to bring up harassment or discrimination claims, and risk being villianized at work? About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager coworkers can’t see past my Russian accent January 14, 2011 A reader writes: I come from eastern Europe, specifically from Russia. Given the history — cold war between our countries, media, etc. — I find the subject of my origin somewhat uncomfortable to discuss.

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Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking.

Penelope Trunk

Rest assured, McDonald's does not tolerate discrimination of any kind. Religion might be the more serious problem here, religion combined with discrimination of women (all religions, there are still very orthodox christians and jews who tell girls and women they have fewer rights than boys and men and put it in practice in their communities). " Your comments about European discrimination are pertinent and important. Is this your first time here?

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