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Nov 19

This blog post has been edited. It was originally posted on Nov. 19, 2014. Facts of this case may have developed or changed since the original post date. Settlements/verdicts may have been reached or are in progress.

A former Twitter employee has filed an age-discrimination lawsuit against the social media giant, claiming he was replaced by people in their 20s and 30s. The 57-year-old former data center deployment manager says that he attempted to resolve the issue with Twitter before filing the lawsuit.

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Nov 07

A New Orleans appellate judge rejected United States District Judge Keith Ellison’s 2012 decision denying employees the right to file lawsuits for millions of dollars lost in their retirement plans after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The court cited a recent Supreme Court ruling as their reason for overturning Judge Ellison’s decision. Retirement Fund Losses According to lawsuit documents, plan managers knew or should have known that investing in BP shares were not prudent. Shares of BP stock dropped more than 40 percent after the worst offshore oil spill in history and many have...

Nov 17

Today’s break-neck work environment can often cause employers to focus on productivity and the bottom line over employee safety and well-being. Sometimes, the implementation of a union can help workers ensure they are receiving fair treatment in the workplace. Many industries have existing unions, such as teachers, nurses, electricians and other skilled tradespeople. However, not everyone has a union that they can join, and certainly not all workplace problems can be solved by unions. Unions are just one of the few preventatives for combating unfair labor practices, but not all unfair...