- Rep. Bill Young of Florida was caught on video telling one of his constituents to get a job after the man asked him if he supported a move to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour.
- The debate over minimum wages -- does raising the minimum wage put more money in workers' pockets or just leave more of them jobless? -- is heating up at the state and federal level.
- The U.S. House of Representatives was introduced to a new bill on Friday, called the Social Networking Online Protection Act 2012, or SNOPA, which would ban employers from requiring job candidates to provide their username or password to Facebook, or any other social networking account for that matter.
- Measures that regulate women's access to abortion services and stress abstinence-only sex education were among the 51 bills the Wisconsin governor, who faces a recall election on June 5, signed just ahead of the holiday weekend.
- Companies looking for new employees continually look to social networks like Facebook to learn more about their job candidates. But since many users have made their profiles private, some employers now require applicants to submit their login information. But is this an invasion of privacy?
- The holiday season brings good news to 1.4 million low-wage workers in eight states. On the first day of January, these workers will see their income getting a modest boost as a result of state laws that require the minimum wage to keep up with inflation.
- A House bill to extend a payroll tax cut would also authorize states to require drug testing for recipients of unemployment benefits, prompting questions about the measure's effectiveness and legality.
- In a letter sent to the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops said lawmakers have a moral obligation to ensure unemployed Americans and their families are able to support themselves in an economy that has not been conductive to job growth.
- Golden Band Resources Inc. is pleased to announce that, effective November 1, 2011, A. Robson Garden, QC, has been appointed President and CEO of Golden Band Resources and that Ronald Netolitzky will resume his non-executive Chairman’s role for the Company.
- The true unemployment figure in the city might be as high as an astounding 50 percent.
- People with criminal records are finding difficulty in getting jobs, prompting a spurt in lawsuits that challenge hiring policies that discriminate against applicants with criminal backgrounds.
- A Wisconsin judge ordered state lawmakers on Tuesday to temporarily stop implementation about a controversial law that would restrict public employee bargaining rights.
- As a reflection of the fiscal crisis that has city and state governments across the country in its grip, the town of Costa Mesa in southern California has sent out layoff notices to almost half of its public employees.
French flight attendant can pursue employment discrimination lawsuit against United in Chicago: CourtA French flight attendant, who was fired by United Airlines, has been allowed to pursue her federal discrimination claims against her former employer, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
- A partner at Foley & Lardner has sued the firm for discrimination and breach of contract, citing in his complaint that the firm treated younger, female and/or non-white employees more favorably.
- The Wisconsin State Employees Union (WSEU) accused new Republican Gov. Scott Walker of unfair labor practices for refusing to bargain in a complaint filed Monday with a state employment commission. The legal challenge comes amid a standoff between Walker and state legislative Democrats over a proposal to limit bargaining rights