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  • DOJ Accuses U.S. Biz of Discrimination for Requiring Proof of Work Eligibility [I-9]

    09/02/2015 6:39:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    In its crusade to protect and assist illegal immigrants, the Obama administration has accused an American company of discrimination for requiring employees to furnish proof that they are eligible to work legally in the United States.You know the nation is in trouble when a U.S. business gets investigated by its own government for following the law. The case involves a Nebraska meat packing company that demanded workers to furnish proof of immigration status for the federal employment eligibility verification process. The Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) went after the company, accusing it of engaging in employment discrimination.In particular the DOJ’s...
  • Obama’s NLRB just redefined the word “employer” and it’s going to be bad

    08/28/2015 9:20:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You can rightly complain about the things which go on inside the White House, the State Department, the Justice Department or the EPA and all of the headline grabbing controversies which erupt from them. None of them, however, may be up to nearly as much mischief as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) though it doesn’t seem to catch the attention of the media nearly as much. This week they were at it again and while a bit on the wonky side, a new wrinkle in the rules could spell big trouble for America’s employers and many, many workers....
  • Worker fired for disabling GPS app that tracked her 24 hours a day

    05/13/2015 2:04:06 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 49 replies
    mail ^ | Updated: 18:30 EST, 12 May 2015 | Myriah Towner For
    A California woman claims she was fired after disabling an app with a GPS function that was required to run on her company iPhone and tracked her 24 hours a day. Myrna Arias was working for money transfer service company, Intermex, last year when she claims her boss, John Stubits, 'bragged that he knew how fast she was driving' at certain times after she had installed the app, Xora, according to the lawsuit. She then objected to being monitored during non-work hours claiming it was an invasion of her privacy and 'likened the app to a prisoner's ankle bracelet'. Arias...
  • You May Be Forced to Wear a Fitness Tracker at Work

    03/13/2015 2:26:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/12/15 | Nick Tate
    Millions of Americans are embracing health and fitness tracking devices — such as Fitbit and the new Apple Watch — to boost their health and wellness. But a new study suggests a potential downside of the new med-tech devices: Employers may begin to require them for some workers to hold down rising healthcare costs. MarketWatch reports that millions of the devices are expected to be introduced into the workplace by 2018 as employers adopt incentivized wellness programs to tackle rising health care costs, according to a study by Verizon Enterprise Solutions. “Tracker information will become part of your health record,”...
  • Obamacare employer mandate kicks in Jan. 1

    01/01/2015 6:06:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/31/14 | Tom Howell Jr.
    **SNIP** The White House delayed the mandate twice, moves that Republicans lambasted as political ploys to delay enforcement until after the midterm elections. The issue will be thrust back into the public eye in the coming weeks, when congressional Republicans taking control of both chambers try to force changes to the rule. GOP lawmakers say leadership will hold votes to change the mandate’s definition of full-time work from 30 hours to 40 hours, as even some Democrats fear the nontraditional definition is hurting the workforce. Republican lawmakers have coined a phrase, “the 29ers,” to describe people whose hours were cut...
  • Smaller Firms Brace For Obamacare Price Shocks (employer mandate hits)

    11/23/2014 1:32:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 11/20/14 | Dan Way
    RALEIGH — Already socked with rising premium costs due to Obamacare, Southern Elevator has delayed planned growth and job creation as it contemplates up to $800,000 in added annual health insurance costs a year from now, when employer mandates for medium-size businesses kick in. “Our health care insurance agent is estimating that we will have a 10 percent increase this year that is currently being priced,” said Rodney Pitts, owner of Greensboro-based Southern Elevator. That is on top of increases totaling 44 percent since 2012. The company now pays up to $20,000 annually for each employee with spouse and dependent...
  • GA: Store Owner Proud of Armed Employee

    08/29/2014 10:03:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Suspect in five crimes In Georgia, on Sunday, 24 August, a criminal attempted to rob the Shell Food Mart at about 4 a.m.  It did not turn out as expected.   The clerk pulled out his own gun and chased the robber from the store.   The suspect (perhaps accidentally) fired his gun as he ran off.  From Surveillance video shows the suspect approach the counter, pull out a hand gun, and start waving it around. Patel then reaches under the counter and pulls out his own gun. The suspect ran and Patel is seen on video chasing him out...
  • Why your employer should clean your house and do your laundry

