In what she called “a last conversation” before her departure from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Secretary Hilda L. Solis held a Twitter “Open House” on Friday, January 18, as part of the Inauguration festivities and the Centennial of the DOL. During the event, Solis touched upon topics such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, Social Security and further efforts for advancement ofwomen in the workplace.
With states and municipalities passing laws designating gender identity as a protected class and the number of employees self-identifying with gender identity issues increasing, many employers are concerned about being in compliance. The topic seems to come up most often in the use of facilities, particularly restrooms. And many of the new laws are not specific in defining exactly what constitutes gender identity discrimination with regard to restrooms.
In light of Cal Ripken, Jr being honored by the Baltimore Orioles on the anniversary of his historic breaking of Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games, we thought you would like to see an article written on his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame and how his speech reflected many workplace lessons.
Facebook is building its European data storage center near the Arctic Circle in Sweden, and the reason is just so cool!
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