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Supreme Court Makes It Harder to Sue For Discrimination At Work

Supreme Court Makes It Harder to Sue For Discrimination At Work

By Jonathan Stempel and Lawrence Hurley The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday made it harder for workers to sue their employers over alleged harassment in the workplace, ruling against a catering assistant at an Indiana university who claimed that she was discriminated against on the basis of race. In a 5-4 vote... Read More »

Ex-Walmart Worker To Get Her Lawsuit Before Supreme Court

Ex-Walmart Worker To Get Her Lawsuit Before Supreme Court

Walmart won a landmark case in the Supreme Court in 2011, defeating the largest civil class action in history. But attorneys for the world's largest retailer will be heading back to the country's highest court. This time, there is just one plaintiff, a woman who claims she was denied disability benefits after... Read More »

Health Care Jobs Expected To Grow After 'Obamacare' Ruling

Health Care Jobs Expected To Grow After 'Obamacare' Ruling

By Beecher Tuttle The U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding "Obamacare" will have major implications for patients, insurers and hospitals. It will also determine the future of jobs in the health-care industry. Hiring Now Search All Job Listings Medical Assistant Jobs Medical... Read More »

Will The Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling Hurt Job Growth?

Will The Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling Hurt Job Growth?

In a boost to President Obama and his supporters, the U.S. Supreme Court voted Thursday 5-4 to largely uphold the health care reform law, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (Its expansion of Medicaid for the poor was scaled back, though, giving states' greater control.) The much-anticipated... Read More »

Supreme Court Ruling: Will It Boost Illegal Immigrants' Job Prospects?

Supreme Court Ruling: Will It Boost Illegal Immigrants' Job Prospects?

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down some key provisions of Arizona's controversial law targeting illegal immigration -- while also upholding one other. And while the decision has led both sides to claim victory, what's been lost in the partisan politicking is how the ruling will affect American... Read More »

Supreme Court Nixes Overtime Pay For Drug Reps

Supreme Court Nixes Overtime Pay For Drug Reps

By Mark Sherman WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has ruled that sales representatives for pharmaceutical companies do not qualify for overtime pay under federal law, a big victory for the drug industry. In a 5-4 decision Monday, the court's conservative majority concluded that the roughly 90,000 people... Read More »

Christian Nursing Home Fires Nurse After Learning She Is HIV-Positive

Christian Nursing Home Fires Nurse After Learning She Is HIV-Positive

Telling your co-workers that you're HIV-positive might make many people nervous. But the nurse was working at the Christian Care Center, a faith-based elder care facility whose motto is "Caring Is Our Calling." So during her first month on the job, the licensed practical nurse alerted her co-workers that she... Read More »

More Workers Complaining Employers Cheat Them Of Overtime Pay

More Workers Complaining Employers Cheat Them Of Overtime Pay

The owner of three Subway shops won an award that no boss would want to receive. After workers in Anil Dhawan's stores in Vancouver, British Columbia, complained that they were pressured to waive their right to overtime pay, labor activists there awarded Dhawan the "Bad Boss Award." The Employee Action and... 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 »

Religious Schools Can Discriminate Against The Disabled, Supreme Court Rules

Religious Schools Can Discriminate Against The Disabled, Supreme Court Rules

Employers must avoid discriminating against workers for a whole host of things, like sex, race, religion, national origin or disability. But there are exceptions, like Cheryl Perich, who was fired several years ago from her teaching post after she took disability leave. That's because she taught at a Lutheran... Read More »

Michigan Hospital Group Tells Employees: Get Flu Shot Or Get Fired

Michigan Hospital Group Tells Employees: Get Flu Shot Or Get Fired

Mandate may already be the most charged word in the health care industry, but this is a new twist altogether. The Michigan-based Munson Healthcare group has issued a new rule requiring all its employees, including doctors, to get a flu shot by the end of the calendar year, according to an Associated Press... Read More »

Injustice on the Job: Supreme Court Not Interested, Says Justice Scalia

Injustice on the Job: Supreme Court Not Interested, Says Justice Scalia

Those seeking justice for what they perceive as workplace discrimination due to the fact that they're either female or gay often file lawsuits -- whether as an individual or in the form of a class action. The most famous of them, "Ledbetter v Goodyear Tire," reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, the court is... Read More »

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