    08/21/2014 6:34:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Week ^ | 08/21/2014 | By Colleen Oakley, LearnVest
    Casual Friday. Doughnuts at the staff meeting. Company pens for everyone! While these ubiquitous work perks are nice — and may make going to the office a little easier on some days — they're probably not doing much for your financial life. And that's precisely why some organizations have come to the conclusion that the best and most unique employee benefits don't just keep employees happy — they also put some extra cash into their pockets. Just take a look at what these six savvy companies are offering their workers. Complimentary laundry service, anyone? The perk: house cleaning The company:...
  • Dysfunctional Authority

    08/06/2014 9:59:52 AM PDT · by OneVike · 7 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 7/31/14 | Michael Thomas
    American society is currently in a dysfunctional state, and like all things dysfunctional, it will implode if not addressed very soon. We live in a world that contains a vast amount of knowledge, but little understanding. The United States has not experienced extreme tyranny, but it is headed in that direction. The shift of authority from private sector to public sector has created a serious imbalance. As a country, there is great arrogance. We take for granted that we will always be the land of the free. Like all civilizations prior, we’re moving from liberty to totalitarianism and it’s...
  • This One Map Shows The Largest Employer In Every State

    05/27/2014 10:27:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/27/2014 | CHRISTINA STERBENZ
    Broadview Networks The above map, sent to us by Mike Simmons of Broadview Networks, shows the largest employer in every state. Broadview Networks used information from CareerOneStop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Interestingly, only two companies in the top 10 largest employers in America — IBM and Wal-Mart — appear as a state front-runner. And the map doesn't feature other large companies, like UPS and McDonald's, at all.Instead, major state universities, like those in Alabama and Colorado, and innovative hospitals, like the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, employ the most residents in numerous states.In some states, like Alabama, when...
  • Obamacare's employer mandate isn't worth the trouble, study says

    05/21/2014 6:37:57 AM PDT · by safetysign · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/09/2014 | Jon Healey
    The 2010 healthcare law has generated multiple controversies, and some of them were unavoidable. For example, once lawmakers decided to require insurers to disregard preexisting conditions -- a reform that most people actually like -- they had to take other steps to avoid triggering a vicious spiral of premium increases. None of those steps would have been popular, although the route Congress chose (requiring virtually every adult American to buy insurance, then creating costly subsidies for those who couldn't afford to comply) may have been the path of most resistance. Most employers would not drop coverage if the penalties were...
  • 401Ks (Vanity)

    05/01/2014 12:25:33 PM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 47 replies
    Self ^ | 05/01/2014 | Tennesseegirl
    Questions about 401Ks.
  • Obamacare architect: Law will cause 'the end of employer-sponsored insurance'

    03/20/2014 4:43:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/20/14 | Patrick Howley
    Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel claims in his new book that the health care reform law will result in “the end of employer-sponsored insurance.” Despite President Barack Obama’s claim that “if you like your plan, you can keep it” — a talking point developed in his first 100 days in office by a tiny but influential left-wing messaging group called the Herndon Alliance — his administration has long planned to disassemble the current U.S. insurance industry as well as alter health care reform. The Daily Caller reported last June that the Obama administration was making moves to squash self-funded insurance plans,...
  • ObamaCare Employer Mandate: A (very long national) List Of Cuts To Work Hours, Jobs

    03/11/2014 3:29:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Investors ^ | 2/03/14 | Jed Graham
    In the interest of an informed debate, we've compiled a list of job actions with strong proof that ObamaCare's employer mandate is behind cuts to work hours or staffing levels. As of Jan. 31, our ObamaCare scorecard included 401 employers with more than 100 school districts among them. Recently, IBD explained that a big minimum wage hike alongside the employer mandate would add to pressure on employers to cut workers to part-time, complicating the goal of reducing inequality. Click on the employer names in the list below for links to supporting records, mostly news accounts or official documents.We'll continue to...
  • Tacoma teen fired after wearing Broncos jersey to work

