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John Holmquist
Employers: Meet members of the next generation of your workforce

The Detroit News ran a story that sounds like the plot from the movie Carrie . A high school sophomore was elected as the female member of the Homecoming Court for her class. In the parlance of high school students, she was "different," and...

Donna Ballman
Ground-Breaking Wage Theft Program Needs Modification

I attended what was supposed to be my first hearing under Miami-Dade County's ground-breaking wage theft ordinance . I say it was supposed to be my first hearing, because it didn't actually happen for me, nor did it happen for quite a few of the...

State Net
Victories All Around in Chicago Teachers Strike

Nearly all of the parties involved in the stalemate between Chicago teachers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel that shut down the city's schools for eight days last month seem to have gotten something out of the dispute. Teachers may have gained the...

State Net
Judge Strikes Down WI Collective Bargaining Law

A county judge in Wisconsin has struck down most of the law Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed last year that restricted public employees' collective bargaining rights and sparked mass protests in Madison. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Juan Colas...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
N.J. Facebook Privacy Law Moves Ahead

New Jersey's Facebook-Privacy law was released last week by a Senate committee. The bill, like the laws passed in Maryland , Illinois , and California would bar employers from asking employees for information about their social-media accounts. Employers...

Eric Meyer
NLRB's 1st social media ruling: Slams Costco policy; greenlights defamation

It's been a while since I've addressed social media policies and the National Labor Relations Act on this blog. Longer than Kim K's marriage to what's his name? Indeed. Methinks things at the National Labor Relations Board have been quiet...