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Institute says automation may wipe out 1/3 of America’s workforce by 2030

Posted by   /  November 29, 2017  /  Economy, Employment Law  /  No Comments

By Steve LeVine | Axios In a new study that is optimistic about automation yet stark in its appraisal of the challenge ahead, McKinsey says massive government intervention will be required to hold societies together against the ravages of labor disruption over the next 13 years. Up to 800 million people—including a third of the […]

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Let’s discuss gender harassment

Posted by   /  November 26, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Employment Law, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior reporter/writer All this sexual harassment news of late got me to playing the tape back on my 45 years in the workforce, most of them in the media. I asked myself if I thought I had ever sexually harassed someone. No. But that’s not the purpose of this writing. I […]

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ASU evaluating Charlie Rose’s reception of Cronkite award after sexual misconduct allegations

Posted by   /  November 21, 2017  /  Employment Law, Featured News, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Kimberly Rapanut | State Press University officials are evaluating longtime television host Charlie Rose’s reception of the 2015 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism amid allegations of sexual harassment. “The reports about Charlie Rose made public this evening are deeply troubling. Effective immediately, his show is off the Arizona PBS airwaves, and will […]

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Arizona Coyotes accused of not properly paying employees, union busting in NLRB complaints

Posted by   /  November 16, 2017  /  Employment Law, Sports  /  No Comments

By Craig Harris | The Republic The National Labor Relations Board launched two investigations into the Arizona Coyotes during the past 13 months, probing allegations that the National Hockey League team spied on staff, engaged in union busting and fired two employees who raised concerns about pay, federal records say. The financially struggling franchise reached […]

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Anonymous postings in Arizona case unmasked by court

Posted by   /  November 10, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Employment Law, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun Those comments you post online about your employer — and others — may not be as anonymous as you thought. The Website Glassdoor.com went to court to block federal prosecutors from demanding that it surrender the names of people who had written about their […]

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[INVESTIGATION] Straight Shooters? It’s hard to discern the truth about the day Arizona seized the DES arsenal

Posted by   /  August 24, 2017  /  Employment Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The team of state troopers rolled up in their vehicles to the Arizona Department of Economic Security administration building after lunch on the day before Thanksgiving By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times  dozen or so men and women emerged from the vehicles, ready to face the possibility of gunfire from the multiple armed men […]

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State’s legal bill reaching $500,000 to defend ex-PSPRS staff in Desert Troon civil suit

Posted by   /  August 10, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Employment Law, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Craig Harris | azcentral.com The state’s legal tab is nearing a half-million dollars to defend four former high-level Public Safety Personnel Retirement System employees who alleged wrongdoing over real estate investments and then were sued by Scottsdale-based Desert Troon, which managed those properties. The cost to taxpayers is expected to rise, as the 3-year-old […]

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How healthy are you? G.O.P. bill would help employers find out

Posted by   /  March 11, 2017  /  Employment Law, Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Reed Abelson | The New York Times House Republicans are proposing legislation aimed at making it easier for companies to gather health and genetic data from workers and their families, including information such as weight, blood pressure and cancer risk. A bill in Congress could make it harder for workers to keep employers from […]

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Can government employees criticize the government?

Posted by   /  February 25, 2017  /  Employment Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

They have fewer free-speech rights than private workers, but what counts as a fireable offense is debatable By Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene | Governing Can government employees be legally fired for criticizing the government? It’s a question that many federal workers are asking as they look for ways to express opposition to their new […]

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Supreme Court to decide whether employers can prohibit groups of workers from suing, and other cases

Posted by   /  January 14, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Employment Law  /  No Comments

Justices also take up case on time limits for the SEC to require firms, individuals to ‘disgorge’ ill-gotten gains By Brent Kendall and Jess Bravin | The Wall Street Journal The Supreme Court said Friday it would decide whether employers can prohibit groups of workers from suing over labor disputes by requiring each employee to […]

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