    01/22/2014 2:32:53 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    Fox Sports News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Any Nesbett
    Nathaniel Wentz is a 17-year-old kid who plays quarterback for his high school football team. He also works — well, he used to work — during his free time. Why did we say he used to work? Because he was fired from his gig at Odyssey 1 family entertainment center in Tacoma, Washington after he wore a Broncos jersey to work last Sunday. Why was he wearing a Broncos jersey? Because his boss told employees that they could wear jerseys of their favorite teams to work since it was the day of the AFC and NFC Championship Games. Wentz's manager...
  • Sen. Enzi: All kinds of 'little traps' in health care law (small business alert)

    11/18/2013 5:23:51 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 15 replies ^ | November 18, 2013 |
    Mike Enzi: "I found they are going to aggregate the numbers so people think they are going to 29 hours employees are finding out that doesn’t get rid of employees for them....…so they can’t get under the 50 employee mark.
  • The Significance of the Missing Employer Mandate

    07/30/2013 8:43:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/30/13 | JAMES C. CAPRETTA
    After getting over the shock of the Obama administration’s unilateral decision to delay the employer mandate for a year, supporters of the law have taken to downplaying the significance of the step. Jonathan Chait and Ezra Klein, among others, have said it is just not that big of a deal to delay a provision that they claim affects so few employers. After all, they argue, most employers offer coverage today without the mandate, so it can’t be true that imposing the mandate is essential to making the rest of the law work well. Klein goes even further and says it...
  • Obama: I Delayed the Employer Mandate Because I Could. What Are You Gonna Do About it?

    07/29/2013 7:40:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/29/13 | Hot Air and Byron York,
    Via Hot Air and Byron York, Barack Obama has crossed the constitutional Rubicon. The die is cast. He realizes as much, and is daring Congress to stop him in the pixels of the New York Times. NYT: People questioned your legal and constitutional authority to do that unilaterally — to delay the employer mandate. Did you consult with your lawyer? MR. OBAMA: Jackie, if you heard me on stage today, what I said was that I will seize any opportunity I can find to work with Congress to strengthen the middle class, improve their prospects, improve their security – NYT:...
  • Dave Says Let Him Fire Himself

    07/24/2013 9:35:45 AM PDT · by Altariel · 12 replies ^ | July 2, 2013 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, Is it okay to pay two employees who do the same jobs different salaries? Eric Dear Eric, Sure, it’s okay. Fair isn’t always equal, and equal isn’t always fair. There are no two people on earth who do the same, exact jobs with the same, exact levels of competency and precision. Here’s a more detailed example. Let’s say I had two personal assistants within my organization. Both of them worked as assistants to vice presidents, but one has been on my team for 10 years and is the assistant to someone whose department is very large and profitable....
  • Prison with benefits: WI inmates collect $600,000 in unemployment

    07/12/2013 6:03:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 7-11-13 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON — Who says you can’t collect unemployment in prison? The law. But that didn’t stop hundreds of inmates from cashing in on hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal unemployment payments, according to information obtained by Wisconsin Reporter through an open records request. There were 593 cases of “overpayments,” or jobless benefits paid in the names of Wisconsin prisoners between July 2012 and this month — to the tune of $616,248, according to state Department of Workforce Development records. Crime Pays? 593 inmates collected a total of $616,000 in unemployment benefits over the last year, according to the Department...
  • Chairman Brady Announces Hearing on the Delay of the Employer Mandate

    07/10/2013 6:48:48 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 21 replies ^ | Jul 10, 2013 |
    Focus Of The Hearing The hearing will focus on the Obama Administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate and the employer information reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act. Witness List Avik Roy Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute James Capretta Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center William Dennis Jr. Senior Research Fellow, National Federation of Independent Business Sean Falk Owner, WolFTeaM LLC, President, Nachogang LLC, On behalf of the International Franchise Association Timothy Jost Robert L Willett Family Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law Hearing Advisory Chairman Brady Announces Hearing on the Delay of the Employer Mandate...
  • Yes, Delaying Obamacare’s Employer Mandate Is Illegal

