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

Evil HR Lady

What ensued in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and in a 29-page court decision handed down on Monday, was an exercise in high-stakes grammar pedantry that could cost a dairy company in Portland, Me., My first question on this was how on earth do truck drivers qualify for being exempt on a federal law level? You’ve probably heard about the company in Maine that will end up shelling out around $10 million due to the lack of an Oxford comma.

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Danger, Workplace Danger. What Now?

Ms. Career Girl

In a Portland State University interview white collar crime expert Mike Benson, explains that under OSHA “woeful [safety] violation that resulted in a death” when negligence is proven is treated as a federal misdemeanor. Federal misdemeanors have a prison sentence of one year or less. The post Danger, Workplace Danger. What Now? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Don’t talk to strangers. Wear your seat belt. Look both ways before crossing the street.

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A Dozen Mistakes to Avoid as a Supervisor and What to Do Instead

Ms. Career Girl

INSTEAD: Learn the basics of federal and state labor law just so you know what the danger areas are. Sever lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Portland, OR. The post A Dozen Mistakes to Avoid as a Supervisor and What to Do Instead appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Rita Sever. Her bio follows. When I work with supervisors, I am often surprised by the particulars of a situation but I am rarely surprised by the underlying problems or practices.

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“I fear workplace violence; what should I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I’ve informed the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), and have filed a police report of the incident. If you would like a list of experienced employment attorneys in Portland, Oregon, you can obtain one by simply [ clicking here. ]. federal workplace safety laws, employers are responsible for ensuring a safe working environment for their employees. Question : I’ve been a victim of a physical altercation with a co-worker.

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Top 5 Common Cover Letter Pitfalls to Avoid

Jennifer Anthony

– Dawn Rasmussen – CTP, CMP President Pathfinder Writing and Career Services PO Box 20536 Portland OR 97294 503-539-3954 phone 503-408-4894 fax [link] Advance your career with a professionally-written resume!

Dodging the Age (And Any Other Discrimination) Bullet in a Job Search

Jennifer Anthony

– Dawn Rasmussen – CTP, CMP President Pathfinder Writing and Career Services PO Box 20536 Portland OR 97294 503-539-3954 phone 503-408-4894 fax [link] Advance your career with a professionally-written resume!

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Seven Short Q&A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Portland, Maine. Most State and Federal agencies have their own forms that they require you fill out when filing a complaint. Question 1: Can the clients of an independent contractor use the subcontractor that was used by the independent contractor after the subcontractor has ended the independent contactor/subcontractor relationship? . Chrystal. Clinton Township, Michigan. The Very Short Answer is “Yes.”

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Winning Tips For Your Interview Checklist

Jennifer Anthony

– Dawn Rasmussen – CTP, CMP President Pathfinder Writing and Career Services PO Box 20536 Portland OR 97294 503-539-3954 phone 503-408-4894 fax [link] Advance your career with a professionally-written resume!

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my friend lied to me about a job, rigid interview dates, and more

Ask A Manager

Years ago, during my extreme youth, I was supposed to move to Portland with a friend, who ended up getting a great job offer in another city at the last minute. They can’t pass laws that lessen any of the protections offered at the federal level, but they can pass laws that offer more protection. So you’ll sometimes see states have more employee protections than what is offered federally. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions.

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How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Posted by priscilla on January 21, 2010 at 11:31 am | permalink | Reply I got a lot of federal aid to go to exactly the kind of institution you're putting down, and I wouldn't do it differently if I had the chance. I got a great education at Portland Community College. I decided to keep going and ended up with a Bachelors Degree from Portland State University. Now, I'm looking at obtaining my MBA from Portland State University.

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