In the wake of the Chicago Teachers Union strike, Sittercity, a website that helps parents find babysitters and nannies, has seen membership jump 35 percent in the past 24 hours in the Chicago market.Read More
Broward County began offering an employee wellness program in 2009 through its group health insurer. The county required all employees to take a health risk assessment and provide a blood sample to determine glucose and cholesterol levels. Employees who did not complete the testing were charged $20 per paycheck.Read More
Halting confidential workplace investigations serves no one's interest, including the employees the agency is sworn to protect.
The 86-page document, filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, seeks financial compensation, injunctive relief and medical monitoring for former NFL players who claim the league misled them about the dangers of concussions. Read More
The April 30 deadline for posting the NLRB's employee rights notice is hanging on by a fingernail. It could take into next year before these issues work their way through the circuit courts, not to mention a likely appeal to the Supreme Court.Read More
The bill, which was supported by numerous business groups, was signed into law by the governor April 5, but not announced until April 6.Read More
Bribe payments were calculated by multiplying the total number of hours worked by temporary employees at a firm by 25 cents. Read More
The case of a worker at a popcorn packaging facility who was fired for criticizing a supervisor in a Facebook posting has attracted the most interest, as it ‘highlight[s] what is likely to become the NLRB's new test for deciding whether the action for which an employee was disciplined was so out of line that it lost the protection of the NLRA.'
The study found that 880,100 New York employees earn less than $8.50 an hour. About 352,000 of those are in New York City, about 40 percent of the state total. In the city, 92 percent of those workers are at least 20 years of age.Read More