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  • We should do better for pregnant workers

    We should do better for pregnant workers
    If Facebook is any indication, we're a nation that celebrates pregnancies. We click like on ultrasound images, send messages of congratulations and type "OMG! So adorbs!" on photos of newborns. In the workplace, however, pregnancy is often met with...
  • UPS shooting: Victims in Alabama facility identified

    UPS shooting: Victims in Alabama facility identified
    Authorities on Wednesday released the names of the victims killed a day earlier in a murder-suicide at a UPS facility in Alabama, where police said an employee who had been fired shot dead two supervisors before turning the gun on himself. The victims in...
  • Amazon to open its 1st Illinois warehouse

     Amazon to open its 1st Illinois warehouse
    Amazon.com and state officials will announce Tuesday plans for new facilities in the Chicagoland region that would employ at least 1,000 people within three years, according to the state's economic development agency. "We're beginning site selection...
  • Pregnancy: a fireable offense?

    Pregnancy: a fireable offense?
    Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Young v. United Parcel Service, a case in which an employer was permitted to suspend without pay or insurance a pregnant employee because she could not lift more that 20 pounds. Ms. Young's job for UPS was...
  • Supreme Court weighs whether pregnant workers can claim lighter duties

    Supreme Court weighs whether pregnant workers can claim lighter duties
    Since the 1970s, employers have been warned not to discriminate against pregnant employees, who "shall be treated the same" as other workers, according to a 1978 law. But as a Supreme Court argument revealed Wednesday, it is still not exactly clear what...
  • Supreme Court acknowledges ambiguity in pregnant workers law

    Decades after Congress passed an anti-discrimination law ensuring that pregnant employees "shall be treated the same" as other workers, the Supreme Court struggled Wednesday with exactly what that federal rule requires. Some say it means employers...
  • Supreme Court should affirm the rights of pregnant workers

    In September 2006, a pregnant woman named Peggy Young sent her bosses at United Parcel Service a doctor's note advising her not to lift anything heavier than 20 pounds for the first 20 weeks of her pregnancy, and then no more than 10 pounds until she gave...
  • Court weighs how companies must accommodate pregnant women

    Court weighs how companies must accommodate pregnant women
    In a case that could have a profound impact on the rights of pregnant employees, the Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled over whether a Maryland UPS driver faced discrimination when she was asked to leave her job because her pregnancy prevented her from...
  • Junk-hauling firm plans move into franchising

    Junk-hauling firm plans move into franchising
    One nice thing about the junk-hauling business: You don't have to spend much furnishing the office. Ryan Sentz and Tim Prestianni, partners in a three-year-old company called BumbleJunk, are in for about a half-million dollars, but very little of that...
  • RECRUITER Q&A: With hard work, seasonal job could turn permanent

    By Erinn Hutkin The fact that Thanksgiving is almost here shouldn't deter those seeking holiday jobs. The turnover rate in industries that often hire for the holidays -- retail, food service and hospitality -- is higher-than-average, said John...
  • Don't buy bad goods for Christmas

    Don't buy bad goods for Christmas
    Some people are disappointed when they don't get what they wanted for Christmas. An even bigger letdown might be thinking you got what you wanted, then realizing after a close look that your gift is a knock-off. The holiday shopping madness has begun,...