EEOC To Study Workplace Harassment

The EEOC issued the following press release on March 30, 2015 announcing that it will study workplace harassment. Select Task Force of Academics, Practitioners and Stakeholders To Study How To Address And Prevent All Types of Workplace Harassment WASHINGTON–Jenny R. Yang, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today announced the membership of […]

Pregnant Women Can Seek Workplace Accommodations

The United States Supreme Court handed down a victory for employees today. This article below is from USA Today, March 25, 2015. Written By: Richard Wolf WASHINGTON — Pregnant workers can claim the same accommodations that employers grant to large numbers of similarly restricted workers, a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. While indicating that getting […]

8 tips to help women negotiate more effectively

This article was taken from MPR’s website: By:  Madelyn Mahon · Mar 11, 2015 Research shows that women have a harder time negotiating in the workplace than their male colleagues. They’re more reluctant to ask for raises, promotions or other benefits for fear of being viewed as pushy or uncooperative. Those fears are often validated […]

StarTribune article: Hundreds of Target workers cut all at once

Written by:  Adam Belz, Star Tribune The calendar invitations landed in inboxes across Target Corp. just after sunrise. Workers who’d arrived to find the offices stacked with white boxes were to report to conference rooms for simultaneous but separate 8:45 a.m. meetings. Anyone whose job was safe didn’t get an invitation. “Once it was on […]

StarTribune article: Target’s challenge is to reinvent workplace culture

Schafer: Target’s challenge is to reinvent workplace culture Written by:  LEE SCHAFER, Star Tribune, March 7, 2015 Target’s investor meeting last week in New York quickly became a story about layoffs of up to “several thousand” employees at the corporate offices in and around Minneapolis. What made it an odd job cuts story is that […]

Opinion piece from the StarTribune on Target’s layoff announcements

From:  The StarTribune, March 8, 2015 Think of us lowly Target team members By:  Doug Champeau Pope Francis’ arrival at the Vatican signaled an upheaval in the day-to-day operations of one of the world’s largest Christian denominations. The housecleaning continues with financial and organizational reforms aimed at curing the dysfunctions afflicting the Roman Curia. Brian […]

What Should I Do If I Am Offered a Severance Package or Separation Agreement Under Minnesota Law?

By Beth Bertelson: Losing a job can be difficult. There are many decisions to be made, including whether to sign a severance or separation agreement. When you sign these agreements, you are giving up your right to pursue legal action against your employer in exchange for the money the employer is offering you. In more […]