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NYC Law Bans Discrimination Against The Unemployed

NYC Law Bans Discrimination Against The Unemployed

NEW YORK - The nation's most far-reaching effort to stop employers from shunning out-of-work job applicants has become law in New York City. The City Council voted Wednesday to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto. It makes New York the fourth place in the country with some form of a law against... Read More »

New York Teacher Gets Paid $75,000 To 'Do Nothing' And Live Streams The Proof

New York Teacher Gets Paid $75,000 To 'Do Nothing' And Live Streams The Proof

Lots of workers waste time at work, but few would want to broadcast video of themselves doing it. But New York technology teacher Francesco Portelos is doing that just to protest his suspension, which he says has left him to languish in a "rubber room" -- a detention center for teachers. Portelos (pictured... Read More »

Feds Finally Acknowledge 9/11 First Responders' Cancers

Feds Finally Acknowledge 9/11 First Responders' Cancers

Eleven years ago on Sept. 11, thousands of American workers rushed to New York's World Trade Center to try and help rescue the victims of the terrorist attacks on the twin towers. In the aftermath of the 9/11 plane crashes that brought down the buildings and killed nearly 3,000 people, the work effort became a... Read More »

Minimum Wage Hikes Proposed In Several States

Minimum Wage Hikes Proposed In Several States

New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver plans to propose a minimum wage hike on Monday, which would lift the state's wage floor to $8.50 from $7.25 an hour. California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri and New Jersey are also considering minimum wage increases, and... Read More »

Police Charged For Tossing Football With 7-Year-Old

Police Charged For Tossing Football With 7-Year-Old

Should the police be allowed to be your friendly neighbor? If that means tossing around a football with a 7-year-old while they are on duty, then perhaps not. Four members of the New York police department were patrolling the Webster Houses in the Bronx last summer when they came across a scene worth... Read More »

Taking Maternity Leave Viewed As A Lack Of Employee Dedication By Bloomberg

Taking Maternity Leave Viewed As A Lack Of Employee Dedication By Bloomberg

A federal judge has dismissed a workplace discrimination lawsuit filed against Bloomberg LP, citing lack of evidence in the case brought by the federal government on behalf of pregnant employees and women returning from maternity leave. Read More »

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