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How The DOL Let Companies Get Away With Unpaid Internships

How The DOL Let Companies Get Away With Unpaid Internships

By Kara Brandeisky and Jeremy B. Merrill, ProPublica- Two years after the U.S. Department of Labor announced its intent to crack down on unpaid internships, a federal investigator called a final meeting with the biggest offender the agency had found: an outdoors magazine based in Santa Fe, N.M. The investigator reported interns at Outside magazine had […]

Infographic: Number People Working At Home Increasing

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Infographic: Number People Working At Home Increasing

In 2010, 4.2 million more people are working at home than a decade before, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Home-Based Workers in the United States: 2010 contains findings from the Survey of Income and Program Participation and the American Community Survey. The combined analysis provides timely and comprehensive statistics on people […]

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Chocolate In The Workplace: Working In Candy Land

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Chocolate In The Workplace: Working In Candy Land

By RICK BELL, Workforce.com— Given the dismal state of today’s daily newspapers, there are still two things you can count on anytime you give one a read. Whether you are in Bend, Bugtussle or Boston, you’re destined to find a Family Circus comic and at least one advice column offering common-sense solutions to every personal […]

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Lifehacker’s Coolest Workspaces Of 2012

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Lifehacker’s Coolest Workspaces Of 2012

Lifehacker.com recently compiled the list of the most popular, and therefore coolest, workspaces featured on it’s site in 2012. Lifehacker bills itself as a website for “Tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done.” One of the site’s regular department is “Featured Workspace,” a voyeuristic look at workspace that are probably MUCH better than whatever […]

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Companies Avoid OSHA Penalties After Workplace Deaths

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Companies Avoid OSHA Penalties After Workplace Deaths

By CHRIS HAMBY, The Center For Public Integrity— The temperature outside barely reached double digits on the morning of Jan. 15, 2009, and, inside the Crucible Specialty Metals steel mill in Syracuse, N.Y., it was bitterly cold. Ice coated the equipment, forcing employees to use torches to free the machines so they could start their […]

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Infographic: WOW’s How To Deal With Workplace Stress – A Handy Chart

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Infographic: WOW’s How To Deal With Workplace Stress – A Handy Chart

How To Deal With Workplace Stress – A Handy Reference Chart click on the chart for full-size view Print and place in a prominent location in your workplace. Go ahead. It’s OK. WOW – here’s some other helpful links about dealing with workplace stress: How to Reduce Your Employees’ Workplace Stress In 8 Easy Steps […]

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From the Blogosphere of Work: An Architect’s Dress Code

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From the Blogosphere of Work: An Architect’s Dress Code

Some professions have a stereotypical “look” that cries out for satirization. It’s usually best when it comes from one of the profession’s ranks who have that ability to zero in on the heart of a pretentious attitude. This example comes from the Coffee With An Architect blog written by Jody Brown, who bills himself as “just Architect, standing […]

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Make: Online : Make: Time & Space: Top 10 workshops

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Make: Online : Make: Time & Space: Top 10 workshops

  Make: Online : Make: Time & Space: Top 10 workshops.

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