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May 17, 2018

Jennifer L. Curry: When the client becomes the harasser

Most employers do not know they have a legal obligation to ensure their employees are protected from harassment by third parties.

Jul 15, 2015

4th Circuit: Joint employers can face discrimination suit

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court says an employer can’t evade anti-discrimination laws by hiring workers from a temporary employment agency. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday reinstated a South Carolina woman’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Drive Automotive Industries of America and a temporary staffing agency, ResourceMFG. […[...]

Jun 9, 2015

LA Fitness to pay $90K to settle unpaid wages claim

LA Fitness has agreed to pay nearly $50,000 in unpaid wages and overtime to settle a Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit brought by four current and past employees. The health club chain also will pay more than $40,000 in attorneys’ fees, according to a joint motion for settlement filed Friday in U.S. District Court in […]

Oct 8, 2014

MBAs making a comeback?

Demand for MBA graduates appears to be picking up in the U.S. — and across the pond.

May 29, 2013

Unemployment rates fall in nearly all U.S. cities

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in almost all large U.S. cities in April, helped by stronger hiring. The gains show the job market is improving throughout the country. The Labor Department said Wednesday that unemployment rates declined in 344 of the 372 largest metro areas. Rates rose in just 17 cities and were unchanged in […]

May 27, 2013

Some unions now angry about health care overhaul

WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama pushed his health care overhaul plan through Congress, he counted labor unions among his strongest supporters. But some unions leaders have grown frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the new law — problems that they say could jeopardize the health benefits offered to millions […]

May 5, 2013

‘Compensation’ is money, not time, appeals court holds

In a decision that could prove costly to businesses and workers’ compensation insurers, a Maryland appeals court has found that a law passed a dozen years ago does not mean what those groups thought it did.

Apr 29, 2013

Think strategically about your company’s health benefits

A complicated, frustrating and costly issue for small business owners is only going to get more so.

Apr 19, 2013

Unemployment rates fell in 26 states in March

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in more than half the U.S. states in March even though job growth slowed. Rates fell largely because many of those out of work stopped looking for jobs and were no longer counted as unemployed. Unemployment rates fell in 26 states, rose in seven and were unchanged in 17. Only […]

Apr 15, 2013

In business, time is everything

There are some things you can do to improve the “time psychology” of your organization.

Apr 4, 2013

Employees and health care reform: A grim prognosis?

A decision to continue to offer health care to employees may not be good for the employees.

Mar 27, 2013

Southwest Air workers to picket at BWI

The union representing Southwest Airlines’ ground workers said its members will conduct informational picketing and leafleting Thursday at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and 15 other airports in 12 states.

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