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    Longview Fibre Settles Employment Discrimination Lawsuit for $175,000

    Longview Fibre Settles Employment Discrimination Lawsuit for $175,000
    SEATTLE — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Longview Fibre will pay $175,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit. The federal agency filed the lawsuit on behalf of a man whose offer of a job as engineer aide was withdrawn because he takes a daily dosage of methadone for pain control. In addition to paying the man the money, Longview Fibre ...
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    Life After Entrepreneurship

    Life After Entrepreneurship
    Q: My husband and I are closing our business after many years, and we will be looking for jobs after the closure. Are we entitled to unemployment benefits, having been self-employed? —M.P., Long Island, N.Y. Business owners typically cannot file for unemployment benefits when they close their companies. This is because unemployment benefits are a form of insurance paid for by ...
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    Beyond Outsourcing, to Worldsourcing

    Beyond Outsourcing, to Worldsourcing
    Over the next several years, virtually any global company's success will depend on its willingness to reorient its view of the world map. This attitudinal—and longitudinal—shift will have enormous ramifications for business leaders, employees, and customers alike. Here's one perspective on ways to prepare and put yourself in the best position to succeed in this new environment. For some five decades, ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Warner Should Pass Equal Pay Bill

    Warner Should Pass Equal Pay Bill
    The U.S. Supreme Court denied me justice a year ago. But Congress has the chance to make sure that hard-working Americans who are doing the same work as their colleagues have the right to the same pay . There are complex reasons why nationally women continue to earn only 77 percent of what men earn; the figure is the same in ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Scouting Emerging Business Trends

    Scouting Emerging Business Trends
    The world's most influential headhunters share unparalleled insight into emerging business trends and corporate leadership challenges. There are few people as well placed and well qualified to see emerging business trends unfold as the world's most influential executive recruiters. Just consider the experience and perspective they gain from working with a variety of corporate clients to scope the competitive landscape, court ...
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    Succession Planning: Beyond the C Suite

    Succession Planning: Beyond the C Suite
    Sure, you may have a plan in place for when your top execs go. But what about other key players? The disruption if they leave can cost the company twice as much as their salary. In early February, the Seattle Seahawks announced that they had inked Assistant Coach Jim Mora to a new five-year contract, a typical, fairly nondescript off-season move ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The World's Most Influential Headhunters (Updated)

    The World's Most Influential Headhunters (Updated)
    You can't get to the top without the headhunters. That's as true for businesses as it is for established and emerging leaders. The world's top headhunters control access to the lion's share of C-suite succession and leader-replacement searches for the world's largest corporations. Their influence also extends to the top ranks of the most ambitious smaller companies, which understand how crucial ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Databases Used to Check Workers' Legal Status

    Databases Used to Check Workers' Legal Status
    Washington - With little prospect of overhauling the nation's immigration laws before the presidential election, members of Congress are attempting to address the issue in a more piecemeal fashion. Lawmakers have introduced hundreds of bills since January 2007 dealing with immigration at least in part. None has gotten more traction than a bill that would force companies to use government databases ...
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    Employers Can't Ignore Workplace Bullies

    Employers Can't Ignore Workplace Bullies
    Last month, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled in favor of a hospital employee who sued a surgeon for emotional distress and assault based on his treatment of the person at work. The ruling drew national attention as an acknowledgment by the courts of workplace bullying both as a phenomenon and as legal terminology, says Garry Mathiason, chair of the corporate compliance ...
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    Success of New Paperless Payroll Program at Men's Wearhouse

    Success of New Paperless Payroll Program at Men's Wearhouse
    Ecount, a Citi company, today announced the successful rollout of Men's Wearhouse paperless payroll program. Men's Wearhouse, one of North America's largest specialty retailers of men's apparel, has implemented Ecount's Payroll Choices Program, offering all of their employees the benefit of immediately available, easily accessible pay. The Payroll Choices Program provides employees with an electronic, prepaid account accessible via Visa(R) debit ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Stock Market's Biggest Losers

    The Stock Market's Biggest Losers
    Stocks hit their peak in early October, and since then the damage has been broad and deep. More than 80% of companies in the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index have fallen in value, according to data provider Capital IQ. But this is not the worst stock market slump this decade. To gain some historical perspective, BusinessWeek asked Capital IQ (which, like ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Make Meetings Matter

    How to Make Meetings Matter
    Perry Klebahn has run a lot of companywide meetings since he took over as CEO of ailing bag company Timbuk2 in January, 2007. It's been a period of change, of difficult decisions, of executive departures, and he wanted to keep the 70 employees of the San Francisco company informed and engaged. But what he'd hoped would be an open forum for ...
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    Forecast Predicts 15,000 Job Losses

    Forecast Predicts 15,000 Job Losses
    Apr. 30-Economists Anil Puri and Mira Farka of Cal State Fullerton have revised their 2008 economic outlook for Orange County - they now are predicting 15,000 job losses, a drop of about 1 percent. In their annual midyear forecast update, out Tuesday, Puri and Farka have reversed their original prediction from last October that Orange County would see job growth of ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Industry Experts Answer Your Question

    Industry Experts Answer Your Question
    Q I'm the managing director of a city-centre based recruitment consultancy that has been operating for the past 12 years. The company has expanded steadily, in large part because of the hard work and dedication of our core team of staff. We want to reward our staff and boost team morale with long term incentives. The business is now in a ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Life on the Edge: Learning from Facebook

    Life on the Edge: Learning from Facebook
    For most business executives, Facebook remains a remote, somewhat mysterious, online frontier. Many executives harbor strong doubts that Facebook is at all relevant to "real business." After all, isn't it just a bunch of college kids sharing photos of drinking exploits and trying to hook up with each other? Let's start with the stats. Facebook now brings together 66 million online ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +5

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?