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US unemployment aid applications rise to 386K

Jun 14, 2012

US unemployment aid applications rise to 386K

The Labor Department says weekly unemployment benefit applications rose 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 386,000. #Employment law #Unemployment #Washington #Labor economics #Department of Labor
More Indians are overworked than global peers: Survey

Nov 14, 2011

More Indians are overworked than global peers: Survey

A high rate of economic growth seems to be taking a toll on people's work-home balance and more Indians are overworked than their global peers, according to a survey. #India #Employment #Employment law #Work-life balance #Regus PLC
Desi Muslim in US sacked for wearing hijab, sues

Jun 29, 2011

Desi Muslim in US sacked for wearing hijab, sues

Hani Khan's lawsuit is one of several others filed by Indian-Americans that point to a spurt in cases of US workplace discrimination based on religion and national origin. #OnTheDocket #CultureClash #Abercrombie & Fitch #Employment law

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Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Apr 23, 2012

Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Welfare programmes everywhere change human behaviour. NREGA too has done so by preventing migration to cities - something that's needed for progress. #NREGA #Welfare economics #Employment law #WelfareState

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Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Jul 30, 2014

Can You Fire Employees Who Smoke?

Despite data showing that each smoker costs their employer nearly $6,000 in lost productivity and higher medical costs, employers are still bound by laws when it comes to smoker discrimination. In many states, it’s illegal to discriminate against smo...
Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Aug 21, 2014

Brazil expands labor rights for domestic workers

(AP) -- Nivea dos Santos got her first job as a live-in maid at age 12, dusting, vacuuming, ironing and polishing the silver of a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family from dawn until she'd fall, exhausted, into bed. More than two decades later, Brazil has p... #Rio de Janeiro #Nivea (brand)
Welfare programmes change people's behaviours

Aug 17, 2014

EEOC updates guidelines on pregnancy discrimination

After more than 30 years, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its guidelines on pregnancy discrimination. The guidance clarifies many of the protections already provided by federal law but also goes into greater depth into su... #Rio de Janeiro #Nivea (brand)