Know Your Rights at Work
Laws exist to protect employees from discrimination and harassment. The rights of employees are protected by federal, state, and local laws, as well as by common law, for discriminatory or illegal behavior by their employers. But how can you ensure that your rights are protected in the workplace?
Workplace Rights Weekly
Topic of the Week
Sweating the Small Stuff: Avoiding Job Hunting Mistakes
You know the phrase, "don't sweat the small stuff"? It applies great in life, but when it comes to job interviews, the little stuff often has a huge impact on getting hired.
Blog of the Week
April 24 is the two-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,130 garment workers. The AFL-CIO Solidarity Center's Tula Connell reports that in the months after the 2013 tragedy, global outrage spurred much-needed changes, including the closing of dozens of unsafe factories, the adoption of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety and, most significantly, the formation and recognition of workers' unions by the Bangladeshi government.
Thought for the Week
"When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it."
List of the Week
from New York Times
We're Getting Smarter: Really
- Kenyan children's IQ has gained nearly one point a year
- American IQ has been rising 3 points per decade
- Removal of lead from gasoline may have added 6 points
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