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Will Gay Marriage Change The American Workplace?

Will Gay Marriage Change The American Workplace?

One of the most striking results of Election 2012 was that gay marriage initiatives were passed by popular vote in three states (Maine, Maryland and Washington). Read More »

Lunch Break: Tech Tools That Can Help And Harm Your Job Search

Lunch Break: Tech Tools That Can Help And Harm Your Job Search

What's the defining characteristic of working in the digital age? Computers have changed many things, but the Internet and social media provide workers with greater ability to both promote and express themselves. Especially when you feel that you've lost your job unfairly. Given that "anyone with a Facebook... Read More »

Bill to Ban Employers' Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress

Bill to Ban Employers' Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress

Should some members of Congress get their way, employers will soon be banned from snooping in your Facebook page. Two lawmakers introduced a bill that would make it illegal for employers to require applicants and employees to divulge personal online information for social-networking sites, including... Read More »

Maryland Moves To Pass First Facebook Password Protection Bill

Maryland Moves To Pass First Facebook Password Protection Bill

By Sarah Breitenbach ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland is poised to become the first state to ban employers from demanding applicants or workers hand over their log-in information for social media sites like Facebook. The measure, which handily passed the legislature earlier this month, keeps managers from... Read More »

3 Md. School Workers Split Mega Millions Win

3 Md. School Workers Split Mega Millions Win

By Sarah Brumfield BALTIMORE -- Two public school teachers and a school administrator are sharing the spoils of last month's record Mega Millions jackpot, planning trips to Europe, new homes and a daughter's college education, Maryland Lottery officials said Tuesday. Read More »

Mega Millions Lottery Winner Steps Forward -- Anonymously

Mega Millions Lottery Winner Steps Forward -- Anonymously

BALTIMORE -- Maryland Lottery officials say they'll share more information about the state's Mega Millions winner. While officials say the winner of a share of the record $656 million jackpot will remain anonymous, they'll give some details about the winner's story Tuesday morning. Maryland doesn't require... 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 »

Police Officer Convicted Of Police Brutality Freed After 8 1/2 Years

Police Officer Convicted Of Police Brutality Freed After 8 1/2 Years

Stephanie Mohr always wanted to be a police officer. But she was forced to change her plans, after a charge of police brutality sent her to a West Virginia prison for 8½ years. As a newly free woman, Mohr insisted on her innocence in an interview with Washington, D.C., television station WTTG, and hopes... Read More »

Button Up: Another Reason Why Showing More Skin May Not Be A Smart Career Move

Button Up: Another Reason Why Showing More Skin May Not Be A Smart Career Move

"Never judge a book by its cover," so the saying goes. But as we humans know, it isn't that easy. Within fractions of a second of seeing someone for the first time, we make all kinds of assumptions and judgments based on their appearance, including dress -- or lack thereof. A new study suggests that the more... Read More »

Ax-Wielding Boss Not So Mythical, One Employee Finds

Ax-Wielding Boss Not So Mythical, One Employee Finds

An "ax-wielding boss" may be a humorous cliche, but for three employees of a Maryland painting company, the caricature came to life Monday. The owner of the small business in the city of Frederick attacked one of the employees with a decorative, medieval-style ax, after accusing the worker of stealing... Read More »

In U.S. Race to Reap Offshore Wind, Ambitions for Maryland Remain High

In U.S. Race to Reap Offshore Wind, Ambitions for Maryland Remain High

By Maria Gallucci, SolveClimate News Massachusetts is officially poised to have America's first offshore wind farm, now that Cape Wind has won federal approval to begin construction. The news knocks Delaware, Rhode Island and New Jersey out of that heated title competition for now. Read More »

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