    07/08/2013 3:43:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Cato ^ | 7/08/13 | Michael F. Cannon
    Last week, when most Americans were starting their Fourth of July holiday, the Obama administration announced it will wait until 2015 to implement Obamacare’s penalties against employers who fail to offer “affordable” and “minimum value” coverage to their workers, rather than impose this “employer mandate” in 2014, as the statute requires. The administration’s stated rationale is that, despite nearly four years of lead time, it still won’t have the capacity to collect from employers the information required to determine which employers will be subject to penalties in 2014. As a result, the administration also announced it would not require employers...
  • Recovery woes: America´s second-largest employer is a temp agency

    07/08/2013 2:30:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/8/13 | Ashe Schow
    Behind Wal-Mart, the second-largest employer in America is Kelly Services, a temporary work provider. Friday´s disappointing jobs report showed that part-time jobs are at an all-time high, with 28 million Americans now working part-time. The report also showed another disturbing fact: There are now a record number of Americans with temporary jobs. Approximately 2.7 million, in fact. And the trend has been growing. In the first quarter of 2013, U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.86 million temporary and contract workers, according to the American Staffing Association.
  • New Oklahoma law allows ammo in locked cars parked at work

    10/16/2012 5:06:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 12 October, 2012 | Charlie Plumb
    An Oklahoma law going into effect on November 1 allows employees to store ammunition in their locked vehicles parked at work. A key aspect of Oklahoma’s Self-Defense Act allows people with valid gun licenses to carry handguns openly as well as concealed weapons in many public places. But another part of the open-carry law affects how people can store ammunition in their cars. The bill was signed by Governor Mary Fallin on November 15. Oklahoma law already prohibited employers from having policies banning employees from keeping guns locked in their vehicles in employer parking lots. The new law says employers...
  • Grade school teacher’s aide fired for refusing to hand over Facebook password

    04/02/2012 3:27:33 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/2/2012 | Yahoo News
    Kimberly Hester, a grade school teacher's aide in Michigan, was fired for refusing to hand over her Facebook password to her supervisors. Hester posted a picture of a co-workers' shoes and pants bunched around her ankles on Facebook in April 2011 with the caption, "Thinking of you." She posted the picture in jest, but a parent who's on her Facebook friend list saw the image and reported it to Frank Squires Elementary where Hester was employed, prompting the investigation. Teachers have gotten in trouble for Facebook status messages before, but in Hester's case, it's her refusal to hand over her...
  • Could employers begin asking for Facebook passwords on applications?

    11/30/2011 12:11:19 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 31 replies
    Today in Tech ^ | 11/30/2011 | Mike Wehner
    Job seekers asked to throw their privacy out the window For all the good it can do, social networking also has its share of downsides. Putting personal information of any kind on the internet raises plenty of privacy concerns on its own, and handing over your username and password can be like giving away the keys to your very identity. But if you're in the process of seeking new employment, that may be exactly what you'll have to do.The image below is a snapshot of an application from North Carolina for a clerical position at a police department. One of...
  • Thanks ObamaCare: Employer Insurance Continues to Decline

    11/11/2011 2:05:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 11, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    A new Gallup poll shows ObamaCare is working just as planned: kill the private health insurance industry in order to implement a single-payer government system. The number of people insured through employer provided health insurance continues to decline. The percentage of American adults who get their health insurance from an employer continues to decline, falling to 44.5% in the third quarter of this year. This percentage has been steadily declining since Gallup and Healthways started tracking Americans' health insurance sources in 2008. At least 45% of Americans got their health insurance from an employer in every month in 2010, compared...
  • Inept young applicants have hiring managers struggling to fill jobs

    10/24/2011 8:58:48 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 151 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/24/11 | Virginia Backaitis
    He doesn’t think it’s too much to ask of a job seeker. A resume, a statement of salary expectations and a single written paragraph that answers a question like, “What do you believe a good customer service representative’s attitude should be?” (snip) Stories are legion of inept or half-hearted applicants who submit resumes marred by misspellings, show up at interviews dressed for a beach party, make inappropriate jokes, fail to learn basic details about the job and company in question, and otherwise leave hiring managers aghast. (snip) “Who the hell is going to hire these people?” asks Heinemeier Hansson. “Who...
  • Gibson CEO: Obama Administration Told Us Our Problems Would Go Away If We Used Madagascar Labor.....

