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Department of Labor Assesses National Average Weekly Wage for Fiscal Year 2019

Based on data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Department of Labor (DOL) has made a final determination of the national average weekly wage as defined under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. This determination affects the … Continue reading

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New Regulations Established by California Clarify and Expand What Can Constitute National Origin Discrimination in the Workplace

As this blog mentioned in June, the state of California has enacted new regulations to strengthen further its public policy commitment to stamping out illegal discrimination, both in housing and in workplaces. The regulations that took effect this past July … Continue reading

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Changes to Australia’s Heavy Vehicle National Law

Changes to Australia’s Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) will come into effect on Monday, 1 October 2018. The changes align the HVNL more closely with the model Work Health and Safety Act, by introducing: a new primary duty on every … Continue reading

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Study – Climate change is destroying our national parks at an alarming rate

Washington Post: “…By 2100, visitors walking the grounds of California’s Joshua Tree National Park may view exhibits showing what will have been lost — the spiky yucca palms that inspired the park’s name, dwindled to a few rare husks. Climate … Continue reading

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September 23, 1863 – Birth of Mary Church Terrell, 1st President of the National Association for Colored Women & Founding Member of the NAACP

Mary Church was born on this day to former slaves in Memphis, Tennessee. The Women’s History site relates: Her father, Robert Reed Church, was a successful businessman who became one of the South’s first African American millionaires. Her mother, Louisa … Continue reading

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