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The Most Common Types of Discrimination Lawsuits in the U.S.

February 5, 2014

Discrimination lawsuits are among the most common types of lawsuits in the United States. Within the realm of discrimination, court cases most typically revolve around race and/or national origin discrimination, sex-based discrimination, and religious discrimination. Here’s a look through history at some of the most prominent discrimination cases in each of the three categories. Race […]

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A Look at the Current Status of the Construction Market in the State of Washington

January 14, 2014

Like the U.S. economy overall, the construction market in the state of Washington is trying to survive a slump in the local economy. With the construction industry’s measured expansion throughout the United States, the projected growth nationally is expected to rise steadily in coming years. The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce says […]

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Are OTJ Roofing Accidents on the Decline?

January 11, 2014

According to Occupational Safety & Health Administration statistics, there were 264 deaths related to on-the-job falls during 2010. By 2012, that number had climbed to 278. These falls are generally preventable with the right training and safety measures, but despite OSHA training programs and information campaigns, deaths continue to occur. One recent on-the-job fall occurred […]

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The New Ethical Responsibilities for Modern HR Professionals

January 8, 2014

While background checks may have been customary procedure in your company for years, the use of social media has provided new methods by which you can research prospective candidates. As an HR professional, you are permitted to complete a background check on anyone who applies for your company. However, there are strict guidelines you must […]

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Tips for Improving Work Safety

December 15, 2013

Workplace safety is very important for workers and their employers. With proper safety measures in place, employers can create a safe and healthy environment that protects employees on the job. Employers also gain financial benefits by practicing workplace safety. For example, employers see a reduction in costs associated with workplace incidents, which include lost wages, […]

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Are Consumers Too Protected?

December 12, 2013

Consumers in the United States benefit from a host of laws designed to protect their interests against those of manufacturers, producers, and other providers of goods and services who may seek to take advantage of them. Fair trade practices and laws passed on the federal and state level have been in existence since 1848, when […]

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Recent Lawsuits Filed by Employees Against Microsoft

December 3, 2013

Though the name Microsoft has long been synonymous with computing, its reputation as a great place to work has recently taken a hit. Several former Microsoft employees have even sued the company for various abuses. Gay Employee Alleges Discrimination In 2009, a video-game designer at Lionhead Studios — which is owned by Microsoft — sued […]

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Recent Lawsuits Involving Rental Cars

November 22, 2013

There have been several lawsuits in recent memory involving car rental companies and tort liability arising from negligence and disingenuous sales practices. Additionally, as different types of car rental companies and technologies are being introduced (i.e. peer-to-peer), jurisdictions are using the courts to help define these new business models to determine if they represent a […]

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