    09/01/2011 4:47:56 AM PDT · by blueyon · 110 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/01/2011 | Jim Hoft
    Gibson CEO: Obama Administration Told Us Our Problems Would Go Away If We Used Madagascar Labor (Audio).......KMJ Radio host Chris Daniel interviewed Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz on Wednesday. Juszkiewicz told Chris that the Obama Administration told them, “Your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of our labor.”
  • The American working man slowly fades away

    08/28/2011 11:15:43 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 118 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Mike Dorning
  • Obama Labor Department to Re-Define Term ‘Employer’ to Exclude Union Bosses – Eliminates Union

    08/23/2011 9:33:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/23/11 | Don Loos
    Any day now, the U.S. Department of Labor, under former Big Labor treasurer and now Obama’s current Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, intends to announce a new definition for the term “Employer” that will protect her union boss friends. When the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) passed, Congress defined the term “Employer” very broadly as “any employer or any group or association of employers engaged in an industry affecting commerce … an employer within the meaning of any law of the United States relating to the employment of any employees.”
  • Retirement Planning Advice for My 20-Something Son

    02/24/2011 9:55:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    cbs ^ | Friday, February 25, 2011 | Steve Vernon
    Establish smart spending habits. Live like you're poor. How do you do that? Drive your cars into the ground, don't eat out very much, avoid expensive and potentially unhealthy processed foods, buy food in bulk, buy just enough clothes to fit your needs, and use public transportation. ... Use credit cards only as a convenience to avoid carrying cash; limit your credit card spending so that you can easily pay off the balance each month. Make every dollar count with your spending, so you can free up money to invest in the future. Get healthy. One of the best things...
  • Should Employers Be Allowed to Ask for Your Facebook Login?

    02/21/2011 3:50:37 PM PST · by FromLori · 101 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/21/2011 | Staff
    The American Civil Liberties Union has taken up the cause of a Maryland man who was forced to cough up his Facebook password during a job interview with the Department of Corrections in that state. According to an ACLU letter sent to the Maryland Department of Corrections, the organization requires that new applicants and those applying for recertifications give the government "their social media account usernames and personal passwords for use in employee background checks." The ACLU calls this policy "a frightening and illegal invasion of privacy" and I can't say that I disagree. Keep in mind that this isn't...
  • Olin calls workers' bluff: Ammo plant to Mississippi [Union jobs head south!]

    11/05/2010 7:37:52 AM PDT · by Arcy · 47 replies ^ | Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 | Steve Giegerich
    A day after union workers rejected for a second time a contract that might have saved their jobs, the Metro East company told them it was moving about 1,000 ammunition production jobs from Metro East to Oxford, Miss. As members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 9 left the East Alton catering hall where the ballots were tallied Tuesday night, more than a few of the employees ventured that Olin was bluffing. The company, they maintained, had no intention of following through on its threat to move their jobs. On Wednesday, Olin called their bluff by...
  • 8 Things Employers Aren't Allowed to Ask You

    09/10/2010 5:33:16 AM PDT · by jwparkerjr · 67 replies
    Investopedia via Yahoo Finance ^ | Sept. 10, 2010 | Porcshe Moran
    The rough economy has made many people desperate for a job. In their eagerness for gainful employment, many people may overlook improper interview questions. Depending on how they are asked, questions about personal topics such as marital status, race and health are more than just poor manners - they are illegal under federal and some state and local laws
  • The Forgotten Employer (Lost in these arguments about jobs, are the voices of the job creators)

    07/21/2010 6:44:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/21/2010 | Rich Karlgaard
    Everyone agrees the American job picture is a disaster. Unemployment estimates from June stretch from the official 9.5% to 16.5% to a sickening 22% by the most inclusive definition. Economists, politicians and pundits debate the reasons. You’re familiar with the arguments. --Those on the right look at the $1.8 trillion of cash reserves held by American companies--and those are just the publicly traded ones-- and conclude that business has gone on a capital strike. Business is refusing to invest aggressively in the future, including hiring more people, in an atmosphere of rising taxes and regulations, not to mention overt rhetorical...
  • Utah businesses are ignoring E-verify law

