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Ford Improves Worker Safety, Hollywood-Style

May 25, 2011
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Researchers are creating a multinational avatar based on Ford’s North American virtual workers Jack and Jill. The new avatar will reflect the sizes and shapes of workers at assembly plants across the globe.
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Survey Notes Employee Health Care Deductibles Rising

May 19, 2011
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Rising health care costs add pressure on employers already affected by the difficult economy, but boosting employee cost-sharing may make employees more careful consumers of services, says one expert.
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Living Wage Backers Storm City Hall in New York

May 13, 2011
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The bill, which would compel employers at projects that receive $100,000 or more in city subsidies to pay workers $10 an hour plus benefits or $11.50 without benefits, was expected to draw passionate testimony from supporters and opponents.
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Health Care Industry Continues to Show Positive Job Growth

May 10, 2011
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The growth—the strongest in six months’ time—put the 12-month growth rate at 2.3 percent, or 317,000 total jobs.
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Obama Signs Bill Repealing Health Care Reform Law Vouchers

April 19, 2011
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The voucher repeal provision is part of an appropriations measure, HR 1473, that the president signed April 15 after final congressional passage of the bill.
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Bloggers Hit Huffington Post With Labor Lawsuit

April 12, 2011
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A class-action lawsuit alleges that as many as 9,000 unpaid bloggers for the Huffington Post were unjustly denied compensation.
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Iranian-Born Worker Can Sue Defense Firm for Bias Over Security Clearance Firing

April 6, 2011
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Hossein Zeinali filed a lawsuit under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act claiming he was terminated because of his race and national origin.
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The Last Word: The New College Try

April 1, 2011
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I realized just how cutthroat the admission process had become when my son and I attended a college information session last summer in Massachusetts. It’s all about 'the strategic packaging of yourself,' the admissions official said. 'This is no time for humility.'
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Staffing Company Changes Name to ManpowerGroup

March 30, 2011
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Additionally, ManpowerGroup Solutions will be the brand for the company’s recruitment process outsourcing, managed service provider and more complex solutions offerings.
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High Court to Decide if Religious School Allowed ADA Ministerial Exception

March 30, 2011
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Qualifying as a called teacher requires a certificate of admission into the teaching ministry. A called teacher receives the title of ‘commissioned minister,’ but religion consumed only 45 minutes of Cheryl Perich’s seven-hour school day.
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