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  • Equal Pay Opportunity Act Takes Effect in Washington State

    Along with equal pay and opportunity, the new law says employers cannot stop workers from disclosing their wages to others or require workers to sign non-disclosure agreements about their wages.

  • DOL Hails Contingent Worker Report

    "Never before in this series of data have these percentages been so low, providing evidence that the 2017 American workforce was more secure in their jobs than at any other time that this survey was taken," DOL said in a statement about the new BLS report.

  • 2018 SHRM Conference Includes Sessions on Rx Overuse, Workplace Depression

    The June 17-20 conference will include more than 230 concurrent sessions on topics such as prescription drug overuse, workplace depression, bullying and harassment, workplace violence, health care reform, financial wellness for young workers, and more.

  • Random Drug Screening Urged for FECA Program Patients

    During a Capitol Hill hearing May 8 on the opioid epidemic's implications for the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, one witness said the program must build an approach that includes random screening for all patients who are prescribed opioids.

  • Congressional Panel Seeks Input on Multiemployer Pension Solutions

    "This committee is finally forcing Congress to treat the pension crisis in this country with the seriousness and urgency American workers deserve. Hearing directly from workers, retirees, and businesses about what is at stake for them will help the committee craft the best possible solution," Sen. Sherrod Brown said.

  • Maryland Labor Department Issues Three Model Leave Policies

    The department's three model earned sick and safe leave policies cover employers awarding earned leave at the beginning of the year, employers allowing leave to accrue throughout the year, and a policy for tipped employees in the restaurant industry.


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  • Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Hiring

    Many employers make hiring decisions regarding applicants with criminal convictions depending upon whether the offense was labeled by the state statute as a felony or misdemeanor. Some employers have policies, written and unwritten, that a person convicted of a misdemeanor is always eligible for employment while someone convicted of a felony is either automatically disqualified or requires further scrutiny before being considered. So how should an employer consider conviction records?


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  • Meet Workit Health

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  • Careers in Manufacturing – Production Leader

    Growing up working side-by-side with her dad solving problems and discovering how things worked sparked the love of #STEM and learning to apply the sciences for Lisa Callender, Production Leader at a Dow. Lisa wants others to know that STEM Careers are more than studying science and math in school. It’s about solving world problems; making products that help the world; and leaving work every day knowing you made a difference.

  • Safety Tip: Conflict De-escalation Tips

    Anticipating potential conflict is important, and there are many verbal and non-verbal cues to be mindful of as situations unfold. This Vivid Learning Systems video explains how to de-escalate conflict situations at work. According to OSHA, employees working alone, working late at night, or working in high-crime areas, are all more likely to be subjected to an act of violence. Share this free safety tip with workers to support your training program. Find more learnatvivid.com.