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Archive | April, 2011

News briefs: religion at work, wellness penalties, addiction, are your employees videotaping you, and more…

Religion at work – Although religion remains a taboo topic at some companies, more employers are allowing workers to embrace their spiritual beliefs while on the job. At Workforce (free subscription required), Fara Warner explores some of the ways that companies are finding ways to fit religion in their corporate culture in the article Professionals…

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Shift work sleep disorder (SWSD)

Today, it’s air traffic controllers sleeping on the job. It could be worse. A few years ago, it was pilots who were falling asleep at the controls. If you’d like to revisit those frightening episodes and get some prevention advice on addressing workplace sleep-related problems, view our post on the high price of fatigue. The…

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Study shows discrimination against low wage caregivers

Despite the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) focus on an employer’s responsibilities to caregivers, including last year’s issuance of Employer Best Practices for Workers With Caregiving Responsibilities, a recent study shows that low wage workers are still facing discrimination. The Center for WorkLife Law has recently issued a report: Poor, Pregnant, and Fired: Caregiver…

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