The court overturned a Minnesota Court of Appeals decision in the case of Nina Wilson, who indicated on a job application for a mortage services company in 2014 that she completed high school via a GED. She was fired five months later when a background check did not find any evidence she completed school. Read more →
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed an unemployment law judge’s determination that if a person takes time off from work to address her family’s homelessness, she hasn’t quit her job. Read more →
Jeff Bradley used to be somebody, he says. He was a sportswriter. He covered the Yankees for the Newark Star Ledger. He wrote for ESPN the Magazine. He’s had his work featured in Sports Illustrated
But when he was laid off, he became more like the rest of of the somebodies in America who can’t find work even as they’re told the economy is zipping right along and unemployment is low.
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Lies, damned lies and statistics. Once a month, Benjamin Disraeli’s characterization of the power of numbers is on display when economists release unemployment figures. Read more →
The unemployment rate released every month by the Labor Department is mostly a crock. So why do we still care what it shows?
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The reality for Baby Boomers nearing retirement is most of them know that if they lose their jobs today, they’re done. Read more →
A divided Minnesota Supreme Court today rejected protection for a former security guard who says she was fired in retaliation for filing for unemployment benefits after her hours were cut. Read more →
The U.S. economy added 195,000 new jobs in June, the government reported today. The economy is adding an average of 200,000 jobs a month over recent months. It’s going to take more than that, judging by a check of job fairs around the country in the last couple of weeks. In Clay County, Florida, a Read more →