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Politico Employs Classic Methods of Leftist Bias Re the VA Head

Politico follows the usual lefty playbook when it comes to portraying a screw-up by a member of a Democrat administration. Don’t focus on the screw-up. Focus on the attacks by the political opponents of the guy who made the screw up. As I observed 12 years ago of the Los Angeles Times (but the criticism […]

10 Ways HBO's Game Of Thrones Differs From The Books [Infographic]

HBO’s adaptation of Game Of Thrones (AKA A Song Of Ice And Fire) is now in its sixth year. In that time, the show has employed considerable artistic licence to speed up, streamline or exercise certain plots. As a result, the fates of various characters — both major and minor — have deviated significantly from the books. Show More Summary

We need to know the algorithms the government uses to make important decisions about us

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

In criminal justice systems, credit markets, employment arenas, higher education admissions processes and even social media networks, data-driven algorithms now drive decision-making in ways that touch our economic, social and civic lives. These software systems rank, classify, associate or filter...

Sumner Redstone & The Battle For Viacom: What You Need To Know

Viacom employs a lot of accomplished storytellers. But few of them could dream up a drama that’s more compelling — and potentially important — than the one taking place right now at the company’s own offices in New York and Hollywood. On...Show More Summary

US Lags in Protection for All, Not Only Whistleblowers

The United States is lagging in employment protection for all, not just whistleblowers who expose wrongdoing, according to David Lewis, professor of employment law and head of a whistleblowing research unit at Middlesex University.

Attractive Women Are Not A Protected Class Under Employment Laws

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Sorry, ladies, but your good looks aren't protected by the legal system.

Meeting notes from our office's all-hands Kingsmoot

In an effort to hold more efficient and productive meetings, our office has recently begun to employ the Kingsmoot, as opposed to a sit-down brainstorm or a conference call. Popularized by House Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, a Kingsmoot...Show More Summary

The 2016 ATL Top 50 Law School Rankings: Make Law School Great Again

13 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The ATL Top 50 Law School Rankings are the only rankings to incorporate the latest ABA employment data for the class of 2015.

Recession Red-Flag Rears Its Ugly Head At Temp-Help Tumbles

Ahead of the last two recessions, hiring by staffing agencies (ie: temp help) rolled over - it's now happening again. Part-time employment has led the jobs "recovery" since the recession, leading to more than one in 50 US workers being employed as temporary help. Show More Summary

Here's How Obama's New Overtime Rule Hurts Employers and Workers

15 hours agoTechnology : The Goods

The Labor Department's new rule harms the economy in three different ways.

Using drones without disturbing wildlife

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more popularly known as drones, are increasingly employed to monitor and protect wildlife. But researchers say that steps should be taken to ensure that UAV operations are not causing undue stress to animals.

Extreme Preemies Disadvantaged in Employment, Income, Self-Esteem, Marriage and More by Their 30s

Extremely low birth weight (ELBW) babies who survive are more likely to be disadvantaged in employment, income, self-esteem, marriage and more by the time they reach their 30s. A longitudinal study has followed the ELBW survivors born between 1977 and 1982.

SCOTUS Swings Left on Employment Discrimination and Racial Gerrymandering

16 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Monday was a bad day at the Supreme Court for racist prosecutors, racist employers, and racist congressmen. My colleague Dahlia Lithwick is covering the court’s rebuke of those grotesquely racist prosecutors; let’s focus here on the stinging defeats that the justices handed bigoted employers and gerrymandering legislators. First up is Green v. Show More Summary

Female Exec at BoA Sues, Alleges 'Bro's Club', Lies, Butt-Kissing

A high ranking female executive at one of the nation's biggest banks brought a wallop of a suit against her employer recently, alleging, among other things, a "subordinate 'bro's club' of all-male sycophants." It's a damning set of allegations against a professional industry that has already lost a lot of......

Health, wealth and social differences for adults born premature, low-birth-weight

Fewer adults who were born prematurely at low-birth weights were employed or had children and they were more likely to have lower incomes, be single and report more chronic health conditions than their normal-birth-weight-term counterparts,...Show More Summary

The Top 13 Stories on Eater Last Week

Here's what everyone is still talking about The biggest news last week caused a ruckus among employers and employees in and outside the food industry: President Obama effectively gave millions of foodservice employees a hefty raise by setting new overtime rules in place. Show More Summary

“Will Democrats Try To Beat Trump By Discouraging Conservative Voters?”

I have written this new piece for Talking Points Memo. It begins: Democrats love to talk about Republican voter suppression, and various ways, such as strict voter identification laws, that have been employed to keep Democrats from registering and casting … Continue reading ?

Prepping for a Phone Interview? Be Prepared for These Five Questions

It can be difficult to gauge the interest of a hiring manager when conducting a job interview conducted over the phone, but you can win over a potential employer with strong responses to interview questions. Although you may not be able...Show More Summary

The Link between Work and Mental Health

Working age people with disabilities are less likely to be employed than those without disabilities. They are also more likely to have depression, anxiety and chronic health challenges. Lack of employment exacerbates disability, andShow More Summary

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