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  • NY DOL Sets Public Hearings on Just-in-Time Scheduling

    "We can do better, bringing a higher degree of fairness to scheduling practices without penalizing businesses that are creating the important jobs that are growing our economy. Hearing from the public is an important step in striking that balance," New York Commissioner of Labor Roberta Reardon said.

  • Two Hearings This Week on Washington's Sick Leave Rules

    "We know paid sick leave is a big change for employers and workers," said Annette Taylor, deputy assistant director of L&I's Fraud Prevention & Labor Standards. "We're doing everything we can to make sure people know what the proposed rules are and have an opportunity to provide input before this significant change happens in January."

  • Paper Cites Beneficial Effects of Playing Video Games

    The authors of the paper published in the journal Human Factors -- human factors/ergonomics researchers -- evaluated whether casual video game play is an effective way to combat workplace stress during breaks.

  • OSHA Revises Online Whistleblower Complaint Form

    Workers also can opt to file a complaint by fax, mail, or hand-delivery, by contacting the agency at 800-321-6742, or by calling an OSHA regional or area office.

  • ILO's Future of Work Initiative Moves Toward Second Phase

    The challenges to address include rising inequality, how to create millions of needed jobs every year, and the accelerating use of industrial robots.

  • DOL Women's Bureau Turns 97

    The bureau was created by Public Law No. 259 on June 5, 1920, which gave the bureau the duty to "formulate standards and policies which shall promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment."


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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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  • 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.


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