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Stiffing Interns on a Paycheck Could Cost in the End

May 14, 2009
The National Association of Colleges and Employers found that 98.6 percent of the internships offered by organizations that responded to a recent survey are paid. A previous study found that unhappy interns tended to be unpaid interns.
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A Behavioral Leadership Approach to Workplace Problems

April 23, 2009
Commentary: Most organizations that are concerned about increases in litigation, EEOC charges and potential union organizing activity look at each area of new or enhanced risk and devise separate strategies to address them. But they often are attacking the symptoms, not the real and very common problem: leadership misbehavior. Here is a more holistic approach to the workplace issues that keep you up at night.
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Court Rules for FedEx in NLRB Case

April 22, 2009
The court’s majority opinion cited drivers’ abilities to operate multiple routes, hire substitute drivers without FedEx’s permission and sell routes as well as their contract as reasons for ruling they are independent contractors.
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Stimulus Bill Includes Unemployment Insurance Update

January 27, 2009
Legislation approved last week by a House committee would give states incentives to make it easier for part-time workers to qualify for unemployment benefits and provide benefits to people leaving work for a ‘compelling family reason.’
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Jobless Claims, Median Wages Rise

January 22, 2009
The number of U.S. initial jobless claims climbed higher the week ended January 17. Median wages for the fourth quarter of 2008 were up 4 percent from a year earlier.
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