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Hiring & Classification

Looking for a new job? Wondering if the questions you were asked at the interview were legal? This section addresses some of the most common issues you may encounter in the hiring process, and how you are classified as a worker may affect your workplace rights.

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Topic of the Week

Race Discrimination

Racial discrimination refers to the practice of treating individuals differently because of their race or color. Federal law prohibits race discrimination in the workplace and incidents of race discrimination can take many forms, in the workplace particul

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Blog of the Week

How a 15-Hour Workweek Could Change Our Lives for the Better

Americans work 200 more hours annually than their British and French peers—but studies show working more doesn’t translate into higher productivity.

Thought for the Week

"Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge, to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation."

–Martin Luther King Jr.; "I've Been to the Mountaintop," address delivered at Bishop Charles Mason Temple

List of the Week

from Tech.Co

Diversity in Tech – The Stats

  • 10 large technology companies in Silicon Valley had no black women employees in 2016.
  • Nearly one third of large tech companies in Silicon Valley had no executives who were women of color.
  • White men accounted for about 39 percent of professionals, 47 percent of managers and 59 percent of executives.

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Let It Rip Weekend: Sexual misconduct in politics and changes in workplace culture
  2. Race still matters: Why white workers keep getting more of the good jobs
  3. Labor Union Membership Has Just Hit an All-Time Low. We Need to Reverse This Trend.
  4. Third Woman Accuses Michigan State Legislator of Sexual Harassment: Report
  5. Know Your Rights: The Ins and Outs of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act