• 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.
  • Lean In Foundation Seeks Unpaid Intern, Internet Goes Bananas

    Yeesh. No matter where you fall in the debate on paid vs. unpaid internships, you have to feel a little bad for Jessica Bennett. The Lean In Foundation editor posted a job listing on Tuesday, looking for an unpaid intern. She quickly deleted it -- but not before the citizens of the internet picked up on it and made their feelings known.

  • Wal-Mart Runs Afoul of U.S. Law, According to Human Rights Watch
    Human Rights Watch has found Wal-Mart to be violation of federal laws, due to the retail chain's alleged attempts to prevent workers from forming a union.
  • Federal Labor Law Picks up Where the First Amendment Leaves Off

    Freedom of speech restricts the government's ability to suppress speech. The government may not restrict citizens from gathering in public or staging peaceful demonstrations, among other things. The First Amendment does not restrict private employers from firing you for talking about work on Facebook, but the National Labor Relations Board just might.

  • Depression's $23 Billion Toll on the American Workplace
    People diagnosed with clinical depression are much more likely to miss work. How much does their absenteeism cost the U.S. workplace? One study says it adds up to $23 billion a year in lost productivity.
  • State Makes It Illegal for Companies to Demand Workers' Social Media Logins [infographic]
    In Washington State, employees no longer have to worry about the boss asking for access to their social networks. Now, locking down your profiles to prevent prying eyes should keep the people who matter from seeing something that could get you canned.
  • Why Big Companies Should Pay Workers More

    Could paying workers a living wage improve a company's bottom line as well? That's the possibility that Justin Fox explores in his recent column on HBR Blog Network.

  • Can You Get Fired Via Text?

    Once upon a time, it was considered poor etiquette to deliver bad news in any other way but in person, or at the very least, over the phone. You certainly wouldn't, for example, expect to get a Post-It note from the boss telling you that you no longer had a job. But thanks to our ever-growing reliance on mobile technologies, it's now possible for your boss to fire you without looking you straight in the eye, listening to your voice, or even putting pen to paper.