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Employment & Labor News

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Employment & Labor News Advice

  • Immigration Discrimination: 4 Illegal Employer Practices

    Employers must know that while they have the obligation to obey immigration law by hiring only authorized workers, they also must not violate anti-discrimination laws when hiring or firing workers. Read more...

  • 70-Year-Old Census Records Highlight Shifts in the Working World

    For many of us today, working means cubicles and computers and commutes. It means colleagues who have graduated high school, and many who have also finished college. It means earning tens of thousands of dollars every year. But recently … Read more...

  • Ann Romney, Hilary Rosen & the Value of Mothers

    The ongoing political debate about the so-called "war on women" took an unexpected turn this week when a comment by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen ignited anger among those who feel she was denigrating the work of stay-at-home mothers. Read more...

  • Wasting Time at Work 2012

    A Facebook status update here, a Tweet there and maybe you find that perfect dinner recipe on Pinterest. In this day and age most jobs require a computer, most computers have the Internet and distractions to workers are plentiful. But how … Read more...

  • Bad Economy Puts Younger Workers Behind the Eight Ball

    The young people of America are taking jobs they don't want, moving back in with their parents, and delaying marriage and children as they struggle with a still-uncertain economy, according to survey results released recently by the Pew … Read more...

  • Unemployment is Down, Jobs Are Up -- Depending on Where You Live

    As of December, the national, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.5 percent. North Dakota, however, had a jobless rate of just 3.3 percent, down from 3.8 percent in December 2010. Two other states from the upper Midwest and a pair … Read more...

  • We Won't Rest Until The Wage Gap is Eliminated

    At the request of government officials, Salary.com has made a commitment to assist in this year's Equal Pay App Challenge. Salary.com is allowing developers to harness its 100 percent employer-reported salary data – which includes … Read more...

  • MIT for Free

    The new initiative, dubbed MITx, will have no admissions requirements or application process. Participants will be able to access course materials, interact with faculty and communicate with other students. There will be no charge to take … Read more...

  • 11 High-Paying Blue Collar Jobs with Mike Rowe

    No One Knows Dirty Jobs Better than Mike Rowe At one point or another, you've probably seen someone performing a "dirty" job and said to yourself "You couldn't pay me enough to do that." But Mike Rowe, host of TV's Dirty Jobs, gets paid to … Read more...

  • TV Star Mike Rowe Talks Dirty Jobs

    Mike Rowe, star of the hit TV show "Dirty Jobs," knows a thing or two about work. He's had more than 300 jobs over the last seven years, ranging from making bricks to castrating sheep. So who better for Wendy and Aaron to talk to than a guy … Read more...