Last December, Killer Mike and author Erik Nielson teamed to pen an op-ed examining how the criminal justice system often employs rap lyrics as a means to convict suspects. The Run the Jewels rapper's first column focused on the case of Anthony Elonis, and now in their latest op-ed for Vox that examines hip-hop's "poetic (in)justice,"...
Here is some pretty interesting JetBlue News… When a company opens a boutique hotel for its employees it’s probably safe to say that it’s gotta be a great place to work… Forbes came out with a list of America’s Best Employers 2015 and named JetBlue as one of the top places to work in the country. Show More Summary
It's a short week as markets will be closed or will close early on Good Friday. It's also jobs week. On Friday, we'll get the March US employment situation report. Economists expect it to confirm what we already know: job growth is healthy...Show More Summary
#78 Discuss a Story a Week Part IV of Fired Up or Burned Out has 20 inspiring stories of great leaders who created Connection Cultures (see pages 132-194). Take your team through one story each week and discuss how you can employ the practices in each chapter to your workplace. Show More Summary
Earlier this month we told you how Houston gay activist John Gaspari was shot in the stomach in an apparent hate crime in the city's Montrose gayborhood. Gaspari was leaving a gay bar in the early morning hours of Feb....
This week’s crop of deleted comments made us feel a bit nostalgic, since a couple of them employ a rightwing rhetorical trope that we first noticed when we still read the local news-paper while listening to Fleetwood Mac on the Victrola. Show More Summary
“You don’t really hear about randiness and mistreatment of women,” one observer of Silicon Valley told The New York Times in 2012, the year that Ellen Pao filed a lawsuit against her former employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield, & Byers. “That doesn’t prove it’s not there, but... More »
Here are some excepts from two research reports... first from Merrill Lynch: The recent employment reports have been exceptionally strong with job growth averaging 293,000 a month for the past six months. Although we expect a slight moderation in March with job growth of 270,000, this would still be a healthy number. Show More Summary
Applying for a mortgage means that the underwriters are going to evaluate many different aspects of your financial life including your income, employment stability, assets, payment history and overall credit score. When your income is evaluated, it will need to appear steady. Show More Summary
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian model Alisa Krylova canceled her order for the latest Mercedes, spent New Year in Moscow rather than skiing in the Alps and now employs Russian staff rather than foreigners.
NEW BOOK FROM BRILL: Rabbinic Discourse as a System of Knowledge "The Study of Torah is Equal to them All" By Hannah E. HashkesIn Rabbinic Discourse as a System of Knowledge Hannah Hashkes employs contemporary philosophy in describing rabbinic reasoning as a rational response to experience. Show More Summary
The libertarian-leaning me believes an American employer should be able to hire pretty much anyone he or she wants to hire. But the taxpaying me believes that if the federal
Originally published on NRDC. China’s national policies to control coal consumption can lead to greater and better employment opportunities in China’s power sector and related industries, according to a new study released today by the China Coal Cap Project, a joint initiative of academic, governmental and non-profit researchers. Show More Summary
A man who went missing after Thursday’s explosion in Manhattan’s East Village was working as a busboy to save up enough money to live comfortably in his home country of Guatemala. Moises Locon was employed by the restaurant Sushi Park, where he worked twelve-hour shifts six days a week. Show More Summary
Some people would have you believe the impact of a minimum wage hike on employment is known to be large and negative. A cursory acquaintance with the literature helps in immunizing one (if one believes in vaccines and the like) against falling for such assertions. The meta-analysis of Doucouliagos, Hristos, and Tom D. Stanley. “Publication […]
Low-wage employers have found a way to simultaneously save themselves money and hand over some of their workers' scanty pay to the financial industry. Naturally, this is a big draw, and payroll cards—debit-like cards that take the place of normal paychecks, but have numerous fees attached—have been gaining in popularity. Show More Summary
Nothing says “I have nothing to hide” like erasing your private web server after your previous employer asks you to produce what is on it. Hillary Clinton wiped “clean” the private server housing emails from her tenure as secretary of state, the chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi said Friday. Show More Summary
The outcome the Ellen Pao lawsuit against venerable Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kliener Perkins Caufield & Byers will have repercussions far beyond the plaintiff and the defendant. The question is, what will those repercussions be? The stunning verdict Friday, which found that Kleiner in no way discriminated or retaliated against Pao, will almost certainly cast […]
The key report this week is the March employment report on Friday.Other key indicators include the February Personal Income and Outlays report on Monday, March ISM manufacturing index also on Wednesday, March vehicle sales on Wednesday,...Show More Summary
I remember the first time someone called me a “bright young thing.” I was an intern, seeking more stable employment, and one of my bosses (a great guy, whom I like and respect tremendously) said he’d poke around his network to see if anyone had an opening for a bright young thing like me. Show More Summary