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Rookie Cop Reportedly Berated, Called 'A Rat' For Arresting Off-Duty Officer

Rookie Cop Reportedly Berated, Called 'A Rat' For Arresting Off-Duty Officer

Toronto police officer Andrew Vanderburgh felt he was doing the right thing more than two years ago when he arrested an off-duty fellow officer for drunk driving. But after the Nov. 28, 2009 arrest, Vanderburgh was "harassed and berated" by fellow officers for seemingly violating an unwritten code among... Read More »

Supreme Court Rules Workers Can't Sue States For Sick Leave

Supreme Court Rules Workers Can't Sue States For Sick Leave

By Jesse J. Holland WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states can't be sued under the Family and Medical Leave Act for refusing to give an employee time off to recover from an illness. One justice said the decision "dilutes the force" of the law that allows millions of working Americans time... Read More »

Florida's New Drug-Testing Law: Other States To Follow?

Florida's New Drug-Testing Law: Other States To Follow?

Florida has become the first state in the nation to adopt a law mandating random drug screenings for state workers. The unprecedented move may result in similar efforts among lawmakers in other states, setting the stage for battles with labor unions and others opposed to drug testing by the government. The... Read More »

Omaha OKs LGBT Worker Protections

Omaha OKs LGBT Worker Protections

After years of effort by the city's gay community, workers in Omaha, Neb., will soon be protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity, following a narrow vote Tuesday to approve such legislation. The win didn't come easy. Omaha's city council voted 4-3 in favor of the ordinance, which... Read More »

Senate To Introduce Bill To Help Small Businesses

Senate To Introduce Bill To Help Small Businesses

By Jim Abrams WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is set to come out with its version of legislation to help small businesses raise capital, paralleling a measure that cleared the House in a somewhat different form last week by a large bipartisan margin. Read More »

Where Did Congress Go To College? [Infographic]

Where Did Congress Go To College? [Infographic]

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum sought to make some political hay last weekend by taking President Obama to task for purportedly saying he wants all Americans to go to college. Speaking to a gathering of some 1,000 conservative activists in Troy, Mich., on Saturday, Santorum called the... Read More »

L.A.Traffic Cop Fired For Porn Video Role Wants His Job Back

L.A.Traffic Cop Fired For Porn Video Role Wants His Job Back

A Los Angeles traffic cop who was fired after he appeared in a pornographic video that was posted to the Internet wants his job back. John K. Dancler was fired last July after an investigation by KNBC-TV showed him and another traffic officer appearing in a porn video while on duty and in uniform, the Los... Read More »

Former Marine Walter Ciaran Marsh Accused Of Killing Boss Over Bad References

Former Marine Walter Ciaran Marsh Accused Of Killing Boss Over Bad References

A former U.S. Marine is standing trial in Australia on charges of murdering his boss by stabbing her and slitting her throat in retaliation for bad employment references. Read More »

Video Game Addiction Gets Lawyer Suspended From Practice

Video Game Addiction Gets Lawyer Suspended From Practice

There's no shortage of people addicted to video games, but it's the rare person who becomes so obsessed with them that he loses his job. In Pennsylvania, however, a 43-year-old lawyer has been banned from practicing law for three years after his addiction to video games resulted in sloppy legal work, The... Read More »

Missouri Teacher Claims New Law Prevents Her From Friending Her Own Kids

Missouri Teacher Claims New Law Prevents Her From Friending Her Own Kids

Every law has the potential to create unintended consequences, but a Missouri teacher is claiming that new legislation in her state prevents her from interacting online with her own children. The new statute, approved by state legislators this month, contains a provision that prohibits teachers from adding... Read More »

Top 3 Careers to Avoid: According to 150 HR Execs

Top 3 Careers to Avoid: According to 150 HR Execs

Listen up college kids! When global consultant group Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. surveyed 150 human resource executives, they didn't expect such delicious irony. According to the survey (as published by TalentManagementTech.com), the top three careers they advised college freshmen to avoid are: Read More »

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