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Unemployment benefits for federal workers during the shutdown

The Department of Workforce Development released the following notice yesterday: Wisconsin ready to assist furloughed federal employeesWorkers can access unemployment funds during partial shutdown MADISON — Federal employees in Wisconsin can apply for unemployment benefits to help meet their financial … Continue reading

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Are construction workers well protected against injuries and illnesses related to nanoparticles?

The dust generated on construction sites can have adverse health effects on construction workers. Different activities on construction sites can generate different types of nanoparticles and ultrafine particles that can lead to serious respiratory diseases such as silicosis and lung … Continue reading

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Financial Lessons From Furloughed Federal Workers

The plight of workers going without pay because of the government shut down looms over our news. If our incomes haven’t been affected, it’s easy to see this as someone else’s problem. But are the rest of us really immune … Continue reading

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE CAN COST WORKERS THEIR JOBS, BUT LAWS ARE COMING TO CORRECT THIS WRONG

Our country’s attitudes towards the use of medical and recreational marijuana are rapidly changing.  According to a recent Pew report 74% of Millennials, 63% of Gen Xers and 54% of Baby Boomers favor legalizing the use of marijuana.  Currently, recreational … Continue reading

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Now on Craigslist, Facebook: Household items from furloughed workers trying to make ends meet

Washington Post – “…As hundreds of thousands of federal workers brace for their first missed paychecks of the government shutdown this week, some have become immersed in the frantic financial calculus of choosing what they can live without. In the … Continue reading

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