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Extreme Close-up: Report Says Workers Fired After Complaining About Camera

February 23, 2012
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Two garbage workers in British Columbia say they were fired because they complained publicly about a surveillance camera being installed in their truck.
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Chat Transcript: Is the Work-More Economy Working?

February 16, 2012
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Read the transcript from a live conversation with Senior Editor Ed Frauenheim about today's "Work-More Economy," in which job demands have risen. Are firms going too far, hurting themselves and workers? The live chat took place on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 1 p.m. ET.
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Subtle Bias From Grade School to the Workplace

February 7, 2012
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Norwegian Insurance Company Monitors Workers' Bathroom Breaks

February 6, 2012
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Norway's chief workplace ombudsman Bjorn Erik Thon told a media outlet that one firm required employees to wear a red bracelet during their menstrual cycles to indicate the need for more restroom visits.
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When ‘Agility' Adopts the Symptoms of A.D.D.

January 13, 2012
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Hey edgy executives: Take a deep breath and stop hopping from one priority to another.
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Playing It Safe: A Look at Workplace Safety During the Roaring '20s and Now

January 4, 2012
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To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. The first installment deals with workplace safety in the 1920s and what's going on in that area today. Next month, we look at the 1930s and employer-sponsored pension plans.
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How Big Is Your Year-End Bonus?

December 29, 2011
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Nothing says more about China's booming auto market than the generous bonus given by the FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co. The joint venture carmaker awarded its employees with a bonus that equals to 27 months of salary. On top of that, employees also received double salary for eight months this year.
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Majority of Workers to Be Independent By 2020

December 20, 2011
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Independent workers include those on fixed-term contracts, independent consultants, those working through temporary agencies, workers on an on-call arrangement and those who own a business with less than five employees.
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The Age of the Less-Ambitious Employee

December 19, 2011
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The bottom line is that a corner office—with all its demands—is less appealing. Here's how one consultant describes a common mindset today: “The headache isn't worth it. I'd rather be able to spend time with the kids.”
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