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  1. Acting CIA watchdog up for top job resignsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | KCWY13

    The acting watchdog at the CIA, who has been accused of retaliating against whistleblowers, is resigning, the agency confirmed Friday. Christopher Sharpley, whose nomination for the inspector general post had stalled in the Senate, said in a memo to employees that he is stepping down within 30 days.


  2. Watchdog: VA's erratic handling of employee misconduct claims could hurt veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | Stars and Stripes

    These findings were among others documented in a lengthy report issued Thursday by the Government Accountability Office, a federal watchdog agency. And if such concerns aren't addressed, VA worker misconduct can have serious consequences for some veterans, including poor quality of care, the agency said in its 103-page report.


  3. Two IHOP Restaurants to Pay Nearly $1 Million to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment SuitRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | JD Supra

    Teens Among Victims of Misconduct Including Simulated Sex Acts, Sexual Contact, Unwanted Sexual Comments and Physical Threats, Federal Agency Charged ST. LOUIS - Two southern Illinois International House of Pancakes franchises will pay $975,000 and furnish other relief to settle a systemic sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , the federal agency announced today.


  4. Montana unemployment dips to 3.8 percent in JuneRead the original story

    1 hr ago | KTMF

    Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.8 percent in June, the lowest rate in nearly 11 years. The Department of Labor says there was an increase of 400 payroll jobs in June despite the loss of nearly 800 jobs in federal government employment.


  5. OSHA cites Auburn company for electrical, amputation hazardsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Alabama Live

    An Auburn automotive parts supply company faces $47,857 in fines from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Arkal Automotive USA Inc. exposed workers to electrical and amputation hazards, OSHA investigators said.


  6. Meadville company files notice of upcoming layoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | YourErie

    A representative of the J.M. Smucker company has filed a WARN notice with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor for the Ainsworth Pet Nutrition corporate office in Meadville. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires companies with 100 employees or more to provide 60-day notice of plant closings or mass layoffs.


  7. Yes, Jobless Claims Are Low, but the Job Market Might Not Be Quite as Strong as It LooksRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Barron's

    America's system of unemployment insurance is getting relatively little use these days. According to data from the Department of Labor, the number of Americans filing an initial claim for benefits after losing a job has dropped to the lowest level in roughly fifty years.


  8. Add your commentRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Harlan Daily Enterprise

    One official, Mike Clark, says the increase in the June 2018 jobless rate is the result of more people entering the workforce and looking for work rather than a decline in the number of people employed. Clark is associate director of the University of Kentucky's Center for Business and Economic Research.


  9. Cudd Energy Services settles racial harassment lawsuitRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | KRGV

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says a Texas-based oilfield service company operating in North Dakota will pay $39,900 to settle a racial harassment lawsuit. The EEOC's lawsuit accused Cudd Energy Services of violating an employee's civil rights by subjecting him to a hostile work environment because of his Asian race, then firing him when he complained.


  10. Does Your Benefits Advisor Work for You or for the Insurance...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

    Company leaders don't have a lot of allies in their constant battle against skyrocketing healthcare costs for their employees: And, if you're that leader, even the one person you see as your closest advisor might not even be on your side. This, of course, is your benefits advisor, and the reasons for this individual's divided loyalties may be that the entire healthcare system now treats yearly increases in health insurance costs as a foregone conclusion.


  11. Unemployment rate in Pa. at lowest level in 11 yearsRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Business Journal

    The state Department of Labor and Industry released job figures for June, reporting that unemployment dropped two-tenths of a percentage point from May. Now at 4.3 percent, the joblessness rate is at its lowest in 11 years, according to a news release.


  12. Hiring up, unemployment down to 4.3 percent in Pennsylvania...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | York Dispatch

    Pennsylvania saw its unemployment rate drop for the second straight month, hitting a new post-recession low, as payrolls expanded slightly. Hiring up, unemployment down to 4.3 percent in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania saw its unemployment rate drop for the second straight month, hitting a new post-recession low, as payrolls expanded slightly.


  13. House Members Introduce Bipartisan Anti-Harassment LegislationRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | JD Supra

    On July 17, 2018, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers - Reps. Lois Frankel , Ted Poe , Jerrold Nadler , Barbara Comstock , and Lisa Blunt Rochester - introduced legislation targeting workplace harassment.


  14. Maryland Workforce Plan Intended To Build Worker PipelineRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury

    ANNAPOLIS , Md.- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday announced that the 2018 State Workforce Plan has been approved by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education. According to the Governor's Office, the new plan includes updates on Maryland's progress with implementing strategies first outlined in 2016 to build a steady pipeline of workers qualified with the skills employers need.


  15. What U.S. immigration policy has to do with wages and labor shortagesRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | WNED

    A report from the U.S. Department of Labor on job opportunities and labor turnover, or JOLTS , showed there were more reported job opportunities than unemployed people in May. This suggests that the economy is dealing with a labor shortage, but that raises the question of where these workers will come from when current U.S. immigration policy is reducing the amount of immigrant labor. We put that question to labor economist Giovanni Peri, head of the economics department at the University of California, Davis.


  16. Ithaca jobs grow; Elmira, Binghamton lagRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    Ithaca job growth exceeds NYC's; Elmira, Binghamton lag For the fourth consecutive year, Elmira's June private sector job count declined. Check out this story on pressconnects.com: https://press.sn/2LyNmVe President Donald Trump described newly released unemployment numbers as "yet one more historic milestone."


  17. Court: Law doesn't bar sex-orientation discrimination on jobRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    A federal appeals court in Atlanta is reaffirming its decision that workers aren't protected against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Gerald Lynn Bostock asserted that he was fired from his job as a court child welfare services coordinator in Clayton County, just south of Atlanta, because he's gay.


  18. Connecticut adds 6,100 jobs in JuneRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | World News Report

    The personnel offices were busy in Connecticut during June - according to the state's Department of Labor , Connecticut grew 6,100 jobs in June as the unemployment rate dropped by 0.1 percent to 4.4 percent. The DOL also revised May's employment numbers to add 2,000 jobs to the 4,100 that had been previously announced.


  19. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate down to 4.3 Percent in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WPMT-TV York

    DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa.- Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for June 2018. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point from May to 4.3 percent, the lowest rate in 11 years .


  20. The Morning Risk Report: More Boards Getting Compliance TrainingRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

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