• Bill Would Make It Illegal to Fire Gay Workers for Being Gay
    The U.S. Senate is planning to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act this week. Whether it passes in the U.S. House of Representatives is another matter.
  • Are You
    Google is taking the "birds of a feather" concept to a whole new level when it comes to finding qualified candidates. See how the company's new patented technology plans to locate prospective employees by using data from its current employee gene pool.
  • These States Protect Employees' Right to Password Privacy
    You go home, you remove your shoes, pour a glass of wine, and log on to social media sites to catch up with the latest news from your friends and to look at cat pictures. The next morning, your boss wants your social media passwords.
  • White House Scandal: When Work and Social Media Don't Mix
    Some people just don't get that misuse of social media can be a serious career-ender. Look at the most recent case of career suicide involving one of the White House's internal staff members getting canned for inappropriate tweets over the course of nearly three years.
  • Are Working Parents Bigger Slackers Than 'Childless' Workers?
    Or should people just mind their own business? A recent study by a North Carolina company found that, with or without children, workers should probably just worry about their own work performance, for a change.
  • Civil Rights and Small Businesses: What You Need to Know
    Federal law fails to protect employees in smaller, privately owned businesses. Sometimes, state law picks up where federal law left off.
  • Which Countries Treat Their Workers the Best?
    The Human Capital Report released Tuesday by the World Economic Forum gauged 122 countries in terms of education, employment, "enabling environment" and health. It was the first report of its kind and interesting because of the way it ranked countries based on how well they treat their workers. The top region was North Europe and the top country? Well, spoiler alert: It's not the United States. But what can Americans learn from these list-toppers about how to foster a healthy workforce?
  • Watch Out for Weird, Wacky and Wild Interview Questions
    What’s going on with all the oddball interviewing techniques? Interviewing has become a strange science, with recruiters devising new ways to stump candidates to bring out the top performers. We polled a random group of job seekers on Quora to uncover some of the weirdest, wackiest and wildest job interview questions of this year. So, sit back, enjoy reading up on the latest career news and by all means - don’t get caught unprepared in your next interview!
  • What Your Friendly Neighborhood HR Rep Can and Can't Do for You
    Nearly every organization has a mysterious person who lurks behind a closed office door, can be spotted on the floor checking on employees, or giving out helpful information at staff meetings. No we are not talking about some caped crusader who swoops in to save the day. We’re talking about the Human Resource representative at your workplace and finding out what this person can do (and cannot do) for you as an employee.
  • Family Medical Leave Act: It's Not Just Sick Pay
    No one should have to choose between caring for family and having a job. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives eligible workers the right to care for family members without suffering retaliation from employers.
  • Wal-Mart Wins Minimalist Minimum Wage in D.C.
    Size matters. Washington, D.C. Mayor Gray vetoed a bill that would have forced large retailers to compensate employees a little better.
  • Should Vacation Be Mandatory?
    America is the no-vacation nation, which leads to lower productivity and health problems. Now some economists are complaining that mandatory paid vacations are draconian. Really?
  • Illegal Taxpayer-Subsidized Vacations

    Unemployment insurance exists to help people who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. It is neither severance pay nor paid vacation.

  • 3 Things Your Employer Does Not Want You to Know About Overtime

    For every law, there is a way around it. Know your rights.

  • Interns May Be Legally Subjected to Sexual Harassment
    In most states, your internship supervisor can suggest you take off your clothes, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) won't do anything about it. Interns are not employees and do not enjoy civil rights at work.
  • Low Pay Is Not Okay

    Low Pay Is Not Okay
    Fast food workers took to the streets yesterday with chants such as "Hey, hey, ho, ho, poverty wages have got to go!" But who is paying more attention to the plight of the low wage worker? Lawmakers, or the customers buying cheap lattes and Big Macs?
  • National Fast Food Workers Strike for Living Wages
    Fast food workers are no longer fighting their battles alone. Various groups, including union organizers and religious groups, are calling for fast food workers across the nation to walk off their jobs together.
  • Can Your Employer Force You To Lie?
    There has been a lot of discussion over the past few years about what employees can and can not say on social media sites. It is one thing for employers to ban employees from posting negative things about the company, but requiring employees to post positive things about the company is another subject altogether. Can an employer force you to lie about the company you work for?
  • Florida Sick Pay Policy May Make You Sick

    Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill on Friday, June 14, 2013 that affects workers in Florida's ability to enjoy the benefit of sick pay. Depending upon who you ask, Scott is a champion of freedom or right-wing nut who is owned by big corporations.

  • Opinion: Internships Should Not Be Paid
    Employers offer interns valuable education and job training. If they must pay them, as well, then internships may become a thing of the past.