    07/13/2010 6:14:52 AM PDT · by Technoman · 7 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 7-13-10 | Thomas Burr
    Washington • Thousands of Utah companies may be breaking state law by hiring employees without using a federal work status verification program, but officials aren’t concerned and there’s no rush for businesses to comply because they face no penalties. Starting July 1, companies in Utah with more than 15 employees were required to check the legal status of new workers, though only about 3,000 companies in the state were doing so as of Friday, 10 days after the law took effect, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. That’s less than a third of businesses in the state that...
  • ObamaCare Favors Americans Without Employer Coverage

    03/27/2010 8:17:18 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 9 replies · 795+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/26/2010 | Jed Graham
    Come 2014, we might begin to see help-wanted ads that emphasize the lack of employer-provided insurance, especially for modest wage-earners. It's known that ObamaCare redistributes from the rich to modest earners. Less well understood is how much the generous subsidies benefit some modest earners over others. The health care law creates incentives for employers and employees to shift away from job-based health care, leading some to predict cost overruns. Consider a family of four with
  • CBO: 10 million will lose employer health coverage under Senate plan

    12/08/2009 1:20:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 549+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/8/09 | Susan Ferrechio
    The Congressional Budget Office predicts up to 10 million people would lose employer-sponsored health care coverage under Senate Democratic health care reform plan. The CBO released the data last night. "Firms that would choose not to offer coverage as a result of the proposal would tend to be smaller employers and employers that predominantly employ lower-wage workers‚"people who would be eligible for subsidies through the exchange," The CBO reports, "although some workers who would not have employment-based coverage because of the proposal would not be eligible for such subsidies."
  • Soldier Credits Civilian Employer for Military Success

    08/12/2009 4:41:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 231+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2009 – Army Command Sgt. Maj. Rob Lawrence’s position as the Colorado National Guard’s top enlisted soldier is underscored by nearly 25 years of steadfast support from his civilian employer. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Rob Lawrence of the Colorado National Guard speaks prior to Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. signing a proclamation making 2009 the Year of the NCO in Colorado, June 2, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cheresa D. Theiral  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. No matter what his military mission has been, First Data Corp.’s loyalty to part-time soldiers never ceases to...
  • Senate panel narrowly approves bill to encourage employers to allow guns in cars

    04/17/2009 5:01:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 437+ views
    Idaho Business News ^ | 16 April, 2009 | Simon Shifrin
    A Senate committee narrowly approved a bill that would encourage companies to adopt policies that let workers keep guns in their cars. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 4-3 on April 16 to pass a measure that would provide legal protections to companies that “allow or (do) not prohibit” employees to store firearms in their vehicles. Those businesses could not face civil damages for such policies. Rep. Jeff Thompson, R-Idaho Falls, said prohibitions on guns in employee vehicles infringe on the rights of hunters and people who carry guns for self-defense. But he said businesses that have such policies wouldn’t...
  • Food for Thought (What the Freepers already but the DUmmies may not know or understand)

    01/31/2009 3:16:26 AM PST · by xtinct · 14 replies · 868+ views
    vanity | 1/31/09 | Bearsong
    To All My Valued Employees, There have been some rumblings around the office about the future of this company, and more specifically, your job. As you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents many challenges. However, the good news is this: The economy doesn't pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job; however, is the changing political landscape in this country. However, let me tell you some little tidbits of fact which might help you decide what is in your best interests. First, while it is easy to spew rhetoric that casts employers against...
  • Owners of Olympia (WA) pizza place cut off heat to employees

    01/02/2009 8:34:30 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 56 replies · 2,106+ views ^ | 1/2/09 | Jesse Jones
    LACEY, Wash. – Employees of a pizza delivery shop say the owners have cut off the heat in the store. And they say if the workers don’t like it, they can leave.
  • 401(k)s: Employer Contributions Get the Ax

