Unemployment Compensation

By Andrea R. Ostapowich  Bertelson Law Offices, P.A.Following are the published opinions involving unemployment compensation from August 1, 2012, through November 13, 2012. All three opinions involve employees who quit their employment.Timing of Quitting Wiley v. Dolphin Staffing – Dolphin Clerical Group, 2012 WL 5476134, A12-0383 (Minn. Ct. App. Nov. 13, 2012): Under Minnesota Statutes, […]

LGBT Workers Face Rampant Discrimination, Higher Taxes and Receive Fewer Workplace Benefits

June 7th, 2013 | Kate Thomas | Source: Workplace Fairness 87% of polled Americans believe it’s illegal under federal law to fire an employee just because that employee is gay or lesbian. They’re wrong. A new report demonstrates how 40 years of advocacy have yet to yield federal non-discrimination protections for LGBT workers. Instead of having a […]

In marking anniversary of Equal Pay Act, Obama extols gay rights

By Juliet Eilperin, Published: June 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm Source:Washington Post President Obama made a point Monday of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, calling for more action to close the wage gap between men and women. Making a reference to his own daughters, the president noted that women now earn 77 cents for every dollar a […]

The Female Labor Market Is Actually Stagnating

By Erika Christakis, June 04, 2013 From:  Time (online)The announcement last week that women are now the primary breadwinners in 40% of American households unleashed the usual reflexive responses. Attempting what looked like self-parody, Fox News featured an all-male quartet of pundits sputtering about the decline of women’s “natural” role. Some saw welcome progress for […]