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Black Workers, Applicants Allege Discrimination by Iowa

September 30, 2010
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The lawsuit alleges disparate-impact or adverse-impact discrimination in hiring and promotions in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and state law.
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Bloomberg Freezes New York Hiring as Layoffs Become Likely

September 22, 2010
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In a couple of years, one out of every eight dollars the city spends will go to providing health care benefits to retirees, says one leading administrator.
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New York Home to Many Mom-Friendly Firms

September 15, 2010
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Working Mother magazine cites 24 companies for their policies and perks; number of employers offering back-up child care soars.
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Legal Static Over Issuing Smart Phones to Workers

September 9, 2010
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A lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department is an example of a clear warning to employers to put a smart-phone usage policy in place before they end up in potentially costly litigation, lawyers say.
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The Last Word A Tweet Too Far

September 9, 2010
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Although I certainly appreciate and benefit from my cyberspace connections, they don't create what I consider a true sense of community.
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Survey U.K. Firms May Cut Benefits Under New Pension Law

September 1, 2010
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In June, the recently elected U.K. coalition government said it was conducting a review to determine how best to support the implementation of automatic enrollment into company pension plans.
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Chambers of Commerce Unite to Urge Congress to Repeal Health Care Laws 1099 Provision

August 18, 2010
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Currently there are bills before Congress to repeal the 1099 provision, but such bills should not seek to make the repeal revenue-neutral by increasing taxes or removing tax incentives from business, according to a letter from the coalition.
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Yahoo Takes New 'Road' on Ethics Training

July 27, 2010
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A tailored training package replaces one seen as too middle-American and middle-aged for a multinational company with a youthful workforce.
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Plenty of New York Jobs Await Tech Workers

July 23, 2010
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An IT career website reports that the Big Apple leads other major metro areas, with 8,200 employment openings in July.
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Department of Labor to Conduct FMLA Study

July 21, 2010
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The most recent survey, released in 2007, estimated that 8 to 17.1 percent of employees took FMLA leave in 2005.
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