    11/13/2008 5:48:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 82 replies · 1,909+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/13/08 | Amy Feldman
    401(k)s: Employer Contributions Get the AxBy Amy Feldman – 30 mins ago When times are tough, companies find cost savings wherever they can. Now some employers are doing away with the 401(k) match, a benefit once considered almost sacred. **SNIP** Lesser of Two Evils The psychological impact of these cuts may be almost as damaging as the financial harm. Coming at a time when many Americans are struggling to save for retirement and face shrunken stock portfolios, the cutbacks make the goal of a secure retirement even more elusive. Yet for all the unhappiness over slashed 401(k)s, employees understand the...
  • Employer charged for harboring cop-killing illegal

    01/11/2008 9:39:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 75+ views
    WND ^ | 1-11-08 | staff
    A Texas employer is facing federal charges for allegedly helping an illegal immigrant return to the United States after he was deported, an illegal who now is accused in the fatal shooting of a police officer, according to a published report. Juan Leonardo Quintero-Perez is accused of shooting and killing Houston policeman Rodney Johnson and jury selection in the capital murder trial is scheduled March 31. He could be sentenced to death if convicted, according to a report by the Associated Press. "Every single time an illegal alien is arrested for a crime, police should be asking who their employer...
  • The new threat and hidden agenda of Labors new Government

    09/12/2007 7:53:23 AM PDT · by redwill · 3 replies · 364+ views
    Care 2 network ^ | 9/11/07 | Will Fine
    The summer that shook the American workplace The new threat and hidden agenda of Labors new Government By Will Fine, Executive Director National Alliance for Worker and Employer Rights This summer has been the summer that shook the foundations of the Employee -Employer relationship as no time has in nearly thirty years. While our national security is being defended overseas, our domestic security has become imperiled by governmental transformation at the hands of Labor Union Central Command that has deployed a government it can control. The credibility of Congress is at stake to defend a free workplace.
  • Employer Helps with Life on the Farm, Military Wife Says

    09/11/2007 2:24:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 417+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2007 – Although Jessica Strasser’s husband is now deployed to Afghanistan with his Iowa Army National Guard unit, she says life on the farm is immeasurably easier thanks to his employer. Jessica’s husband, 1st Sgt. Matthew T. Strasser, is employed by Augustine and Sons, Inc., a 150-year-old family farm in Rose Hill, Iowa. The Strassers and their two sons, Reece, 9, and Tyler, 7, live rent-free and farm on Augustine and Sons-owned acreage.Matthew is a professional farmer who has grown corn, soybeans and hay and tended cattle and hogs for Augustine and Sons for five years...
  • Nevada Air Guard Chief Cites Employer for Superb Support

    08/27/2007 5:00:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 101+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2007 – Nevada Air National Guard commander Brig. Gen. Robert V. Fitch said he couldn’t perform his military job -- sometimes requiring weeks of overseas travel -- without the superb support he receives from his civilian employer, Sierra Pacific Resources. The company is among 15 businesses and organizations selected to receive this year’s Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Fitch nominated Sierra Pacific Resources for the annual award, which honors businesses and organizations that provide exemplary support for employees in the National Guard or reserves. When not performing Air Guard duty Fitch lives and works...
  • ACLU tries to block release of day-labor employer data (asks judge to stop Vista, CA from release)

    07/06/2007 11:17:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,029+ views
    North County Times ^ | 7/6/07 | Craig Tenbroeck
    VISTA ---- The American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties will ask a judge to stop Vista from releasing the names, addresses and phone numbers of private individuals who have registered with the city as day-labor employers, an attorney with the group said Thursday. The ACLU's legal director, David Blair-Loy, said he would file a class action complaint today in Superior Court on behalf of four anonymous employers to block the release of the information, which has been requested by a local anti-illegal immigration activist. "This is just one of those cases where, I think, the right...
  • Dunkin' joins program to verify if workers are legal

    06/16/2007 2:45:15 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 36 replies · 894+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 16, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    Chain's use of database to fire employees who don't check out angers advocates for immigrants You may have already seen the signs popping up at your local Dunkin' Donuts shop: ``We follow the law! This company hires lawful workers only. " The signs, which have begun appearing in shops around Boston, make public the company's participation, starting June 1, in a voluntary federal program that enables employers to quickly check the immigration status of new hires. Dunkin' Donuts is requiring all of its franchisees to participate in the Basic Pilot Program, which allows employers to verify a worker's status using...