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Employees

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Gov. Corbett Puts An End To “Triple-Dipping”

Governor Corbett has signed a bill that will put an end to so-called “triple-dipping” by retired state employees who return to state work and then collect unemployment.

10/27/2013

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Promotion Not Given To ‘Not My Job’ Employees

A new study by CareerBuilder.com found the three words that will get you passed over for a promotion.

10/21/2013

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Website Releases Top 10 Disappearing Jobs

The recession has affected jobs in all sectors, but some fields have been harder hit than others.

09/03/2013

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Vicarious Liability

It is in your company’s best interest to provide training in all aspects of employees’ jobs – even those that seem obvious – or risk liability.

08/28/2013

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Investigation Finds 83 Public Workers In New Jersey Lied For School Lunch

An investigation of 15 school districts found that 83 employees on the public payroll lied about their incomes so their children could qualify for free or reduced-cost school lunches, the state comptroller announced Wednesday.

07/17/2013

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McDonald’s Restaurants In Northeastern Pa. Offer More Payment Options In Wake Of Lawsuit

Company spokeswoman Christina Mueller-Curran says employees of 16 McDonald’s restaurants in northeastern Pennsylvania will be given the option of getting paid via direct deposit or paper check.

07/01/2013

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Government Agency Regulates Workplace Safety

From ergonomics to mold and other building toxins, OSHA regulates the working conditions that may harm workers.

06/14/2013

Age Discrimination In Employment

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act protects employees over the age of 40 from discrimination on the basis of their age. But employers can be found to have discriminated even if they never called someone “too old.”

06/04/2013

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Alcoholism May Be A Disability

A history of alcoholism is, in fact, a disability and not only can’t employers fire an employee because of his alcoholism, it must reasonably accommodate his disability.

05/27/2013

Illegal To Forbid Salary Discussion Among Employees

The Double Eagle Hotel and Casino in Colorado had a policy forbidding employees from discussing their salaries and bonuses with each other – but that policy is a violation of the law.

05/24/2013

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Drug Testing At Work

With some states legalizing marijuana, what is an employer’s right to drug test employees?

04/25/2013

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Dealing With A Smelly Coworker

So long as there is no intent to discriminate on the basis of gender or other protected status, it is not only okay to tell someone he or she smells, but it may be a kindness.

03/20/2013

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Legally Badmouthing Your Employer

We’ve heard the advice: anything you post online about your employer can get you fired. Yeah. Only that’s not exactly true.

03/18/2013

Employers Paying For Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recently released its statistics on the claims made in 2012. How much money did employers have to pay?

02/12/2013

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Buying Extra Vacation Time

One recent trend in employee benefits is that of employers who allow employees to buy or sell their vacation time. That’s right. You can pay your boss not to have to come to work.

02/05/2013

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