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October 2012 Archives

Gender pay disparity still exists in Minnesota's workplaces

Income inequality based on gender may still be an issue in Minnesota's workplaces, based on information contained in the Census Bureau's 2012 American Community Survey. The survey compared the median incomes of employed women with their male counterparts. In Minnesota, that income ratio is 68 cents to every dollar earned by a male employee.

Gender pay disparity still exists in Minnesota's workplaces

Income inequality based on gender may still be an issue in Minnesota's workplaces, based on information contained in the Census Bureau's 2012 American Community Survey. The survey compared the median incomes of employed women with their male counterparts. In Minnesota, that income ratio is 68 cents to every dollar earned by a male employee.

Can Minnesota employers access employees' social media accounts?

Minnesota workers would likely refuse a request by an employer seeking the passwords to their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social media accounts. However, what happens when an employee mingles business and personal matters in those accounts?

Can Minnesota employers access employees' social media accounts?

Minnesota workers would likely refuse a request by an employer seeking the passwords to their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social media accounts. However, what happens when an employee mingles business and personal matters in those accounts?

October celebrates disabled Minnesota workers

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. As part of this national campaign, many non-profit and advocacy groups are working to celebrate the workplace contributions currently made by disabled workers in Minnesota and across the country, who constitute about 11.9 percent of the U.S. population. Minnesota reports a slightly lower percentage of disabled individuals than the national average, at 9.8 percent.

October celebrates disabled Minnesota workers

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. As part of this national campaign, many non-profit and advocacy groups are working to celebrate the workplace contributions currently made by disabled workers in Minnesota and across the country, who constitute about 11.9 percent of the U.S. population. Minnesota reports a slightly lower percentage of disabled individuals than the national average, at 9.8 percent.

Returning Minnesota veterans may require workplace protections

Returning to work after an extended absence can be a challenge for anyone, but veterans returning to workplaces in Minnesota may face unique obstacles, as well as potential employment discrimination.

Returning Minnesota veterans may require workplace protections

Returning to work after an extended absence can be a challenge for anyone, but veterans returning to workplaces in Minnesota may face unique obstacles, as well as potential employment discrimination.